DURHAM, N.H.- Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) matched her career high with 27 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team past Boston University, 71-66, on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. With the win, the eighth of the season at home, the Wildcats improve to 9-17, 4-10 in America East, while the Terriers even their record at 14-14, 6-9 in the league.
    Junior Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) notched 14 of her 17 points during the first half of play. Cerniglia drained two 3-pointers within 35 seconds, to start off an 11-2 run, giving the Wildcats their first double-digit (20-9) lead of the game. She went on to sink a career-high five shots from beyond the arc. The Wildcats enjoyed a .519 shooting percentage (14-of-27) during the first half, giving the team a 16-point lead (39-23), its largest lead of the game, at the half.
    Clark, who was named America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats, delivered 16 points during the final frame, including four 3-pointers, to lead the charge for New Hampshire. Halfway through the second half, BU got to within two points (51-49), but Clark hit back-to-back 3-pointers to put the Wildcats back up by eight points (65-57) with 4:36 remaining.
    With 1:59 remaining in the game, BU’s Kristi Dini hit a three to give the Terriers their first lead of the game (66-65). Senior Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) went 7-for-7 from the foul line during the final 1:15 to play to secure the lead and the win for the Wildcats. Edwards finished the game with 12 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.
    Senior Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) led the Wildcats in rebounding, pulling down 10 boards in the game. She also posted eight points for the Wildcats. New Hampshire matched its all-time record in 3-point field goals made in a single game with 11 3-pointers. The Wildcats shot 54.5 percent (6-11) from beyond the arc during the first half of play.
    Dini finished the game with 14 points for the Terriers. Katie Meinhardt led the team in scoring with 18 points and A. Umez-Eronini also scored double-figures with 10 points for the Terriers.
    New Hampshire returns to action on Wed., Feb. 28 in the final home game of the season when the Wildcats host Vermont. Gametime at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m. Tickets are still available at www.unhwildcats.com. The game can be heard live on The UNH Sports Network.
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