NEW BRITAIN - The Robert Morris Colonials won their ninth straight game with a 62-39 victory over Central Connecticut on Saturday.
Senior Aleah Epps led the Blue Devils with eight points and added four rebounds.
Robert Morris collected 36 of its 62 points in the paint, and shot 51.1 percent (24-of-47) from the floor.
CCSU heads into Monday’s contest against Saint Francis University with a record of 9-17 (8-7 NEC).
Robert Morris jumped out to an 11-0 advantage until senior Epps drove in for the Blue Devils’ first points of the game at the 5:50 mark. Sophomore Kiana Patterson connected on a three-pointer off a pass from senior Chayla Lewis at the first quarter buzzer.
RMU led 22-12 through the first 10 minutes and the Blue Devils went 5-for-6 from the foul line.
Eight Colonials scored, and contributed to a 60.7 percent (17-of-28) first half shooting performance. Central Connecticut was held to 4-of-27 (14.8 percent) shooting, and Robert Morris held a slight advantage on the boards, 19-16, after two quarters.
Central continued to struggle from the field in the third. Sophomore Sydney Hines and freshman Taylor Goode came off the bench to combine for seven points to lead the Blue Devils in the quarter.
The Blue Devils enjoyed their best quarter of the game, outscoring the Colonials 15-to-13, and shooting 46.2 percent (6-for-13) from the field.