CCSU seniors Emily Rose and P.J. Wade have had successful careers on the court for the Blue Devils' women's basketball team. Both natives of the state of Virginia, Rose and Wade have been roommates since their sophomore year at Central Connecticut. What the pair also has in common is achieving tremendous success in the classroom during their four years in New Britain.
Central Connecticut outscored Long Island 34-27 in the second half, but it was not enough to overcome a 13 point halftime deficit as the Blue Devils fell to the Blackbirds in the Northeast Conference semifinals in Loretto, PA this afternoon. Junior Leanne Crockett and sophomore Alexzandria Dowdy led CCSU with 16 and 15 points, respectively. Central finishes the season with an overall record of 12-18 after falling in the NEC semifinals for the second straight season.
The Central Connecticut State University women's basketball team advanced to the Northeast Conference Semifinals for the second straight season with a 63-51 quarterfinal victory over Sacred Heart Saturday night in Loretto, PA. Junior Justina Udenze scored 17 points and a career high 18 rebounds, while junior Leanne Crockett recorded 17 points and 13 boards in the victory. Junior Kerrianne Dugan scored her 1,000th career point during first half action. The Blue Devils will now take on second seed Long Island Sunday at 4:00 p.m.
In this week's episode of In the Paint, Central Connecticut State University head women's basketball coach Beryl Piper sits
#$%^down to discuss last weekend's games against Long Island and St. Francis (NY). She also touches on junior Kerrianne Dugan's quest for 1,000 points and takes a look at the Northeast Conference Tournament quarterfinal game against Sacred Heart. Central Connecticut is now 11-17 on the season and finished 8-10 in NEC action to clinch the sixth seed in the tournament. CCSU takes on the Pioneers for the third time this season at 8:00 p.m. on Saturday March 6. The quarterfinals and Sunday's semifinals will take place at St. Francis (PA) in Loretto, PA.
Junior Justina Udenze led Central Connecticut State University with 18 points and added seven rebounds as the Blue Devils defeated St. Francis (NY) by a score of 64-59 on the road Saturday afternoon. CCSU finishes regular season play with an overall record of 11-17 and will be the sixth seed in next weekend's Northeast Conference Tournament with a league mark of 8-10.
Junior Leanne Crockett scored 22 points, connecting on a career-best six three-pointers, but Central Connecticut State
#$%^University (10-17, 7-10 NEC) fell to Long Island (19-9, 13-4 NEC) by a score of 73-61 at home Thursday night. Crockett also
#$%^finished with 12 rebounds to tally her team-leading eighth double-double of the season. Her six three-pointers tie her for the
#$%^third best three-point performance in a single-game for a CCSU player.
Juniors Kerrianne Dugan and Leanne Crockett both recorded double-doubles as Central Connecticut State University (10-16, 7-9 NEC) defeated Wagner (9-18, 6-10 NEC) by a score of 60-45 on the road Saturday. Dugan led the Blue Devils with 16 points and added 10 rebounds, while Crockett scored 15 points on four three-pointers, grabbed 10 boards and picked up five steals.
The Blue Devils outscored the Mountaineers 15-4 over the first 10:32 of the second half, but it was not enough for the victory as Central Connecticut State University (9-16, 6-9) fell to Mount St. Mary's (9-16, 5-10) by a score of 55-45 on the road Saturday. Junior Justina Udenze led CCSU with 12 points, while adding nine rebounds and a season-best six blocks. The junior moved into second place in Central Connecticut annals for career blocks with 84 her in three seasons. She passed former Blue Devils Donna Fiedorowicz who totaled 79 during her career in New Britain.
The Central Connecticut State University women's basketball team fell to 9-15 on the season and 6-8 in Northeast Conference play, dropping a 64-45 home decision to St. Francis (PA) Saturday afternoon. Junior Kerrianne Dugan led the Blue Devils with 12 points and seven rebounds, while senior P.J. Wade added 11 points in her 114th career game for Central Connecticut. Wade has played in every game of her four year career at CCSU and today broke the school record for game played in a career, passing Gabriella Guegbelet who played 113 from 2003-2007.
