WRITTEN BY NICOLAS FERNANDES
The St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers women’s basketball team (4-15, 1-7 NEC) is headed to New Britain, Connecticut to take on the (7-12, 4-4 NEC) Central Connecticut State University Blue Devils Saturday.
The Blue Devils will be a challenge for the Terriers who experienced a tough loss to the Wagner Seahawks 53-70 Tuesday night.
The Blue Devils come from two consecutive wins – 48-39 to the Robert Morris University Colonials Monday and 66-51 against the St. Francis University Red Flash last Saturday.
The Blue Devils beat the Terriers twice last season before the Terriers defeated them 71-63 in double overtime for the second game of the NEC Championships. Both teams had stronger seasons last year.
The Terriers have shot 370-of-1030 (35.9%) from the field, 114-of-379 (30.1%) from behind the arch and 194-of-255 (76.1%) from the foul line.
Their opponent isn’t much different with shooting except for their lower percentage of free throws made. They have shot 35.2% from the field, 30.9% from behind the arch and 61.7% from the foul line.
Terriers senior guard Leah Fechko has been leading her team with an average of 14.8 points, 3.4 assists and 8.6 rebounds per game. She has also accumulated 52 total steals this season. Freshman forward Maria Palarino has been the second biggest contributor to the Terriers during her first season, averaging 7.9 points, 1.8 assists and 3.4 rebounds a game.
Junior forward Olivia Levey has been scoring an average of 7.3 points and making 4.4 rebounds per game. Sophomore forward Alex Delaney averages 7.1 points, 1.9 assists and 2.4 rebounds a game.
Blue Devils sophomore guard Camden Musgrave is leading her team in scoring with an average of 11.8 points and 1.7 assists per game. Senior forward TeJahne Malone averages 9.1 points and 1.6 assists per game. Junior guard Aleah Epps has averaged 8.7 points and 3.1 assists a game.
The two teams will tip off in the Detrick Gymnasium at 1 pm.