No. 5 Tennessee defeats Auburn 85-56

By: AP
By: AP

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Angie Bjorklund broke a shooting slump
and scored 20 points as No. 5 Tennessee beat Auburn 85-56 on
Thursday night.

Glory Johnson scored 15 and grabbed 13 rebounds. Shekinna
Stricklen added 17 points, and Alyssia Brewer had 11 points.

Bjorklund entered the game leading the Lady Volunteers (18-2,
6-1 Southeastern Conference) with 14.8 points per game but averaged
just 8.8 in the past four games.

A 3-pointer by the Bjorklund capped a 14-2 run that gave
Tennessee a 22-14 lead with 11:05 in the first half, and the Lady
Vols did not trail again. Bjorklund hit 6 of 12 from behind the
arc.

After losing twice last season to the Tigers (11-10, 2-6), the
Lady Vols had no problems stopping them this time with stifling
defense. Alli Smalley was the only Tigers player that didn't appear
to struggle, and she led the team with 21 points.


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