The Syracuse women’s basketball team tied their best start to a season in school history with an 84-80 win last night over DePaul. The win was the Orange’s 15th of the young season, keeping them atop the Big East conference at 3-0.
Kayla Alexander led the way for Syracuse with a monster game, scoring 24 points while grabbing 17 rebounds and recording 4 blocks. Elashier Hall also had a big game, with 23 points and 5 steals.
The Orange had to win a tough game that saw six Blue Demons in double figure scoring numbers on the evening. Jasmine Penny was the leading scorer for DePaul with 16 points, but had efforts of 15, 14, 13, 12, and 10 points respectively from every other Blue Demon logging more than five minutes of play in the game.
This was a tough grind it out victory for the Orange, and coach Quentin Hillsman was happy with the tough victory:
“This was a really gutsy game by our players,” said head coach Quentin Hillsman. “Lacie was hurt and we didn’t know if she was even going to play today, but obviously she showed up really, really big for us. Night in and night out, Kayla Alexander is how we go and when she plays this way, we won’t lose a lot of basketball games.”
Syracuse next hits the road for a very difficult game against the Connecticut Huskies. Opening tip is set for 4 pm. While the game isn’t available on television, you can tune in to the game on the radio while you watch the men’s team beat Louisville for an awesome Orange weekend.