CCSU men's, women's basketball drop weekend road contests

Published on Sunday, 5 December 2021 20:22
Written by TYLER HETU

@TheTylerHetu

Syracuse women’s basketball rolled past the CCSU women Sunday, winning 116-65 in Syracuse.

The loss brings the Blue Devil women to 1-5 on the season while the Orange improve to 5-4.

Both sides kept it at a one-score game through the first half of the first quarter, but Syracuse was able to run off an 11-0 run to exit the first frame ahead at 28-13.

From there, the Blue Devils did their best to claw their way back and make it a one-score game again, but struggled to keep up. By halftime, the score was 65-29 in favor of Syracuse, with the difference growing through the second half.

CCSU was led in scoring by Eden Nibbelink, who was 7-for-9 for 17 points. Ashley Berube scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds/

Forever Toppin led in assists with 10.

Syracuse had every starter in double-digits, with Teisha Hyman leading at 27 points on an efficient 10 of 12 night. Chrislyn Carr had 22 points, Christianna Carr had 17 points, Alaysia Styles had 16 points and Naje Murray had 13 points.

Hyman also had 15 assists and 11 steals, completing a triple-double.

MEN FALL ON THE ROAD

The CCSU men’s basketball team was unable to pick up a second straight win on Saturday, losing to New Hampshire 67-45.

The CCSU men fall to 2-7 this season while UNH improves to 4-2.

The Blue Devils didn’t hold a lead at any point, with UNH opening play with a 7-0 run, which quickly developed into a 12-point lead.

A Joe Ostrowsky steal and score cut the difference down to one at 8:30 in the first half, capping off a 7-0 run for CCSU to make it 14-13. It was the closest the Blue Devils got to evening the score as UNH kicked it into geat in the final minutes of the first half, entering the break ahead 40-23.

Blondeau Tchoukuiegno led New Hampshire in scoring with 20 points. Jayden Martinez had a double-double, scoring 14 points while grabbing 12 rebounds.

Nigel Scantlebury led CCSU in scoring with 15 points, grabbing five rebounds and assisting four scores. He led the team in all three categories.

Ian Krishnan had eight points and Stephane Ayangma had six points off the bench.



Posted in New Britain Herald, CCSU on Sunday, 5 December 2021 20:22. Updated: Sunday, 5 December 2021 20:25.