LaShay Page paces Gamecocks to OT win in season opener

Former Latta and Dillon star LaShay Page tallied 19 points for the Gamecocks.

LaShay Page scored 19 points to lead all South Carolina Gamecocks scorers in a 82-75 overtime win against the Wisconsin-Milwaukee Panthers at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina on Sunday.

Page, a senior transfer, helped the Gamecocks rally from a 17-point second half deficit. The former Latta and Dillon High star scored 17 of his points in the second half.

Another player from the Pee Dee made an impact for South Carolina. Former WPDE Mister Hoop Zone winner Eric Smith scored six points and dished out four assists.

Freshman Michael Carrera scored 17 points and hauled down 15 rebounds for the Gamecocks. Brenton Williams was the big story in overtime. He scored 12 of his 14 points in the extra period.

Frank Martin won his debut as Gamecocks head coach. South Carolina will host Morgan State on Friday, November 16 at 7 p.m.