The No. 1 South Carolina Gamecocks extended its 25-game winning streak against the Vanderbilt Commodores, winning 96-48 on Thursday.
Vanderbilt (9-11, 0-6 SEC), stayed even with the Gamecocks (19-0, 7,0 SEC), trailing 10-9 with under four minutes left to play in the first quarter. After this, South Carolina proceeded to go on an 16-0 run that lasted until the middle of the second quarter.
Vanderbilt struggled to find its footing around the basket, getting out-rebounded 14-5 in the second quarter. On the other side of the ball, South Carolina thrived in close range, scoring 24 of its 27 points in the quarter via layups.
"We have post players that are efficient," head coach Dawn Staley said. "We knew that coming into the game that we put a special emphasis on points in the paint, and we were concentrating on that."
To start the second half, the Gamecocks continued where it left off, scoring 13 points in the first five minutes, and 29 points in the whole quarter.
The rebounds continued to come South Carolina's way, as senior forward Aliyah Boston collected her 10th and final rebound of the game for a double-double. This is Boston's 72nd career double-double, the most all-time in the program's history. Boston finished with 16 points, while not missing a single-shot attempt in 22 minutes played.
"I think when you can consistently play at a high level and create a high standard for yourself, that's the better part. That is who she is," Staley said.
Junior Center Kamilla Cardoso also had a double-double, finishing the game with 10 points, 15 rebounds, one block and 18 minutes played.
Staley and the Gamecocks will look to continue their streak as they return to Colonial Life Arena to play Arkansas on Jan. 22. The game begins at 3 p.m. and will be available on ESPN2.