South Carolina Basketball: Gamecocks cruise by Presbyterian, move on in NCAA Tournament

South Carolina basketball made easy work of the Presbyterian Blue Hose despite missing Kamilla Cardoso and Bree Hall. They will play Sunday in the Round of 32.

South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley with forward Chloe Kitts
South Carolina basketball coach Dawn Staley with forward Chloe Kitts / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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South Carolina Basketball vs. Presbyterian Blue Hose
Stats, Scoring, and Observations

South Carolina basketball rolled over the Presbyterian Blue Hose in impressive fashion on Friday, winning by a lopsided score of 91-39.

Here are the stats from the game:

STATS

Presbyterian

Points

Leader: Paige Kindseth and Tilda Sjokvist each with 9

Rebounds

Leader: Nuria Cunill with 6

Assists

Leader: Christina Kline with 4

Steals

Leader: Mara Neira with 2

Blocks

Leader: None

Team

The Blue Hose shot 28.3%/16.7%/50% and had 17 turnovers

South Carolina

Points

Leader: Chloe Kitts with 19

Rebounds

Leader: Chloe Kitts with 13

Assists

Leader: Raven Johnson and Ashlyn Watkins each with 4

Steals

Leader: Raven Johnson with 4

Blocks

Leader: Ashlyn Watkins with 4

Team

The Gamecocks shot 56.3%/37.5%/66.7% and had 9 turnovers

BOX SCORE

OBSERVATIONS

  • Starters: Raven Johnson-Te-Hina Paopao-Tessa Johnson-Sania Feagin-Ashlyn Watkins
  • Kamilla Cardoso was out (suspension) and so was Bree Hall (undisclosed). Sahnya Jah had entered the transfer portal earlier in the week, meaning the Gamecocks had 8 players available in this game.
  • Sania Feagin was an active scorer early. Chloe Kitts continued the effort when she came in off the bench. MiLaysia Fulwiley was on fire, knocking down 4 3-pointers in her first 7 minutes of game action.
  • The Carolina defense fell asleep on several occasions in the 2nd quarter, allowing PC to go on an 8-0 run. MiLaysia Fulwiley, in particular, caught the ire of Coach Staley for some lax defense.
  • After halftime, the Gamecock defense was better than the subpar 2nd quarter. Carolina held Presbyterian to just 14 points after the 2nd quarter ended.
  • Chloe Kitts and Sania Feagin each picked up double-doubles as 5 players reached double-figures in scoring. Kitts did not miss from the field as she tied her career-high in scoring.
  • The Gamecocks had 18 stocks (steals + blocks) in the game. Presbyterian had just 17 made shots.

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