Lady Vols beat Vanderbilt 70-57 for sixth consecutive win

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Candace Parker of the University of Tennessee, left, and Tyler Hansbrough of the University of North Carolina, right, pose with the 2008 John R. Wooden Award along with University of Tennessee coach Pat Summitt who received the Legends of Coaching award in Los Angeles on Friday, April 11, 2008. The award was established by The […]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Mercedes Russell had 15 points, 13 rebounds and six blocks Thursday as Tennessee defeated Vanderbilt 70-57 for its sixth consecutive victory.

Tennessee (10-4, 2-0 SEC) led 23-7 in the opening seconds of the second quarter and stayed in front the rest of the way to hand Vanderbilt (10-5, 0-2) its fourth straight loss.

Diamond DeShields had a team-high 16 points for the Lady Volunteers. Jaime Nared scored 12 points, Jordan Reynolds had 11 and Meme Jackson added 10.

Vanderbilt’s LeaLea Carter led all scorers with 17 points. Cierra Walker added 10 points.

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