DURHAM, N.H. - Senior center Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary) netted a season-high 30 points and grabbed a career-best 16 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team to a 78-69 America East victory Saturday afternoon at the Whittemore Center.
UNH (6-7 overall, 2-3 America East) trailed 52-50 with 9:19 remaining in the game. Junior forward Adriane Domanski (Lafayette Hill, Pa.) drained her fifth 3-pointer of the game with 8:59 to play to spark a 10-point run and give the Wildcats a lead (53-52) they would not relinquish.
UVM (10-3, 3-1) pulled within 73-69 when Jen MacAulay converted a three-point play with 21.4 seconds to go, but Farkas made four free throws and Heidi Plencner (Hampton, N.H.) added another to secure the victory.
In the first half, there were nine lead changes and neither team led by more than eight points. UVM built a 24-16 lead midway through the half but UNH held the Catamounts scoreless for the ensuing 6:29 to take a 29-24 advantage. The visitors answered with an 8-2 spurt to regain the lead, but an Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) layup gave the Wildcats a 33-32 halftime lead.
Farkas, whose career-high is 31 points, was just 2-for-8 from the floor in the first half but made her first eight attempts of the second stanza and finished the game with 10 field goals and 10 free throws. Domanski finished with a season-high 17 points and Plencner netted 12.
Karalyn Church (23 points, 10 rebounds, seven steals) and Morgan Hall (16 points) led the way for Vermont.
UNH returns to action Jan. 15 against archrival Maine. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 1 p.m.