No. 18 Syracuse women ease by Bucknell 70-56

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Freshman Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi had a season-high 19 points and eight rebounds, nearly getting her second straight double-double, and No. 18 Syracuse eased past Bucknell 70-56 on Sunday.

Tiana Mangakahia, who entered averaging a team-high 17.3 points, added 13 points for Syracuse (3-1), which was 16 of 21 from the line compared to Bucknell’s eight attempts.

The Bison used a 9-0 run to pull within two points late in the first half, but Syracuse had a 34-28 lead at the break after Miranda Drummond’s 4-point play. The Orange closed the third quarter on a 5-0 run for a 54-48 lead after forcing 21 turnovers.

Ellie Mack and Abby Kapp each scored 11 points for Bucknell (2-2). Kyi English added 10 points and Kaitlyn Slagus had nine points and seven rebounds. Mack had three of Bucknell’s nine 3-pointers.

There were 55 combined turnovers in the game, 31 by Bucknell.

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