The Central Connecticut State University men's basketball
dropped its sixth straight game, falling to Quinnipiac at home by a
score of 76-45. The Blue Devils fall to 4-12 overall and 1-4 in
Northeast Conference play. Junior Shemik Thompson led the Blue
Devils with 12 points, while senior Joe Seymore added 10 points,
five rebounds and three steals in the defeat.
Central shot just 29.2 percent from the field in the loss, hitting 14-of-48 shots, including 3-of-11 from three. They started the game making eight of their first 10 free-throws, but finished the game hitting only 14-of-24 from the line.
The Bobcats made 30-of-57 from the floor, and 7-of-11 from three, to improve to 10-6 on the season and 4-1 in the NEC. They outrebounded Central 38-31, including eight from Justin Rutty. Jeremy Baker and Deontay Twyman led the scoring for the Bobcats with 14 each.
Thompson's 12 led Central. Seymore had 10, including a pair of three-point baskets. He also added five rebounds. Sophomore Chris Baskerville had six points and a career-high eight rebounds in 20 minutes of action. Junior David Simmons added seven boards for Central in the loss.
Central returns to action on Saturday, hosting Sacred Heart beginning at 3:30 p.m. in Detrick Gym.