Sophomore Kiah Stokes did not play after a recurrence of pain in her left shin. She had already missed five games this season with a stress reaction in the area.
“I don’t know anymore. It’s going to be one of those situations where we’ll just have to come to the gym every day and see what happens,” Auriemma said. “I don’t know if there will be a time when she is 100 percent during the season. It likely will all depend on how much she can manage [pain]. Some days it will be better, some days it will be worse.”
Now that Stef Dolson has passed 1,000 career points, Kelly Faris is next in line. She scored eight Saturday and now needs 113 to become the 37th on the list. Faris, still the nation’s assist/turnover leader (3.88) after turning it over seven times against Louisville, now has 68 assists and 19 turnovers this season.
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, second in the nation in three-point shooting percentage (49.4) was 6 of 13 on Saturday. Penn State’s Maggie Lucas came into weekend as the nation’s leader (53.2). …Syracuse center Kayla Alexander needed 21 points to surpass Nicole Michael as the program’s all-time leading scorer. She had just four points in 11 minutes before fouling out. .. Stewart and Syracuse freshman Brittney Sykes were AAU teammates.
Oh, by the way, here is a picture of KML’s baby brother Zander taken during the postgame when she was holding him as she spoke to reporters. Is this kid cute or what?