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    DURHAM, N.H.- Kristin Cole was introduced as the fifth head coach of the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball program at a press conference on Wednesday, June 20th in Lundholm Gymnasium at UNH’s Field House, which is currently under renovation.
    Cole was introduced by Carrie Doyle Senior Associate Director of Athletics, who also served as the chair of the search committee. Cole fielded questions from the media and took part in a “meet and greet” following the formal press conference.

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    DURHAM, N.H.  – Kristin Cole (Notre Dame ’94) was named University of New Hampshire women’s basketball head coach by UNH Athletic Director Marty Scarano on Tuesday. Cole is the fifth head coach in the 32-year history of the program and comes to UNH from Xavier University, where she served as assistant coach from 2002-07.
    In Cole’s five years at Xavier, the Musketeers compiled an overall record of 106-50, made two NCAA Tournament appearances (2007, 2003) and three trips to the WNIT Tournament, including in 2005 when the team advanced to the quarterfinals.



DURHAM, H.H. -- The construction of the new bleacher system at the University of New Hampshire's Lundholm Gymnasium began on Wed., June 6.  The bleachers are the first step towards improving the atmosphere and fan experience in Lundholm Gym. The retractable bleachers will allow athletic teams to compete on the two auxiliary courts underneath, as was the case with the old system.

The original bleachers have been completely disassembled and removed and the equipment and materials for the new bleachers arrived on campus yesterday.


DURHAM, N.H.  – Marty Scarano, Director of Athletics at the University of New Hampshire, has announced that five candidates will be interviewed for the vacant head coach position for the University’s women’s basketball program. The interview process will begin June 4 and the candidates are Kristin Cole, Matthew Luneau, Charisse Mapp, Karen Pinkos and Jeanine Radice.



DURHAM, N.H. –  University of New Hampshire women’s basketball head coach Sue Johnson has resigned from her position with the University to pursue a position as director of athletics at Gann Academy in Waltham, Massachusetts.
    In addition to Johnson, associate head coach Gretchen Browne and assistant coaches Emily Caschera and Helen Ridley will be leaving the program by the end of June to pursue other professional opportunities.



    DURHAM, N.H. – Senior wide receiver David Ball (Orange, Vt.) of the University of New Hampshire football team and senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) of the Wildcat women’s basketball team were named the 2007 Jim Urquhart Student-Athletes of the Year on Tuesday night at the fourth annual senior awards banquet at the New England Center.
   
    The award is named in memory of longtime UNH coach Jim Urquhart, who coached the New Hampshire men's lacrosse team for 17 years and the wrestling team for 11 seasons before taking the position as Associate Athletic Director of Event Management in 1997. He passed away after suffering a heart attack on Jan 14, 1998.



DURHAM, N.H. – For the second consecutive year, forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) of the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team was named the team's Most Valuable Player at the annual awards banquet. She led the Wildcats in scoring (14.0 ppg), rebounding (5.8 rpg) and free throw percentage (.824). The co-captain had four double-doubles on the season, leading the Wildcats in scoring in 18-of-29 games. At the conclusion of the regular season, Clark was selected to the America East All-Conference Second Team as well as to the America East All-Academic Team. Out of all the players in the league, she received the most America East Player of the Game awards during the season. Clark finished her career as a Wildcat fourth on UNH's all-time 3-pointers made list with 123 and sixth on UNH's all-time career scoring list with 1,336 points.



    DURHAM, N.H. — The Wildcat Athletics Council will host the 17th annual Bill Knight - Bo Dickson Memorial Golf Tournament on Monday, June 11, 2007 at the Windham Country Club in Windham, N.H. This golf tournament is a key fundraising event in support of scholarships for UNH student-athletes.
    The Wildcat Athletics Council invites you to become a tournament sponsor.  Our tournament provides a great opportunity for  you to reward your employees, entertain clients and network with other community/business leaders who are all joining our tournament in support of UNH Athletics. The Wildcat Athletics Council is also seeking items for our silent auction and we would gladly accept anything you would like to donate.  Please contact Brenda Holt-Mullaney or Garin Veris at 603-862-8641.
    The cost for golf is $175 per person, which includes includes continental breakfast, cart, greens fees, snacks and the cookout. The deadline to signup is Friday, May 11. Registration on June 11th begins at 6:30 a.m. with a 7:30 a.m. shotgun start (scramble format).

