Big second half lifts Lady Pacers

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AIKEN, S.C. – Four Pacers finished in double figures as the nationally fifth-ranked University of South Carolina Aiken women’s basketball team stayed perfect on the young 2012-13 season with a 72-49 win over Wingate at the Convocation Center on Wednesday evening.

The Pacers are now 26-0 over the last three seasons when holding their foes to under 50 points.

USC Aiken (2-0) finished its win over the 2012 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional finalist Bulldogs shooting 46.2 percent (30-for-65) as a team. The Pacer defense held Wingate to just 37.8 percent (17-for-45) shooting as a team.

The Pacers knocked down 43.8 percent (7-for-16) of their 3-point attempts in the contest.

Daniela Tarailo (Crown Point, Ind./Crown Point HS) nailed five of USC Aiken’s seven treys in the game en route to claiming a game-best 19 points. Tarailo acquired 16 of her 19 points in the second stanza.

In total, four Pacers finished in double-figures in the 23-point win over Wingate (2-1).

USC Aiken point guard Brittany Hill (Mechanicsville, Va./Quinnipiac) closed out her evening with 15 points, seven assists and a career-high seven steals.

Kayla Harris (Raleigh, N.C./Wakefield HS) concluded her night with 13 points, eight rebounds and five assists. She also had one of USC Aiken’s five blocks on the evening.

Porsha Martin (Douglasville, Ga./South Paulding HS) was the final Pacer in double figures with 11 points. She also had eight boards and one block. Martin was 5-for-7 from the field in the Pacer win.