To call the game between Mississippi Valley State and the University of South Carolina a beatdown would be putting it quite mildly. It was the sports equivalent of being put in a wood chipper as the Gamecocks dismembered the Devillettes 101-19 ( no, that was not a typo ).
Valley scored the first basket of the game on a Sh’Diamond McKnight jumper. However their time in the lead didn’t last as long as it took you to read that sentence, South Carolina snatched the lead as Te-Hina Paopao put the Gamecocks up 3-2. From there, the lead would quickly grow to double figures before the halfway mark of the first quarter. South Carolina was up by eighteen, 24-6 after one quarter, and by a whopping forty points, 52-12 at halftime.
The second half was extended garbage time, as the lead after three-quarters of play ballooned to 77-16 after thirty minutes of play. Thankfully for MVSU the final buzzer would blare ten minutes later, ending this bludgeoning at 101-19.
MVSU never cracked double figures in any quarter with the 6 points they scored in each of the first two quarters being their most offensively productive. The Devilletes shot an abysmal 12% ( 8-67 )from the floor and a microscopic 5% (1-19) from downtown. Valley didn’t have a single player in double figures; Sh’Diamond McKnight led the way with 8 points.
MiLaysia FulWiley led 7 South Carolina players in double figures with 17 points. Ashlyn Watkins and Kamilia Cordosa each scored 14; Raven Johnson added 12 and Sania Feagin added 12 while Chloe Kitts and Te-Hina PaoPao chipped in 11 and 10 points respectively.
The Devillettes (1-5, 0-0) will look to shake off this brain-rattling beatdown on Monday when they play host to Lipscomb.