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Whitney Boddie of Florence had 10 points and 12 assists for Auburn on Thursday night.
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Whitney Boddie of Florence had 10 points and 12 assists for Auburn on Thursday night.

Hot-shooting Tigers keep Tide winless in SEC play

The Associated Press

With a game-high 18 points DeWanna Bonner led the home-standing Auburn women's basketball team to a 93-61 victory over Alabama on Thursday night.

Shooting 54.9 percent from the floor, the Tigers (11-7, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) were ahead by 35 points with 15:19 left to play and never let the Crimson Tide (10-13, 0-8 SEC) take the lead.

The Tigers had three other players double digit scorers. Tamela McCorvey had 14 points, Travesha Jackson had 12 points and Whitney Boddie helped out with 10 points and 12 assists.

Kate Mastin led the Tide with 16 points, and Navonda Moore added 13.

No. 14 Georgia 53, No. 7 LSU 51: At Athens, Ga., Georgia freshman Ashley Houts sank the winning baseline shot at the buzzer, lifting No. 14 Georgia to a come-from-behind win. Georgia led by seven with less than 3 minutes left, but LSU charged back to tie the game on a basket by Sylvia Fowles with 7 seconds left.

No. 3 Tennessee 72, South Carolina 36: Candace Parker and Shannon Bobbitt each scored 13 points and No. 3 Tennessee jumped out to a 16-0 lead en route to beating South Carolina. The Lady Vols (20-2, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) built a big lead in the first half and expanded it in the second half. The Gamecocks fell to 13-10, 3-5.

No. 15 Vanderbilt 63, Kentucky 62: Dee Davis made a driving layup with less than 2 seconds left, lifting No. 15 Vanderbilt to the win. Christina Wirth scored 14 points and Carla Thomas added 11 for Vandy.

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