USC women stay perfect in 88-54 win over San Diego State

ASSOCIATED PRESSNovember 23, 2013 

South Carolina center Alaina Coates

TRACY GLANTZ — tglantz@thestate.com

— Alaina Coates scored a game-high 21 points to lead No. 19 South Carolina to an 88-54 victory over San Diego State on Saturday.

Coates was 5 of 6 from the field and went 11 of 15 from the line and grabbed a team-high 8 rebounds. Three other players for the Gamecocks (6-0) were in double digits including Tiffany Mitchell with 17, Asia Dozier with 16, and Khadjah Sessions with 12.

South Carolina closed the first period with a comfortable 43-29 lead. They hit 52.7 percent from the field and 67.7 percent from the free-throw line.

Turnovers and personal fouls plagued San Diego State. Ahjalee Harvey had seven of the team's 25 turnovers. And two starters — Khristina Hunter and Cierra Warren — fouled out of the game.

Erimma Amarikwa led the Aztecs (0-4) with 15 points and five rebounds.

The Gamecocks stay on the West Coast for an 8 p.m. Monday matchup at Southern Cal. The team returns to the Colonial Life Arena on Dec. 2 against North Carolina Central.

SOUTH CAROLINA (6-0)

Welch 4-4 0-2 8, Dozier 5-13 2-2 16, Ibiam 2-3 1-2 5, Sessions 4-9 2-3 12, Mitchell 6-10 4-5 17, Gaines 0-0 1-2 1, Montout 1-2 0-0 2, Davis 0-1 0-0 0, Morrison 0-1 0-0 0, Roy 2-6 0-0 6, Coates 5-6 11-15 21. Totals 29-55 21-31 88.<

SAN DIEGO ST. (0-4)

Hunter 1-4 3-4 5, Culberson 0-6 0-0 0, Amarikwa 7-11 1-2 15, Warren 2-4 1-5 5, Harvey 4-9 1-2 10, Smith 3-5 0-0 6, Bostick 1-2 0-0 2, Scurry 3-6 0-0 6, Johnson 0-1 0-0 0, Lawrence 0-0 2-2 2. Totals 21-48 8-15 54.<

Halftime: South Carolina 43-32. 3-Point Goals: South Carolina 9-23 (Dozier 4-10, Roy 2-4, Sessions 2-5, Mitchell 1-2, Morrison 0-1, Montout 0-1), San Diego St. 1-8 (Harvey 1-4, Johnson 0-1, Scurry 0-1, Culberson 0-2). Fouled Out: Hunter, Warren. Rebounds_South Carolina 30 (Coates 8), San Diego St. 31 (Scurry 7). Assists: South Carolina 24 (Mitchell 9), San Diego St. 10 (Scurry 4). Total Fouls: South Carolina 18, San Diego St. 25. A_642.

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