Mississauga native and Oakville grad helps South Carolina grab Final Four spot
Published March 28, 2022 at 12:03 pm
Mississauga native and Oakville private school grad Laeticia Amihere scored nine points last night (March 27) to help the South Carolina Gamecocks to an 80-50 win over the Creighton Bluejays and a second consecutive berth in the NCAA women’s basketball Final Four.
Amihere, a 6-foot-4 forward, also contributed three rebounds and an assist in 16 minutes of action for the No. 1-ranked Gamecocks. They’ll take on the winner of tonight’s (March 28) Michigan-Louisville game in a national semi-final contest this coming Friday in Minneapolis.
Aliyah Boston, a first-team Associated Press All-American, had 19 points for South Carolina, which lost in the semi-finals in last year’s NCAA Tournament Final Four.
In earlier tournament action last week, the Gamecocks picked up wins over Howard (79-21), Miami (49-33) and North Carolina (69-61).
Amihere scored four points against Howard and had one bucket and three rebounds in the North Carolina game while being kept off the scoresheet against Miami. She saw limited action in all three contests.
An early graduate of King’s Christian Collegiate in Oakville in late 2018, Amihere was the 10th-ranked women’s basketball prospect in her class when she went to South Carolina.
The athletic junior and Canadian national women’s team player had already suffered two ACL tears by the time she joined the Gamecocks.
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