SYRACUSE, N.Y — On Sunday afternoon the Syracuse Orange women recorded their sixth win of the season defeating Central Connecticut 95-63.
Coach Quentin Hillsman’s team stuffed the the stat sheets with two seniors recording double doubles.
The dynamic duo of Alexis Peterson and Brittney Sykes had 26 points each against the Blue Devils. Peterson also had 10 assists while Sykes had 14 rebounds. The two have been playing together for four years now and said that they work well together and push each other to be better.
Peterson, Sykes and the rest of the team use a “sandwich” technique, where they compliment each other, followed by a piece of constructive criticism, and another compliment. They said this helps them improve.
“A big part of our team is just accountability.” Peterson said. “We want to point out what we can do better but also point out the things that we are doing well, the things that are helping us win.”
When asked about how they continue to get these number, Sykes said they have to want it.
“If you want the ball you’re going to do everything possible to get it,” Sykes said.
Coach Hillsman had high praise for the pair.
“We have one of the best combinations I think in the country,” he said.
Peterson and Sykes weren’t the only members of the Orange that put up points on Sunday. Briana Day scored 22 points with eight rebounds. Day said she still needs to keep working to get better, regardless of the numbers.
The Orange will be back in the Carrier Dome on Wednesday at 11 a.m. when they take on Coppin State.