DURHAM, N.H.
- Senior co-captain Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) recorded a double-double, with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire Wildcats past the Albany Great Danes, 58-44, on Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. With the win, the Wildcats snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 7-13, 2-6 in the America East. Albany drops to 7-14, 3-5 in conference action.
  With the score tied 11-11 with 12:06 remaining in the first half, Clark, who was awarded America East Player of the Game, hit two shots from the foul line to put the Wildcats ahead for good. The Wildcats took a 10-point lead (25-15) into the locker room at the half.
    In the second half the Great Danes got within seven points (25-18) at 18:21, but Clark nailed a three to put the game out of reach. The Wildcats led by as many as 18 (36-18) with 15:41, and had three players score in double-figures.  To go along with Clark’s effort, fellow co-captain Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) notched 14 points and led the Wildcats with four assists. Rookie Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) was on fire   in the second half, recording all of her 11 points during the final frame. Simpson also recorded two blocked shots and two steals in the second half of play.
    Kristin Higy and Amanda Ward posted 13 points for the visitors of Albany. Higy also led the team with 10 rebounds.
    The Wildcats return to action on Saturday, Feb. 3 with a home game against Maine. Tip-off at Lundholm Gymnasium is at noon. The game can be heard live on The UNH Sports Network. Tickets are still available at www.UNHWildcats.com.
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