Elem Ibiam scored 18 points and pulled down eight rebounds to
lead No. 21 South Carolina to an 88-67 win over Seton Hall
After Jasmine McCall’s jumper with 15:59 remaining pulled Seton
Hall (3-1) within six, 49-43, South Carolina went on a 12-3 run,
spurred on by back-to-back 3-pointers by Tiffany Welch, to open up
a 57-43 lead with 12:48 to play.
Janee Johnson trimmed the Gamecocks’ lead to 11 points with a
three-point play about six minutes late but Ibiam then rattled off
seven consecutive points in a 12-2 surge as South Carolina pushed
its lead to 84-63 with 2:38 left.
Khadijah Sessions scored 17 points while Tiffany Mitchell and
Aleighsa Welch added 15 apiece for South Carolina, which shot 57.8
percent from the field and 50 percent from 3-point range.
Tabitha Richardson-Smith paced Seton Hall with 24 points and
eight rebounds. Ka-Deidre Simmons added 19 points.