Cain Leads Tennessee Over Vanderbilt
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Kelley Cain scored a career-high 19 points, and fifth-ranked Tennessee rallied and beat Vanderbilt 69-60 Monday night for the Lady Vols' fifth straight victory.
The Lady Vols (21-2, 9-1 Southeastern Conference) looked like they might lose on consecutive visits to Memorial Gym for the first time since the 1985 and 1987 seasons, trailing by as much as eight in the first half and seven with 8:41 left. But Tennessee used its superior size to pound the Commodores inside and beat their instate rival for the 22nd time on their own floor.
Vanderbilt (17-7, 6-5) snapped a three-game winning streak.
Angie Bjorklund, Alyssia Brewer and Shekinna Stricklen all finished with 10 points for Tennessee.
Merideth Marsh led Vanderbilt wtih 19 points. Jence Rhoads added 15, and Lauren Lueders 12.