STONY BROOK, N.Y.- Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Mane) led the Wildcats with 25 points and 10 rebounds, but Stony Brook’s Mykeema Ford and Leah Getz posted 16 points apiece to propel the Seawolves past the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, 71-64, at the SBU Sports Complex on Wednesday night. With the loss the Wildcats fall to 8-15, 3-8 in America East, while the Seawolves improve to 14-10, 10-2 in the league.
Clark, along with Stony Brook’s Leah Getz were named America East Players of the Game. Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) posted six points and led the team with five steals. Salée-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) posted 14 points for the Wildcats.
The Seawolves led by as many as 13 points (30-17) with 5:09 remaining in the first half. New Hampshire went on a 10-2 run during the final five minutes of the first to bring the Wildcats within five points at the half (32-27).
New Hampshire opened up the second half with a 6-0 run, taking the lead (33-32) at 17:42. Stony Brook’s Kelly Watson hit a 3-point shot at 17:22 to start a 14-2 Seawolves run and bring the score to 46-35 with 13:44 remaining. New Hampshire got within three points (57-54) with 4:57 remaining, but could not get the lead.
The Wildcats return to action on Saturday (Feb. 17) when they travel to the face the UMBC Retrievers at 4:00 p.m.