Crockett's Career Day Leads the Blue Devils to a 78-66 Victory
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team finished 2010 with a victory over St. Peter's College. Senior Leanne Crockett set a CCSU single game record by grabbing 25 rebounds, she also contributed 20 points, 6 assists and 4 steals in 38 minutes played. The Blue Devils improve to 7-4 on the season with the 78-66 victory, the Peahens fall to 0-11 on the season with the loss.
The Blue Devils and Peahens played a close first period, as both teams traded baskets and fouls. The Blue Devils were ahead for most of the period, but foul trouble prevented the Blue Devils from building a larger lead. With many players spending time on the bench because of foul trouble the Blue Devils had 10 different players score a point in the period.
Junior Gabrielle Oglesby led all scorers in the first-half with a 10 point performance. Senior Kerrianne Dugan came off the bench for the first time this season and contributed six points and four assists in 13 first-half minutes. Classmate Leanne Crockett grabbed 10 rebounds for Central in the period helping the Blue Devils take the lead into the half.
The Blue Devils came out agressive after the break and pulled away from the Peahens, leading by 10 points for most of the second half. Both sides continued into foul trouble, senior Justina Udenze and sophomore Kirsten Daamen both fouled out for the Blue Devils as a pair of Peahens also fouled out of the game. Both teams made the fouls hurt as the Blue Devils shot 66.7% from the line and the Peahens 75.8%.
Crockett kept the Blue Devils ahead grabbing 15 of her 25 rebounds in the second half. Of her school record 25 boards 19 of them came on defense as the Blue Devils fought off the Peahens come back attempts.
Crockett led the Blue Devils in points (20), rebounds (25), assists (6), steals (3), and and was second in blocks with 4. Daamen had a game-high four blocks. Senior Kerrianne Dugan had 14 points and five assists in 33 minutes off the bench.
The previous record for rebounds in a game was 21, set by Tajuana Sands in March of 1987.
The Blue Devils return to action Sunday when they travel to West Virginia, the Mountaineers are ranked number 7 in the country.