Stricklen's 24 leads Lady Vols past Georgia, 67-50

Tennessee led by one at the half, but outscored the Bulldogs by 16 in the second half to pull away.

Tennessee guard/forward Shekinna Stricklen (40) and Georgia 's Meredith Mitchell get entangled as they battle under the basket for a rebound in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- Shekinna Stricklen had 24 points, including six in Tennessee's 11-0 run to open the second half, and the No. 7 Lady Vols beat No. 17 Georgia 67-50 on Sunday for their second win over the Lady Bulldogs this month.

Stricklen helped Tennessee (16-5, 7-1 Southeastern Conference) pull away after leading by only one point at halftime. Ariel Massengale had 16 points, including 13 in the second half, for the Lady Vols.

Meredith Mitchell had 13 points and Jasmine Hassell had 11 for Georgia (16-6, 5-4), which has lost two straight and three of four.

Forward Glory Johnson, who 22 points and 13 rebounds in Tennessee's 80-51 home win over Georgia on Jan. 5, had five points and a team-leading eight rebounds as the Lady Vols completed the sweep of the regular-season series.


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