WOMEN'S BASKETBALL PLAYS HOST TO NORTHEASTERN
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TODAY’S MATCH UP

     Northeastern and New Hampshire hook up for the 57th time. The former America East member returns to Lundholm Gymnasium to renew the rivalry as the Wildcats lead the all-time series by a margin of 31-25. The Wildcats were defeated by the Huskies, 52-47, in Boston, Massachusetts on December 11, 2005.

LAST TIME OUT
New Hampshire 52, Colgate 44 – Durham, N.H.
    Sophomore guard Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) posted a team-high 13 points with six rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (3-5) past the Colgate Raiders (1-7), 52-44, in women’s basketball non-conference action played at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Both teams struggled out of the gate on the offensive side of the floor as UNH shot 9-of-23 (39.1%), while the Raiders shot 8-of-24 (33.3%) in the first half. The Wildcats closed out the first stanza with a 6-2 run with 3:09 remaining on a Flowers jumped from ten feet out. UNH held the 25-18 advantage heading into halftime.
    In the second half, both teams began to settle into an offensive rhythm with Wildcat senior co-captain Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) leading the charge, scoring all of her ten points in the second half as she made a key three point play with 2:37 remaining to extend the lead to 47-40. The Wildcats notched an 18-of-25 for the game from the charity stripe, including a 5-of-7 effort in the final minute of play to ice the game and give UNH its third win of the season.
    Raiders guard Melanie Cargle tallied a game-high 16 points with three steals and Shevorne Martin notched nine points and nine rebounds in the loss.
    Colgate held the slight 37-31 advantages on the glass, while UNH’s stingy defense committed 22 Raider turnovers. UNH’s bench outscored its opponent by a margin of 13-6 as freshman forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) delivered five points and senior forward Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) chipped in eight points and six rebounds. Danielle Flowers was awarded America East Player of the Night for her efforts.
   
TALE OF THE TAPE
UNH                                                                                              NU
53.0..................................Scoring average..................................62.9
60.4..................................Scoring defense..................................76.2
.372............................................FG%........................................... .368
.442.....................................FG% Defense.................................. .445
.261...........................................3 Pt. %......................................... .328
.347...................................3 Pt. % defense.................................. .340
.721....................................Free Throw %................................... .774
31.9.................................Rebound average.................................31.8
33.9..................................Rebound against.................................42.6
12.8.................................Assists per game..................................12.6

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (3-5)

     UNH recorded a 1-1 record for the week... After a tough 50-31 loss to Boston College on Tuesday, the Wildcats rebounded with a 52-44 victory over Colgate on Saturday... Sophomore forward Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa./Central South Bucks) tallied a team-high 13 points to go along with six rebounds, two steals and two blocks... Senior co-captain Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine/Nokomis Regional) delivered 10 points and three rebounds; while teammate Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y./Trinity Catholic) made a game-high five steals and posted four points in the win... The Wildcats return to action with a visit to Virginia Tech to compete at the “Lady Luck Classic” Tournament on December 28-29.

SCOUTING NORTHEASTERN  (0-8)
    The Northeastern University women’s basketball team is coming off Saturday’s 74-61 home loss to Long Island University. NU, winless in three road games, outscored Long Island 37-32 in the second half but the rally fell short as the Huskies got double digit scoring from four players. Freshman forward Kim Carr scored a career-high 13 points on 6-of-8 shooting from the field. Lucia Pablos added 13 points and four assists.
    Ashlee Feldman scored 14 points to lead the Huskies but struggled from the field, going 3-for-15 on the afternoon. She was 6-for-6 at the free throw line. Freshman Kateema McLean replaced Shaleyse Smallwood early in the first half after Smallwood left the game with an injury. Smallwood sat out the remainder as McLean filled in with 10 points and one assist. Joanna Ausmann pulled down a game-high six rebounds for NU to go with two assists and two blocks.
    The Huskies trailed wire-to-wire as they sank into an early 10-point deficit and could never cut the lead back to single digits.
    In their previous game vs. Dartmouth College, the Huskies led at halftime for the first time this season with the score 32-23 heading into the locker room. Dartmouth came back though as the Huskies were outscored 36-27 in the second period and 14-8 in overtime in a 73-67 loss.
    Feldman leads the team in scoring (13.1 ppg) while Stefanie Hodell is the top rebounder (6.4 per game) and Jody Burrows is tied with Smallwood for the lead in assists with 29.
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