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Aliyah Boston breaks South Carolina double-double record

Aliyah Boston leads reigning national champion and No. 1 overall seed South Carolina into the 2023 NCAA Tournament. (Jeff Blake/USA TODAY Sports)

Aliyah Boston now holds the record for the most double-doubles in South Carolina women’s basketball history.

The presumptive No. 1 pick in the 2023 WNBA draft, the senior forward had 13 points and 14 rebounds Sunday as the No. 1 Gamecocks (20-0) took down Arkansas 92-46. The double-double marked the 73rd of her career, breaking the tie with Sheila Foster, who set the record in 1982.

“She’s at a place where you really can’t stop her,” South Carolina coach Dawn Staley said. “Whether it’s 23 minutes or 35 minutes, you’re going to get the same performance.”

Foster was in attendance Sunday at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia, South Carolina, to watch Boston break the record.

“Good players don’t player-hate… it just knocked me down one notch,” Foster told WIS News 10 after the game. “It’s all in the Gamecock family. It’s all in the Gamecock house.”

As the reigning national player of the year, it should come as no surprise that Boston continues to break records. Her 14 rebounds Sunday helped the Gamecocks break another, as they posted the highest rebounding margin ever in an SEC game. South Carolina finished with 74 total rebounds – 57 more than Arkansas.

With her double-double, Boston sits third all-time in SEC history for career double-doubles, behind Janet Harris (78) and Sylvia Fowles (86).

“Just keep going, keep attacking, keep rebounding,” Boston said. “But also my teammates, they do a great job of just pushing me no matter what. I just try to help them by rebounding and making sure that I can help them push the ball up the floor.”