CCSU men's basketball, women's basketball both defeated

Published on Sunday, 30 December 2018 21:52
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The Central Connecticut State men’s basketball team fell at Oregon State in its final non-conference tune-up on Saturday, 80-59, at Gill Coliseum.

The Blue Devils were led by junior Jamir Coleman, who scored 16 points.

CCSU slipped to 6-7 overall, while Oregon State moved to 8-4.

The Blue Devils begin Northeast Conference play on Thursday, Jan. 3, when they host Wagner.

The Blue Devils were stymied during a nearly nine-minute stretch in the first half that the Beavers used to pull away and build a comfortable lead that they held throughout.

Back-to-back three-pointers by freshman Ian Krishnan and junior Jamir Coleman gave CCSU an early 8-5 lead before Ethan Thompsan ran off five straight points for the Beavers to make it 10-8 with 15:41 to go in the opening half and give the hosts the lead for good.

CCSU women’s basketball falls to Hartford

The Central Connecticut women’s basketball team fell to the Hartford Hawks 54-52 on Friday night inside Detrick Gymnasium.

Sophomore Ashley Berube recorded her first double-double of the season with 13 points, 12 rebounds, one steal, and two blocks.

CCSU fell to 3-7, while Hartford advanced to 6-7 on the year.

Senior Kiana Patterson scored 14 points. Sophomore Tiffany Slicklein was one basket away from a double-double with eight points and a career-high 11 rebounds.

CCSU opens conference play on Saturday, Jan. 5, at Sacred Heart and returns home on Monday, Jan. 7, against Wagner.

Posted in Newington Town Crier, CCSU on Sunday, 30 December 2018 21:52. Updated: Sunday, 30 December 2018 21:55.