Alexis Peterson’s 24 points leads Syracuse women’s basketball past Army

Syracuse women's basketball enjoyed a banner year last season
Sykes and Syracuse won on Friday

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.

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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.

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A 1996 graduate of Syracuse University, Jim has reported on Syracuse sports for the Syracuse University Alumni Club of Southern California on nearly a decade. He has also written a fantasy basketball column published by He currently resides in Syracuse.