No. 11 Stanford Drops Tough Road Contest to No. 4 Tennessee

Nov. 24, 2006

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Candace Parker scored 25 points, including her fourth career dunk, to help fourth-ranked Tennessee to a 77-60 victory over No. 11 Stanford on Friday night.

The Lady Vols (4-0) led most of the game, but Stanford and star freshman center Jayne Appel made them work to stay ahead.

The Cardinal (2-2) twice cut the lead to nine late in the second half, and Tennessee answered with 3-pointers.

The second time, Appel got an easy basket that trimmed it to 56-47 with 8:02 remaining, and Tennessee's Sidney Spencer hit a 3 at the other end.

The teams traded baskets before the Lady Vols pulled away with a quick 6-0 run on a jumper by Parker and four free throws by Alexis Hornbuckle to make it 69-51.

Spencer finished with 10 points. Parker recorded her dunk in the first half and added nine rebounds.

Appel had a season-high 23, two-time Pac-10 player of the year Candice Wiggins added 18 and Jillian Harmon scored 10 off the bench.

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