South Carolina cruises past Alabama

By The Sports Network
January 19, 2014 - 8:03pm

Columbia, SC (SportsNetwork.com) - Elem Ibiam totaled 18 points and seven
rebounds to lead eighth-ranked South Carolina to a 77-51 win over Alabama from
Colonial Center.

Aleighsa Welch scored 12 and grabbed 10 boards and Alaina Coates contributed 10 points and nine rebounds for the Gamecocks (17-2, 5-1 SEC), who have won eight of their last nine.

Ashley Williams had 16 points for the Crimson Tide (8-10, 1-4), who have lost four of their last five.

The Gamecocks established their dominance from the tip and were ahead by double digits just under eight minutes into the game. The C