After Ariel Massengale collided with Cierra Burdick in practice, both players ended up on the…
Lady Vols romp in exhibition opener
All three Tennessee freshmen made their debut, including point guard Ariel Massengale, who entered the game with 8:35 remaining in the first half. The team physician had cleared her Monday for contact after Massengale suffered a concussion on three weeks ago, causing her to miss most of practice in the month of October. Massengale was a tad winded and a little rusty – she had been on the court with her teammates for about one hour in full contact situations for the past three weeks – but she logged 15 minutes and scored five points on a trey and two made free throws. "It was a wait-and-see situation if we would be able to play Ariel," Coach Pat Summitt said after Tuesday's game. "The doctors cleared her yesterday and I was glad we were able to get her in the game. "She had some good minutes in practice yesterday and it was good for her to get up and down the floor tonight. Her parents were here tonight and she was really eager to get into the game." Cierra Burdick was the first...
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