Glory Johnson earns SEC honors

KNOXVILLE. Tenn. (WVLT) -- Coming back after the winter holiday, Lady Vol senior forward Glory Johnson returned with strong performances against Old Dominion and Auburn.

For her efforts, she was named the SEC Women's Basketball Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Johnson averaged 15.0 ppg and 12.0 rpg and added three assists and three steals, while playing 29.0 mpg in victories over Old Dominion and Auburn.

Against Old Dominion on Sunday, the 6-3 junior from Knoxville led the UT scoring effort with 16 points and doubled up, pulling down 11 rebounds in just 26 minutes in the 90-37 win.

Following her standout game against the Lady Monarchs, Johnson recorded her second-consecutive double-double and fourth of the season in the 73-52 victory at Auburn on Sunday.

She finished with 14 points, 13 boards and three steals in the win to open the Southeastern Conference slate. On the season, Johnson is averaging 13.9 ppg and 9.0 rpg for the No. 7/8-ranked Lady Vols.

She is the second Lady Vol to earn SEC laurels this season, following Ariel Massengale who was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Week Dec. 5.

The Lady Vols take the floor Tuesday when they play host to Chattanooga before returning to SEC play against Georgia Thursday. Both games are scheduled to tip at 7 p.m. from Thompson-Boling Arena.

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