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    DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire women’s basketball head coach Sue Johnson has announced that five players have signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Wildcats beginning in the 2007-08 season. “We are very excited about our incoming class,” said Johnson,  “All five players have had very successful high school careers and bring a wealth of talent to the program.”


VESTAL, N.Y.-  The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team led for the majority of the second half, but Albany’s Amanda Ward drained a 3-pointer with 32 seconds remaining to take the lead and the win, 66-61, in the opening round of the America East tournament on Thursday evening at Binghamton’s Events Center. Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) matched her season-high with 16 points in the game to lead the Wildcats in scoring and was selected as the America East Player of the Game. With the loss, the No. 9 seeded Wildcats close the season with an overall record of 9-20. The No. 8 seeded Great Danes improve to 8-22 and will face the America East regular season champions, Hartford, in the quarterfinals.


VESTAL, N.Y.- Senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) of the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team was named America East Defensive Player of the Year and to the All-Defensive Team, as fellow teammates senior Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) and freshman Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) earned America East accolades as well.
        Edwards, a 2005-06 defensive team member, has led the America East in steals the majority of this season, averaging 2.54 per game. Her 71 steals on the season ranks 50th out of all the Division I women’s basketball players and moves her into the sixth spot on UNH’s single season list. On Jan. 17, Edwards gathered a season-high six takeaways in the Wildcats’ overtime victory against Binghamton. Edwards also tops the league in assists, averaging 4.54 per game. This season Edwards set a new career high in assists with nine versus Vermont on Feb. 28. In both steals and assists, Edwards is second on UNH’s all-time career lists, with 224 steals and 377 helpers.



DURHAM, N.H.-The Wildcats begin the tournament in the first round game against the Albany Great Danes. UNH split with Albany during the regular season, each team garnering a home win. A victory by the Wildcats will lead to a quarterfinal matchup against No. 1 seeded Hartford. For the first time the New Hampshire Wildcats enter the America East Tournament as the ninth seed. The Wildcats, picked fifth by the conference coaches before the season, finished tied with Albany for eighth place in America East with a 4-12 conference record. However, the Great Danes win the tie breaker with a regular season win over Vermont. Overall, UNH finished with a 9-19 record, going 8-6 at home, 0-12 on the road, and 1-1 in neutral site games.
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VESTAL, N.Y.-  Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) posted a career-high 21 points, including a career-best six 3-pointers to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but it was not enough as the Binghamton Bearcats defeated the Wildcats, 66-61 on Saturday afternoon at Binghamton’s Events Center. With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 9-19, 4-12 in America East and secure the ninth place seed in the America East tournament. The Bearcats close out the regular season with a record of 11-18, 7-9 in America East
    The Wildcats enjoyed a .750 shooting percentage (6-of-8) from 3-point land during the first half. Simpson went 4-for-5 from beyond the 3-point arc, totaling 12 points, leading the Wildcats in scoring during the first half of action. Salee-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) went 3-for-3 during the first half, including sinking both of her two 3-point attempts. She finished the half with eight points, four rebounds, and two steals for the Wildcats.


DURHAM, N.H.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team closes out the regular season with a trip to Binghamton this Saturday. Earlier this season the Wildcats defeated the Bearcars, 58-55, in overtime, the fifth straight overtime win for the New Hampshire. In the game, Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) and Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) posted 16 points  and seven rebounds apiece.
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<    DURHAM, N.H.- Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) and Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) posted 13 points apiece for the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but the University of Vermont rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat the Wildcats, 59-56, on Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. With the loss the Wildcats drop to 9-18, 4-11 in the America East, while the Catamounts improve to 17-11, 7-8 in the league.


DURHAM, N.H.-  The Wildcats will face the Catamounts of Vermont in the final home game of the season. The Wildcats enter the game with a 8-5 record at Lundholm Gym. The Catamounts beat the Wildcats earlier this season to take a slight lead (29-28) in the close 30 year old series. The Wildcats fell to Vermont, 70-44, Jan. 27 in Bulington. Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) was on fire late in the game, recording all of the final 10 points for the Wildcats. Her run included two three-pointers during the last minute of play. Williams tied her career-high with 13 points in the game to lead the Wildcats in scoring.

