PHILADELPHIA - Despite having three players reach double-figures in scoring, the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team fell to Drexel 89-69 here at the Daskalakis Athletic Center here this evening. The Dragons improve to 15-9 overall and 10-5 in America East, while UNH is now 7-16 overall and 5-9 in the conference.
Junior Anna Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) led the Wildcats with 15 points, 11 in the second half. Taylore Jarvis (Nazareth, Pa.) had 12 points and senior Kelly Donohue (Rochester, N.H.) chipped in with 10. Kiki Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) dished out seven assists. Drexel's Michelle Maslowski had a game-high 29 points for the Dragons.
The 'Cats bolted out to a 10-4 lead just 3:57 into the contest, but Drexel would use a 10-2 spurt to go up 14-12 with 12:35 left in the opening half. The two teams would trade baskets but the Dragons would use a 11-2 run to take a 28-21 lead with 4:05 remaining in the half. The hosts would take a 36-28 lead into the locker room at the half.
Drexel would open the second hald by going on a 13-4 run, capped by a Maslowski conventional three-point play with 16:34 left in the game. That gave the Dragons a 49-32 advantage. An 8-3 spurt capped by a Proctor trey would cut the lead to 12, 52-40, with 14:51 left. Drexel answered with a 8-2 run over the next 2:05 to take a 60-42 lead. New Hampshire would cut the lead to 16 on two occasions but could get no closer.
The Dragons owned a 21-13 edge on the offensive glass for the game which led to 35 second-chance points.
UNH squares off with Hofstra on Sunday (2/18) at 1 p.m. at the Hofstra Arena. New Hampshire currently sits just one-half game ahead of the Pride in the America East standings. The Wildcats return home on Thursday (2/22) for a 7 p.m. tilt with Northeastern at the Whittemore Center.