No. 12 South Carolina rolls past Charlotte 76-61

Elem Ibiam scored 19 points and Aleighsa Welch added 18 to lead

No. 12 South Carolina to its ninth straight win and a 76-61 victory

over Charlotte on Sunday.

Welch was 7 of 9 from the floor (77.8 percent) while Ibiam shot

50 percent (7 of 14). Wilka Montout came off the bench to score the

sole 3-pointer for South Carolina (9-0).

The Gamecocks scored 25 points from the free throw line after

Charlotte stacked up 23 fouls. Tiffany Mitchell shot a perfect 7 of

7 from the line. Charlotte made 10 free throws on just 12

attempts.

The 49ers led by two points midway through the first, and

trailed by just one point at the break. South Carolina made 15

points on free throws in the second half.

Ny Hammonds scored 14 and Kira Gordon finished with 13 for the

49ers (4-5).