Central Connecticut women's basketball suffers 10th straight loss to open season

Published on Sunday, 17 December 2017 22:45
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STONY BROOK, N.Y. - The Central Connecticut women’s basketball team came up short at Stony Brook on Sunday, losing 60-55 inside Island Federal Credit Union Arena.

The Blue Devils (0-10) had three players in double-digit scoring, led by junior (14 points, 7 rebounds, 3 steals). Junior had 13 points.

The first half featured 10 lead changes. In the first quarter, the Blue Devils went on an 11-5 run that was ignited by graduate student ’s 3-for-3 effort from the charity stripe after getting fouled on a three-pointer.

The Blue Devils led 19-16 at the end of the first quarter.

The Blue Devils held Stony Brook to just 32 points, the least points allowed to an opponent in the first half all season, as CCSU trailed 32-29 at the break.

After Stony Brook (7-4) opened the third quarter on a 4-0 run, junior gave the Blue Devils a jolt at with a 6-0 run herself. Hines converted an old fashioned three-point play at the 7:11 mark in the third, then knocked down a right-wing three on the following possession.

The Blue Devils out-scored SBU 14-13 in the final period, including a pair of clutch three-pointers from Johnson and Hines, but was unable to close the gap past four points in the closing minutes.

The CCSU women’s basketball team will conclude its 2017-18 non-conference slate on Thursday, on the road at Vermont.

The Blue Devils will face off against the Catamounts inside Patrick Gymnasium at 11 a.m. on ESPN3.

Posted in New Britain Herald, CCSU on Sunday, 17 December 2017 22:45. Updated: Sunday, 17 December 2017 22:47.