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Spencer, Parker help Volunteers rout Middle Tennessee

Nov 27, 2006 - 1:50 AM KNOXVILLE, Tennessee (Ticker) -- Sidney Spencer and Candace Parker played efficiently against an intrastate opponent.

Spencer and Parker scored 16 points apiece and Nicky Anosike added 13 as fourth-ranked Tennessee posted an 88-64 victory over Middle Tennessee.

Shannon Bobbitt handed out eight assists for the Volunteers (5-0), who shot 57 percent (35-of-62) from the field and outrebounded the Blue Raiders, 38-22.

Spencer and Parker shot a combined 13-of-18 from the floor and 5-of-7 from the arc, while Tennessee jumped out to a big lead against Middle Tennessee, a representative of the Sun Belt Conference.

Leading 49-27 at halftime, the Vols shot 48 percent (14-of-29) in the second half but held on against the Blue Raiders (3-3), who committed 20 turnovers.

Chrissy Givens scored 26 points for Middle Tennessee, which shot 45 percent (24-of-53).

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