CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team was defeated by ACC opponent Boston College on Tuesday night at Conte Forum, 50-31.
Senior forward Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) and freshman guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) led the Wildcats with eight points apiece on the night against the Eagles.
Boston College went on a 12-0 run to start the second half to make the score 28-13 with 15:54 left in the game. The Wildcats finally ended the second half scoring drought with a basket by Williams at 14:41.
With the loss, UNH drops to 2-5 overall on the season, while Boston College improves to a 6-2 overall mark.
Freshman forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) notched a career-high seven points on 3 of 6 shooting in the losing cause, as UNH’s third leading scorer in the game.
The teams headed into the locker room at halftime with the Eagles holding the slight advantage at 18-13. Williams led the Wildcats with six first half points on 2 of 3 shooting. The ‘Cats shot 4 of 24 from the field in the first half, including 1 of 9 from the three-point stripe to go along with 10 rebounds. Boston College committed 16 first-half turnovers, while the ‘Cats had six steals, including two by senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) in the first frame. UNH scored eight first-half points off of Eagle turnovers. Edwards totaled four points in the game, all on free throws, as she went 4 of 5 from the charity stripe.
UNH owned a 7-4 lead with 12:33 remaining in the opening half on two free throws by Williams, but BC went on a 14-6 run to close out the half.
Simpson got UNH on the board with a three pointer to make the score 4-3 with 16:59 remaining in the game.
The Wildcats return to the court on Saturday, Dec. 9 against Colgate University. Game time is 1 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium.