The Central Connecticut women's basketball team fell to the New Hampshire Wildcats 70-59 on Sunday afternoon inside Lundholm Gymnasium in Durham, N.H. After trailing by five points at the end of the opening quarter, the Blue Devils went on a 17-2 run for 7:05 of the second to take its largest lead of the game (33-27).
The Wildcats controlled the rest of the game with 33 points coming from Ashley Storey. Junior Emma McCamus led the Blue Devils with 12 points and five rebounds. Classmate Ashley Forker also had 12 points along with six boards. Sophomore Carly Reynolds was the third Blue Devil to hit double-digits netting a career-high 11 points on 3-4 from the field and 5-5 from the foul line.
Score: Central Connecticut 59, New Hampshire 70
Records: Central Connecticut (0-8), New Hampshire (3-6)
Location: Lundholm Gymnasium - Durham, N.H.
- Ashley Forker opened scoring on a drive to the basket followed by a 10-2 run for the Wildcats.
- Carly Reynolds broke her career-high in the first quarter scoring six points, including shooting 4-4 from the charity stripe. The team shot 9-11 (.818) from the foul line in the opening 10 minutes.
- The Blue Devils went on a 17-2 run lasting 7:05 of the second quarter led by Forker with eight points, but the Wildcats scored 10 straight to close the half ahead 37-33.
- Scoring slowed for Central out of the halftime break, connecting on just three baskets in the third.
- The Blue Devils outscored the Wildcats 20-18 in the final quarter.
NUMBER TO KNOW
30 - CCSU had 30 bench points against the Wildcats.
- Reynolds netted a career-high 11 points shooting 3-4 from the floor and a perfect 5-5 from the foul line. Her first six points came in the opening quarter.
- Central shot 16-19 (.842) from the free throw line on the game.
- Three Blue Devils hit double-figures (Forker, McCamus, Reynolds).
- CCSU won the battle of the boards 36-29 and had 10 offensive rebounds.
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team is off for a week before traveling to Florida to take on Florida Atlantic on Sunday, Dec. 15.