Lady Vols stay perfect in the SEC

Kamiko Williams

The Lady Vols improved to 8-0 in the SEC with Thursday's 88-45 win over Mississippi State. Go inside for a free and quick recap of the game.

Tennessee (17-4, 8-0) bounced back from Monday's disappointing loss to Notre Dame with a lopsided win over Mississippi State (9-12, 1-7).

It was a team-wide effort as coach Holly Warlick used all nine available players, including backup center Nia Moore, who responded with eight points, three boards and a block in the absence of injured post Isabelle Harrison.

Senior Kamiko Williams moved into the starting lineup and put up an eye-popping stat line of 10 points, 13 rebounds, six assists and six steals, numbers even more outstanding because she also logged 32 minutes and maintained steady play, Warlick noted.

Meighan Simmons led all scorers with 21 points, while Taber Spani added 15. Bashaara Graves also reached double figures with 10.

The game also marked the return of Cierra Burdick, who missed the past month with a broken right hand. She logged 16 minutes and tallied four points, five boards, three assists and a steal.

Mississippi State was led by Martha Alwal, who posted 16 points and nine boards. Kendra Grant added 10 for the Bulldogs.

The Lady Vols next travel to Missouri in a Sunday contest that will also be a homecoming game for Spani, who is from Lee's Summit, Mo.

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