Storrs, Conn. — The Creighton women’s basketball team suffered a 80-47 defeat to #3 Connecticut on Thursday, Dec. 17.
The loss dropped the Bluejays to 2-4 on the season and 1-1 in BIG EAST play, while UConn moved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in conference action.
The Bluejays struggled offensively in the opening half, trailing 36-12 at the break. Creighton, however, were able to bounce back with a stronger performance in the third and fourth quarters.
The difference on the offensive end in the second half was Creighton’s ability to connect from long range, going 0-for-11 from beyond the arc in the first two quarters and 7-of-18 (38.9%) in the second half.
One of the bright spots for Creighton came midway through the third quarter when senior Temi Carda connected for a trey, pushing her over the 1,000-point mark. She closed the game with seven points, giving her 1,004 points in her Bluejay career.
Freshman Emma Ronsiek led the Bluejays with 11 points, while fellow freshman Molly Mogensen finished with eight points. Four Huskies finished in double figures, led by 24 points from Olivia Nelson-Ododa and 15 from Christyn Williams.
Creighton returns to the court on Saturday, Dec. 19 as the Bluejays face Villanova at 12:00 pm in a road contest.