By Kyle Dorau / Sports Editor
BOSTON, MASS. – The Central Connecticut State University women’s basketball team had their storybook season come to a close on March 19 at Boston University.
The Terriers defeated the Blue Devils, 79-60 at Case Gym in the first round of the Women’s NIT.
Sophomore Leanne Crockett and freshman Shontice Simmons each had a team-high 17 points for CCSU, who fell to 18-14 on the season.
The Blue Devils led by three at the half, but suffered a stretch of 6:55 in which the Blue Devils were outscored 16-0. They were outscored a total of 41-19 in the second half.
Central shot under 28 percent in the second half, while BU shot over 58 percent, and were four of six from beyond the arc.
“We were just rushing, taking bad shots,” said Simmons. “Key moments we could have turned the momentum.”
Central graduates one player, senior guard Jhanay Harris.
Boston University will face cross-town rival Boston College in the second round of the tournament.