SU lights out against Friars

Orange snap losing streak on the road against Providence

The Syracuse women's basketball team shots just kept falling and falling, en route to an 80-54 point victory over Providence on Tuesday night at Alumni Hall. Star player Iasia Hemingway lead the SU (14-9, 3-6) team with 24 points in 33 minutes of play. 

Hemingway not only lead the way for SU she also did it efficiently by shooting 9-of-13 from the field. SU guard Rachel Coffey hit all four of her shots from the field, three of which were from long range. She finished the game with 13 points, 4 assists and 3 steals. 

The Friars (12-10, 4-5) came into the game with seven wins at home but were unable to repeat that same feat as they were run out of their own building. Starting off slow was the downfall of Providence as they ended up shooting 33 percent from the field in the first half. Teya Wright, the Friars leading scorer, did all she could to prevent the lead from mounting but not even her 15 points were enough to ward off the Orange. 

Not only was shooting a key feature to the win, rebounding played a part as well. Being able to dominate the boards gave SU an interior edge. SU manhandled the Friars with 20 more defensive rebounds and Carmen Tyson-Thomas had a big part to do with that. She had 8 rebounds to go along with her 11 points. Kayla Alexander had a big night on the boards as well as she aided the cause with 8 rebounds and 10 points in 21 minutes of action.

The game was critical for both teams as they are fighting for positioning in the Big East. SU moved a game closer to a middling pack of three and four-win teams in the Big East, which includes Providence. SU returns home on Saturday to play South Florida at 1:00 p.m. 


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