Davis scores 21 points, (5) Carolina tops Auburn
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Kaela Davis scored all 21 of her points in the first half in No. 5 South Carolina’s 73-47 victory over Auburn on Thursday night.
Bianca Cuervas-Moore added a season-high 19 points, and A’ja Wilson had 10 points and 11 rebounds for the Gamecocks (12-1, 2-0 Southeastern Conference). They raced to a 23-2 lead and had a 29-6 advantage after the first quarter as Auburn’s full-court press failed to stymie South Carolina’s offensive attack.
Katie Frerking led Auburn (11-5, 1-1) with 16 points. The Tigers held South Carolina below its SEC-leading average of 82.3 points, but shot just 27.6 from the field in the game — going 2 for 13 in the first quarter.
South Carolina: Coming off a 48-point win against Alabama to open SEC play, the Gamecocks ran roughshod over another SEC team in their bid for a fourth consecutive regular-season SEC title.
Auburn: The Tigers were coming off a seven-point win over Florida to open SEC play, but South Carolina’s size advantage on the inside and efficiency from the field was too much to overcome.
South Carolina: At Florida on Sunday.
Auburn: Host Mississippi on Sunday.