Syracuse Sets Program Record, Puts Up 116 in Win Against Central Connecticut State
The Orange earned their largest win of the season beating Central Connecticut State 116-65. Syracuse sets a new program record for the most points scored in a game with 116. Cuse improves to 5-4 overall and 5-1 in the dome this season.
“They were going to remember us, but now they won’t forget us,” said Naje Murray in the post game press conference following a record setting day by the Orange.
Teisha Hyman had another career day after setting a career high of 30 points against Ohio State. She was just one rebound away from a quadruple double. Hyman finished with a triple double becoming the 5th player in Syracuse Women’s history to do so. Hyman led the team with 27 points and 15 assists. She also had 11 steals which is a program record.
“She can do some things a lot of girls can’t do,” said acting head coach Vonn Read on Hyman’s historical performance.
Murray was nine points away from her 1,000th career point coming into Sunday’s game. She put the first points on the board from the three point mark. With just under four minutes in the second, Murray scored her 1,000th career point on a layup assisted by Hyman. Murray finished the game with 13 points and 6 assists. She has 1,004 points in her career and 90 of those points came in an Orange and white uniform.
Chrislyn Carr tallied for 22 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds. This is the fourth straight game Carr has accounted for over 20 points.
Syracuse led the entire game. Central Connecticut State’s Ashley Berbue was off to a good start scoring the first 10 of 13 points for the Blue Devils through five minutes of play. The Orange then went on a 15-0 run extending their lead 31-13 at the beginning of the second quarter.
The Orange put up 37 points in the second quarter and went into the locker room leading 65-29. This is the most points scored through two quarters of play in program history. The previous record was 64 points set back in 2013.
Syracuse kept growing their lead throughout the game. They finished shooting 62.3% from the field and 41.7% from three in their most complete win of the season.
“I’ve been in this game for a long time, and that’s some of the cleanest basketball that I’ve been involved with,” said Read following Syracuse’s 116 point performance.
Read used all eight players on the active roster and all eight players put points on the board. The bench players accumulated 21 points in the historical win.
Syracuse will look for their fourth straight on Wednesday December 8th against Cornell at 7 p.m.