Lady Gamecocks 61 Mississippi 43
The South Carolina Lady Gamecocks took Ole Miss to the woodshed tonight at the Colonial Life Arena. Senior guard Markeshia Grant led all scorers with 20 points, 5 rebounds and 2 assists in 25 minutes - shooting 4-of-7 from three point range. Senior guard La'Keisha Sutton poured in 17 additional points in 32 minutes, going 5-for-7 from the arc herself. What a backcourt duo! Overall, the Lady Gamecocks shot a rather pedestrian 41.1% from the field, but Grant and Sutton helped the squad go 9 of 18 three pointers (50%). We also paced the Rebels in turnovers - giving away 9 but taking back 18. The Rebels had a slight advantage in rebounds (31:30), but couldn't keep pace - especially in the first frame, where South Carolina went into halftime leading 35 to 16. The Lady Gamecocks improve to 16-5 (5-3 SEC). Congratulations to Dawn Staley and her players!