The Syracuse women’s basketball team hosted Army at the Carrier Dome and found them to be pleasing guests, as the Orange rolled to a 73-56 victory.
The fourth-seeded Orange (26-7) dominated from the opening tip, rolling up a 23-4 lead at the end of the first quarter and piling up a 30-point lead before halftime. The SU full-court press contributed to forcing 23 turnovers by the Black Knights, who finished their year with a 29-3 record.
Alexis Peterson led the SU attack with 24 points, including a school-best tourney mark of 13-for-13 from the free throw line. Brittney Sykes had 13 points and Briana Day had three blocked shots to go with an 11-point, 12-rebound double-double, her seventh of the season. Cornelia Fondren chipped in with ten points and Brianna Butler secured ten rebounds in the game.
Syracuse will take on the 12th-seeded Albany Great Danes, who took down #5-seed Florida at the Carrier Dome, 61-58. Imani Tate led Albany with 28 points in the game. The SU-Albany game will be on Sunday, with game time and television coverage to be determined.