Davis returns as No. 12 Lady Vols beat UNC Asheville 73-46

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Meme Jackson scored 13 points and Rennia Davis returned to Tennessee’s lineup Wednesday as the 12th-ranked Lady Volunteers breezed to a 73-46 victory over UNC Asheville.

Davis, Tennessee’s top returning scorer and rebounder from last season, had worn a walking boot on her left foot from the bench Sunday while sitting out the Lady Vols’ 97-49 victory over Presbyterian. The sophomore forward had 10 points and eight rebounds against UNC Asheville, though she was scoreless until the fourth quarter.

Tennessee (2-0) never trailed and scored the last 13 points of the second quarter to build a 44-16 halftime advantage. The Lady Vols outrebounded UNC Asheville 46-24 and outscored the Bulldogs 27-2 in second-chance points.

Cheridene Green scored 12 points, Evina Westbrook had 11 and Rae Burrell added 10 for Tennessee. Burrell also had eight rebounds.

Sonora Dengokl scored 14 points and Ali Trani added 12 for UNC Asheville (0-2).