MEN'S BASKETBALL DOWNED BY HARVARD, 78-60

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Senior Radar Onguetou (Yaounde, Cameroon) led three scorers in double digits with 12 points, but the University of New Hampshire men's basketball team dropped a 78-60 decision to Harvard University on Wednesday evening at Lavietes Pavilion.

The Wildcats drop to 1-2 early on, while the Crimson improve to 4-1.

Dane DiLiegro

Onguetou was 3-for-5 from the field, including 2 of 4 from behind the arc, and sank four of his six free throws. Juniors Dane DiLiegro (Lexington, Mass.) and Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) each chipped in with 10 points. DiLiegro and Onguetou pulled down eight and four rebounds, respectively.

Harvard began the game on an 11-2 run before Onguetou knocked down his first 3-pointer at 15:34 to stop the run. After Onguetou hit his second trey to cut the UNH deficit to 18-12 at 12:12, the Crimson went on a 10-2 run to take a 28-14 lead at 7:09. The Wildcats would not record another field goal after Onguetou's second trifecta until senior Colbey Santos (Onset, Mass.) hit a 3 of his own to make it 39-25 with 2:18 to play in the opening half.

Onguetou, UNH's America East Player of the Game, added a free throw 38 seconds later, but Harvard scored the final seven points of the half - capped by a Jeremy Lin 3-pointer as time expired - to take a 46-26 advantage into the locker room. Santos finished with four points, all of them coming in the first half.

Alvin Abreu

On top 53-32 just 2:29 into the second stanza, Harvard crafted an 11-0 run to grab its largest lead of the game at 64-32 with 13:58 remaining. The Crimson led 72-43 with 8:20 to play before Abreu's slashing layup sparked a 10-4 run that sliced UNH's deficit to 23. After a Christian Webster layup halted the run at 3:20, Abreu hit another layup at 2:57 to start a 7-0 run that finished the game and brought the Wildcats to within 17.

Freshman Ferg Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) added a career-high eight points, while classmate Chandler Rhoads (Berryville, Va.) tallied seven points, two rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.) recorded four points, five boards and a block.

Harvard outshot the Wildcats, 51 percent (25-49) to 38 percent (18-48), and also sank 22 of 24 (92%) at the line, while UNH was 20-for-32 (63%) at the stripe. The Crimson also held the advantage on the glass at 39-25, but did turn the ball over 15 times to the Wildcats' 13.

Lin led the Crimson with a game-high 18 points to go along with seven boards, while Webster added 15.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. when they play host to Marist College at Lundholm Gymnasium.

 

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