Dec. 3, 2013
NEW BRITAIN, CONN. - Central Connecticut rattled off 16 straight points to claim an early 20-6 lead and led by double figures for all but 23 seconds thereafter in defeating Siena Women's Basketball 70-53 at Detrick Gymnasium.
Coming off the program's best November in 13 years and with a chance to match their best start in 11 seasons, Siena (3-3) dug themselves an early hole that they couldn't wriggle free from. The Saints trailed 30-17 at the half and never got closer than 10 points the rest of the way.
Siena shot 48.1% (13-27) from the field in the second half, but Central Connecticut (4-3) connected at a 54.2% (13-24) clip in the final stanza as the Blue Devils won for the 16th time in their past 19 home games.
Amanda Harrington was the beneficiary of some crisp interior passing, tallying a career-high 22 points on 11-12 shooting for CCSU. Jessica Babe added 16 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Blue Devils which shot 52% (26-50) from the field overall.
Reigning MAAC Rookie of the Week Emia Willingham led the Saints with 10 points off the bench. Clara Sole Anglada scored all of her points (10) in the second half as did freshman Brianna Logan who finished with a career-high eight points and three assists off the bench.
The Saints return home Saturday to host Buffalo at 2 p.m. at the ARC in the annual Stomp Out Homelessness Game. Official Stomp t-shirts will be sold at the door for $5 and fans are encouraged to make donations as well with proceeds benefitting Interfaith Partnership for the Homeless.