Lydon scores season-high 19 points for CCSU women's basketball in loss to Wagner

Published on Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:12
Written by RYAN CHICHESTER

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STATEN ISLAND – A season-high 19 points from senior Andi Lydon wasn’t enough for the CCSU women’s basketball team on Saturday afternoon, as the Blue Devils fell to Wagner 70-62 on the road.

The defeat is the third straight for CCSU, who fell to 6-16 on the season and 3-9 in NEC play.

The Seahawks burned the Blue Devils from beyond the arc with 10 3-pointers, the final triple coming in the final two minutes of the second half to put Wagner ahead by seven, putting the game out of reach.

CCSU had the hot hand early, hitting four of its first five shots, but three straight 3-pointers by the Seahawks put the Blue Devils behind 13-11.

Lydon and fellow senior Kiana Patterson matched Wagner’s efficiency from downtown, knocking down four triples apiece in the first half to give CCSU a 41-34 lead at the break.

The 41 first half points were the most scored by the Blue Devils this season. Normally, it would have been enough to record a win, but the Seahawks’ shooters continued to connect from long range in the second half.

Wagner opened the third quarter on an 11-2 run, while Lydon tried to carry the Blue Devils’ offense through the period. The senior scored seven of the team’s 11 points in the quarter to tie the game at 52, but an 8-0 by Wagner in the fourth gave the Seahawks a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

Wagner’s offensive showing resulted in four different players in double figures, including Khaleah Edwards, who led the team with 13 points. Patterson finished with 16 for the Blue Devils.

CCSU will look to salvage the final game of its road trip on Monday at St. Francis.



Posted in Newington Town Crier, CCSU on Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:12. Updated: Saturday, 16 February 2019 22:15.