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The big night of basketball legend Aliyah Boston from South Carolina in the WNBA

South Carolina basketball legend Aliyah Boston has been making waves in the WNBA in recent weeks. After a slow start to the year in which she wasn't used as much as she should have in the Indiana Fever's offense, Boston has posted four double-doubles in her last five games. In those games, she averaged 18.4 points, 11.4 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 2 blocks per game while shooting 64% from the field. Unsurprisingly, the Fever have gone 4-1 during that span.

Her most recent strong performance came on Friday night against the Atlanta Dream, when she played perfectly (literally) in a win.

In the 91-79 win, Boston recorded another double-double despite playing just 26 minutes. She scored 10 points on a perfect 5-of-5 field shot and grabbed 10 rebounds, including 3 on offense. The former Gamecock player added 3 blocked shots, an assist and a steal and got her name on the scoresheet. She is only the fourth Fever player to ever record a double-double on 100% shooting from the field.

Former Gamecocks Victaria Saxton (Indiana Fever), Allisha Gray (Atlanta Dream) and Laeticia Amihere (Atlanta Dream) also played in the game. Gray scored 17 points and Amihere was the only Dream player to finish the game with a positive +/-.

Boston's big game helped Indiana to its fourth straight win, something the franchise hasn't accomplished in nearly a decade. Since starting 0-5, the Fever have gone 7-5 and are now eyeing a playoff spot.

Boston's recent success has catapulted them back into the All-Star Game lineup. Boston is ranked third in the WNBA All-Star Game fan vote behind expected top-2 players A'ja Wilson and the hugely popular Caitlin Clark.

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