The Central Connecticut women's basketball team edged the University of New Hampshire Wildcats, 64-58, in a back-and-forth second half at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Blue Devils improve to 4-2 with the victory over the Wildcats (3-2).
The Blue Devils were led by 20 points from junior Kayla Miller, 12 from senior Amanda Harrington and nine from freshman Camden Musgrave, who scored a team-high eight points in the second half.
CCSU led for the final 14 minutes of the first half and held the advantage until the 11:19 mark of the second period. From that point the Blue Devils and Wildcats would tie or trade the lead six times over the next two minutes.
CCSU recaptured the lead for good with 9:46 left to play on a pair of free throws by Musgrave. Harrington followed with a layup on CCSU's next possession. CCSU would use three-point shooting to pull away and build a 12 point lead with 5:31 to play.
New Hampshire would eventually chip the lead away to four, but the Blue Devils would hang on for the victory.
Each team committed 27 fouls in the game, which sent the Blue Devils to the line 29 times and the Wildcats 34 times. CCSU connected on 15-of-29 and UNH was 22-of-34.
The Blue Devils led 36-25 at the half behind 17 points from Miller. The New York native connected on six-of-ten attempts from the field and also hit on five-of-five free throw attempts in the half.
As a team, the Blue Devils shot 44.8% from the floor in the half, compared to 37.5% for the Wildcats. CCSU was also better at the line (10-of-13) than New Hampshire (7-of-12). Neither team made a three-point field goal, with CCSU going 0-for-6 and UNH 0-for-5.
CCSU led by as many as 14 points in the first half. UNH led just once, after scoring the opening basket, and the game was also only tied once.
Miller's 20 points are a new career-high and the most scored by a Blue Devil this season. She finished the game 7-of-12 from the floor and 6-of-9 from the free throw line.
Harrington led the Blue Devils with seven rebounds. She was followed by junior TeJahne Malone with six and Miller with five.
The Blue Devils return to action on Wednesday night against the University of Maine at Detrick Gymansium. Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. between the Blue Devils and Blackbears.
April 14, 2015 Women's Basketball Senior Banquet Next Monday
March 19, 2015 CCSU WBB Comes Up Short at Fordham in WNIT
March 16, 2015 Women to Face Fordham Tonight in WNIT, 7PM
March 11, 2015 Women's Basketball NEC Semifinal Tonight on ESPN3
March 11, 2015 Blue Devils Fall in Double Overtime to St. Francis Brooklyn
March 8, 2015 Big Second Half Leads WBB to NEC Tournament Win
March 8, 2015 CCSU Hosts LIU for NEC Quarterfinal at 2 PM
March 6, 2015 Trio of Blue Devils Honored by NEC on Friday
March 2, 2015 Blue Devils Edged by Bryant in Season Finale
February 28, 2015 Women's Basketball Heads to FDU for 2 PM Tip
February 28, 2015 Blue Devils Earn Top Seed in NEC Tournament
February 24, 2015 Musgrave Named NEC Rookie of the Week
February 24, 2015 Musgrave Earns ECAC Rookie of the Week Honors
February 23, 2015 Women's Hoop Wins 72-59 Over Saint Francis U
February 21, 2015 Women's Hoop Tops Sacred Heart on Senior Day
February 16, 2015 Women's Hoop Falls to Saint Francis U Monday Night
February 14, 2015 Blue Devils Fall 60-48 at Robert Morris Saturday
February 14, 2015 Women's Hoop Travels to Robert Morris Saturday, 4 PM
February 10, 2015 Musgrave Named NEC Co-Rookie of the Week
February 9, 2015 Women's Hoop Hosts SFBK At 7 PM On ESPN3
February 9, 2015 CCSU Wins Eighth-Straight, Defeats St. Francis NY 61-43
February 7, 2015 Women's Hoop Welcomes The Mount For 1 PM Tip
February 7, 2015 Women's Basketball Downs The Mount 60-49 on Saturday
February 2, 2015 Blue Devils Roll To Sixth-Straight Win, Top LIU 68-54
February 2, 2015 W. Basketball At LIU Brooklyn Tonight, 7 PM
January 31, 2015 Women's Hoop Improves to 8-1 in NEC with 83-67 Victory
January 31, 2015 Blue Devils Visit Wagner for 1 P.M. Tip
January 27, 2015 Musgrave Named Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week
January 26, 2015 Women's Hoop Edges St. Francis Brooklyn 51-49
January 25, 2015 Women's Hoop Heads to St. Francis NY for 3 PM Tip
January 24, 2015 Blue Devils Win Third Straight, Top Wagner 77-61
January 19, 2015 CCSU Comes From Behind to Top LIU on Monday
January 17, 2015 Women's Hoop Tops Bryant 70-59
January 12, 2015 Women's Basketball Travels To Mount St. Mary's Monday
January 12, 2015 Women's Hoop Falls To The Mount 54-50
January 10, 2015 Women's Basketball Hosts Robert Morris on Saturday
January 10, 2015 Piper Earns 100th Career Victory; CCSU Tops RMU 63-46
January 5, 2015 Blue Devils Move to 2-0 in NEC Play
January 4, 2015 Women's Hoop Plays SHU Monday at 5 PM
January 3, 2015 WBB Opens NEC Play with Victory Over FDU
January 2, 2015 Women's Basketball Opens NEC Play with FDU
December 30, 2014 Women's Basketball Falls to #21 Syracuse
December 29, 2014 Women's Hoop Travels to Syracuse
December 13, 2014 Blue Devils Fall to Army
December 13, 2014 Women's Hoop Hosts Army on 12/13
December 11, 2014 Women's Basketball Signs Four to NLI
December 9, 2014 Blue Devils Host Fordham Rams, 12/9
December 9, 2014 Women's Hoops Topped by Fordham
December 6, 2014 Women's Hoop Drops Road Game at URI
December 3, 2014 Women's Hoop Hosts Maine at 7 p.m.
December 3, 2014 Women's Basketball Falls to Maine
November 30, 2014 Blue Devils Edge New Hampshire, 64-58
November 29, 2014 WBB Travels to New Hampshire on Sunday
November 25, 2014 Blue Devils Sink Catamounts in Overtime
November 25, 2014 Women's Basketball Hosts Vermont at Detrick Gym
November 22, 2014 Blue Devils Defeat UMass Lowell 81-58 on Saturday
November 21, 2014 Women's Basketball Visits UMass Lowell
November 19, 2014 Women's Hoop Drops Road Game at Siena
November 17, 2014 Women's Basketball Falls to Hartford in Home Opener
November 17, 2014 Women's Basketball Hosts Hartford Tonight
November 14, 2014 Women's Hoop Wins Opener at Hofstra
November 13, 2014 Women's Basketball Set for Opener at Hofstra
November 11, 2014 Watras Named Captain for 2014-15 Season
October 30, 2014 Jason Marshall Added to WBB Coaching Staff
October 22, 2014 Men’s and Women’s Basketball to Host Blue Devil Madness
October 21, 2014 NEC Announces Preseason Coaches' Poll
October 10, 2014 Women’s Basketball to Host Panel Discussion on Oct. 30
October 5, 2014 Women's Basketball Opens Practice
September 11, 2014 Women's Basketball Announces 2014-15 Schedule
August 21, 2014 Women's Basketball to Host Fall Clinic