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Olivia Gaines
Olivia Gaines

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Chester, S.C.

High School:
Chester

Last College:
Louisburg College (N.C.)

Height:
5-7

Position:
G


Junior Year (2013-14)
Played in 32 games with one start (vs. Alabama) ... helped with great defense on Oregon State (Mar. 25) top scorer, especially in second half ... picked up a steal and converted the resulting layup after Georgia (Feb. 27) got within nine midway through the second half ... provided great energy off bench at #15/15 Kentucky (Feb. 20), including three defensive rebounds during a key run late in the first half ... scored an SEC-career high five points against Arkansas (Feb. 9), including a perfect 3-of-3 from the free throw line ... drew her first career start against Alabama (Jan. 19), putting in balanced effort with four points, three assists and three rebounds ... played huge role in second-half comeback at #25/21 Texas A&M (Jan. 16), providing great pressure on the point guard defensively and draining 3 at the end of the shot clock to cap a 16-2 run that helped cut the 17-point halftime deficit to one with 9:38 to play then hit a long jumper to stave off an Aggies' run three minutes later ... continued strong play late in non-conference slate with career-high seven points against Savannah State (Dec. 28), including four points and aggressive defense during key 17-5 run late in first half ... delivered best game of her season against SC State (Dec. 22) with six points, four rebounds and two assists ... provided great spark defensively in second half against #14/13 North Carolina (Dec. 18), helping key a 14-3 run that brought team within two points after trailing by 12 at the half ... was solid in 18 minutes against NC Central (Dec. 2), hitting a pair of field goals, pulling down five rebounds and handing out four assists with just one turnover ... made a statement in her debut with four points, five assists, four rebounds and three steals in 17 minutes against Charleston Southern (Nov. 8).

Prior to South Carolina
Played two seasons for Coach Brett Vana's Hurricanes ... Named Junior/Community College Player of the Year by the Women's Basketball Coaches Association as a sophomore ... Helped team to NJCAA Division II National Championship in 2013 ... Averaged 18.6 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.4 assists and 2.5 steals en route to NJCAA All-America honors in 2012-13, guiding team to a 32-3 record ... Posted 10.0 points per game as a freshman.

High School
Played for Coach Marilyn Milton's Cyclones ... Earned all-region honors three times (2009, 2010, 2011) ... Helped team to a 21-4 record as a junior.

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