HANOVER, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team was held to 18 second-half points in a 64-52 loss to Dartmouth College at Leede Arena on Wednesday night.
The Big Green (2-1) opened the second half with a 10-3 spurt to build a 45-37 advantage. The Wildcats (0-2) responded with an 11-4 run to close within 49-48. The teams went scoreless for 3:30. UNH squandered six possessions in which they had an opportunity to take the lead until DC’s Jackie Lippe connected on a jump shot with 4:52 remaining in the game to push the advantage to 51-48. The ‘Cats never trimmed the deficit below three points the rest of the way.
New Hampshire led for 17:21 of the first half, albeit never by more than eight points. Buoyed by Orsi Farkas’ 14 first-half points, the ‘Cats controlled the paint , only two of their 17 field goals were jumpers. DC closed the half with a 9-0 run, however, to take a 35-34 lead at the half.
Farkas (Budapest, Hungary) led UNH with 19 points. Kelly Donohue (Rochester, N.H.) and Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) both had eight points. Katharine Hanks paced Dartmouth with 16 points.
UNH returns to action Nov. 28 against Siena College. Tip-off at Lundholm Gym is 1 p.m.