February 21, 2014

Saturday: WBB Senior Day, Play 4 Kay and NGWSD Event

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team will be hosting Sacred Heart at Detrick Gym on Saturday afternoon.  The Blue Devils and Pioneers are scheduled for a 1 p.m. tip on the court in Detrick Gymnasium.  CCSU will honor its four senior student-athletes on the court prior to the game, with the presentation slated to begin at 12:40 p.m.

In addition to Senior Day, the Blue Devils will also be hosting their annual Play 4 Kay Game, which benefits the Kay Yow Cancer Fund.

CCSU will also be hosting a National Girls and Women in Sport Day event on Saturday morning in the Kaiser Bubble.

As always, fans can watch the game live on NECFrontRow.com.

Here are some notes on the Blue Devils heading into Saturday:

Today • The Blue Devils (9-15, 3-11 NEC) return home to New Britain to play the Pioneers of Sacred Heart (11-14, 8-6 NEC) on Senior Day.  The Blue Devils are currently in ninth place, but still have a chance at claiming one of the final spots in the Northeast Conference Tournament.  Sacred Heart cliniched its playoff berth last Monday with a victory over St. Francis Brooklyn.  The Pioneers won the first meeting this season in Fairfield on Jan. 20.

Series History • The Pioneers hold a 25-7 advantage in the all-time Division I series between these programs, including a 77-59 victory at the Pitt Center earlier this season.  Head Coach Beryl Piper is 5-10 against the Pioneers in her career and just 1-5 against Sacred Heart at home.

About the Seniors • The Blue Devil women's basketball program is saying goodbye to four student-athletes today during a special pregame ceremony.  Seniors Brooke Bailey, Jaleen Thomas, Lauren Arbogast and Jessica Babe have all contributed as starters and key reserves for the Blue Devils during their careers.