No. 18 South Carolina women halt Vanderbilt 64-48 - NBC12 - Richmond, VA News

No. 18 South Carolina women halt Vanderbilt 64-48

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Aleighsa Welch scored 13 points, Ieasia Walker added 12 and No. 18 South Carolina played its usual fierce defense to defeat Vanderbilt 64-48 Thursday night.

The Gamecocks (14-2, 2-1 Southeastern Conference), ranked third nationally in scoring defense at 47.4 points per game, held an opponent below 50 for the 12th time in 16 games.

Vanderbilt (12-4, 2-1), which had won nine straight, was averaging 71.9 points per game but shot just 26.5% (13 of 49).

After the Commodores took an early 7-4 lead, the Gamecocks outscored them 25-5 over the next 11:05 for a 29-12 lead. After that run, in which Welch had eight points, South Carolina's lead never dipped below 10.

Sancheon White had eight rebounds and three blocked shots for South Carolina.

Jasmine Lister and Heather Bowe scored 11 each for Vanderbilt and Christina Foggie had nine, giving the junior 1,004 career points.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

  • SportsMore>>

  • August 29th On the Sidelines

    August 29th On the Sidelines

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:05 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:05:25 GMT
    Greenbriar Christian  19 Trinity Episcopal  49 Meadowbrook  21 Hermitage  25 Monacan  18 Dinwiddie  13 Essex  26 Goochland  36 West Point  28 Windsor  34 King William  48 Arcadia  0 CentralMore >>
    High school football scores and highlights from August 29.More >>
  • Squirrels lock up division title

    Squirrels lock up division title

    Saturday, August 30 2014 12:02 AM EDT2014-08-30 04:02:15 GMT
    The Richmond Flying Squirrels (76-63) defeated the Binghamton Mets (83-56), 2-1, in front of 6,889 at The Diamond on Friday night.  With the win, and an Akron loss to Erie, the Squirrels claimed theirMore >>
    Richmond topped Binghamton, while Akron fell to Erie to clinch the Western Division crown, the first franchise history.More >>
  • Thomas Dale's Taylor picks Florida State

    Thomas Dale's Taylor picks Florida State

    Friday, August 29 2014 12:07 AM EDT2014-08-29 04:07:20 GMT
    Thomas Dale senior defensive tackle Darvin Taylor II made his verbal commitment to Florida State on Thursday afternoon. Taylor made the announcement hours before the Knights' 2014 season opener at Cosby. TaylorMore >>
    The Knights' defensive tackle made an emotional verbal commitment to the Seminoles on Thursday afternoon.More >>
Powered by WorldNow