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Syracuse women’s basketball dominates Towson, 98-55

No. 12 Syracuse takes care of business versus Towson. The Orange improve to 7-2 on the season.

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The Syracuse Orange women’s basketball team beat the Towson Tigers 98-55 on Sunday at the Carrier Dome. Syracuse, now 7-2, had contributions from a number of players as five players scored in double-digits on the day.

SU’s win was never in doubt as they outscored Towson by 20 or more points in each half. There was one lead change in the entire game. The Tigers led 3-2 in the first quarter, and never would again. Syracuse led 52-29 at halftime and kept its foot on the gas in the second half. The biggest lead of the game was 45 points.

The leading scorer for the Orange was Digna Strautmane, who scored 19 points. Tiana Mangakahia continued her great season as she had another double-double, with 13 points and 12 assists.

Miranda Drummond had a double of her own, adding 17 points and 10 rebounds. Gabrielle Cooper and Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi both had 15 points as well.

Syracuse got to the line and took advantage of its opportunities. The team shot over 80% from the free throw line, finishing 21-of-26 for the game.

Kionna Jeter led Towson with 19 points. She was one of only two players to score in double- digits for the Tigers. One reason for that was the stingy SU defense that forced 30 turnovers, which led to 31 points off turnovers.

Syracuse (7-2) plays Maryland-Eastern Shore on December 5 at 7 p.m. ET at the Carrier Dome. This is the first of two games at home before the team travels to St. Petersburg, Fla. to play Duquesne and UCF in the St. Pete Shootout. That tournament will wrap up out-of-conference play, before the Orange open conference play against Clemson on January 3.