Central Connecticut State University outshot Robert Morris by a mark of 41.2 percent to 31.5 percent from the field, but the Colonials recorded 26 offensive rebounds and turned the Blue Devils over 24 times as CCSU (9-14, 6-7 NEC) fell to RMU (17-17, 12-1 NEC) by a score of 63-53 at home Thursday night. Junior Justina Udenze led Central with 17 points and 10 rebounds, recording her fourth double-double of the season in the defeat.
Juniors Kerrianne Dugan and Justina Udenze scored a combined 41 points and went 15-22 from the free throw line as Central Connecticut State University defeated Bryant (10-13, 7-5 NEC) by a score of 73-59 at home on Saturday afternoon. Dugan led the Blue Devils with a season high 23 points and hit 7-11 from the charity stripe, while Udenze added 18 points on 8-11 free throw shooting. CCSU improves to 9-13 on the season and 6-6 in Northeast Conference action.
Four Blue Devils finished in double figures, but Central Connecticut State University dropped an 80-71 decision on the road against Bryant on Thursday. Senior P.J. Wade led the way with 15 points, while juniors Kerrianne Dugan and Justina Udenze as well as sophomore Alexzandria Dowdy each chipped in 13 points in the defeat. Central falls to 8-13 on the season and 5-6 in Northeast Conference play, while Bryant improves to 10-12 overall and 7-4 in conference action.
Junior Leanne Crockett led CCSU with a career best 26 points and junior Kerrianne Dugan recorded the first Blue Devil double-double from points and assists since 1994 as Central Connecticut State University (8-12, 5-5) defeated Fairleigh Dickinson (6-15, 2-8) by a score of 79-61 at home Saturday afternoon. Crockett didn't miss a shot from the field, going 9-9 from the floor and 4-4 from beyond the arc. Dugan was only one rebound shy of the first ever triple-double in CCSU's Division I history. The junior forward netted 19 points, dealt out a career high 11 assists and grabbed a game best nine rebounds.
Junior Kerrianne Dugan scored 17 points, including 11 out of the last 16 Blue Devil points, but Central Connecticut State University dropped a 52-44 decision at home to Monmouth on Thursday. Dugan added five rebounds and three assists in the defeat as CCSU falls to 7-12 overall and 4-5 in Northeast Conference play. Monmouth improves to 10-10 on the season and 5-4 in the NEC.
A three-pointer by senior Emily Rose gave Central Connecticut State University a 73-70 lead with 1:17 to play in overtime and the Blue Devils went on to defeat Quinnipiac 78-70 on the road Saturday. It marked the first win by Central over the Bobcats in the last 19 meetings. Rose, who wears number 22, celebrated her 22nd birthday with a season high 12 points, including five in the overtime period alone.
Four Blue Devils scored in double figures for the first time this season as Central Connecticut State University (6-11, 3-4) snapped Sacred Heart's (13-5, 6-1) 27 game win streak against Northeast Conference opponents with a 67-64 victory on the road. Junior Leanne Crockett led Central with season highs of 20 points and four three-pointers as CCSU broke a 17 game losing streak against the Pioneers. Alexzandria Dowdy tallied 14 points, seven assists and three steals, while juniors Kerrianne Dugan and Justina Udenze chipped in with 11 and 10 points, respectively.
Sophomore Alexzandria Dowdy scored a game high 16 points and juniors Justina Udenze and Leanne Crockett each recorded double-doubles, but Central Connecticut State University fell to Sacred Heart 54-49 at home Saturday afternoon. Udenze tallied 14 points and 13 boards, while Crockett finished with 12 and 10, respectively in the defeat. The Blue Devils fall to 5-11 and 2-4 in Northeast Conference play, while the Pioneeers, last year's NEC Champion, improves to 13-4 and 6-0 in league play.
Sophomore Alexzandria Dowdy scored a season-best 12 points and knocked down two three-pointers for the first time in her career, but Central Connecticut State University dropped a 56-45 home decision to Quinnipiac Thursday evening. The Blue Devils fall to 5-10 overall and 2-3 in Northeast Conference play, while the Bobcats improve to 9-7 and 4-1 in the NEC.
Junior Justina Udenze scored a career high 20 points, including five free throws in the final 33 seconds of the game, to lead Central Connecticut State University to a 76-73 victory at Fairleigh Dickinson (5-9, 1-2) on Saturday. Senior P.J. Wade added a season-best 18 points, on 7-10 shooting, to help CCSU improve to 5-9 overall and 2-2 in Northeast Conference play.
