PHILADELPHIA, Pa. - The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team held Drexel University without a field goal for the opening 8:04 of the game to build a 15-point lead and cruised to a 76-54 victory Sunday afternoon at the Physical Education Athletic Center.
UNH (8-9 overall, 3-5 America East) netted the game's initial seven points and led by as many as 26 points - 36-10 with 6:37 remaining - in the first half. The Dragons (8-10, 4-4) closed within 39-22 at the half but were unable to trim the deficit below 17 points in the second half.
The Wildcats built a sizable halftime lead by making 14 of 29 field goal attempts (48.3%) while holding Drexel to 5-for-27 shooting (18.5%) and generating a 26-16 advantage on the glass.
Senior center Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary) netted 10 of her game-high 18 points in the first half. Farkas, who also registered a game-high seven rebounds, is now fourth on UNH's career scoring list with 1,267 points; she surpassed Theresa Redmond (1,252) with her second basket of the game, which came with 4:15 elapsed.
Sophomore forward Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wisc.; 16 points) and junior guard Kelly Donohue (Rochester, N.H.; 12) also scored in double figures for UNH.
Drexel was led by Meghan McIntyre and Steph Frysinger, each of whom had nine points. The Dragon duo of Mikki Miller and Maureen Michaels combined for 10 points, which was 14.6 below the season average.
UNH's next game is Jan. 27 vs. Towson. Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m.