clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

#6 South Carolina cruises past Savannah State 70-30.

Gamecocks wrap up non-conference schedule with road win.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Minnesota at South Carolina Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports

The South Carolina Gamecocks moved to 10-1 on the season with a wire to wire road win at Savannah State. As expected, the Gamecocks jumped out in front early and never looked back, cruising to a 70-30 victory.

Carolina dominated inside from the opening tip as A’ja Wilson led the team with 12 points at the break. Allisha Gray chipped in with 10 of her own as the Gamecocks built a comfortable 27 point lead at halftime.

It was more of the same for the Gamecocks in the second half. Wilson finished the contest with 18 points on 8 of 10 shooting. Gray finished with 12 points and five steals. Alaina Coates added another 9 points and led the team in rebounds with 7. Tyasha Harris came off the bench to match her season high of 10 points and Mikiah Herbert Harrigan led the team with three blocks.

The Gamecocks finished shooting 48.4 percent from the floor. But It was a poor night at the foul line as Carolina only made 8 of 16 free throws. The defense shut down anything Savannah State tried to do as the Lady Tigers were held to a season low 30 points. The Tigers shot only 21.6 percent from the floor and turned the ball over 16 times.

Next up for the Gamecocks is conference play. Carolina opens up the SEC schedule with Alabama on New Year’s Day at Colonial Life Arena.