Hornbuckle Returns Home as Lady Vols Visit West Virginia

By: Wes Boling Email
By: Wes Boling Email

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (WVLT) -- The last time Alexis Hornbuckle played a basketball game in the state of West Virginia, she hoisted her fourth state championship trophy. In fact, she did so in the very venue -- the Charleston Civic Center -- where top-ranked Tennessee visits No. 16 West Virginia Wednesday at 7pm.

Hornbuckle, a native of Charleston, has led the Lady Vols (3-0) effectively so far this season, tallying 13 points, six assists, five rebounds, five steals and two blocks in the team's 92-67 win versus No. 21 Texas Sunday.

The Lady Mountaineers (3-0) have been dominant in their first three games, forcing 75 turnovers and winning by an average of 40 points. Then again, their opponents haven't been powerhouses -- West Virginia has played Canisius, St. Francis, Pa., and Cornell to start the season.

The Lady Vols, meanwhile, play their third straight game against a ranked team. In addition to the blowout win over Texas, Tennessee beat then-No. 8 Oklahoma 70-67 Thursday.

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