Fourth Quarter Push Sends Saint Francis Past Central, 64-52

Fourth Quarter Push Sends Saint Francis Past Central, 64-52

The Central Connecticut women's basketball team fell to Saint Francis U 64-52 on Saturday inside Detrick Gymnasium. Junior Tiffany Slicklein scored a season-high nine points and grabbed eight rebounds. 

The Red Flash opened the game shooting 50 percent from the floor to take a 21-13 lead by the end of the first quarter. After SFU scored a basket at 5:56 in the second quarter, the Red Flash didn't score a field goal until Karson Swagger hit a jumper with 34 seconds left in the half.

Central went on a 11-5 run out of the halftime break and two free throws by Slicklein tied the game at 36 with 5:17 to play in the third. Central trailed by three at the start of the final quarter, but a 12-4 run by the Red Flash extended the lead back to double-digits.

GAME INFORMATION
Score: Central Connecticut: 52, Saint Francis U 64
Records: CCSU (1-12, 0-2 NEC), SFU (4-9, 2-0 NEC)
Location: Detrick Gymnasium - New Britain, CT

KEY MOMENTS

  • Saint Francis opened the game connecting on four of its first nine shots.
  • Dejah Jenkins stopped an 8-0 SFU run with a corner three.
  • Central held the Red Flash from scoring a field goal for 5:22 in the second quarter.
  • CCSU went on a 11-5 run out of the halftime break and two free throws by Slicklein tied the game at 36 with 5:17 to play in the third.
  • Forever Toppin finished a step back three through contact to cut the lead 42-41 with 36.1 seconds left in the third.
  • Saint Francis opened the final quarter with a 12-4 run to extend the lead to 11.

NOTES

  • Ashley Berube finished with 10 points, four rebounds and two blocks.
  • Tiffany Slicklein scored a season-high nine points and eight rebounds.
  • Ashley Forker also had eight rebounds for the Blue Devils.
  • Nine different players scored for Central.
  • CCSU had 15 second chance points.

NUMBER TO KNOW

26 - Central had 26 bench points.

UP NEXT

Central faces in-state conference rival Sacred Heart Wednesday, Jan. 8 at 1 p.m. in Fairfield, CT.

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