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Dec. 23, 2006

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Iva Sliskovic continued her hot streak against South Carolina State, finishing with 15 points. Sliskovic, who finished a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, scored 10 first half points.

Carolina’s starting lineup consisted of Stacy Booker, Lauren Simms, Melanie Johnson, Iva Sliskovic and Ilona Burgrova, keeping with the same lineup it used in Wednesday night’s 87-49 win over High Point.

Carolina had five players score in double digits for the second time this season, the last time coming against North Carolina A&T of the MEAC.

South Carolina opened the game on an 18-3 run and took a 39-20 lead into the locker room at halftime.

The Gamecocks posted five blocks in the opening stanza before finishing with a season-high nine blocks. Carolina previously bested with seven blocks on Nov. 24 against Mercer.

Lauren Simms finished with the first double-double of her career. She set a new season high with 14 points in Saturday`s game. Her career high is 29 points, scored against Charlotte in 2004. She also set a new career high with 10 assists in Saturday’s game, improving of her previous best of seven assists set earlier this season against Fordham.

Sliskovic notched a new career high in steals after swiping four balls in Saturday’s game, besting the four steals she registered in the win against Fordham earlier this season. She now stands at 92 steals for her career.

Brionna Dickerson set a new career high with 12 points after logging 27 minutes against the Bulldogs, also the most in her career. It was her third game in double-digits this season, the last coming when she scored 10 points against Fordham.

Ilona Burgrova, making her second consecutive start, was the second Gamecock to record a career high in assists after dishing out four assists in the game. Her previous best came in 2006 when she handed out three assists against Longwood.

South Carolina entered the game leading the SEC in steals (14.50 per game). After registering only five takeaways in the first half, the Gamecocks finished with 13 steals.

Saturday’s win marked the Gamecocks’ 24th consecutive victory over Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference opposition in a streak that dates back to 1980.

Saturday’s win improved Carolina’s record to 30-9 all-time against teams from the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference.

Saturday’s win improved Carolina’s record to 21-3 in home games played against unranked opposition since February of 2005.

Saturday’s game marked the 31st meeting between South Carolina and South Carolina State, with the Gamecocks enjoying a 22-9 lead in the series.