By Sheldon Gomes
The Knights celebrated their 1991-92 NEC championship anniversary in style when they defeated Central Connecticut State for the second time in three games by a lopsided score of 72-35.
FDU looked absolutely locked in all night long as they went up by double digits at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter the team came out determined, going on a 9-1 run and holding the Blue Devils to just 16 points at the half.
They would eventually put the game way out of reach, amassing a 39-point lead by the fourth quarter.
FDU’s offense would end up finishing an impressive 30-60 (50%) overall and 5-16 (31.3%) from deep. The Knights also made their way to the free throw line 11 times and knocked down seven (63.6%) of their attempts.
The Blue Devils struggled mightily against FDU’s defensive pressure. By the end of the afternoon Central Connecticut had gone just 12-56 (21.4 %) and 4-22 (18.2%) from three. They also did around the same amount of damage from the line as FDU, going 7-12 (58.3%)
It was only fitting that on a historic afternoon The Knight’s current star Madison Stanley would make some history of her own as she hit the 1000-point mark in her collegiate basketball career. Stanley ended the game as the leading scorer with 13 points and she also pulled down 11 rebounds to earn herself a triple double. Dahomee Forgues also broke out of a slight slump as she finished with 11 points on 5-8 shooting. Devyn Scott and Aniya Bell also had key performances, finishing with ten points each.
Ashley Berube was the only Blue Devil to hit double digits in scoring with her 13-point effort. Amaya Williams was another player of note for Central Connecticut State as she came away with eight points on 3-6 shooting. The rest of the team went a combined 3-38 outside of Berube and Williams.
With another game in the books FDU has effectively cushioned their first place lead in the NEC once again, towering over everyone with a (11-1) conference record.
With six games remaining in the season the Knights will continue to try and build as much momentum as possible as they gear up for what should be a deep postseason run. FDU will enjoy a nice five day break and then they will be back to work against (6-6) Saint Francis U on Feb. 11 at 7 p.m.
The Knights celebrated their win against Central Connecticut State on Saturday with a score of 72-35.
Art by Sheldon Gomes