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Nov 30, 2002

Box Score

CHARLOTTE AMALIE, U.S. Virgin Islands (AP) – Cristina Ciocan scored 18 points, and unbeaten South Carolina upset No. 18 Boston College 54-51 Saturday to win the St. Thomas division of the Paradise Jam tournament.

Jocelyn Penn had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Gamecocks (4-0), who never trailed. They led 26-24 at the break, and started the second half with a 6-2 run.

Jessalyn Deveny led Boston College (3-1) with 18 points, and Becky Gottstein added 15. Both had seven rebounds.

South Carolina led by as many as nine points twice in the second half, the last time at 53-44 with 4:14 remaining. The Eagles made a late surge, scoring seven of the game’s final eight points, but ran out of time.