No. 3 South Carolina Blows Past Maine 79-42

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A'ja Wilson had 14 points and Alaina Coates had 12 points and 14 rebounds as No. 3 South Carolina used its height advantage to blow past Maine 79-42 on Monday night in the Basketball Hall of Fame Women's Challenge.
 
The 6-foot-5 Wilson and 6-4 Coates did about whatever they wanted against the undersized Black Bears (2-3). Wilson hit seven of her eight shots while Coates, who notched her second double-double of the season by halftime, hit six of seven shots.
 
The Gamecocks (3-0) used some strong defense to open up the lead, using a 15-0 run to start the game and a 13-0 charge coming into the third quarter. Wilson had four of the team's five blocks with Coates swatting the other.
 
The Gamecocks outrebounded Maine 42-27.
 
PETE IACOBELLI, Associated Press.
 


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