NEW BRITAIN - The CCSU womenâ€™s basketball team wanted to honor its seniors in their final home game of the season Saturday afternoon.
The Blue Devils used nine different scorers to beat St. Francis Brooklyn 71-44.
Kiana Patterson led CCSU with 17 points while Giocelis Reynoso pulled down a game-high 10 rebounds.
The Blue Devils (9-19, 9-8) jumped out to a quick start in the first quarter, outscoring the Terriers 18-4, and never relinquished their lead. By halftime, CCSU took a 37-19 lead into the locker room with eight different players scoring.
Patterson broke out in the second half with seven consecutive points for the Blue Devils to put them up 46-23. CCSU continued to share the basketball in the second half, recording a collective 19 assists.
Freshman Nialla Curtis recorded her first points of the season on a 3-pointer off a pass from Chayla Lewis, and then finished a fastbreak layup with less than a second left to conclude the Blue Devilsâ€™ final home game.
CCSU will close out its 2016-17 campaign on Monday at Bryant at 7 p.m. The Blue Devils will play in the Northeast Conference Quarterfinal game on March 5, with an opponent to be determined.
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