Men's Hoops Falls To Central Connecticut, 95-83

Feb 21, 2004

Final Stats

NEW BRITAIN, Conn. (AP) - Central Connecticut used a 22-7 spurt to start the second half to defeat Sacred Heart 95-83 Saturday.

Ron Robinson, playing his final home game, led the Blue Devils (11-12, 8-8 Northeast Conference) with 25 points, while DeMario Anderson added 14. The scoring display for the Blue Devils was their highest this season.

Maurice Bailey had 24 points and Omar Wellington 18 for Sacred Heart (12-13, 8-8).

Both teams seldom missed in the first half; each shot 19-30 (63.3 percent).

Guards Javier Mojica of Central and Wellington were each 5-6.

Little defense was exhibited, with both teams pushing the ball up court and often finding an open shots.

Sacred Heart and Central each finished tied on three-point tries (5-8). And it was no surprise that the score was 47-47 at halftime.

Robinson scored six of Central's eight points to start the second half on two dunks and a jumper.

Central maintained its eight-point lead 62-54 on two Mojica free throws with 15:46 remaining.

The Blue Devils weren't done. They scored seven points in a row to complete their 22-7 surge to build a 69-54 advantage.

The victory improved Central's record against Sacred Heart to 10-1 in NEC games.