The Central Connecticut women's basketball team visit Spiro Sports Center to take on the Wagner Seahawks. Wagner is on a two-game win streak heading into Monday night's 7:00 p.m. contest in Staten Island, NY with CCSU.
CCSU (8-14, 7-4 NEC) at Wagner (3-19, 2-9 NEC) | Monday, Jan. 6 | 7:00 PM
Game Notes | CCSU
Previously For Both Teams • On Saturday night, the Blue Devils dropped their first of four road games at Mount St. Mary's, 66-81. The Seahawks last defeated Fairleigh Dickinson 74-66 on the Knights home floor. Wagner's leading scorer, Kerstie Phills sank a game high 18 points, leading five other players in double-figures.
Series History (25-15) • Monday nights match marks the 41st meeting between Wagner and Central Connecticut, with the Blue Devils holding a 10-game advantage in the series. CCSU faced the Seahawks in its NEC home-opener back on Dec. 29, prevailing 66-53. Last season the teams split the 2015-16 series, 1-1, with Wagner winning on the road at Central on Feb. 20, 64-63. CCSU stole a victory from WC on Jan. 16, 62-52, in Staten Island.
Last Timeout • The Central Connecticut women's basketball team could not overcome two large Mount St. Mary's second half runs, falling, 66-81 on the road Saturday. The Mountaineers shot 46.4% compared to 29.0% by CCSU in the second half. Senior Aleah Epps scored a game-high 19 points, grabbed 10 rebounds, and dished out six assists in her fourth double-double this season.
Watching Wagner • The Seahawks are shooting a collective 42.3% from the field, including 35.7% from downtown in conference play. Kerstie Phills is coming off of an 18 point perfomance, leads Wagner in scoring average at 16.0 ppg. Julia McClure is pulling down a team best 7.4 rebounds, and is also chipping in 8.3 points per contest.
Up Next For CCSU • Northeast Conference leader, Sacred Heart, will welcome its familar Connecticut foe, Central Connecticut, on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. inside the William H. Pitt Center in Fairfield, CT.
Last Meeting • Freshman Cebria Outlow shined with a career high double-double performance with 18 points, 17 rebounds, and six assists. The Blue Devils turned the Seahawks over 21 times, while only giving up 11 possessions. Wagner's Kerstie Phills notched a double-double and game-high 20 points and 12 rebounds.
Getting on the Glass • Central Connecticut sits at the top of the rebounding standings in the NEC, averaging 40.9 per game. The New Britain group has been dominating its challengers on the glass, and ranks second behind Bryant in rebounding margin at +1.2 against league opponents.
Rejected by Reynoso • Senior Giocelis Reynoso sent back a career high five of Saint Francis' shots which ties her for fourth all-time for most blocked shots in a single-game. The NEC's second ranked shot-blocker and rebounder (8.7 rpg) , brings her season blocked shots total to 38, surpassing Keisha Carmichael ('89-90) and Kirsten Daamen ('09-10) for ninth place in most blocked shots in a single season.