Syracuse ended the road portion of the regular season Thursday with a 69-60 loss to No. 8 NC State (24-4, 13-4 ACC) in Raleigh, N.C. Kiara Lewis recorded her second consecutive 20-point game in the defeat and Emily Engstler scored her 250th point of the year. The Orange (15-13, 9-8 ACC) return to the hardwood Sunday afternoon to host Boston College (17-11, 10-7 ACC) at the Carrier Dome in the final regular-season game of the year.
“NC State is a quick, athletic team. They were first to the glass today and it didn’t help that we missed a lot of shots,” head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “They did what they do. They have a lot of balance and they scored a lot of points with other players.”
Kiara Lewis’ game-high 20 points took her over the 500-point mark for the year, a career-best for the redshirt junior. It’s her ninth time dropping 20 this season and marks the third time this year she’s had back-to-back 20-point outings. Lewis scored 24 against Notre Dame last Sunday.
Final from Raleigh. We’re back home Sunday to close out the Dome for the 2019-20 season. pic.twitter.com/H40JCywwER
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