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    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.  




Durham, N.H.-    Seniors Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine), Megan Connolly (Nashua, N.H.), Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.), Salee-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) and Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) will be honored on senior day, this Saturday. New Hampshire hosts Boston University on Sat., Feb. 24 in the second match up of the regular season. New Hampshire holds the slight lead (28-27) in this lengthy all-time series. Earlier this season the Terriers defeated New Hampshire to even the series at Boston University (13-13). The Wildcats swept the Terriers in last year’s regular season, but Boston U. got revenge in the first round of the America East tournament, a 66-60 win in West Hartford, Conn.

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ALBANY N.Y.- Kristin Higy of Albany, with 21 points, propelled the Great Danes past the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team , 75-68, on Wednesday evening at SEFCU Arena. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) was named the America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats with 12 points and 11 rebounds. With the loss the Wildcats drop to 8-16, 3-10 in the America East, while the Great Danes end an eight game losing streak and improve to 8-19, 4-10.




DURHAM, N.H.-     Wednesday's match up will mark the 13th meeting between New Hampshire and Albany. Though UNH leads the all-time series (10-2), Albany holds a slight lead in Albany (3-2). The teams battled earlier this season at UNH, in which UNH got a 58-54 victory. Three players recorded in double-figures for the Wildcats. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) led the team with 14 points and 11 rebounds for her second double double of the year. Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) scored all of her 11 points in the second half of the game and Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) tallied 14 points for the Wildcats.
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<   BALTIMORE, Md.- The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team opened up with a 14 point lead to start the game, but the Retrievers battled back for the 59-51 win on Saturday afternoon at the RAC Arena. With the loss the Wildcats drop to 8-16, 3-9 in the America East, while the Retrievers improve to 12-14, 5-8.
    The Wildcats got off to a 14-0 run to start the first half, with the first Retrievers field goal of the game, a 3-pointer, coming at 15:12 of the first half. Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine)  hit a jumper at 11:28 to give New Hampshire a 19-point lead, its largest lead of the game (25-6). Clark went on the finish the half with 14 points for the Wildcats. New Hampshire shot 10-of-23 (43.5 percent) from the field and went 8-for-8 from the free throw line during the first half of action. UMBC scored the final five points of the first half to bring the deficit to just six points at the half (31-25).


DURHAM, N.H.- The Saturday afternoon game will mark the seventh meeting between New Hampshire and UMBC. The Retrievers have won the past three contests versus the Wildcats, closing the all-time series margin to just one game, 4-3 in favor of UNH. Earlier this season, UNH battled back from a 19-point deficit to bring the Wildcats within one point, but the Retrievers held onto the lead and the win, 59-56, at Lundholm Gymnasium.

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    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 scored 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.


DURHAM, N.H.-  Wednesday's meeting will mark the 15th meeting between New Hampshire and Stony Brook. The Seawolves have defeated the Wildcats in all of the past three games. The last UNH win was on Feb. 26, 2005 (74-56 @ SBU). Prior to last season UNH was on a seven-game unbeated streak against Stony Brook, dating back to Feb. 2, 2003  when the Seawolves enjoyed a 90-72 SBU home win. The teams met earlier this season in New Hampshire, Stony Brook won for just the second time in history at Lundholm Gymnasium. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) lead the Wildcats with an 18-point performance, while Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) posted 17 in a rally effort. The first half was a back-and-forth battle, with five lead changes, but the Seawolves took a six point lead. In the second half UNH got within one, but the Seawolves went on a 14-0 put the game out of reach for the Wildcats. 
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    DURHAM, N.H.- Senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) posted 15 points for the Wildcats, but a 22-point effort from Hartford’s Danielle Hood propelled the Hawks past the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, 54-45, Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    With the loss, New Hampshire falls to 8-14, 3-7 in conference action. League leading, Hartford, improves to 16-7 and 9-1 in the America East.