Junior Kerrianne Dugan scored 15 points, grabbed eight rebounds and dished out four assists, but Central Connecticut State University dropped a 79-62 decision at Northeast Conference foe Monmouth on Thursday afternoon. The Blue Devils shot 49.0 percent from the floor, but allowed the Hawks to shoot 59.6 percent overall and 54.5 percent from beyond the three-point arc. CCSU falls to 4-9 on the season and 1-2 in the NEC.
Two home games on the Central Connecticut State University women's basketball schedule have had start times moved up.
#$%^The Blue Devils were scheduled to host Quinnipiac on January 14 at 5:00 p.m. and Monmouth on January 28 at 5:00 p.m. Both
#$%^games will be moved up to 4:30 p.m.
Juniors Justina Udenze and Kerrianne Dugan each recorded double-doubles as Central Connecticut State University defeated St. Francis (NY) by a score of 69-51 at home on Monday night. Udenze tallied game highs of 14 points and 13 rebounds, while Dugan scored 13 points and grabbed 11 boards. The Blue Devils improved to 4-8 on the season and are back to even in Northeast Conference play with a 1-1 mark. The Terriers fall to 1-11 overall and 0-2 in the NEC.
Sophomore Gabrielle Oglesby and junior Justina Udenze scored 14 and 12 points off the bench, respectively, but Central Connecticut State University was upended by New Jersey Institute of Technology by a score 69-66 in the consolation of the Hilton Garden Classic at Virginia Tech. The Blue Devils outscored the Highlanders 43-18 in bench points, but fell to 3-8 on the season with the loss. NJIT improved to 4-8 with the victory.
Junior Kerrianne Dugan and sophomore Alexzandria Dowdy scored season highs of 19 and 11 points, respectively, but Central Connecticut State University (3-7) dropped a 66-51 decision to Charlotte (6-6) in the opening game of the Hilton Garden Classic at Virginia Tech. Sophomore Shontice Simmons added 10 points, six assists and three rebounds in the defeat.
Junior Kerrianne Dugan scored 12 points and added seven rebounds a four assists, but Central Connecticut State University faltered late and was defeated by Rutgers on the road by a score of 62-53. The Blue Devils fall to 3-6 on the season, while the Scarlet Knights improve to 8-5 overall.
Junior Justina Udenze recorded her first double-double of the season as the Central Connecticut State University women's basketball team defeated New Hampshire 60-48 on the road Thursday evening. The forward scored 15 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, including 10 and 10 during second half play to lead Central to victory. Central improves to 3-5 on the season, while New Hampshire falls to 3-5.
Three players scored in double figures and sophomore Gabrielle Oglesby tied a career high 10 rebounds, but Central Connecticut State University fell to Long Island by a score of 67-60 on the road Saturday afternoon. Junior Kerrianne Dugan led the Blue Devils with 13 points and added nine rebounds in the defeat. CCSU falls to 2-5 overall and 0-1 in the Northeast Conference, while the Blackbirds improve to 5-3 and 1-0 in NEC play.
Junior Kerrianne Dugan and freshman Brooke Bailey each tallied 12 points, but Central Connecticut State University fell to Rhode
#$%^Island by a score of 64-52 at home on Wednesday night. It was Dugan's third double digit scoring performance of the season,
#$%^while Bailey reached double figures for the first time in her young career at Central. CCSU falls to 2-4 on the season while the
#$%^Rams improve to 3-4 overall.
Juniors Kerrianne Dugan and Leanne Crockett both recorded double-doubles to lead Central Connecticut State University (2-3) to a 61-43 road victory over Colgate (5-1) on Saturday afternoon. Dugan led the Blue Devils' with game highs of 14 points and 12 rebounds, while Crockett tallied 12 points and 10 boards for her fourth double-double in five games this season.
Central Connecticut State University women's basketball head coach Beryl Piper announced two National Letter of Intent signings for the 2010-11 season. Jess Babe and Lauren Arbogast comitted to CCSU during the early signing period. Both hailing from Mount Lebanon High School in Pittsburgh, PA, Babe is a 5-7 point guard, while Arbogast is a 6-3 center.