DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire athletic department continues its countdown of this past year's most memorable highlights. The countdown features a four-part video series including 20 moments from the year that was, highlighting big wins, record-breaking performances and awards. Part 2 showcases moments 15 through 11.
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15. We continue our countdown with the women's basketball team as the Wildcats knocked off Hartford on January 5 at Lundholm Gymnasium. The win marked the 'Cats' first conference win of the season and snapped an 18-game losing streak against the reigning conference champions. Pacing the Wildcats was senior Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), who poured in a game-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting. Junior Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) posted 15 points and seven rebounds while sophomore Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) provided 13 points of her own including a pair of 3-pointers on 5-of-7 from the field to give the 'Cats the 64-45 victory.
14. On January 28 at the Whittemore Center, Kristina Lavoie (Fonthill, Ontario) of the women's ice hockey team recorded her first career hat trick, powering the Wildcats to a 4-2 win over Vermont. The junior forward finished the season as the team leader in points (33) and goals (18) while notching 10 multiple-point efforts. The win capped off a four-game home winning streak and sent the 'Cats to a perfect 2-0 on WBIN-TV.
13. Distance runners Allison Letourneau (Kingston, Nova Scotia), Sydney Fitzpatrick (Billerica, Mass.), and Keely Maguire (Georgetown, Mass.) combined to set seven individual school records throughout the indoor and outdoor track seasons. Fitzpatrick concluded the indoor season with four top-5 finishes while Letourneau and Maguire both qualified for the NCAA East Preliminary to round out their 2012 outdoor season.
12. In front of 24,022 at Gillette Stadium on October 22, the football team defeated longtime rival Massachusetts in the second edition of the Colonial Clash, 27-21. Junior running back Dontra Peters (Annapolis, Md.) was named the game's most outstanding player, rushing for 92 yards and two touchdowns.
11. After sitting out the first eight games due to NCAA transfer regulations, Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine) of the women's basketball team asserted herself into the starting lineup after racking up 35 points off the bench in just her second game in a 73-72 win at Wagner (Dec. 21). The Waterville, Maine native was an essential part in the Wildcats' first winning season since 2006, leading the 'Cats with 16 points per game and averaging more than seven rebounds per game while racking up seven double-doubles during the 2011-12 campaign.
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