DURHAM, N.H.- New Hampshire and Hartford battled one month ago in a down to final buzzer tilt. The Wildcats lead the all-time series 27-17, but have not won a match-up against the Hawks since Mar. 5, 2003, a 60-50 win. New Hampshire assistant coach Emily Cachera captained the 2002-03 squad that last beat the Hawks. Wednesday's game will air on MetroCast Cable throughout the week. Gerry Gilbert will deliver the play-by-play and Art Jacobs will do the color commentary for MetroCast Cable.
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    DURHAM, N.H.- Senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) and freshman Chrissy Hall (Nortbridge, Mass.) tallied 12 points apiece to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team past Maine, 65-55, Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats (8-13, 3-6 America East) also had a solid effort from senior Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine), with 11 points and nine rebounds was one board short of her second consecutive double-double. Clark was awarded America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats. Ashley Underwood led the charge for the Black Bears with 21 points, including five 3-pointers. She was named America East Player of the Game for the Black Bears.



DURHAM, N.H.- Maine leads the all-time series, 41-17. Though Maine also leads the series at UNH (14-10), in the past two years the Wildcats have not lost at home against the Black Bears. The teams met earlier this season in Orono, the Black Bears defeated UNH 64-47. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) delivered 17 points for the Wildcats in the conference-opener. She shot 5-of-11 from the field and went 6-out-of-6 from the free throw line. The Black Bears had four players in double-figures to combine for 54 points to lead Maine past UNH. Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) grabbed eight boards to lead the Wildcats in rebounding.


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    DURHAM, N.H.- Senior co-captain Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) recorded a double-double, with 14 points and 11 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire Wildcats past the Albany Great Danes, 58-44, on Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. With the win, the Wildcats snap a three-game losing streak and improve to 7-13, 2-6 in the America East. Albany drops to 7-14, 3-5 in conference action.
    With the score tied 11-11 with 12:06 remaining in the first half, Clark, who was awarded America East Player of the Game, hit two shots from the foul line to put the Wildcats ahead for good. The Wildcats took a 10-point lead (25-15) into the locker room at the half.



DURHAM, N.H.- New Hampshire leads Albany 9-2 in this new series that dates back to 2002. In five at Lundholm Gymnasium, the Wildcats have not lost to the Great Danes at home. The teams split the two-game series last season, with a 62-58 setback in Albany followed by a 70-55 victory at home.
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    Albany dropped its only contest of the week, an 82-73 decision on the road at Stony Brook. Sherri Mikus led the Great Danes with 17 points, while Amanda Ward recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Gia Sanders added 14 points, four boards, three blocks, one assist and one steal. Mikus shot 6-of-9 from the field to help lead the Great Danes to 51.9 percent shooting for the game, tying a season-best.
    Albany’s defensive skills puts them in the top-five in three different America East categories. With 3.30 blocks per game, Albany is second in the league and with 9.20 steals per game, the Great Danes sit in third in the America East.  In rebounds the Great Danes average 24.55 defensive boards per game, putting them fourth in the league. Sanders leads the league in blocked shots, recording 40 on the season (2.00 per game). Kristin Higy (6.3 rebounds per game) who is the league’s fifth leading rebounder, has helped the Great Danes in defensive boards with 91 on the season.

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    BURLINGTON, VT. – May Kotsopoulos and Courtnay Pilypaitis posted 13 points apiece to lead Vermont past the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, 70-44, on Saturday afternoon at Patrick Gymnasium. With the loss, the Wildcats drop to 6-13, 1-6 in America East. The Catamounts improve to 14-6, 4-3 in conference action.
    Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) was on fire late in the game, recording all of the final 10 points for the Wildcats. Her run included two three-pointers during the last minute of play. Williams tied her career-high with 13 points in the game to lead the Wildcats in scoring.



    DURHAM, N.H.- The Wildcats travel to Vermont on Jan. 27 with a record of 6-12, 1-5 in America East. The Catamounts are even in the league 3-3, with an overall record of 13-6. This is the first meeting between the teams this season. The 30 year all-time series is even at 28-28.  The game will be broadcasted live (video and audio) over the Internet. The video portion is available via the B2 network on a pay-per-view rate basis of $6.00 per game. Live audio is available from SportsJuice.com, the feed is free of charge. Also, live stats are available at the time of the game.

