Paradise Jam

South Carolina players Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan and Aliyah Boston share a moment on the bench during their game versus Washington State on Friday at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center.

ST. THOMAS — Aliyah Boston finally got a chance to show her hometown fans what she can do on a basketball court — when she’s not getting in foul trouble, that is.

Boston keyed fifth-ranked South Carolina’s early surge in Friday night’s 68-53 victory over Washington State in the Paradise Jam tournament at the University of the Virgin Islands’ Sports and Fitness Center.