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Amos and Men's Basketball Fly Past St. Francis Brooklyn, 74-52

Kellen Amos scored 36 points in the win (Steve McLaughlin Photography)
Kellen Amos scored 36 points in the win (Steve McLaughlin Photography)

The Central Connecticut men's basketball cruised past St. Francis Brooklyn, 74-52, on Saturday at Detrick Gymnasium. Kellen Amos scored 36 points and the Blue Devils limited the Terriers to 28.8 percent shooting in the game.

Amos shot 13-of-16 from the field and 6-of-6 on three pointers. Nigel Scantlebury added 13 points, while Andre Snoddy grabbed 14 rebounds. CCSU shot 29-of-61 (.475) from the field overall and 8-of-15 (.533) from three-point range. Central was 8-of-11 (.727) from the foul line.

The Terriers were led by Tedrick Wilcox, Jr. who had 12 points. St. Francis Brooklyn shot just 17-of-59 (.288) overall and 2-of-15 (.133) from the arc. SFBK was 16-of-19 (.842) from the foul line.

The Blue Devils welcome LIU to Detrick Gym on Thursday.

GAME INFORMATION
Score:
CCSU 74, SFBK 52
Records: CCSU (2-14, 1-1 NEC), SFBK (6-7, 0-1 NEC)
Location: Detrick Gymnasium | New Britain, CT

KEY MOMENTS

  • The Blue Devils raced out of the gates, scoring the first six points of the game. The Terriers would get within 10-9 following a layup by Di'Andre Howell-South, but that was as close as they got all day. Central would outscore SFBK 8-2 during a five-minute stretch to build a 27-18 lead with 3:52 left in the opening half. The Terriers hold the Blue Devils scoreless over the final 2:24 and got within 29-23 at the intermission.
  • Central would score 10 unanswered points in the opening minutes of the second half to build a 39-25 lead with 16:51 to play. Amos had seven points in the spurt, including five straight to close it out, the last two coming on a dunk on the fastbreak.
  • The Terriers would cut the Blue Devils lead to five points following a run of eight straight points. Rob Higgins had five points, including a three-point play to make it 44-39 with 11:17 remainging.
  • CCSU would limit the Terriers to one field goal over the final 7:14 and used a 17-0 run to build a 71-47 lead with 2:36 to play. A three-pointer by Jay Rodgers would make it 74-49 with 1:49 to play and give Central its largest lead of the day.

QUOTABLE

"Defensively, even in the Saint Francis U game, we had a stretch where we played really well," said head coach Patrick Sellers. "In that game it was about 15 minutes, tonight it was a full 40 minutes. When we get clean stops and clean rebounds, it just makes our offense so much better."

NUMBER TO KNOW

36 – Kellen Amos scored 36 points and was 6-of-6 on three-pointers in the game.

NOTES

  • St. Francis Brooklyn leads the all-time series, 34-30. The teams split last season's meetings while the Blue Devils won for just the second time in the past five meetings at Detrick Gym.
  • Amos was the first Blue Devil to score 30 points since Nigel Scantlebury had 30 at home against Saint Francis U on Feb. 24, 2022.
  • Scantlebury added five assists, three rebounds, a steal and a block.
  • Snoddy matched a career-best in rebounds.
  • Abdul Momoh posted four blocked shots.
  • CCSU had a 43-36 rebounding edge and a 36-20 edge in points in the paint.

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The Blue Devils welcome LIU to Detrick Gym on Thursday.

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