Ole Miss women lose at UT

Final score: Tennessee 81, Ole Miss 69 Thursday night in Knoxville, Tenn.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Candace Parker had 25 points, 10 rebounds and seven assists, and third-ranked Tennessee had a decisive run in the first half en route to an 81-69 win over Ole Miss on Thursday night.

The Lady Vols (24-2, 11-0 Southeastern Conference) took the lead before halftime with an 11-0 run while Rebels star Armintie Price was on the bench with two fouls. Price, who is second in scoring in the SEC behind Parker, scored nine of her 13 points in the second half for Ole Miss (19-8, 8-4).

Danetra Forrest scored 11 points for Ole Miss, while Ashley Awkward, Carla Bartee and Bianca Thomas added 10 apiece, and Jada Mincy had 10 rebounds.

Shannon Bobbitt added 15 points and Alexis Hornbuckle had 12 for Tennessee.

The Rebels got to 42-36 in the second half on a layup by Forrest. Price picked up her third foul on the next play and stayed on the court, but soon the game was out of reach.

The Lady Vols capped the ensuing 7-0 run with Sidney Spencer's jumper that made it 49-36 with 15:34 left. Tennessee led by 19 with 5:56 to go.

The Rebels led 20-17 on Bartee's jumper with 7:36 left in the first half. Bobbitt then hit a 3 to start an 11-0 run for the Lady Vols., and they never trailed again.

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