78
      Sunday
      85 / 72
      Monday
      85 / 73
      Tuesday
      85 / 74

      Myrtle Beach native leads Lady Gamecocks to victory

      Sessions scored 15 points off the bench for the Lady Gamecocks.

      Freshman guard Khadijah Sessions had 15 points and No. 19 South Carolina held off Florida 52-44 Sunday despite a 9-minute scoreless drought. Sessions, a 3-time WPDE Miss Hoop Zone winner at Myrtle Beach High, also had five rebounds coming off the bench to help the Lady Gamecocks.

      The Gamecocks (16-3, 4-2 Southeastern Conference), whose 59 rebounds were the most in coach Dawn Staley's five seasons, led 17-6 early and 24-17 at halftime.

      Jaterra Bonds, who paced the Gators with 16 points, tied it at 35 on a layup with 12:14 left, but South Carolina rattled off 10 straight points, capped by Ashley Bruner's layup with 9:39 remaining, and Elem Ibiam had two key blocks.

      The Gamecocks would not score again - missing 14 field goals and six free throws - until Bruner made 1 of 2 free throws with 32 seconds left for a 46-42 lead.

      After Sydney Moss' jumper made it 47-44, South Carolina hit 5 of 6 free throws in the final 15 seconds.