Ariel Massengale leads Lady Vols past Ole Miss, 94-70

Tennessee's Ariel Massengale attempts to score while defended by Mississippi's Gracie Frizzell at Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday, January 9, 2014. 
  
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Photo by Saul Young, 2014 Knoxville News Sentinel

Tennessee's Ariel Massengale attempts to score while defended by Mississippi's Gracie Frizzell at Thompson-Boling Arena on Thursday, January 9, 2014. (SAUL YOUNG/NEWS SENTINEL)

Ariel Massengale broke new scoring ground on Thursday.

Tennessee’s junior point guard reached 20 points in consecutive games for the first time in her career. She finished with a game-high 23, leading the Lady Vols to a 94-70 SEC women’s basketball victory over Ole Miss at Thompson-Boling Arena.

Massengale scored a career-high 28 against Georgia on Sunday.

Isabelle Harrison recorded her seventh consecutive double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for No. 8 Tennessee (13-2, 2-1 SEC). Andraya Carter scored 14.

Shequila Joseph, Diara Moore, Gracie Frizzell and Amber Singletary each scored nine points to lead Ole Miss (9-7, 0-2).

Carter set a season high before halftime, scoring 12 points. She was 5-for-6 from the field, including 2-for-3 from close range.

UT missed several shots from close range. Add eight turnovers and a recipe for trouble was brewing.

But Ole Miss couldn’t get enough scoring traction and was outrebounded 30-18.

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wigmeister writes:

All in all, they played well.

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