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Syracuse Celebrates Senior Day in 91-75 Loss Against Boston College

Syracuse honored five seniors in its last regular season game and each senior received a framed jersey along with recognition from acting head coach Vonn Read, Syracuse athletic director John Wildhack and senior deputy athletic director Herman Frazier.

All five seniors transferred this season from different colleges around the country, but all are leaving as an Orange.

“The five seniors meant a lot to me…their leadership , they stepped in..they hadn’t played here before,” Read said.

Team Captain Naje Murray exited the game late in the third quarter with an apparent ankle injury. She was helped off the court by her teammates and went straight into the locker room giving a thumbs up to the crowd. Murray did not return to the court but received a standing ovation in the final timeout of the game.

Previous to Syracuse, Murray played at San Diego State from 2017-2019 and spent one year at Texas Tech before spending her last season in Central New York. Murray finished the season averaging 11.3 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

Team captain Chrislyn Carr spent two and a half seasons at Texas Tech where she was named Big 12 Freshman of the Year. She was a mid-year transfer at Baylor but did not appear at any games. Carr finished the season with six games with 20 points or more and shot just under 43% from the field.

Chrissy Carr previously played at Kansas State under her father, Chris Carr for three seasons before coming to Syracuse. For Syracuse, she led the team in made three-pointers with 57 and was second on the team with 18 blocks.

Alaysia Styles previously played three seasons at California before joining the University of Maryland for the 2021 spring semester. At Syracuse Styles was the only active forward for the majority of the season. She averaged six rebounds and led the team in blocks with 20.

Jayla Thortnon previously played at Howard University for four seasons. In her senior season, she was named Mid-Athletic Conference Player of the year her senior season. But this year, Thortnon’s season got cut short during the Battle for Atlantis tournament with an undisclosed injury. She played in five games and averaged 5.6 points off the bench.

Four of the five starters are graduating, leaving Teisha Hyman the only returning starter for next season. The redshirt sophomore led the team in points, with 17 straight games in double figures. She finished with 22 points and seven rebounds.

Boston College came out of the gate hitting five three-pointers to give them an early double digit lead in the first quarter. The Orange struggled defending from beyond the arc in the first half but adjusted after half time and only allowed one three-pointer in the second half.

Syracuse trailed 68-35 when Murray left the game late in the third quarter. The Orange began to pick up momentum. Syracuse went on a 28-6 run in the fourth quarter to make this game within 11 points, but the Orange were short of the victory.

With the regular season in the books, the ACC Tournament will begin on Wednesday March 2nd in Greensboro, North Carolina. Syracuse is the No. 12 seed and will face off against No. 13 Clemson.

The Orange hosted the Tigers back on December 11th during its six game winning streak and defeated Clemson 86-46. The Tigers had no scorers in double figures and shot 15.8% from the arc.

Tip off is set for 1 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.