DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire Wildcats held the Massachusetts Minutewomen scoreless over an 11-minute span, scoring 20 unanswered points during that time to cruise to a 59-43 victory Sunday afternoon in women's basketball action at Lundholm Gymnasium.
UNH was led by sophomore Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.), who scored nine of her 14 points during the 20-0 run that expanded the UNH lead to 47-20. Cerniglia hit both three-pointers she attempted and finished 6-for-7 from the field overall.
Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) made all six free throws she attempted to finish the day with 12 points as well as five rebounds, three assists, and two steals. Junior Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) hit all five free throws she attempted and ended up with ten points, six rebounds, and four steals.
After scoring 19 points in Thursday night's victory at Wagner, Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) hit 4-of-5 attempts from the field to score eight points off the bench. Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) contributed six points, three rebounds, five assists, and three steals, while Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) pulled down a team-high seven rebounds in the victory.
No UMass player reached double figures in scoring, with Alisha Tatham and Sakera Young leading the Minutewomen with eight points each. Tamara Tatham scored seven points and pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds, but Pam Rosanio, the team's leading scorer coming into the game, was held to six points on 3-of-12 shooting from the field.
Both teams had problems holding onto the ball, each committing 24 turnovers during the game. UNH shot 43.2 percent from the field and 77.3 percent from the free throw line, while the Minutewomen shot only 32.1 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from the free throw line.
New Hampshire (5-1) goes on the road this week, beginning with a trip to upstate New York to face Colgate University Wednesday, December 7, beginning at 7 p.m. The Wildcats don't return to Lundholm Gym for a month, opening the America East season against UMBC Wednesday, January 4, at 7 p.m.