Balance leads No. 14 Syracuse women past Siena 102-65
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Briana Day and Alexis Peterson scored 19 points apiece and all five starters were in double figures by the end of the third quarter as No. 14 Syracuse rolled to a 102-65 win over Siena on Monday night.
Brittney Sykes added 18 points, Isabella Slim had 16 and Gabby Cooper 11 for the Orange (2-0). Slim, a senior, also had a career-high 11 rebounds for her first career double-double as Syracuse had a 52-38 advantage on the boards.
Deja Rawls hit a 3-pointer with 22 seconds left to pull Sienna into a 20-20 at the end of one quarter but Cooper opened the second quarter with two 3-pointers. Day followed with two layups for a 10-point lead. That turned into a 25-5 run and Syracuse led 49-29 at the half.
With Slim getting a career-best six steals, the Orange had 24 among the 33 Siena turnovers that led to 29 points.
Jackie Benitez had 18 points for the Saints (0-1).