DURHAM, N.H. - Senior guard Heidi Plencner (Hampton, NH) scored a team-high 12 points, including 3 of 5 from behind the arc, as the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team defeated Galatasaray SK, a club team from Turkey, 69-43 at Lundholm Gymnasium Sunday night.
Plencer, who needs 22 3-point field goals this season to set a new all-time mark at UNH, scored all of her points in the first half as UNH finished its exhibition season 2-0. The 'Cats open the season against Morgan State University at the Seton Hall Tournament Nov. 16 at 8 p.m. and will play either Binghamton University or host Seton Hall the next afternoon.
Up just two with eight minutes remaining in the first half, UNH went on a 12-0 run keyed by two Quandra Harrison (Brockton, Mass.) 3-point baskets to grab a 32-18 advantage with five minutes to go. UNH lead at halftime, 40-23. Galatasaray pulled to within 44-33 on a Burcu Turan lay-up with 14:18 remaining in the second half, but the Wildcats snuffed the rally with an 11-2 spurt to go up by 20 with 8:34 remaining.
Rhode Island transfer Colleen Mullen (Chelmsford, Mass.) also scored in double figures for the Wildcats with 11 points, while Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) had nine points and Harrison finished with eight. Celen Kilinc had a game-high 14 points for Galatasaray.
Following the Seton Hall Tournament, the 'Cats return home to face Marist College (11/20) and the University of Michigan (11/23) at Lundholm Gymnasium. Both tip-off times are scheduled for 7 p.m .