Boxscore
South Carolina 75, Western Carolina 50
Friday, November 11, 2011 7:00 PM
Location - The Colonial Center Arena, Columbia, South Carolina
Officials - Carlos Gonzalez, Michael Kitts, Brian Shey
Attendance - 9316

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Western Carolina 25 25 50
South Carolina 35 40 75

Recap


South Carolina used a 10-0 run in the second half to pull away for a 75-50 victory over Western Carolina in the season opener for both teams on Friday.

The Gamecocks (1-0), who took the lead for good when a 7-0 burst midway through the first half made it 23-16, seized control just over five minutes into the second half when they held the visiting Catamounts (0-1) scoreless for more than four minutes, extending the gap to 53-33. Back-to-back dunks by Brenton Williams and R.J. Slawson punctuated the rally.

Anthony Gill paced South Carolina with 14 points in his collegiate debut, while Williams scored 11 of his 13 points in the first half. The Gamecocks grabbed 18 offensive rebounds on the night and forced 19 turnovers.

Western Carolina, which shot just 32 percent (8 for 25) in the second half, were led by 11 points from both Trey Sumler and Harouna Mutombo.

Western Carolina Catamounts

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Harouna Mutombo 30:00 4-9 0-1 3-5 3 5 8 1 2 0 3 0 11
Preston Ross 12:00 0-2 0-2 1-2 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1
Brandon Boggs 28:00 3-8 1-4 0-0 2 1 3 1 2 1 3 2 7
Trey Sumler 35:00 2-5 2-3 5-6 1 3 4 4 2 1 5 0 11
Tawaski King 29:00 2-5 0-0 0-1 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 0 4
Tom Tankelewicz 14:00 2-5 1-2 1-2 2 2 4 0 1 1 0 0 6
Keaton Cole 28:00 3-9 2-6 0-0 0 1 1 3 0 3 5 0 8
Sam Smithson 6:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2 0
Ishmael Hollis 10:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0
Kenny Hall 4:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
James Sinclair 3:00 1-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
Dillon Dunford 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-47 6-18 10-16 10 15 25 10 17 8 19 4 50
  36.2% 33.3% 62.5% Team Rebs: 4   Total TO: 19

South Carolina Gamecocks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Lakeem Jackson 21:00 2-4 0-0 1-1 2 8 10 5 2 3 0 0 5
Malik Cooke 23:00 3-8 0-0 4-6 5 2 7 1 0 0 3 0 10
Anthony Gill 23:00 6-7 1-1 1-2 2 2 4 1 2 0 1 0 14
Damontre Harris 19:00 1-4 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 0 4 0 1 2 3
Damien Leonard 22:00 2-10 1-5 0-0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 5
Brenton Williams 17:00 5-8 1-1 2-2 0 2 2 1 1 5 4 0 13
R.J. Slawson 21:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 3 0 3 1 3 1 0 0 7
Eric Smith 19:00 4-6 1-2 0-2 0 0 0 4 0 0 1 0 9
Carlton Geathers 16:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 1 5 6 0 0 0 0 1 4
Brian Richardson 19:00 2-4 1-3 0-0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0 1 5
TOTAL 200 30-59 5-12 10-17 16 19 35 14 14 11 11 5 75
  50.8% 41.7% 58.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11
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