Glidden scored a career-high 20 points and combined with Bramanti for 39 as the Skyhawks won their second consecutive NEC opener.
Glidden scored 8 of his career-high 20 points in the fourth quarter to help the Skyhawks win the game.PHOTO BY Brian Foley
NEW BRITAIN, Connecticut (January 2, 2023) – Stonehill College took a 17-point lead in the first half with a 56% in-frame shooting percentage to beat Central Connecticut State 73-66. northeast conference Debuting this afternoon on day one of the 2022-23 NEC schedule at Detrick Gymnasium.
5th grade Sophie Glidden When Emily Bramanti They scored a total of 39 points, leading in double digits by four from Stonehill. Glidden scored a career-high 20 points on 9-of-13 shooting while Bramanti had 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting in the first half with five rebounds, two assists and one blocked shot. got it all. He went 3-3 in the first half while adding a season-high 6 assists, 2 rebounds and 1 block, finishing 7-12 in the contest.
Bramanti spearheaded Stonehill’s attacking effort, shooting 56.3% (18-32) in the first half and scoring 51.9% (54-28), including three goals 3-7 (42.9%). , 50% better off the floor for the second consecutive game and third time in the last five games.Junior Cameron Ward 12 points on 4-6 shooting, 8 rebounds, assists and blocks for the second straight game in double digits. Mia Kelly Missed 10 points and 4 boards.
Junior Deja Jenkins Leading three out of Central Connecticut in double digits, he scored 18 points on 7-of-18 shooting, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and 2 steals.freshman Lara Rocall Added 13 points on 6/9 shooting with eight rebounds and two blocked shots as a sophomore Bell Ramfer He scored 12 points on 6/9 shots, 3 boards, 4 assists and 1 steal.
Bramanti scored 19 points in the first half to lead the Skyhawks to a 17-point first half lead (PHOTO BY Brian Foley)
After Central Connecticut State won the first five points, including Jenkins’ 3-point shot, Stonehill stole the next 13 to take an eight-point lead after a three-point play from Bramanti, who scored seven total points. won (13-5). Running, 4 minutes left in the opening frame. CCSU then turned back within two minutes after Rohkohl played his three points out (13-11), but the Skyhawks gave him a five-point lead (22-17). I was able to enter the 2nd quarter.
Stonehill pushed their lead to double digits (33-21) with a 9-2 spurt after a putback from their sophomore year. Maureen Stapleton Seconds start 4 minutes. The Skyhawks’ run extended to 21-9 in his first seven minutes of the quarter, pushing the lead to his game-best 17 (43-26) after Ward’s three-pointer. rice field.
CCSU was able to cut the deficit to 11 (43-32) at the break and came close to within six (55-49) after Jenkins’ triple with 2:30 remaining in the third quarter. Stonehill was able to retake his 10-point lead (63-53) in his fourth with 6:29 after a Glidden layup, but the Blues his Devils threw away his last. His 4th inning in 3 minutes, tied within 6 and made another push of his. However, the Skyhawks answered every time and sealed the win from there, making a three-point play with a key basket from Glidden with 1:32 remaining.
‘I’m very excited about our team,’ said Stonehill head coach Trisha Brown“This is a great way to start our NEC journey. Our veterans are really showing their experience by sharing the ball and doing a great job of caring.”
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- Stonehill achieved a winning streak for the first time in their NCAA Division I era. The Skyhawks have won 3 of their last 5 games and 4 of their last 7 games since the end of November.
- The Skyhawks joined the Stonehill Men’s Basketball Team for a win in the NEC’s debut as the men won 74-67 at Sacred Heart University on Thursday. Stonehill is the first player since Quinnipiac College in 1998-99 to have both the NEC men’s and women’s teams win the conference opener.
- Stonehill is the eighth women’s program to win the NEC debut among ten rookies since the league’s formation in 1981.
- Stonehill is currently leading the best series ever with a 4-0 win over Central Connecticut State University, and today’s game was won 106-74 at Easton’s Marquardt Gym on November 23, 1983. It was the first match between the two since then.
- Stonehill had four players in double digits for the second straight game, marking the first two games the Skyhawks have done this season.
- Bramanti has scored in double figures in 37 games for eight games in a rowth her career time.
- Glidden’s career-high 20 points were split evenly between the first and second halves, scoring eight points in the fourth quarter and posting his sixth double-digit scoring game of the season (13 points).th career).
- Ward, who scored a career-high 14 points against Queens (NY) on Thursday, almost matched her second straight double-digit performance today.
Stonehill (5-9, 1-0 NEC) will host St. Francis (Pennsylvania) University in the NEC’s matchup at the Merkert Gymnasium in Central Connecticut (3-9, 0-1 NEC) Friday at 6pm. to resume activities. ) will visit St. Francis College in Brooklyn at 7pm on Friday.
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