Hyman’s 23 points spark Syracuse’s 79-60 win over Morgan State
Hyman's career high performance leads SU over Morgan State
It started with a layup, a pull-up in transition, and a handful of free throws. Then another jumper, and another layup.
All of a sudden, Teisha Hyman had taken over the first half of Syracuse’s Wednesday night matchup with Morgan State at the Dome. The redshirt sophomore from White Plains, New York, provided half of the Orange’s 34-point first half, nearly matching the Bears (18) on her own and setting a new career-high.
Teisha Hyman hit a career-high 17 points in the first half 😳
— 'Cuse Hoops (@CuseWBB) November 18, 2021
Hyman finished with 23 points, as Syracuse defeated Morgan State 79-60 to improve to 2-1 on the season.
“It felt really good, you know, I felt comfortable,” Hyman said after the game. “I just wanted to keep it going, so I tried my best to keep it going.”
“I think Teisha’s just being Teisha,” acting head coach Vonn Read said. “Teisha’s exceptional at the top of the press because she’s active, she’s got long arms, she’s athletic. She’s aggressive and she’ll take some chances up there.”
Hyman said she relies on her instincts while patrolling the top of Syracuse’s half-court press, which helped her collect 3 steals tonight. “I give Najé (Murray) credit, me and her have got a little thing going on here with each other,” she said.
“It’s just chemistry building every game. I think we get better at it every single game,” Murray said. “It gets people quickly. It’s gotten really good teams, and it’s gotten, you know, different teams, but it’s working for us.”
Murray tallied 10 points, three rebounds and three assists on the night. “At this point in my career, I’m only taking the good shot,” Murray said. “Being in college for five years, I know what’s a good shot. I know what’s a right shot. I know what’s a timely shot. Not everyone’s going to take 15 attempts, but we have the right people doing that, and I’m okay with playing my role.”
Christianna Carr piled on 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds. Her three-pointer capped off the night for the Orange.
“It’s nice to have her help stretch us out. We can do a lot of four or five out. You have to pick your poison,” Murray said. “Having someone of Chrissy’s size being able to step out, that gives us an advantage.”
Reed said tonight was a little bit different from Syracuse’s last game, which the Orange lost to Notre Dame 82-56 in their ACC and home opener. “Notre Dame is Notre Dame, you know. They’re a really good basketball team,” Reed said.
Next up for the Orange is No. 23 South Florida on Saturday. Syracuse will travel to the Bahamas for the Bad Boy Mowers Women’s Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament