Women's Basketball Battles Hartford in Non-Conference Finale

Women's Basketball Battles Hartford in Non-Conference Finale

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team welcomes crosstown rival Hartford on Friday, Dec. 28 inside Detrick Gymnasium. The Blue Devils and the Hawks tip off at 7 p.m. on NEC Front Row. The game marks the 32nd meeting between the two schools.


Central Connecticut (3-6, 0-0 NEC) vs. Hartford (5-7, 0-0 America East)

Friday | Dec. 28 | 7 PM

Detrick Gymnasium | New Britain, CT

NEC Front Row | Live Stats | @KizerBlueDevil (In-game tweets)


Series History • The Hartford Hawks hold a 23-8 advantage in the all-time series with the Blue Devils. Last season, Hartford defeated Central 68-52 at the Reich Family Pavilion.
Last Time Out • CCSU recently dropped a 58-46 decision to Yale on Dec. 20. The Blue Devils cut the lead to 45-41 with 7:51 remaining in the game but did not have enough offense to overcome the Bulldogs. Kiana Patterson and Ashley Berube led the team with 10 points each, but Central shot just 26.6% from the floor.  
Most Recent for the Hawks • Harford is coming off a 75-38 loss to Princeton. The Hawks shot just 22.0% from the floor including 15.0% from three-point range. Ella Awobajo led the team with 10 points. 
By the Numbers • Central is averaging 57.7 ppg led by Kiana Patterson with 17.2 ppg. The Blue Devils are shooting .366 from the floor and .289 from distance. The team is fourth in the NEC with assists per game (12.7). The Hawks are shooting .357 (.289 three-point) from the floor, averaging 60.5 ppg and led by Lindsey Abed and Sierra DaCosta who both average 13.6 ppg. 
Up Next • Central opens NEC play on Saturday, Jan. 5 at 1 p.m. against Sacred Heart then hosts Wagner on Monday, Jan. 7 at 7 p.m.