GAMEDAY Womens Basketball

South Florida 77, Syracuse 53

Associated Press

PARADISE ISLAND, Bahamas - Bethy Mununga had a season high 18 points with 12 rebounds to help No. 23 South Florida beat Syracuse 77-53 in the first round of the women's Battle 4 Atlantis.

The Bulls (3-1) advanced to Sunday's semifinals to face No. 2 Connecticut, which beat Minnesota in Saturday's opener and first game of the inaugural women's tournament at the Atlantis resort.

Mununga hadn't scored in double figures for any of the first three games, but the 6-foot senior had 12 points by halftime. Last year's No. 3 rebounder in Division I (12.9) also had secured her 10th rebound for a double-double by midway through the third quarter.

Sydni Harvey and Elena Tsineke each added 17 points for South Florida. The Bulls also shot 50% after halftime after a cold-shooting start, while they also finished with a 50-30 advantage on the glass that created a 22-2 advantage in second-chance points.

Christianna Carr scored 14 points to lead the Orange (2-2), who will face the Golden Gophers in Sunday's consolation bracket. Syracuse shot just 37% and made 7 of 27 3-pointers (26%).


South Florida
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
B. Mununga F 28 7-12 3-5 1-1 3-12 2 0 1 4 2 18
S. Leverett C 26 1-3 2-2 0-0 2-5 0 0 0 0 3 4
E. Pinzan G 30 0-6 0-0 0-4 0-2 9 0 1 1 1 0
E. Tsineke G 30 6-12 4-4 1-3 2-6 2 0 2 4 0 17
S. Harvey G 23 6-12 2-2 3-7 1-1 1 0 3 0 3 17
M. Alvarez 15 2-5 0-0 2-5 0-0 1 0 0 2 0 6
C. Bermejo 13 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-6 0 0 0 0 1 2
D. Fankam Mendjiadeu 13 1-8 2-4 0-0 4-8 0 1 2 0 0 4
A. Wilson 12 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-0 4 0 1 0 1 3
S. Guerreiro 4 0-2 0-0 0-2 1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0
P. Williams 4 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 4
O. Betancourt 1 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 2
B. Weary 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 28-69
(.406)
13-17
(.765)
8-25
(.320)
18-50 19 1 10 11 11 77


Syracuse
Player Pos Min FG-FGA FT-FTA 3P-3PA OR-TR Ast Blk Stl TO PF Pts
A. Styles F 27 3-5 0-0 0-0 2-3 0 1 0 1 3 6
C. Carr G 36 3-11 0-0 0-6 0-3 3 0 0 3 1 6
N. Murray G 32 4-8 0-0 1-2 0-4 4 0 2 3 1 9
C. Carr G 31 4-10 2-2 4-9 0-2 0 1 1 2 3 14
T. Hyman G 24 2-7 0-0 0-1 0-5 3 0 0 3 2 4
E. Walker 24 2-4 0-0 0-1 2-7 1 1 2 0 3 4
J. Thornton 15 3-10 0-0 2-8 0-2 0 0 0 0 2 8
A. Rice 8 0-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 2 1 2
A. Irvin 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 1 0 0
J. Walker 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
N. Wilson 1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Totals   200 21-57
(.368)
4-4
(1.000)
7-27
(.259)
4-30 11 3 5 15 16 53


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