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Kamilla Cardoso had 23 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks as No. 1 South Carolina shook off some poor shooting to rout South Dakota State 78-38. The Gamecocks played without their most reliable outside shooter in Oregon transfer Te-Hina Paopao, who was out with an ankle injury, and her absence showed. South Carolina (4-0) shot 33% (15 of 45) in the opening half, but took control with relentless rebounding and defense. The Gamecocks had 16 blocks, 15 steals and led the Jackrabbits 21-10 in offensive rebounds. … Elizabeth Kitley scored a 31 points to lead No. 9 Virginia Tech to a 72-51 victory over UNC Greensboro. Kitley connected on 13 of 22 from the floor and grabbed 10 rebounds to lift the Hokies (3-1) to their second consecutive win. Jayde Gamble scored a career-high 25 points to pace UNC Greensboro (3-2), which saw its three-game winning streak end. … Jacy Sheldon scored 20 points, Taylor Thierry had 14 points and eight rebounds, and No. 15 Ohio State beat East Carolina 7955 in the Baha Mar Pink Flamingo Championship. Ohio State (3-1) will play Oklahoma State on Wednesday. Rebeka Mikulasikova added 12 points and Cotie McMahon and Rikki Harris each had 11 for Ohio State, which was coming off back-to-back dominating home wins last week. Synia Johnson scored eight of her 14 points in the second quarter for East Carolina (22). … Marija Avlijas scored 11 points, Madison Scott added 10 points and No. 24 Mississippi beat Michigan in the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game. The Rebels (5-1) held an opponent to less than 50 points for the third time this season. Marquesha Davis (Springdale) and Snudda Collins each scored nine points for Mississippi. Scott was named the tournament MVP. Laila Phelia led Michigan (41) with 21 points.