Lady Tigers fall to No. 14/19 South Carolina


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CLEMSON, SC - The Clemson women’s basketball team fell to No. 14/19 South Carolina, 68-43, on Wednesday night in Littlejohn Coliseum. The Tigers (1-3) dropped their fourth in a row to the Gamecocks (5-0), but still hold a 33-26 lead in the all-time series.

The game pitted college teammates Dawn Staley and Audra Smith against one another as head coaches for the first time. The two played together at Virginia for four seasons.

Chelsea Lindsay scored all of her team-high 12 points in the second half, going 5-10 from the floor and burying a pair of three-pointers. She also had three assists, two rebounds, and a steal in playing all but 1:22 of game time . Charmaine Tay tied her career-high with 11 points, and also added five boards and a pair of assists.

Clemson had a season-low 11 turnovers, but struggled to a 14-48 (.292) mark from the field, and went into halftime trailing 27-15 after going just 3-23 from the field in half. However, the Tigers showed fight in dealing with some adversity.

Leading scorer Nikki Dixon went down just 1:28 into the game and did not return to the contest. The Tigers hung around and attacked the rim, going to the line 14 times in the first half, as all seven fouls drawn were shooting fouls.

South Carolina’s post play gave Clemson trouble, as they outscored the Tigers, 40-10, in the paint, and outrebounded the Tigers, 49-27.

The Tigers will travel to Tampa for their next contest on Sunday at 2:00 pm in the Sun Dome against USF.

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