HAMDEN, Conn. – Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) netted a career-high 23 points as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team dropped an 82-76 decision to Quinnipiac Wednesday night at Kahn Court. With the loss UNH falls to 1-2 while the Bobcats now stand at 2-2.

Woods, a sophomore, finished 9-18 from the floor and 3-8 from three-point land.

Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) netted 20 points, her seventh-straight 20 point performance, and also grabbed 11 rebounds for her second double-double of the season. Freshman Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) posted a season-best 12 points and dished out six assists, while Emily Hardy (Westbrook, Conn.) drained three three-pointers and totaled nine points. Kate Poulin (Kitchener, Ontario) dished out eight assists.

Ashlee Clark paced Quinnipiac with 32 points.

UNH, which led 43-35 at halftime, drained a school-record 11 three-pointers in the contest, with eight of the trifectas coming in the opening 20 minutes. UNH finished the game 11-23 (47.8%) from behind the arc, draining eight of 13 trey attempts in the first half. The ‘Cats also shot 50.9% from the floor as a team and owned a 36-32 rebounding edge.

UNH returns to action Saturday (Dec. 6) when it travels to Brown to take on the host Bears in the opening round of the Brown Classic. The next UNH home game is December 11 when the ‘Cats host Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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