KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Ariel Massengale scored 14 of her 18 points in the second half Saturday as No. 10 Tennessee breezed past No. 7 Stanford 59-40 for its fifth consecutive victory.
Tennessee (9-2) led from start to finish and was never seriously threatened as it ended a three-game losing streak in the series. Stanford went scoreless for an eight-minute stretch and made just one basket in the last 10 minutes of the first half.
Stanford (6-4) has lost consecutive games for the first time since December 2010. The Cardinal lost 54-46 at Chattanooga on Wednesday.
Bashaara Graves had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Tennessee. Isabelle Harrison also scored 10 points.
Lili Thompson had 13 points for Stanford.
This was just the second time in the 32-game history of the series that Tennessee and Stanford faced each other with neither team ranked in the top five.
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