DURHAM, N.H. - Senior Kelly Donohue's (Rochester, N.H.) putback with one second remaining lifted the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team to a 54-52 win over Boston University at Lundholm Gym this afternoon. New Hampshire has won three-straight and improves to 10-16 overall and 8-9 in the league. BU is now 8-18 and 5-12 in the league.
Freshman Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) continued her solid play, as she led New Hampshire with 14 points off the bench. Sister Anna Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) was second-high scorer with nine, while Donohue finished with eight Taylore Jarvis (Nazareth, Pa.) finished with eight points and seven boards. Katie Terhune led BU with 18 points.
The Terriers were up by five, 50-45, with 4:28 to play. The Wildcats would then go on a 7-0 run capped by a Maren Matthias layup with 1:46 left to take their first lead of the second half. BU's Marisa Mosely answered with a basket in the paint with 1:27 to go. The two teams traded scoreless posessions and UNH got the ball back with 25.9 seconds to play. As time ran down, Kiki Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) took a shot from the elbow that went off the front of the rim. Donohue charged in and grabbed the board and put back an 8-footer to give the 'Cats a 54-52 lead with one second to go. BU was unable to get a shot off before time expired.
The visitors had led for most of the second half and were up by as many as eight points with 6:04 to play. UNH tied the game with 15:45 left when Heidi Plencner (Hampton, N.H.) ht a free throw, but BU scored the next seven points after that to take a 40-33 lead with 11:51 to play.
In the first half, the two teams traded baskets for much of the half. BU used a late 5-0 run to take a six point lead, 26-20 with 1:02 left in the half, but Jarvis would score the final three points of the half to cut the Terrier lead to three at the break.
UNH closes out the regular season next Thursday (3/1) when it travels to Vermont. Game time at Patrick Gymnasium is 7 p.m.