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Gamecocks women's basketball defeats Ole Miss

The South Carolina Gamecocks women's basketball team defeated Ole Mis in another SEC matchup, keeping them ranked No.1. The Gamecocks beat Ole Miss 87-32 in Oxford, Mississippi. 

The Gamecocks are now 20-1 in the regular season. This win makes South Carolina 8-0 in SEC play for the first time since the 2016-2017 season. 

They have been ranked No. 1 for three weeks in a row. 

The Ole Miss Rebels are now 7-14 and 0-8 in the SEC. South Carolina has won the last 12 meetings against the Rebels. 

Redshirt freshman Laeticia Amihere led South Carolina with 16 points. Following Amihere, senior forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan and senior guard Tyasha Harris led South Carolina with ten points each. 

The Gamecocks were leading 18-0 following a three-pointer from Destanni Henderson to close the first quarter.

The Gamecocks ended the second quarter on a three-pointer from Harris, giving them a 32-2 lead heading into the locker rooms at halftime.

Staley substituted freely throughout the second half, entering players who do not typically see a lot of playing time. Each Gamecocks player scored for the third time this season, but it was the first time against an SEC opponent. 

Amihere, who scored all of her 16 points in the second half, led the Gamecocks to score a total of 55 points in the half. 

Freshman forward Aliyah Boston led South Carolina with a total of eight rebounds and seven points.

The Gamecocks' next game is at home in Colonial Life Arena. They will face Tennessee on Sunday at 1 p.m., and it can be watched on ESPN2.


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