Central Connecticut men, women roll past Hartford

Published on Monday, 20 December 2021 20:39
Written by TYLER HETU

@TheTylerHetu

Central Connecticut men's and women's basketball both had home wins last week, with the men pulling out a win over Hartford on Saturday and the women storming off with a win over Hartford on Friday.

The Blue Devil men opened play against the Hawks trading scores through the first half, going back and forth from 10-10 to 15-15 before Hartord extended the game a four-point lead.

The Hawks had the difference up to nine before back-to-back 3-point scores from Ian Krishnan and Tre Mitchell, and one free throw from Andre Snoddy, cut the difference down to 31-29.

Krishnan got to the charity stripe in the final seconds to make the game even at 31-31 with 23 seconds to go.

Hartford converted one of two free-throw attempts to take a narrow one-point lead, but Krishnan got fouled on a 3-point attempt with time expiring to head to the line with a chance for CCSU to take the lead.

Krishnan converted on all three attempts, giving CCSU a 34-32 lead at the break. CCSU never surrendered the lead, with the game going to a one-possession contest twice through the second quarter.

Krishnan was the leading scorer for CCSU with 21 points, shooting 5 of 7 from the field with seven free throws. Nigel Scantlebury had 18 points and six assists in the win as well.

Snoddy and Mitchell shipped in 12 points each. Snoddy tied Jayden Brown as the team's leading rebounder with nine boards.

As a team, CCSU had one of its best shooting days of the season, shooting 46.9% from the field and 52.6% from beyond the arc.

Hartford was led by Moses Flowers' 24 points and nine rebounds.

Next for CCSU was supposed to be a contest against Rutgers, but the game was postponed  Monday afternoon with no official rescheduling date announced.

CCSU HAUL OFF FOR 'W'

Friday night everything was falling for the Central Connecticut women's basketball team in a 73-50 home win over Hartford.

The Blue Devils launched ahead with a 12-0 run to start the game, which quickly turned into a 20-4 lead in the first quarter.

CCSU had the scoring advantage in every quarter but the fourth, but by then Hartford was chasing a 20-plus point differential.

From there, CCSU contained control the whole way through as it connected from 3-point range 16 times – the most in a game for the program since the 1998-99 season.

Eden Nibbelink scored 16 points and grabbed 10 rebounds, the lone double-double of the game for CCSU. Ashley Berube and Dejah Jenkins both scored 14 points as well.

Nine players for CCSU came off the bench with Belle Lanpher leading them in points with seven.

Paula Maurina scored 10 points for Hartford, the team-high.



Posted in New Britain Herald, CCSU on Monday, 20 December 2021 20:39. Updated: Monday, 20 December 2021 20:41.