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Lady Vols’ Hornbuckle Breaks Wrist

February 13, 2006

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) _ Tennessee point guard Alexis Hornbuckle is out for the season after breaking her right wrist against Vanderbilt.

``Obviously, we are devastated by the loss of Alexis,″ Tennessee coach Pat Summitt said Monday.

Hornbuckle broke her wrist Sunday when she dove for the ball in the first half of No. 5 Tennessee’s 70-67 win over No. 22 Vanderbilt.

``She shook it off and played on sheer adrenaline for the rest of the game,″ Tennessee trainer Jenny Moshak said.

The wrist was re-examined after the game, and X-rays Monday confirmed the break.

The 5-foot-11 guard averaged 10.4 points, 5.4 rebounds and a team-leading 3.9 assists while starting 24 of 25 games.

``She has played a key role for us this season,″ Summitt said. ``Now, it’s time for this team to step up and find out what they are made of.″

The Lady Vols (22-3, 8-2 Southeastern Conference) travel to No. 13 Georgia on Thursday.

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