ROCK HILL – The South Carolina State women's basketball team had three players score in double figures as it took a 65-37 win at Winthrop University on Saturday, spoiling the homecoming game for the Eagles at Winthrop Coliseum.
Kemoni Jenkins and Chantel Williams paced S.C. State with 12 points apiece, with Jenkins adding 11 rebounds for a double-double performance and Williams adding 2 steals and a game-high 4 assists. Meanwhile, Jasmine Williams added a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds for the winners.
S.C. State plays host to Georgia Southern on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. inside Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center.
The Lady Bulldogs (1-2) jumped out to an early 7-1 lead on Saturday and led 8-5 with 3:09 left in the first quarter. The visitors went scoreless for nearly five minutes as the Eagles went on a 7-0 run to take a 12-8 lead with 8:46 left in the first half.
The two sides then traded the lead twice and Winthrop held a 14-13 advantage with 6:13 on the clock. S.C. State then went on a 6-1 run, taking a 19-14 lead with just over four minute left in the half.
The Bulldogs increased their lead to eight with under a minute to go, before the Eagles pulled within six, 26-20, at the break.
Winthrop (1-3) quickly jumped back within two of the Lady Bulldogs less than three minutes into the third quarter.
But, from there, S.C. State then went on a 21-5 run over the final 7:18 of the third quarter to open a commanding 48-31 lead going into the fourth.
The Eagles were unable to mount any sort of comeback in the final 10 minutes, as the visitors increased their lead to as much as 29 with just over three minutes to go.
Clemson men to play
Temple in CC final
CHARLESTON - For the third time in their Charleston Classic history, the Clemson men's basketball team will face off against Temple, when the Tigers take on the Owls in Sunday's tournament final.
Clemson’s all-time mark in the tournament is 7-1.
The Tigers are 2-2 all-time against the Owls, including a win in the 2008 Charleston Classic title game (76-72).
Clemson has won the last two games of the series - both of which have come in the Charleston Classic (2008, 2013).
Under the direction of Brad Brownell, the Tigers are a combined 61-28 (.685) in the month of November since the beginning of the 2010-11 season.
CLEMSON (4-0) vs. TEMPLE (2-0)
Date: Sunday, November 19
Tipoff: 9:30 p.m. ET
Arena: TD Arena (5,100)
Radio: CTN (William Qualkinbush-pbp; Terrence Oglesby-color)
TV: ESPNU (Doug Sherman-pbp; Cory Alexander-color)
Gamecocks to have
rematch with Broncos
MYRTLE BEACH - The South Carolina men's basketball team will face Western Michigan for the second time this week on Sunday at 2 p.m., in its final game of the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach. The Gamecocks posted a 78-60 victory over the Broncos in Columbia last Monday.
South Carolina head coach Frank Martin looks for win number 100 as head coach at South Carolina on Sunday. Since the start of the 2015-16 campaign, Martin has led his Gamecocks to 54 wins.
Junior guard Hassani Gravett dished a career high nine assists on Friday vs. UTEP, and has dished 14 combined in two games at the Puerto Rico Tip-Off at Myrtle Beach, as he had a team high five on Thursday vs. Illinois State.
Junior guard Kory Holden tallied 11 points vs. the Miners, his first double-figure scoring game of the season. In two seasons at Delaware, Holden posted 43 double-figure scoring games.
WMU is led by long-time head coach Steve Hawkins in his 15th season. He is the longest tenured coach in the MAC.
The Broncos were picked to win the MAC Tournament this season and repeat as MAC West champs.