South Carolina takes down LSU

    10:57 PM, Feb 16, 2014   |    comments
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    Baton Rouge, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Aleigsha Welch and Tiffany Mitchell both totaled 19 points as No. 5 South Carolina downed 19th-ranked LSU, 73-57, on Sunday.

    Alaina Coates added 13 points and eight rebounds for the Gamecocks (23-2, 11-1 SEC).

    Jeanne Kenney had 15 points and Theresa Plaisance 14 and six boards for the Tigers (18-7, 7-5).

    South Carolina used an 11-2 run at the end of the first half to take a 32-24 edge to the break.

    Kenney's triple pulled LSU within 42-40 with 11:37 to go, but the Gamecocks used a 13-4 surge thereafter to take control of the contest thanks to six points from Coates.

    Sheila Boykin hit a layup to get the Tigers to 57-50 with 4:19 to play, but Mitchell countered with a jumper to fuel an 11-0 burst which locked up the game for the visitors.

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