Wilson Scores 1,000th Point in Loss at Syracuse

Wilson Scores 1,000th Point in Loss at Syracuse

Rhody Starters
Ross, Wilson, M. Johnson, Ward, Motrechuk

Syracuse Starters
Peterson, Slim, Cooper, Sykes, Day

How It Happened
Junior captain Charise Wilson reached 1,000 career points in the first quarter, but Rhode Island fell 95-49 at No. 13/14 Syracuse in the season opener for both teams Friday afternoon.

Syracuse – which reached the national championship game last season – used its 3-point shooting to open up an early lead. The Orange made eight shots from beyond the arc in the first half, which helped build a 13-point advantage at the break, 36-23.

The second half was all Syracuse, as the Orange pushed to as many as 46 points and coasted to the victory.

Inside the Box Score

  • Sophomore Dina Motrechuk scored a career-high 16 points, reaching double digits in scoring for the first time. She added a career-high 13 rebounds for her first career double-double. 
  • Junior Dominique Ward was the second Ram in double figures, finishing with 10 points, six rebounds and two steals.
  • Sophomore Amari Johnson matched her career high with nine points.
  • Ward made a pair of 3-point shots, making 2-of-6 attempts. The rest of the team combined to go 0-for-11 from 3-point range.
  • Junior Charise Wilson became the 21st player in program to score 1,000 career points when she made a free throw in the first quarter. Wilson finished with 1,004 points, which moved her past Yatar Kuyateh (1,001 points from 1998-2002) into 20th place on Rhody's all-time list. 
  • Wilson also set career highs with 10 assists and 10 rebounds, giving her the first double-double of her career. She added three steals and five points.
  • Sophomore Josie Chaves and freshmen Ednaija Lassiter and Nicole Jorgensen all made their collegiate debuts for the Rams.
  • Syracuse enjoyed a significant advantage beyond the arc. The Orange made 17 3-pointers, while Rhode Island had two.

Stat of the Game
– Rhode Island committed 43 turnovers, which led to 38 points for Syracuse.

What's Next
Rhode Island hosts Marist in its home opener Sunday, Nov. 13. Game time is 2 p.m.