#Gamecocks handle Ole Miss behind Boston’s big night (AUDIO)

Forward Aliyah Boston scored 15 of her 22 points the first half, Thursday (Ryan Bethea)

Aliyah Boston was a dominant force in South Carolina’s 69-40 victory over Ole Miss at the Colonial Life Arena, Thursday. The top-ranked Gamecocks (19-1, 7-1) owned the backboards, outrebounding the Lady Rebels 47-33. South Carolina raced out to a 21-10 lead after the first quarter and never let the visitors back in the game, limiting 24th-ranked Ole Miss to 28% shooting.

Boston recorded her 13th straight double-double, scoring 22 points to go with 12 rebounds on an ultra-efficient night, hitting 5 of 9 from the floor and 12 of 13 from the foul line. Overall, the Gamecocks netted 24 of 30 free throw attempts and outscored Ole Miss 38-22 in the paint. Dawn Staley’s club will look to remain undefeated at home when they play host to Florida at noon, Sunday.

Final Box

Zia Cooke and the Gamecocks limited Ole Miss to 16 of 58 shooting, Thursday (Ryan Bethea)

Dawn Staley postgame press conference

Dawn Staley’s Gamecocks are 11-0 at Colonial Life Arena this season (Ryan Bethea)

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