The Central Connecticut women's basketball team fell to the University of Hartford on Monday night in Detrick Gymnasium by a score of 75-63. The Blue Devils (1-1) tied the game shortly after halftime, but a late run by the Hawks (2-0) broke the game open midway through the period.
The Hawks ked 37-29 at the break, but the Blue Devils opened the second half with an 8-0 run that tied the game. Unfortunately for the Blue Devils, Hartford answered with seven straight points to reclaim the lead.
A 19-4 run by the Hawks between the 11:26 and 5:03 marks of the half gave Hartford a 65-46 lead. CCSU would cut the Hawk lead to 10 points in the final minute of the game, but the Blue Devils were unable to get within single-digits.
Hartford's Amber Bepko led all players with 20 points.
The Blue Devils shot 41.7% from the field, but just 30% from behind the three point arc. Hartford connected on 49% from the floor and 38.9% from deep.
The Hawks were also 20-of-30 at the free throw line, while the Blue Devils were seven-of-nine.
CCSU will return to action on Wednesday night at Siena. The Blue Devils will also play at UMass Lowell on Saturday, Nov. 22 before returning home on Tuesday, Nov. 25.