Syracuse women's basketball defeats Clemson 86-51

The Syracuse University women’s basketball team extended its home win streak to 12 games inside the Carrier Dome with an 81-56 win over Clemson on Thursday night. 

The Orange are 11-0 at home this season, just one of eight teams in Division I to reach such a feat. 

Syracuse opened the game with a 14-2 run and led by as many as 13 points in the first quarter. Clemson closed the gap to eight, with 2:18 to play, on a 3-pointer by Danielle Edwards. 

Alexis Carter made the first of two free throws to make it 23-16 with 28 seconds left. The Orange hand one last opportunity that Gabrielle Cooper capitalized on, hitting her third trey of the quarter for a 26-16 lead at the end of the frame.

By the second quarter media timeout, ‘Cuse was holding on to a comfortable double-figure lead, 36-24, with under five minutes remaining in the first half. The Orange shot 47.1 percent from the field (8-for-17) in the quarter to lead 45-31 at the break. 

Syracuse pulled ahead by 38 points in the final quarter with 2:53 to go. 

The Orange shot an impressive 57.1 percent through the final two frames and 44.4 percent from behind the arc. 

Tiana Mangakahia had a team-high 18 points while three other members of the Orange scored in double-figures. ‘
Cuse improves to 16-5 overall and 4-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference while Clemson moves to 11-10 and 1-7 in the league.

Syracuse will head to the Bay State on Sunday, Jan. 28, to face Boston College inside Conte Forum. Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. and the game can be streamed live on ACC Network Extra.

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