Freshman helps No. 15 Lady Vols thump Florida 70-42
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Freshman Rennia Davis returned to her home state and notched her seventh career double-double leading a balanced attack as No. 15 Tennessee defeated Florida 70-42 on Thursday night.
Evina Westbrook and Jaime Nared had 13 points apiece for the Lady Vols (22-6, 10-5 Southeastern Conference), who gave coach Holly Warlick her 150th career win against 52 losses. Davis and Meme Jackson had 11 points apiece, with Davis grabbing 10 rebounds.
Tennessee scored the last two baskets to take a 32-28 lead at the half and then scored the first 14 of the third quarter for its longest run of the season. After a Florida basket, ending a string of 12 straight misses, the Lady Vols scored the last 10 to go up 55-30.
Four players had three steals as Tennessee had 17, the most in 10 seasons.
Paulina Hersler had 12 points for the Gators (11-17, 3-12).