Behind eight three-pointers and 40 percent shooting from distance, the Central Connecticut women's basketball team took down the St. Francis Brooklyn 61-53 on Saturday
Six of the Blue Devils’ three-point shots came from sophomore Kiana Patterson, who sank a career-high 20 points against the Terriers. CCSU shot a season-best 89.5% from the free throw line, making 17 of 19 of its attempts. Senior Aleah Epps recorded a season-best six assists and added 13 points and six rebounds in the win.
With the win, CCSU improves to 2-0, while St. Francis falls to 1-1 in the Northeast Conference. Both teams now hold 3-10 overall records.
The Blue Devils got off to a quick start, with Patterson hitting a three shortly after CCSU won the opening tip. She would hit two more three-pointers in the opening quarter.
But the Terriers did not allow the blue Devils to run away with the game early on. Olivia Levey scored 10 points in the first quarter while being a force in the paint and helped St. Francis trail by only one point entering the second.
The two teams would both score nine points in the second to send the game to halftime with a score of 25-24. CCSU finished the first half with a mark of 44 percent shooting from beyond the arc while holding the Terriers to just 1-for-8 from the same distance.