Back-to-back victories last week helped Syracuse stay inside the Associated Press Top 25 poll for the fifth straight week of the season. The No. 20 Orange beat previously-ranked Michigan State last Wednesday before cruising past Central Connecticut State, 95-63, on Sunday afternoon.The Orange (6-3) has won two straight for the first time since the season’s opening two contests, when SU reached the No. 14 ranking. In Week 3, after a 3-0 start, SU moved up to No. 11, the highest rank in program history.Three losses in four games followed, bumping Syracuse to No. 20, where it has now sat the last two weeks. Senior guard and Naismith watch list honoree Alexis Peterson leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in scoring with 23.1 points per game. Brittney Sykes averages 17.8 points per game and Briana Day 12.9 to lead SU.Seven ACC teams placed in the Top 25. Notre Dame lost the top spot it held for four weeks to four-time defending national champion Connecticut. No. 7 Florida State, No. 8 Louisville, No. 14 Miami, No. 20 Syracuse, No. 21 Duke and No. 25 Virginia Tech round out the ranking.Syracuse hosts two teams this week: Coppin State (0-7) on Wednesday at 11 a.m. and Niagara (3-4) on Saturday at 3 p.m.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm Contact Matthew: email@example.com | @MatthewGut21
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“Rob amazes you every time he goes out there,” Panthers coach Wayne Ellis said. “This is the first time I can remember our school being able to compete with teams of this caliber.” Brian Dearth went the first four innings for the Rams (4-1) and struck out five, but gave up three third-inning runs. Rasmussen walked and scored on an RBI single by James Wiley. Tim Feess doubled and scored on a single by Michael Defazio and Simmons Borchert drove in Wiley with a sacrifice fly. Michael Mendoza doubled and scored on a double by William Do for the Rams’ lone run. “Winning this tournament was a goal of ours, but we weren’t sure how realistic it was for a small school like ours,” Rasmussen said. “I’m happy with how well we played this tournament, but Rasmussen was just better than us today,” Rams coach Barry Bacon said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! At one point, Rasmussen struck out eight consecutive and 10 of 11 batters between the second and fifth innings. “This is probably the best high school game I’ve played in against this kind of competition,” Rasmussen said. TEMPLE CITY – Rob Rasmussen’s 15th strikeout of the game helped lift Pasadena Poly’s baseball team to a 3-1 victory over Temple City in the championship game of the Monrovia-Temple City Tournament on Saturday. The UCLA-bound left-hander gave up two doubles in the first inning and then dominated the rest of the game. He went the distance, giving up three hits and a walk.