No. 13 South Carolina whips Savannah State 82-40
Tiffany Mitchell scored 18 points and the South Carolina defense
made sure Savannah State was no challenge in an 82-40 rout Saturday
Alaina Coates came off the bench to score 17 points and grab 12
rebounds for the Gamecocks (12-1). Aleighsa Welch added 14 points
and Asia Dozier had 10. Mitchell also had seven rebounds, five
steals and four assists.
Senior reserve Jasmine Kirkland topped Savannah State (5-7) with
19 points, one shy of her career high. No starter had more than
three points as they combined for 10 points. Kirkland hit 6 of 9
shots and 7 of 8 free throws.
South Carolina held the Tigers to 26.5 percent shooting and
forced 19 turnovers. Coates hit 4 of 5 shots and made 9 of 14 free
throws. The Gamecocks went 30 of 48 from the foul line while
Savannah State was 12 of 14.