Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) has posted double-digits in all of the past five games for the Wildcats, furthermore, she has notched 20+ points in three out of the past five contests. She matched her career high with 27 points in the Wildcats’ 71-66 victory over Boston U. on Feb. 24. Clark went 10-15 from the field, including five 3-pointers in the game. This is the third time in Clark’s career that she has reached the career high 27 points. Earlier this season she achieved the feat vs. UMBC on Jan. 20. Clark has posted 20+ points and has led the Wildcats in scoring in three of the past four games.

    Junior forward Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.). who has missed 15 games this season due to an injury, found her groove in the Wildcat’s victory over Boston U. on Feb. 24. Cerniglia drained a career-high five 3-pointers including back-to-back treys just 35 seconds apart. Fourteen of her 17 points in the game came during an impressive first half; she went 4-for-6 from beyond the arc during the opening frame. Cerniglia then went on to lead the team in points, with 13, and rebounds, with eight, against Vermont on Feb. 28. Cerniglia leads the team in 3-pointers made per game, averaging 1.73 per game on the season. She is third on the squad in scoring, averaging 6.9 points per game.

    The Wildcats are fourth in the America East in 3-point field goals made this season (146), averaging 5.41 per game. Five current players are amongst the top-20 on UNH’s all-time 3-pointers list. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) leads the way and is in fourth place with 122 career trifectas. Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.), with  76, and Whitney Edwards with 65 follow in the 10th and 12th spots, respectively. Salée-Marie Johnson with 55 career 3-pointers is in 15th place on the list. Freshman Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) jumped onto the list with 37 trifectas this season.

    Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) recorded her fourth double-double of the season Feb. 21 versus Albany with 12 points and 11 rebounds. She notched another Feb. 14 versus Stony Brook, leading the team with 25 points and 10 rebounds. Sixteen of Clark’s 25 points came from the charity stripe. Clark’s previous two double-doubles occurred Jan. 31 at a home win over Albany (14 points, 11 rebounds) and Dec.  19 in another home win (over Northeastern) in which she posted 20 points and 13 boards.

    Senior Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) has already reached the top-10 in steals in a single season. With 69 takeaways on the season she is eighth on UNH’s individual season records list. Edwards is also eighth on UNH’s assists in a single season list with 122 this season. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) is ninth on the individual season records list with 112 free throws made this season.

    The Wildcats are now 9-6 this season in while wearing their white uniforms, 8-6 at home and 1-0 neutral. The Wildcats’ scoring average is 13.1 points higher at home, (62.6 ppg compared to 49.5 ppg on the road). At home UNH has a shooting percentage of .403 (compared to .344 on the road). Furthermore, the Wildcats are 1-0 while wearing their white home jerseys at a neutral site, as UNH defeated Winston-Salem State (63-55) at the Lady Luck Classic (Cassell Coliseum – Blacksburg, Va.).

    Three members of the UNH squad (Lauren Weidmyer, Whitney Edwards and Ashley Cerniglia) call the Empire State home. Four Wildcats are less than 200 miles from the Binghamton campus in Vestal, N.Y., three New York natives and Danielle Flowers who resides in Chalfont, Pa. Furthermore, assistant coach Emily Caschera is from Ballston Lake, N.Y., less than 150 miles from Vestal.

    UNH is 9-4 when heading into the locker room at halftime with a lead. The Wildcats have won three of the past four games, including a close overtime victory, when leading at the half. The largest Wildcat lead after 20 minutes of play is 16, which was recorded Feb. 24 vs. Boston U. The 16 point lead led to a 71-66 Wildcat victory. Twice this season the Wildcats had a 10 point lead at the half: a 25-15 lead over Albany on Jan. 31 led to a 58-44 Wildcat victory and a 36-26 UNH lead at the half set the tone for a 71-62 win versus Northeastern.

    Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.), who leads the America East in assists (4.52 apg),  set a new career high with nine helpers verses Vermont on Feb. 28. She dished out five of her nine assists to go along with seven points during the first half of action. Edwards, with 372, moves up to second place on UNH’s career assists all-time list. Salée-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) is fourth on the America East’s assist/turnover ratio list (1.45), while Edwards is fifth on the list (1.40).

    During the Feb. 24 win over Boston U. the Wildcats tied the school record for most 3-pointers in a single game by draining 11 3-pointers. The Wildcats have made at least one 3-point shot in 211 consecutive games, spanning the last eight seasons. The last time UNH failed to make a 3-pointer was on Jan. 18, 2000, at Brown, when the team missed all 12 3-point attempts. Three additional times during the streak the Wildcats have set the school record by making 11 3-pointers in a game: at Quinnipiac on Dec. 3, 2004, at UMBC on Jan. 21, 2004, and at UMBC again on Jan. 21, 2005.

    Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.), a 2005-06 America East All-Defensive Team member, leads the America East in steals with 69 on the season, averaging 2.56 steals per game. Of all of Division I women’s basketball players, Edwards ranks 50th in steals per game. Edwards recorded a season-high six takeaways in the 58-55 overtime victory against Binghamton on Jan. 17. Edwards is in second place on UNH’s all-times steals list, with 222 career takeaways; she is 18 away from the top spot.

    With 1,326 career points, senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) is sixth on UNH’s all-time career point list. With 571 career rebounds, Clark has moved into the ninth spot on UNH’s all-time career rebound list. Also on UNH’s all-time scorers list is senior Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario); she has 860 points and is 18th on the list. With 555 boards, Williams also sits on the rebound list with Clark (12th place). Williams is fourth on UNH’s all-time block list with 83 in her career.

    UNH defeated Binghamton on Jan. 17 in the first overtime game of the season. The Wildcats have won five straight overtime games dating back to Jan. 17, 2004. The most recent OT loss came against the Bearcats, 63-56 on that date. Last season the Wildcats had back-to-back overtime victories at the Lehigh Christmas City Classic, defeating Towson 70-69 on Dec. 29, then edging by Lehigh 66-58 the following night. UNH and Stony Brook have battled into two overtime games. The Wildcats came out on top in both of those extra minute challenges. The most recent, Mar. 10, 2004 was during the America East Tournament (played at Hartford) in which the Wildcats defeated the Seawolves, 74-65, to advance to the semifinals.

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