The CCSU women’s basketball team cut a 16-point Stony Brook lead down to four points with under three minutes to go on Sunday afternoon at home, but couldn’t pull off the victory in the end, falling 64-59.
Freshman Cebria Outlow scored a career-high 17 points, adding six rebounds, while sophomore Kiana Patterson distributed a career best six assists and added 13 points, including 3-for-5 from behind the arc.
Central heads into its final two non-conference games at Boston College and New Hampshire with a 1-8 record.
In the opening five minutes of the game, Stony Brook jumped out to a 10-4 lead.
Central’s scoring leader, senior Aleah Epps, sank a runner in the lane at 7:58 and SBU lead 15-6 at the end of the first quarter.
Outlow led the Blue Devils at the half with eight points, while Christa Scognamiglio had 17 points in 15 minutes of play. Central Connecticut trailed 32-20 heading into the locker room.
Outlow and Epps brought the lead to single-digits, 32-24, with back-to-back layups to start the third.
Patterson finished the quarter sinking a three at the buzzer from the top of the key to cut the Stony Brook lead to 45-35.