Sophie Burrows Shines as No. 25 Syracuse Women’s Basketball Remains Undefeated at Home

Sunday, Jan 07, 2024 at 9:42 pm by Sports Editor

By Nicholas Waley | @nicholas_waley

SYRACUSE, N.Y. – No. 25 Syracuse (11-2 | 2-1 in the ACC) overcame a late scare to

secure a 71-64 victory against Boston College (9-7 | 1-2 in the ACC) at the JMA

Wireless Dome, maintaining their undefeated record at home this season. Dyaisha Fair

led the way in points for SU with 21 but the standout of the game was Freshman Sophie

Burrows, with a career high of 17 points and 7 rebounds off the bench.


The Orange’s first home game of 2024 got off to a sloppy start, marked by eight

consecutive misses and five turnovers in the opening quarter. However, Syracuse

regained momentum, engaging in a back-and-forth battle with Boston College. In the

second quarter, Syracuse asserted dominance with an 18-6 run in the final 8 minutes,

contributing to a 32-22 lead at halftime. Burrows played a crucial role, scoring 7 points

in the second quarter alone.


Boston College struggled to score outside the paint all evening with 75% of their

points coming from within the key. In contrast, Syracuse excelled in second-chance

opportunities, securing 17 points compared to Boston College’s nine.


The third quarter saw Syracuse extend its lead to as much as 19 points, thanks

to a 10-2 run at the start of the second half. Burrows continued her impressive

performance with 6 points in the quarter, while Kennedi Perkins contributed with 75%

success from the free throw line. Boston College faced challenges at the charity stripe

all night, shooting a mere 47%.


Entering the final 10 minutes, Boston College trailed by 14. A late surge from the

Eagles narrowed the deficit to seven with under 5 minutes remaining. However, The duo

of Sophie Burrows and Dyaisha Fair helped seal the game for the Orange. Burrows

showcased her skills with a beautiful sky-hook to make it 62-52 with 1:18 left, while Fair

secured the win by hitting seven of her eight free throws in the late stages, preventing

Boston College from mounting the comeback.


Syracuse travels to North Carolina to face off against Wake Forest on

Thursday before returning to the 315 for back to back home games against Clemson

and Florida State.


Make sure to follow the Citrus TV’s Women’s Basketball beat reporter Andrew

Della Piana: @Dellie_5 on X for live in-game updates and coverage all season long