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Doniyah Cliney
Doniyah  Cliney


Newark, N.J.

High School:
Malcolm X Shabazz



Interdisciplinary Studies


South Carolina WBB vs. Western Carolina (USATSI)

The Gamecocks play host to the Catamounts in non-conference action.


No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 2 Mississippi State

Photos from the NCAA Women's Basketball Championship - Sunday 04/02/17


USATSI Gallery - WBB Final Four - No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 2 Stanford

USATSI Gallery - WBB Final Four - No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 2 Stanford


South Carolina 100, Quinnipiac 58

Photos from No. 1 South Carolina vs. No. 12 Quinnipiac in the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament on March 25, 2017.


South Carolina vs. Minnesota

Dec. 11, 2016

1st -- Games played in a season (37 in 2016-17)
Most games played by a sophomore (37 in 2016-17)

  • Played in all 37 games, including one start
  • Great contributor in postseason, averaging 23.0 minutes over nine games after logging 16.8 in the regular season
  • Led team in rebounding three times -- Saint Peter's, at Savannah St., vs. #10/13 Florida State
  • Hit a pair of free throws late in first quarter of NCAA title game vs. #7/7 Mississippi State (April 2) to give team first lead of the game, swiped a fourth-quarter steal that launched a 10-2 run to seal the championship
  • Scored in transition as part of 13-0 run that turned seven-point deficit into six-point lead in third quarter of NCAA semifinal against #6/6 Stanford (Mar. 31)
  • Great second half on the glass in the NCAA Elite Eight game against #10/13 Florida State (Mar. 27), grabbing five on the defensive end
  • Came up with a steal and layup to cap pivotal 6-1 run to close the third quarter and bring the Gamecocks within two of Arizona State in NCAA Tournament second round (Mar. 19)
  • Netted a career-high 11 points on 4-of-8 shooting in the SEC quarterfinals against Georgia (Mar. 3) ... connected on a 3-pointer with 45 seconds to go in the second quarter to send Carolina into the half with a 26-point lead
  • Baseline jumper late in second quarter at Texas A&M (Feb. 23) launched 10-4 run to close the half that turned a back-and-forth opening 20 minutes into a six-point Gamecock lead
  • Active on offensive glass at Arkansas (Feb. 5), grabbing four of her five on the offensive end -- second-most on the team
  • Facilitated the offense at #25/- Kentucky (Feb. 2) with a game-high six assists, the first of which led to a layup that sparked game-changing 22-4 run to close the first half
  • Dished out three of her career-best six assists at Auburn (Jan. 5) in the fourth quarter
  • Hit a 3-pointer to give Gamecocks first lead at Georgia (Jan. 26) and closed game with four of last five points
  • Picked up two of her three steals in final minute of the first quarter at LSU (Jan. 15) to help Gamecocks to nine-point lead
  • Slowed down #9/9 UCLA's backcourt attack (Dec. 18) and netted the final four points of second quarter to even the score
  • Made an impact on the glass against Clemson (Dec. 15), grabbing a career-best nine boards, including three offensive ... netted a season-high seven points and came up with a steal and layup in transition to cap a pivotal 12-2 Gamecock run in the third quarter that put Carolina in control
  • Matched a career high with eight rebounds against Minnesota (Dec. 11) after earning her first start of the season
  • Was solid defensively in 20 minutes off the bench against #4/4 Louisville (Nov. 27)
  • Tied for team lead in rebounds with eight against Saint Peter's (Nov. 22)

  • Played in 20 games following hand injury suffered in the preseason, drawing three starts
  • Helped pace South Carolina's strong defensive effort against Georgia (Feb. 18) with a career-high three steals
  • Scored five of team's first eight points in first career start against #16/19 Florida (Feb. 11) en route to first double-digit scoring game
  • Efficient in relief of Tiffany Mitchell (injury) against #18/18 Kentucky (Feb. 4), notching seven points (3-of-4 shooting) that included a key bucket in transition during South Carolina's 10-2 run to end the game
  • Scored her four points against Ole Miss (Jan. 28) during 13-4 fourth-quarter run to end Rebels' rally
  • Made an impact on the boards against Ole Miss (Jan. 28), grabbing a career-best three rebounds in 12 minutes of action
  • Showed her court vision at Auburn (Jan. 21) handing out three assists in the second half while capping the third quarter with her first career 3-pointer
  • Added five points to win over No. 20/- Missouri (Jan. 10), finding her way in pace of play on both sides of the ball after not seeing game action since high school (2013-14)
  • Made her South Carolina debut at Vanderbilt (Jan. 7), tallying two points in five minutes of action
  • Had a great preseason before surgery on her right hand in early November ... had cast removed Dec. 17 and was fully cleared for practice in January

  • Received an initial eligibility waiver from the NCAA, allowing her to enroll in school but not compete
  • After focusing on academics in the fall, began practicing with the team in the spring

  • Ranked 13th in the nation among 2014 guards by
  • Scored over 1,000 points in her career
  • Named honorable mention all-state
  • Averaged 13.4 points, 3.3 assists and 5.2 rebounds, shooting 48 percent from the field, including 39 percent from 3-point range as a senior (2013-14)
  • Helped team to state titles her junior (2012-13) and senior (2013-14) seasons
  • Played four seasons for Coach Vanessa Watson's Bulldogs

  • Daughter of Nasheedah Brown and Kishmar Cliney, has a younger sister, Ayannah Kirsey, and younger brothers, Omar Reeds and Raheem Powell
  • Majoring in interdisciplinary studies


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