DURHAM, N.H. - Behind 19 points and 14 rebounds from senior Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wis.), the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team posted a 75-54 win over St. Francis (N.Y.) in women's basketball action Tuesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. New Hampshire evened its record at 3-3 on the season, while the Terriers dropped to 0-4.
Junior Sarah Rappoport (Herndon, Va.) netted a career-high 17 points, 13 of them in the second half, going 6-for-9 from the floor and 5-for-8 from the free throw line. All 12 players for UNH saw action, with 10 of them reaching the scoring column. Colleen Carbone and Kim Weir each netted 12 points to lead St. Francis.
After opening up a 35-26 lead at halftime, the Wildcats would score 21 of the first 27 points of the second half to take a 56-32 lead with 13:17 to play. The initial run was capped by a three pointer from freshman Emily Hardy (Westbrook, Conn.). The Terriers would pull no closer than 21 points the rest of the way. The 'Cats took their largest lead, 74-44, on a Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) layup with 1:51 remaining.
UNH fell behind 4-0 in the game's first 1:17, but a 9-2 run capped by a Danen trifecta with 16:41 to play gave UNH a lead it would not relinquish at 9-6. Up five, 29-24, with 2:29 left in the opening stanza, the 'Cats went on a 6-0 run capped by a Rappoport bucket with 50 seconds remaining to grab their largest lead of the first half, 35-24.
The Wildcats outrebounded their guests 45-37. For the game, UNH limited the Terriers to 35.6% shooting from the field. The 'Cats were also 7-16 (43.8%) from three-point land in the contest.
UNH returns to action Friday (Dec. 13) when they face Wisconsin-Milwaukee in a 8 p.m. game at UWM. The next Wildcat home game is January 2, when New Hampshire faces Iona in a 5 p.m. contest.