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Parker leads Tennessee over Arizona State

Nov 20, 2006 - 12:54 AM TEMPE, Arizona (Ticker) -- Candace Parker and Tennessee proved to have just a little bit more when it mattered.

Parker scored 25 points and pulled down 10 rebounds as the fourth-ranked Volunteers used a run midway through the second half to claim an 83-74 victory over No. 11 Arizona State.

Snapping the Sun Devils' 26-game home winning streak, Tennessee (3-0) captured its second straight win over a Pac-10 Conference opponent. It beat No. 21 UCLA on Thursday, 83-60.

After Arizona State closed within 52-48 on a jumper by Dymond Simon with 15:39 left in the second half, Tennessee responded with a 25-5 run over the next seven minutes.

Alexis Hornbuckle had seven points and Nicky Anosike had six during the burst for a 77-53 advantage with 8:39 to play.

Sidney Spencer scored 18 points and Hornbuckle finished with 13 and five assists for the Vols, who shot 58 percent (18-of-31) in the second half to pull away.

Emily Westerberg scored 21 points, Reagan Pariseau had 15 and Briann January 14 for the Sun Devils (4-1), which ended the game with a 21-6 spurt.

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