Orange Defeats Jacksonville, 65-49

Syracuse leads wire-to-wire in seventh win of the year

SYRACUSE, N.Y – The RV/RV Syracuse University women’s basketball team recorded a 65-49 victory against Jacksonville on Monday night in the Carrier Dome. Syracuse led wire-to-wire in its seventh win of the 2015-16 season.

“I thought in the second half our kids did a very good job of being aggressive,” head coach Quentin Hillsman stated. “We did a very good job of keeping pressure on them and doing the things we do well.”

The Orange (7-3, 0-0) opened the game with a 15-6 advantage against the Dolphins (6-6, 0-0), thanks to four 3-point field goals from junior forward Isabella Slim, senior guard Brianna Butler, and junior guard Alexis Peterson. Syracuse matched a season-high with eight 3-pointers in the first half of competition, en route to a 38-22 halftime edge.

BOX SCORE: SYRACUSE 65 JACKSONVILLE 49

Jacksonville kept it close until an Orange run that spanned the end of the third quarter and the start of the final frame. Syracuse outscored JU, 16-1, to take a 63-36 lead with 6:06 remaining in regulation. SU coasted the rest of the way to a 16-point victory.

Senior guard Brianna Butler scored a season-high 16 points on the night. The nation’s active career leader in 3-point field goals made knocked down her first three 3-point field goal attempts. Butler is nine points shy of passing Beth Record for ninth on the Syracuse all-time scoring list.

Redshirt junior guard Brittney Sykes tallied the team’s first double-double of the 2015-16 campaign on Monday. Sykes tallied 11 points and 10 rebounds for her fifth double-double of her collegiate career.


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