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Women’s Top 25 roundup: No. 1 South Carolina blitzes Bowling Green


Sophomore Chloe Kitts scored a career-high 21 points as No. 1 South Carolina routed Bowling Green 93-62 in a nonconference game Tuesday in Bowling Green, Ohio.

Bree Hall added 18 points for the Gamecocks (11-0), Te-Hina Paopao contributed 12 points and six assists and Kamilla Cardoso produced 11 points and five assists.

Morgan Sharps logged a game-high 25 points for the Falcons (6-3). Lexi Fleming added 11 points and seven rebounds, and Amy Velasco posted nine points and six assists for Bowling Green.

An 11-0 South Carolina run, capped by a 3-pointer from Raven Johnson, gave South Carolina a 21-7 lead. The margin was 10 points after the first quarter, 21 at halftime and 31 after three quarters.

The Gamecocks play their final nonconference game at East Carolina on Dec. 30 before opening Southeastern Conference play on Jan. 4 at Florida.

The Falcons travel to face No. 16 Indiana on Friday, then start Mid-American Conference action on Jan. 3 at Central Michigan.

No. 24 North Carolina 61, Oklahoma 52

The Tar Heels committed a season-high 23 turnovers and shot 20 percent from 3-point range, but they still emerged with a win over the Sooners in the Jumpman Invitational at Charlotte.

Deja Kelly scored 21 points and Alyssa Ustby added 15 points and 13 rebounds for North Carolina (8-4), which won its second game in a row. Lexi Donarski finished with 10 points.

Payton Verhulst paced Oklahoma (6-4) with 15 points, and Skylar Vann compiled 10 points and 12 rebounds.

While North Carolina hit just 3 of 15 3-point attempts, Oklahoma was a miserable 1 of 26 from beyond the arc. The Sooners also struggled with their shooting overall, ending up at 26.4 percent from the floor.

–Field Level Media

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