Seniors lead charge in win over Central Connecticut State

Four players reach double-digit scoring in women’s basketball win

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The Bulls reached a three-game win streak on Saturday, beating the Central Connecticut State Devils 82-69 on the road.

Buffalo’s (5-1) strongest performances came from senior guard Cierra Dillard and senior forward Brittany Morrison. Dillard led in scoring, finishing with 27 points, 6 rebounds and 2 steals. Morrison had her first double-double of the season, having 11 points and 16 rebounds Saturday afternoon.

Senior guard Autumn Jones was solid off the bench, finishing with 16 points and going 3-of-7 from three. The Bulls held back the Devils (1-5) throughout the game who suffered from poor free throw shooting, while Buffalo led in fouls and turnovers. 

Central Conn. State looked solid in the first, holding the Bulls offense back along with solid shooting. The Bulls bounced back in the second, holding the Devils to only 5 points. Central Conn. State couldn’t find its shot from the three line, only making one the whole quarter.

The third saw Buffalo score more productively, extending its lead to 17 points. The Devils fought back in the fourth and outscored Bulls, but missed free throws and turnovers made it difficult for a comeback. 

This marked the sixth win of the season where Buffalo has held an opponent to less than 70 points. The Devils got the bulk of their scoring from sophomore guard Emma McCamus and senior guard Kiana Patterson, who combined for 39 points.

The Bulls play next on Tuesday, in a local road game against the Canisius Golden Griffins (1-6). Tip off is set for 7 p.m. at the Koessler Athletic Center.

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