Aliyah Boston ties Sylvia Fowles’ SEC double-double record in South Carolina win


Aliyah Boston made history during South Carolina’s 67-53 win over Tennessee Sunday.

A sold-out Colonial Life Arena crowd watched as Boston logged her 19th straight double-double of the regular season, tying Sylvia Fowles’ 2006-07 streak for the longest in SEC history.

The Junior led the Gamecocks with 16 points and 12 rebounds, shooting 8-for-17 from the field. Destanni Henderson added 11 points, seven rebounds and five assists, while Zia Cooke contributed 12 points and five rebounds to the team’s tally.

South Carolina got off a slow start but managed to head into halftime up 32-23, with both the Gamecocks and Tennessee shooting less than 31 percent from the field.

In the third quarter, South Carolina turned on the jets, ending the frame on an 11-2 run to extend their lead over Tennessee to 57-40.

Outrebounding Tennessee 60-38, South Carolina beat the Lady Volunteers on the boards to cruise to the team’s 11th regular-season victory over a top-ranked opponent.

The win secures South Carolina its share of the SEC regular-season title, improving to 13-1 in conference play.