NEWARK, Del. – The University of Delaware women’s basketball team won its fifth consecutive game with a 75-56 victory against the University of New Hampshire at the Bob Carpenter Center on Sunday afternoon.
In a first half that had seven lead changes, UNH (5-6 overall, 1-2 America East) took a 26-25 advantage with 4:22 remaining until halftime on a Sarah Bushey (Champlain, N.Y.) basket. It would be the last lead of the game, however. Delaware (8-3, 2-1) netted the final seven points of the half to take a 32-26 lead into the second half and the Fightin’ Blue Hens never trailed again.
UD started the second half with a 17-4 spurt to build a 49-32 advantage with 13 minutes to play and coasted the rest of the way – UNH’s deficit was never smaller than 15 points.
Delaware outrebounded its guests by a 59-38 margin and outscored the Wildcats 18-5 at the foul line.
UNH was led offensively by Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary; 13 points), Adriane Domanski (Lafayette Hill, Pa.; 11) and Heidi Plencner (Hampton, N.H.; 10). Delaware was led by Cindy Johnson (20), Danielle Leyfert (18) and Renee Baker (14); Leyfert (15 rebounds) and Christina Rible (14) led UD’s effort on the glass.
New Hampshire continues its road trip Jan. 4 (7 p.m.) at Towson. The next Wildcat home game is Jan. 8 against Vermont. Tip off at the Whittemore Center is 1 p.m.