GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

South Carolina 106, Vanderbilt 43

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Victaria Saxton scored 20 points and South Carolina routed Vanderbilt 106-43 to remain perfect in the Southeastern Conference.

The Gamecocks (9-1, 4-0) won their 20th straight after going undefeated in league play last season, and they are four wins away from matching their longest SEC winning streak. South Carolina won 24 straight between Jan. 3, 2016, and Jan. 26. 2017.

Brea Beal also scored 17 points, Destanni Henderson added 12, and Laeticia Amihere had 11. Preseason All-American Aliyah Boston had seven points and 10 rebounds in the Gamecocks' second-highest scoring game this season.

South Carolina also won its sixth straight overall and 13th consecutive game in this series, improving to 14-2 with Dawn Staley as coach.

Koi Love led Vanderbilt (4-3, 0-2) with 18 points. Only eight Commodores played compared to 11 for the Gamecock with only one South Carolina player playing less than 13 minutes.

The Gamecocks never trailed as Boston opened the scoring with a jumper. They quickly pushed their lead to double digits thanks to a 12-2 run and simply dominated again at Memorial Gym. They led 30-13 after the first quarter and 49-13 at halftime.

The Commodores struggled to score with their worst drought starting late in the first quarter after Kyndall Golden's layup with 2:27 pulled Vandy to 27-13. They missed all 16 shots in the second quarter.

Yaubryon Chambers finally scored on a layup 9:37 into the third quarter to break Vanderbilt's drought. South Carolina still led 82-27 at the end of the third.


Associated Press

January 14, 2021