SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- The Syracuse defense gives up the fewest number points in a game this season, in the 76-30 victory over the Copper State Eagles Wednesday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
Senior Alexis Peterson tied her season-high with 6 steals, while also leading all players in points and assists with 16 and nine.
The Orange went on a 26-0 run to start off the game. The Eagles were in danger of not making a single basket in the first quarter. But, with eight seconds to go, CSU's Mia Crooms got her team on the board with a layup through the outstretched arms of SU's Bria Day.
The Eagles would tack on just five more points before the half-way buzzer. They had attempted 31 shots in the first 20 minutes, making just three. The Orange was 16-36 at that point in the game.
Syracuse went into the locker room at the half-way mark having kept the Eagle offense to just seven points, leading by a score of 43-7.
In the final quarter, Syracuse was outscored by Coppin 18-15, thanks to Tiara Goode who made four three-pointers in the last 10 minutes of the game. She was responsible for half of her team's total points, 15 points in her 26 minutes of work.
The Orange shot 40.8 percent (29-71) from the field with 50 rebounds, 32 off of the opponent's board. Briana Day led with 14 grabs and Bria Day had five of her team's 12 blocks, which was also the team's season-high.
The Eagles' 21.8 shot percentage (12-55) was the second-lowest of their season.
Sophomore Abby Grant, who had been suffering from some pain to her Achille's tendon over the past week, landed three of her five shots today--all three-pointers.
Coppin State is still looking for its first win of the '16-'17 season. They are currently 0-8.
It was School Day in the Carrier Dome, which saw many students from local schools in attendance. The 3,932 that watched the Orange victory were the third most in program history.
SU women's hoops are now 7-3 on the season and remain undefeated at home. They will return to the Dome on Saturday to take on Niagara University at 3 p.m as part of a double header with the men's team. They face Boston University at noon.