Lady Terriers fall to Central Connecticut in overtime

Eilidh Simpson had 22 points, but just two in overtime as the Terriers lost to Central Connecticut. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

Eilidh Simpson had 22 points, but just two in overtime as the Terriers lost to Central Connecticut. Photo by Rob Abruzzese.

What was beginning to look like a special season for the St. Francis Brooklyn Terriers is looking much more ordinary as they have now lost three out of four with a 71-66 loss to Central Connecticut in overtime on Saturday.

The Terriers had a 3-0 record in Northeast Conference play for the first time in the program’s history, but they are now sitting in forth place in the conference with a 4-3 record exactly two weeks later. With 11 games to play and a 13-5 overall record, everyone expects that they will be able to finish strong though.

They couldn’t finish strong as the two teams were tied at 57-57 after regulation. Sarah Benedetti hit a three to start overtime and that was it for the Terriers who missed their final four shots of the game including a missed layup with 14 seconds and a missed three with four seconds.

Eilidh Simpson kept up her hot play with 22 points (although she had seven turnovers), Jasmin Robinson had 11 points and Jaymee Veney had 10 points. They shot 41.8 percent as a team, but 21 turnovers led to 30 points for Connecticut.

The Terriers will play their next three games at home including a game against Wagner on Monday night.


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