The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team fell to the University of Michigan 81-49 here at Crisler Arena this evening. The Wildcats now stand at 2-3 on the season while Michigan, which was fifth in the other’s receiving votes category in this week’s Associated Press poll, improves to 4-2.

Junior Anna Matthias led the ‘Cats with 12 points and seven rebounds. Sophomore Taylor Jarvis was the only other Wildcat in double figures with a career-high 10 points.

The ‘Cats jumped out to a 5-2 lead after a three-pointer by Jarvis at 16:15. Michigan would go on a 14-4 run to take a 16-9 lead, but UNH cut the lead to two (18-16) when Jarvis hit 1-of-2 free throws with 7:52 remaining in the half. The Wolverines would then go on an 11-2 run to take their largest lead of the half (29-18), but the Wildcats would score the last five points of the half to go into the break down 29-23.

Michigan would score the first nine points of the second half to take a 38-23 lead with 17:10 remaining. New Hampshire cut the lead to 11 on a pair of Matthias free throws with 14:57 in the contest. The ‘Cats would get no closer the rest of the way.

The Wildcats dressed just nine players, as UNH was without the services of starters Kim Kassik and Kelly Donahue due to injury

New Hampshire rounds out its three-game road stretch when it travels to Siena College on Monday (12/4). Game time is 7 p.m.

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