Women's hoops: Gamecocks whip Trojans

The Associated PressNovember 25, 2013 

Tiffany Mitchell (25) scored a career-high 22 points on Monday night.

TRACY GLANTZ — tglantz@thestate.com

— Tiffany Mitchell scored a career-high 22 points and Aleighsa Welch had 14 points as No. 17 South Carolina beat Southern Cal 70-50 on Monday night.

The Gamecocks (7-0) opened the second half on an 11-2 run capped by a pair of Mitchell free throws. Mitchell completed a three-point play on a leaner in the paint for a 59-41 lead. She went 10 for 13 from the free throw line.

Welch scored 10 points in the second half and South Carolina went 13 for 20 in the final 20 minutes.

Ariya Crook led the Trojans (3-2) with 16 points and Cassie Harberts scored 14 points. South Carolina forced USC into 3 for 12 shooting with six turnovers and seven fouls to start the second half.

The Trojans committed a season-high 22 turnovers and has 40 in the past two games, both against ranked opponents.

South Carolina took a 30-24 lead into halftime.

The Gamecocks return to Colonial Life Arena for a 7 p.m. tipoff against NC Central on Dec. 2.

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SOUTH CAROLINA (7-0)

Welch 6-11 2-2 14, Dozier 1-4 2-2 4, Ibiam 2-5 0-0 4, Sessions 2-7 2-4 7, Mitchell 6-9 10-13 22, Montout 0-0 0-0 0, Morrison 0-0 0-0 0, Roy 3-5 4-4 11, Coates 4-7 0-1 8. Totals 24-48 20-26 70.

SOUTHERN CAL (3-2)

Oliver 0-5 0-0 0, Harberts 7-15 0-3 14, Vaioletama 1-2 0-0 3, Adams 1-5 2-2 4, Crook 6-14 4-4 16, Jaco 0-0 0-0 0, Horn 1-5 1-4 3, Barrett 3-4 1-3 7, Edelman 0-0 0-0 0, Alofaituli 1-2 1-2 3. Totals 20-52 9-18 50.

Halftime: South Carolina 30-24. 3-Point Goals: South Carolina 2-6 (Roy 1-2, Sessions 1-2, Mitchell 0-1, Dozier 0-1), Southern Cal 1-11 (Vaioletama 1-2, Harberts 0-1, Adams 0-4, Crook 0-4). Fouled Out: Ibiam. Rebounds: South Carolina 35 (Coates 9), Southern Cal 30 (Barrett, Vaioletama 5). Assists: South Carolina 12 (Mitchell 4), Southern Cal 12 (Adams 4). Total Fouls: South Carolina 18, Southern Cal 21. Attendance: 897.

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