Syracuse Women’s Basketball Runs Away with 91-77 Victory at Clemson
By Jesse Cook | @JesseCookTV
A one-point lead late in the first half exploded into a 14-point finish in the Syracuse Women’s Basketball Team’s 91-77 road win over Clemson Sunday afternoon.
With two minutes and nine seconds remaining in the second quarter, the Orange took a 38-37 lead, one which S.U. would never relinquish.
The Orange now stand at 3-2 in A.C.C. play, outshooting their opponents in three of those five tilts.
The Cuse sank 45% of its shots, topping Clemson’s 41%. Additionally, the Orange shot 39% from three-point range, while the Tigers managed just 31% from beyond the arc.
S.U. Dyaisha Fair finished the game as the main star once again, drilling eight field goals, six of which came from beyond the arc, en route to her second 27-point showing of the season. The Buffalo transfer tied her season-high.
Fair’s performance in the win also marked the 11th time this season that she led the Orange in scoring, as well as the 10th time she outscored everyone on both sides of the matchup.
The senior has finished with 10 points or more in every game, reaching above 20 points on eight different occasions.
After the game, Syracuse head coach Felisha Legette-Jack told Fair that the way she led the Orange is admirable. She said, “You ran this team, you handle your business, you didn’t ask for help. You said, ‘Give me the ball, and get the hell out the way. I got this to say.’ That’s a point guard right there. That’s the mindset.”
Syracuse guard Georgia Woolley lent a helping hand with 14 points. Prior to the Sunday, Jan. 1 home loss 56-54 to No. 6 N.C. State, the sophomore had not scored more than 12 points in a game this season. Since that game, Woolley has eclipsed that total in three-straight contests with 23 points against N.C. St., 23 again against Pittsburgh, and 14 against Clemson.
S.U. guard Teisha Hyman added on with 14 points of her own, and she earned the team’s coveted “Player of the Game Award” signified by a decorated orange construction hard hat. The redshirt junior had not scored double-digits in a game since the Thursday, Dec. 29 road loss 86-77 at Louisville when she led the contest in scoring with 27.
Next up is a solid Boston College squadron that toppled Florida State 77-71 Sunday afternoon. The Eagles boast a 13-5 record, taking a 3-2 line in A.C.C. tilts. Syracuse, on the other hand, sits just a game behind B.C. with a 12-4 record and the same 3-2 marker in conference play.