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Basketball - 29. November 2007.

USA - Parker keeps it short and sweet

USA - Parker keeps it short and sweet

KNOXVILLE (NCAA Women's) - Team USA star Candace Parker scored 13 points in limited time as top-ranked Tennessee blew out Louisiana Tech, 81-60, on Monday.

Playing just 13 minutes as coach Pat Summitt gave her bench some minutes, Parker went four of seven from the field, grabbed four rebounds and blocked three shots.

However, it was the outside shooting of the defending national champion Lady Vols (5-0) that was more impressive as they connected on nine of their first 10 three-pointers en route to taking a 55-26 lead at the half.

Shannon Bobbitt had three three-pointers and 13 points and Angie Bjorkland added two baskets from the arc en route to scoring 12 for Tennessee, who finished 10 of 24 (41.7%) from long range.

JoKeirra Sneed had 15 points and 18 rebounds for the Lady Techsters (2-2), who were held to 32.4 percent (23 of 71) shooting and committed 24 turnovers.

Louisiana Tech is the second most successful women's program in terms of wins behind Tennessee, but dropped an eighth straight game in this series.

Kalisha Keane scored 18 points and Allyssa DeHaan had 15 points and five blocks as 18th-ranked Michigan State held on for a 65-62 victory over Delaware State.

Courtney Davidson added 15 points off the bench for the Spartans (5-1), who committed 25 turnovers but shot 58% percent (22 for 38) for the game.

Michigan State led, 33-30, at the half and made 14 of 15 free throws in the second half en route to winning their third game in a row.

Raquel Collier scored 19 points and Thea Littlepage had 11 points and 10 rebounds to lead the Hornets.


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