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DOUBLE DIGIT DANI
Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) enjoyed her third consecutive 20+ point game posting 21 points for the Wildcats on Feb. 17 at UMBC. Clark has reached double figures in 18 out of 23 games this season for the Wildcats. Clark is fifth in the America East in scoring, averaging 14.3 points per game. She is ranked third in the league in free throw percentage (109-132, .823). With 1,274 career points, Clark moves into sixth place on UNH’s all-time career point list. Also with 542 career rebounds, Clark has moved into the 12th spot on UNH’s all-time career rebound list.
STEALING THE SHOW
Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.), a 2005-06 America East All-Defensive Team member, leads the America East in steals with 65 on the season, averaging 2.71 steals per game. Edwards has led the team in steals in all but four games this season. Mostly recently, she had three takeaways in the Wildcats’ game versus UMBC on Feb. 17 and five steals against Stony Brook on Feb. 14. Edwards collected a season-high six takeaways against Binghamton on Jan. 17.
Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) is two helpers away from 100 assists on the season. Edwards leads the America East in asissts, averaging 4.10 assists per game. She dished out a career-high eight assists Jan. 23 versus Boston University. Edwards, with 341, is tied for third on UNH’s career assists all-time list. Salée-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) is fifth on the America East’s assist/turnover ratio list (1.33).
The Wildcats are fourth in the America East in 3-point field goals made this season (122), averaging 5.1 per game. New Hampshire is ranked 114th nationally in 3-point field goals per game. Five current players are amongst the top-20 on UNH’s all-time 3-pointers list. Danielle Clark leads the way and is in fourth place with 113 career trifectas. Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.), with 69, and Whitney Edwards with 65 follow in the 11th and 12th spots, respectively. Salée-Marie Johnson with 53 career 3-pointers is in 15th place on the list. Freshman Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) jumped onto the list with 32 trifectas this season.
DOUBLE DOUBLE FOR DANI
Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) recorded her third double-double of the season 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.
The Wildcats have made at least one 3-point shot in 209 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 times during this 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. The most 3-pointers sunk in a single game this season was 10 made Jan. 20 versus UMBC.
GETTING IT DONE IN OT
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.