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Syracuse’s Winning Streak Stays Alive

The Orange earned their sixth straight win beating UMBC 82-50. Syracuse moves to 8-4 on the season and 7-1 in the Dome.

All five starters for Syracuse scored in double digits. Chrislyn Carr scored 18 points which is her eight consecutive game scoring double digits.

Chrissy Carr put up the first points on the board for the Orange for three. The Orange went on a 12-0 run before UMBC’s Janee’a Summers made a successful basket from behind the arc to get the Retrievers on the board. The Orange finished the quarter leading 26-10.

Syracuse only grew their lead from there. They went into the locker room leading 44-23. Alaysia Styles, Chrissy Carr and Chrislyn Carr all scored over 10 points in the first twenty minutes of play. The team as a whole shot 51.6% from the field which is a season high in the first half, while UMBC was held to just 38.2%.

Naje Murray put up three on the board to start the second half. She finished the day with 15 points and seven rebounds. This is Murray’s sixth consecutive game scoring at least 13 points.

All nine players on the active roster played for the Orange, and seven of them put points on the board.

UMBC only had one player score in the double digits which was Onome-Juliet Esadah. She finished the game with a double-double with 18 points and 13 rebounds.

The Orange were successful on the offense scoring 45.6% from the field. Alaina Rice led the team with 10 rebounds, eight of those rebounds coming on the offense. The team had a total of 18 offensive rebounds which is the most offensive rebounds they have had since their win against Ohio State.

Syracuse’s defensive pressure was a big factor in this win. The Orange forced 27 turnovers, which is their most all season.

The Orange will look to make it seven straight wins in their last non-conference game against Siena on Wednesday, December 22nd. Tip off is at 2 p.m.

Katelyn McCarthy covers Syracuse Women's Basketball for WAER and is a graduate student at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications.