PITTSBURGH - The sixth-seeded CCSU women’s basketball team was within striking distance at halftime of its NEC semifinal game against top seed Robert Morris on Wednesday night but the third quarter was the team’s undoing in an eventual 70-62 loss.
The Colonials outscored the Blue Devils 20-11 in the third to take a 12-point lead into the final frame and CCSU was unable to recover. The Blue Devils did fight back in the fourth quarter but were never able to get closer than six points.
CCSU struggled with turnovers in the game as it committed 17 compared to just 12 for Robert Morris. Four Blue Devils scored in double-figures in the losing effort with Aleah Epps leading the way. She scored 15 points, seven of which came from the free throw line. The other double-digit scorers were Andi Lydon, Giocelis Reynoso and Cebria Outlow who each had 10 points. Reynoso added 15 rebounds for a monster double-double.
Robert Morris was led by Nneka Ezeigbo as she scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds off the bench. The Colonials will now play in the NEC Championship on Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m.