Scores

Final

Niagara 44

(2-6, 0-5 away)

(23) Syracuse 80

(10-1, 8-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, December 19, 2013

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York

1 2 T
NIAG 23 2144
#23SYR 44 3680

Top Performers

Niagara: V. McQuade 11 Pts, 2 Reb, 1 Stl

Syracuse: B. Sykes 20 Pts, 4 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Brittney Sykes hits 20 points for third game in a row as No. 23 Syracuse dumps Niagara 80-44

Associated Press

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Brittney Sykes scored 20 points and Isabella Slim added 17 more to lead No. 23 Syracuse to an 80-44 win over Niagara on Thursday night.

Syracuse (10-1) opened the game with a 22-6 run to build a lead that was never challenged. Sykes was 6 of 9 from the field and a perfect 8 for 8 from the foul line, making it the third straight game she's scored at least 20 points. Shakeya Leary contributed 13 points for the Orange.

Niagara (2-6) trailed 44-23 at the break and chipped away at the gap in the second half but was unable to catch up. The Purple Eagles shot just 27.1 percent from the field and had 27 turnovers, more than twice as many as Syracuse.

Val McQuade led Niagara with 11 points, while Chanel Johnson scored eight points and pulled in a game-high nine rebounds.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NIAG
SYR
Points 44 80
FG Made-Attempted 16-59 (.271) 24-67 (.358)
3P Made-Attempted 4-22 (.182) 10-26 (.385)
FT Made-Attempted 8-14 (.571) 22-28 (.786)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 22 (0/0) 14 (0/0)

Game Leaders

 
NIAG
SYR
PointsV. McQuade 11B. Sykes 20
ReboundsC. Johnson 9B. Day 7
AssistsS. Maxwell 4R. Coffey 4
StealsV. Rampado 2R. Coffey 3
BlocksG. Baldasare 4B. Butler 1

2013-14 Season

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