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No. 23 South Carolina 94, Coastal C

December 19, 2001

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ Jocelyn Penn scored 29 points and No. 23 South Carolina had a 44-4 run in a 94-34 victory over Coastal Carolina on Tuesday night.

The Lady Gamecocks improved to 9-1, their best start since the 1988-89 team also opened 9-1. South Carolina led 40-17 at halftime and scored the first 22 points of the second half.

Penn was 6-of-8 from the field in the first half and finished 12-of-15. Shaunzinski Gortman added 18 points, 10 rebounds and seven steals.

Nikki Reddick had 19 points for Coastal Carolina, which shot 12-of-49 and committed 31 turnovers.

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