POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) went 4-for-5 from three point range and totaled 14 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team as it suffered its first defeat on the season, a 59-51 setback to Marist Tuesday night at the McCann Center. The loss equals the Wildcats record at 1-1 on the season.
Adams had 11 of her 14 points in the first half as she set a new career high for made three-pointers. Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) reached double figures in scoring for the 11th straight game and recorded the ninth double-double of her career by netting 13 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. She also blocked three shots.
After coming out of halftime tied at 26, the Wildcats would score eight of the first 10 points of the second half. A three-pointer by Colleen Mullen (Chelmsford, Mass.) with 15:12 to play gave UNH a 34-28 lead. Back-to-back threes by the Red Foxes' Vicki Wancel and Megan Vetter would tie the game at 34 with 12:55 remaining.
The two teams would trade baskets, and a three by Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.) with 7:52 left gave the 'Cats a 41-40 lead. Marist would take the lead for good 19 seconds later on a Kristin Keller trey. After falling behind 49-42 with just under four minutes remaining, the Wildcats could get no closer than four points the rest of the way.
UNH held a 20-8 lead 8:33 into the game as the 'Cats went on a early 17-4 run capped by a trifecta from freshman Emily Hardy (Westbrook, Conn.). UNH had a total of five threes during the run, including three in a row by Adams. The Wildcats were 9-for-17 (52.9%) from long range for the game.
Keller, Stephanie Del Preore and Maureen Magarity each finished with 10 points to pace Marist (1-1).
UNH returns to action Saturday, November 30, when it hosts Dartmouth at 2 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.