Rips Senegal apart for 42nd Win in a Row

first_imgFive-time defending champion United States stretched its Olympic women’s basketball win streak to 42 games yesterday with a 121-56 rout of Senegal.Diana Taurasi, Breanna Stewart and Sylvia Fowles each netted 15 points to lead seven double-figure scorers for the Americans, all of whom produced points in the Group B preliminary round match.Brittney Griner added 14 points and matched Fowles with a game-high seven rebounds in her US Olympic debut. Fellow newcomer Elena Delle Donne had 11 points and six assists.Fatou Dieng scored 10 points to lead Senegal, the 2015 African champions.The US women have made unbeaten runs to titles in seven of the past eight Olympic tournaments and four of the past five World Championships as well.Next up for the Americans is Spain, whose best Olympic finish was fourth in 2008. WOMEN’S BASKETBALL Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

No. 2 Syracuse squeezes past No. 13 Liberty, 3-2, in overtime

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 3, 2016 at 2:35 pm Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco As the clock approached 67 minutes, it seemed Syracuse was destined to be upset. The defending national champions trailed Liberty by one despite outshooting the latter, 18-8. But with 67:32 gone in the game, Lies Lagerweij finally managed to put the Orange on the board for just the second time. The score tied the game and stayed that way until, in overtime, Lagerweij scored yet again, this time putting the Orange ahead by one.The two goals by Lagerweij within a little over five minutes were the deciding factor in No. 2 Syracuse’s (3-0) 3-2 win over No. 13 Liberty (0-3).While the game was close, Syracuse dominated on the offensive end, taking a total of 22 shots, just 14 landing on goal. Liberty on the other hand, was extremely accurate, as all eight shots taken were on goal.The Orange also took 10 corners as opposed to the Flames’ three. But, with each opportunity Syracuse had, Liberty goalie Allison Schaefer was there to stop it.Throughout the first half, the Orange kept Liberty quiet, not allowing a single shot on goal. In the second half, Liberty put eight on goal, including both its goals in the game. Syracuse still outshot the opposition, 13-8, in the second half but struggled to make a major offensive impact.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOther than Lagerweij’s three shots – and two goals – the rest of the team was extremely active. There were four other SU players with three shots. Laura Hurff, who took three shots, was the other player that scored for the team.The Orange was able to escape an upset scare and can extend its three-game win streak on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 1 p.m. against Hofstra. Commentslast_img read more