Aliyah Boston is creating her legacy in South Carolina women's basketball.
Boston now has a milestone with the Gamecocks' first-ever triple double in Southeastern Conference play. The 6-foot-5 sophomore finished with 16 points, 11 rebounds and 10 blocks as No. 4 South Carolina defeated No. 22 Georgia 62-50 Thursday night.
''She wants to make her own legacy at South Carolina,'' coach Dawn Staley said. ''I think she's pretty special.''
Boston has averaged 17 points, 12 boards and five blocks over her past six games and was dominant in leading the Gamecocks (11-1, 6-0 Southeastern Conference) to their 25th straight win over league competition.
Boston thought she came up a block shy of the milestone, returning in the fourth quarter after stats showed her with nine blocks. She had subbed out in the fourth quarter when coach Dawn Staley told her, ''You need to go get a block.''
''So I went back in and, of course, I didn't get a block,'' Boston said. ''And I went, 'Wow, there goes that.' Afterwards, they said, 'You still got it,'' and I went, ''Whoa.'''
A review of the footage found that Boston had blocked a shot by Jenna Staiti that hadn't been counted.
Team spokesperson Diana Koval confirmed the milestone, the program's first-ever triple-double in SEC play.
''I'm not surprised,'' Staley said. ''That probably isn't the last triple double she'll have.''
The Lady Gamecocks move to 11-1 overall and 5-0 in SEC play. Their next stop will be Sunday at LSU.