Despite suffering a defeat in the semifinals of the NEC tournament, the CCSU women’s basketball team enjoyed its most successful season in 20 years.
Using its trademark defense, the CCSU women’s basketball team opened up the NEC tournament by knocking off third-ranked Sacred Heart 54-49 on the road.
The veteran leadership of Alexzandria Dowdy, Kerrianne Dugan, Leanne Crockett and Justina Udenze has been a major factor in leading the Blue Devils back to the NEC tournament.
Bloodied and battered, but not broken, the CCSU women’s basketball team upset Long Island University 68-61 on the road Saturday.
Unable to put together any kind of run, the CCSU women’s basketball team fell to Sacred Heart 71-55 on senior night.
It was the final home game for the four Blue Devil seniors Kerrianne Dugan, Alexzandria Dowdy, Justina Udenze and Leanne Crockett, but only Udenze got anything done on the court.
After defeating them on the road last Saturday, the CCSU women’s basketball team completed its season sweep of Bryant, defeating the Bulldogs 61-53 at home.
With clutch shooting and solid defense, the CCSU women’s basketball team prevailed over Quinnipiac 61-58.
In a back and forth game such as this one, every shot is huge, but none were bigger than the two three-pointers knocked down by Leanne Crockett in the final minutes of the game. The first came when the team was trailing to put them up one, and the second broke a tie and gave CCSU a lead it wouldn’t look back from.
With monster performances from Justina Udenze and Leanne Crockett, the CCSU Women’s basketball Team picked up a much needed road win, by defeating Bryant 78-70.
While the CCSU women’s basketball team has relied on its four seniors throughout the season, freshman point guard Jessica Babe has become a vital piece in Coach Beryl Piper’s game plan.
In the midst of a very successful season for CCSU women’s basketball, senior forward Leanne Crockett has been making history. Crockett has been a huge part of the Blue Devils’ success this season, averaging 8.5 points per game and an NEC leading 9.1 rebounds. She has posted two double-doubles on the season, including a 20 point, 25 rebound performance over St. Peters. The 25 rebounds sets a CCSU women’s basketball single game record, breaking the previous record of 21 set back in 1987.