Blue Devils Drop 70-53 Decision to Holy Cross at the Mohegan Sun Arena

The Central Connecticut State University men's basketball fell to 4-7 overall on the season with a 70-53 defeat to Holy Cross on Saturday afternoon. The game was played at the Mohegan Sun Arena. Central was led by Junior David Simmons who had his third double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 rebounds. The Blue Devils return to action on Monday night playing on the road at Colgate.

Central shot justy 29.3 percent (17-of-58) from the field in the game and hit only two of 17 from three. They were outrebounded 42-33 on the night.

The Blue Devils did turn the ball over just seven times in the game, and have had just 13 in the last two games. They had 10 assists, including two by three different players.

Simmons led the way with his 13 points and 11 boards, his third double-double of the season. He was 5-of-10 from the field and 3-of-4 from the free-throw line. Classmate Shemik Thompson had 11 points, five rebounds, two assists and three steals for the Blue Devils in the loss.

Sophomore Vince Rosario had 10 points, including two three-pointers. No other player on the roster made a three in the game.

Holy Cross was led by Devin Brown who had a game-high 19 points. R.J. Evans had a double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds for Holy Cross, who improved to 3-11 on the season with the victory.

The Blue Devils return to action on Monday night at Colgate beginning at 7 p.m. They will play on the road three times next week, including at Monmouth on Thursday night and at Fairleigh Dickinson on Saturday night.