Syracuse 85, Le Moyne 51

11/16/2008 - Syracuse Orange

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Jonny Flynn scored 17 points to lead five Syracuse players in double figures, and the Orange beat crosstown foe Le Moyne 85-51 in their season opener Sunday night.

Eric Devendorf had 14 points, Paul Harris had 12 points and 10 rebounds, Andy Rautins finished with 12 points and a career-high nine assists, and Arinze Onuaku had 12 points.

Christopher Johnson had 16 points to lead the Dolphins, Laurence Ekperigin had 14 and seven rebounds, and Kevin Roth had 10 points.

It was the first game in 14 years between the teams and it was no contest from the outset. The Division II Dolphins could do little right in the opening half, committing 15 turnovers and shooting 8-for-34 (24 percent).

Syracuse scored the first 13 points before Ekperigin finally broke through with a twisting drive at 14:53. The Orange led 38-19 at halftime.