Blue Devils Welcome Wagner for New Year's Eve Contest

Blue Devils Welcome Wagner for New Year's Eve Contest
The Central Connecticut women's basketball team hosts Staten Island's, Wagner, on New Year's Eve for a 1:00 p.m. start. The Blue Devils (0-1) in NEC play will look to hand the Seahawks (1-0) their first conference loss after they last topped Bryant 75-66 on Friday.


CCSU (0-12, 0-1 NEC) vs. WAG (3-9, 1-0 NEC) | Sunday, Dec. 31 | 1:00 PM

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Last Time Out • CCSU erased what was a 12-point second quarter deficit to regain the lead late in the third but was unable to hang on in a 68-56 Northeast Conference opening defeat against Mount St. Mary's on Friday night. Junior Denisha Gardener snagged a season-best 11 rebounds whlie adding seven points and three assists in the contest. Central out-rebounded the Mountaineers 45-41 including 21 offensive boards.
Scouting the Seahawks • Following a four player double figure scoring performance at Bryant, Wagner is led by fifth-year senior Sierra Clark in nearly every category. Clark ranks first in blocked shots (2.18) and double-doubles (5), as well as second in points (16.6) and rebounds per game (8.2) in the NEC. 
MJ For Three • All of graduate student Morgan Johnson's 13 field goals in the past six games have come from behind the arc. MJ is 13-for-20 from downtown, shooting 65.0 percent including ten trifecta's in CCSU's last five games.
Series History • The Blue Devils hold a 26-15 advantage in the all-time series record with the Wagner Seahawks. CCSU swept Wagner 2-0 last season with a 66-53 victory at home and an 83-71 win in Staten Island, NY.
Up Next • Central will jump start the 2018 new year with a road trip to Bryant on Saturday,  Jan. 6 for a 1:00 p.m. tip against the Bulldogs.