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Coates 24 leads No. 7 Gamecocks to 99-70 win

Alaina Coates finishes with a double-double, team-high 24 points & 12 rebounds. (Source: Gamecocksonline.com) Alaina Coates finishes with a double-double, team-high 24 points & 12 rebounds. (Source: Gamecocksonline.com)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Freshman Alaina Coates tied her career high with 24 points and added 12 rebounds as the front line for No. 7 South Carolina wore down Mississippi in a 99-70 victory Thursday night.

The 6-foot-4 Coates had her seventh career double-double and fourth in Southeastern Conference play for the Gamecocks (19-2, 7-1). She wasn't alone excelling underneath, either, as 6-4 teammate Elem Ibiam had 14 points, eight rebounds and five blocks.

6-foot forward Aleighsa Welch added 11 points and four boards. The three Gamecocks combined to shoot 18 of 22 against the Rebels (10-12, 1-7).

Valencia McFarland led Ole Miss with 24 points, her fourth game in the past five with at least 20 points. Tia Faleru added 19 points.

The Gamecocks put things away when they closed the opening half with a 19-1 run to lead 44-25. The Rebels never got closer than 17 points after that.

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