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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (8-17, 3-10 AE)
New Hampshire has dropped four consecutive America East games, with the most recent loss coming in Albany on Feb. 21 (78-65). Danielle Clark recorded her fourth double-double of the season with 12 points and 11 rebounds in the game. Whitney Edwards posted 12 points and matched her career high with eight assists for the Wildcats. Amy Simpson drained four 3-pointers en route to a 14 point performance to lead the Wildcats in scoring.
Edwards leads the America East in assists, dishing out 4.24 assists per game. She also tops the league in steals, averaging 2.64 takeaways per game. Edwards is second on UNH’s all-time steals list with 219 career steals. With 356 career assists, Edwards is third on UNH’s all-time assists list. Clark is fifth in the league in scoring with 14.2 points per game. She is third in the league in free-throw percentage (.821, 110-134). With 1,286 career points Clark is sixth on UNH’s all-time points list.
SCOUTING BOSTON UNIVERSITY (14-13, 6-8 AE)
Boston University fell to Hartford on Feb. 21, 64-60. Junior Kasey Devine netted a career-high 16 points and senior Katie Meinhardt put up 19 points for the Terriers in the loss at Hartford. The Terriers drew to within two points with 10 seconds remaining, however the Hawks were able to hold on for the victory.
The Terriers lead the league in 3-point field goals made on the season, averaging 6.11 per game. Meinhardt leads the Terriers in scoring, averaging 12.4 points per game. Erica Kovach, with 6.1 boards per game, leads the Terriers in rebounding. Aly Hinton is not far behind, with 6.0 rebounds per game. Christine Kinneary leads the squad averaging 3.19 assists per game and is seventh in the America East.
DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR DANI
Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) recorded her fourth double-double of the season Feb. 21 versus Albany with 12 points and 11 rebounds. She notched another 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.
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 66 on the season, averaging 2.64 steals per game. Edwards is 36th in the national rankings in steals per game (as of 2/18). 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.) matched her career-high eight assists at Albany on Feb. 21. Edwards leads the America East in asissts, averaging 4.24 assists per game. She set a career-high eight assists Jan. 23 versus Boston University. Edwards, with 349, is third on UNH’s career assists all-time list. Salée-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) is fourth on the America East’s assist/turnover ratio list (1.44).
The Wildcats are fourth in the America East in 3-point field goals made this season (129), averaging 5.16 per game. New Hampshire is ranked 114th in all of Division I 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 (Corinna, Maine) leads the way and is in fourth place with 113 career trifectas. Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.), with 70, and Whitney Edwards with 65 follow in the 10th 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 36 trifectas this season. Simpson matched her career-high four 3-pointers made versus Albany on Feb. 21. In the game, she enjoyed a .571 (4-of-7) shooting percentage from beyond the arc, her best performance of the season.
The Wildcats have made at least one 3-point shot in 210 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.
With 1,286 career points, senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) moves into sixth place on UNH’s all-time career point list. Also with 563 career rebounds, Clark has moved into the 10th spot on UNH’s all-time career rebound list.
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.