AMHERST, Mass. - Senior Orsi Farkas scored 26 points and added nine rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team to a 60-58 overtime win on Nov. 30 in Amherst, Mass. The Wildcats improve to 2-2 this season , while the Minutewomen fall to 0-5 with the loss.
UMass scored the first basket of the game with a layup by Allison MacFarland to lead 2-0, but that would be the only lead the Minutewomen would have during the first half. UMass was able to stay close to the Wildcats, however, with an 8-4 run at the end of the half to pull to within two of New Hampshire at 27-25.
The Minutewomen seized the lead early on in the second half with a 7-2 spurt to start the half at 32-31. The Wildcats would retaliate, though, with a 13-6 run of their own to move up 44-38. UMass then made its run for the game with a 10-1 rally to take a five-point advantage at 50-45, but two costly turnovers by the Minutewomen put New Hampshire right back into the ballgame. The second half ended with a 52–52 tie.
The women's basketball team returns to action this Friday at the Northwestern Tournament in Chicago. The tournament features UNH, Northwestern, Miami-Ohio, and Princeton.