The #3 Tennessee Lady Vols took the court last night as they hosted #7 Miami and it’s high scoring duo, Shenise Johnson & Riquina Williams. The game started out like a track meet, and it held that pace for the majority of the game. With both teams opening the game up shooting lights out from beyond the arc, my head was spinning. But as the two teams settled into their offense more, I was more interested in how Tennessee would respond to adversity in this game. And I loved what I saw. After going into the half tied at 42, the Lady Vols came out on fire, being led by junior Taber Spani. The confidence level was up, and the tenacity was evident. Shekinna Stricklen, who was a no show in the first half made her presence known in the second, and the momentum was all Tennessee’s . Check out the highlights, and postgame comments from Coach Summitt, and Meighan Simmons, who by the way, came off the bench and scored 18pts. Oh wait how can I not say anything about our pg, Ariel Massengale..smh.
The freshmen pg was simply amazing, tallying 9 assists & 11pts in the game. What I like most was her poise while playing against the one of the top backcourts in the country. Ariel surely held her own, and she led this team like she was a senior. I’m going to love having her these 4yrs. Okay, now back to the highlights..lol.
PLAYER OF THE GAME MEIGHAN SIMMONS