WASHINGTON, D.C. - Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) led the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team with 16 points and eight rebounds as the Wildcats were defeated by Georgetown University 90-60 Wednesday evening at McDonough Arena. The 'Cats evened their record at 2-2, while Georgetown improved to 5-0.
Besides Matthias, who has reached double figures in 13 straight games dating back to last season, New Hampshire got 13 points from Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wis.) and 11 from Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.). Colleen Mullen (Chelmsford, Mass.) dished out seven assists for UNH. The Hoyas' Mary Lisicky led all scorers with 21 points.
After surviving the hosts' initial 10-0 run, the Wildcats cut the lead to four, 26-22, with 8:36 remaining on a pair of free throws by Emily Hardy (Westbrook, Conn.). Georgetown pushed the lead to 11, but Livingston's fast break layup with 2:39 left in the opening stanza trimmed the lead back to five at 37-32. The Hoyas increased the lead back to eight, but a Mullen three from the right corner in the waning moments of the first half allowed UNH to trail by just five, 42-37, at the break.
The two teams traded baskets early in the second half. The 'Cats cut the lead to three on four occasions, the last on a Matthias free throw with 17:10 left. Matthias would hit a pair from the stripe with 11:16 on the clock to cut Georgetown's lead to 62-55, but GU went on a 14-0 run to put the game out of reach.
UNH outrebounded the Hoyas 40-33 for the contest, including a 29-21 edge on the defensive glass.
The Wildcats return to action Saturdau, December 7, when they host Massachusetts at 1 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.