No. 16 Syracuse women beat Wake Forest 77-57

Posted at 4:43 PM, Feb 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-17 16:43:36-05

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Miranda Drummond scored 17 points with six rebounds, Tiana Mangakahia had 15 points, six rebounds and nine assists and No. 16 Syracuse defeated Wake Forest 77-57 on Sunday.

Digna Strautmane and Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi added 10 points each for the Orange (19-6, 8-4 ACC), who beat the Demon Deacons (10-15, 1-11) for the fourth time in a row. Syracuse shot 42 percent, better than Wake Forest's 35 percent, and made 13 of 33 from the arc — five by Drummond — to 5 of 14 for Wake Forest.

Alex Sharp, who missed the last 10 games with a broken hand, returned to lead the Demon Deacons with 17 points, with three 3-pointers plus eight rebounds and five assists.

Strautmane made a 3-pointer five seconds into the game and the Orange led thereafter but didn't pull away until the fourth quarter by outscoring Wake Forest 24-11.