West Hartford, Conn. (Feb. 5, 2000) -- Freshman Dorcas Miller (Bridewater, NJ) scored eight of Hartford’s final nine points to lead the Hawks to a 58-54 win over the University of New Hampshire at the Chase Family Arena Saturday night, ending its three game losing streak. Hartford improves to 10-10 overall and 5-6 in America East action.
Hartford led, 33-28, at halftime after shooting 48% from the floor and limiting the Wildcats to only seven field goals. Hartford trailed by three, 26-23, with 5:29 left in the half before a 10-2 run keyed by six points from freshman Cheri Eleazer (Coram, NY) gave the Hawks the five point advantage. UNH stayed close in the half from the foul line, hitting on 14 of 16 attempts.
Hartford opened a seven point lead at the 16:28 mark in the second half after a jumper by senior Allison Macca (Southington, CT). New Hampshire came back, however, with a 7-0 run to forge a 39-39 tie and eventually took a two point lead, 43-41, with 9:30 to play after a jumper by Orsi Farkas. That would be UNH’s last lead of the game. With the game tied at 49-49 with 3:58 to play Miller took over, scoring five straight points to put Hartford ahead, 54-49.
Miller led the Hawks with 14 points, matching a career-high. Sophomore Janeka Lopp added 10 points for the Hawks. Every Hawk to play scored at least two points. New Hampshire’s Aubrey Danen led all scorers with 16 points.