GREENVILLE, S.C.– Aliyah Boston had 22 factors as well as 10 rebounds, Zia Cooke racked up 18 factors, as well as top-seeded South Carolina utilized its surrounding protection to take control in the 2nd quarter, lasting longer than second-seeded Maryland 86-75 on Monday evening to reach its 3rd straight Last 4.
Train Dawn Staley’s group boosted to 36-0 this period with its 42nd straight success dating to in 2015’s NCAA title run. The Gamecocks are currently 2 video games far from duplicating as champs as well as finishing the 10th unbeaten period in the ladies’s video game.
South Carolina will certainly play Iowa as well as do-it-all celebrity Caitlin Clark in the nationwide semifinals in Dallas on Friday evening.
The Gamecocks embraced as well as leapt when it mored than. It’s their 5th Last 4 given that 2015, all under Staley. She’ll pursue her 3rd nationwide title following week.
Boston, the 6-foot-5 elderly, made 10 of 14 shots. The three-time All-American included 5 aids as well as obstructed 2 shots.
Maryland (28-7) was transmitted in your home, 81-56, by the Gamecocks on Nov. 11, however played without hurt All-American Diamond Miller.
With a healthy and balanced Miller as well as a violation balancing virtually 80 factors a video game, the Terrapins prepared to handle the large, enforcing Gamecocks. Maryland pressed the rate early, interfering with South Carolina’s No. 1 protection as well as was in advance 21-15 as an edgy, pro-Gamecock group had not been certain what it was seeing.
South Carolina really did not panic. Cooke got rid of an 0-for-3 beginning to rack up 9 factors. Boston was her stable self with 12 factors in the fifty percent as the Gamecocks outscored the Terps 23-9 in the 2nd quarter to lead 38-30 at halftime.
Maryland obtained 2 fast baskets after the break to reduce South Carolina’s result in 48-42. However the Gamecocks addressed with a 14-3 ruptured to take control permanently.
Miller led the Terps, trying to find their initial journey to the Last 4 given that 2015, with 24 factors.
Maryland fired 50% for the video game, yet could not stand up down reduced versus the Gamecocks. South Carolina outrebounded the Terps 48-26 as well as 25-7 on the offending glass.