The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team defeated the Princeton Tigers, 92-61 in Friday’s game in Cancun, Mexico. A strong performance from behind the arc led the Orange to its highest scoring game of the season.
SU was in control of the game from start to finish. Syracuse lead by as many as 33, while Princeton’s largest lead was only five points.
The Orange went 15-of-29 (51.7 percent) front three-point range and this helped the team pull away from Princeton in the third quarter. SU was efficient through the entire game. The team finished 34-of59 from the field — a very high 57.6 percent clip
Ten different players scored for Syracuse, including four in double digits. The team was lead by Gabrielle Cooper, who scored 20 points and went 6-for-10 from three. Her teammate Tiana Mangakahia had a double-double with 14 points and 11 assists.
The Tigers’ scoring was led by 15 points from Gabrielle Rush. while Carlie Littlefield (11) and Neenah Young (10) were the only other players to scored in double digits for Princeton.
Syracuse dominated on the boards, as they out rebounded Princeton 45-23, and also controlled the paint. The Orange scored 36 points inside, compared to 22 from Princeton. SU also had 34 points off the bench, in comparison to 19 from the Tigers.
The Orange (5-1) look to extend their winning-streak to four as they play DePaul (3-1) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET in the team’s final game of the Cancun Challenge. DePaul is also 2-0 in Mexico, beating the same teams SU did: Kansas State and Princeton. You can catch the game on CollegeSportsLive.