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    DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) posted 26 points for the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to Boston University, 67-57, on Tuesday evening at Case Gymnasium. The Wildcats drop to 6-12 on the season, 1-5 in the America East. BU improves to 10-9, 2-4 in conference play.  
     The Wildcats took the lead early, but the Terriers battled back and made it a tie game (12-12) with 12:35 remaining in the first half. BU went on a 9-0 run to take a 21-12 lead with 5:53 left in the opening frame. New Hampshire notched 13 points, seven points by Clark and two three-pointers from Jenny McDade (Norfolk, Mass.), in the final five minutes of the half, to bring the Wildcats back.  With six seconds remaining on the clock, Clark hit a shot and was fouled for a three-point play to bring the Wildcats within one point of the Terriers (28-27) heading into the locker room at halftime.



    DURHAM, N.H. - Tuesday night's game will mark the 55th meeting between the New Hampshire Wildcats and the Terriers of Boston University. UNH has a slight lead in a close all-time series (28-26). Last season UNH swept BU in the regular season with a 85-71 win in Boston followed by a 76-63 home win. The Terriers got revenge with a 66-60 victory in the semi-final round of the America East Tournament in West Hartford, Conn.
    In the Wildcats last game, senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) matched her career-high in points with 27, but it wasn’t enough as the women’s basketball team could not get a lead against UMBC, losing 56-59 on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats fall to 6-11, 1-4 in the league, while the Retrievers improve to 10-9 and even out at 3-3 in conference action.


   DURHAM, N.H.- Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) matched her career-high in points with 27, but it wasn’t enough as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team could not get a lead against UMBC, losing 56-59 on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats fall to 6-11, 1-4 in the league, while the Retrievers improve to 10-9 and even out at 3-3 in conference action.
    Clark, the America East Player of the Game, shot 50 percent from beyond the arc, notching a career-high six trifectas in the game. UMBC shot 54 percent from three-point land during the first half, which led to a ten point lead heading into the locker room. Carlee Cassidy, America East Player of the Game for UMBC, led the charge for the Retrievers, posting 17 points in the contest.



DURHAM, N.H.- Seniors Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) and Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) posted 16 points and seven rebounds apiece to lead UNH to a 58-55 overtime victory over Binghamton on Wednesday evening. The win, UNH’s first America East victory of the season, gives the Wildcats a record of 6-10, 1-3 in the conference.A three-pointer by Edwards to open up overtime, along with clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch by Clark, sealed the game for the Wildcats.
    Wednesday's game will mark the sixth meeting between New Hampshire and UMBC. The Wildcats lead the all-time series 4-2. Last season the teams split two wins with a 68-61 home win following with a 65-53 loss at UMBC later in the season. The only home loss against the Retrievers came on Feb. 19, 2004 (48-47) at Lundholm Gymnasium

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    DURHAM, N.H.- Seniors Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) and Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) of the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team posted 16 points and seven rebounds apiece to lead UNH to a 58-55 overtime victory over Binghamton on Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. The win, UNH’s first America East victory of the season, gives the Wildcats a record of 6-10, 1-3 in the conference.
    A three-pointer by Edwards to open up overtime, along with clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch by Clark, sealed the game for the Wildcats.



       DURHAM, N.H.- Wednesday's evening game will mark the 12th meeting between New Hampshire and Binghamton. Although Binghamton leads the series, UNH captured a 62-56 win, in the most recent game at Lundholm Gymnasium last season. Last season the Wildcats and the Bearcats split two games. In the first, a 74-54 Binhamton win, four Bearcat players scored in double figures as UNH suffered its first conference loss. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) led the way with 15 points and five rebounds, while Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) added eight points, four rebounds, and four assists. The Bearcats out-rebounded UNH 44-28, and shot 52% from the field in the win. The Wildcats bounced back with a 55-49 win at home on Feb. 9. UNH’s defense caused 18 Bearcat turnovers in a low scoring, but much needed conference win. Alogn with stingy defense, the Wildcats handled the ball extremely well, resulting in a season-low six turnovers. The offense was led by  Edwards, who rallied 13 points.  Clark and Ray Williams (Missiauga, Ontario) each posted nine points.

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DURHAM, N.H.- Jessica Smith and Mykeema Ford combined for 49 points to lead Stony Brook to a 85-66 victory over the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team this Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats (5-10, 0-3 America East) were led in scoring by senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) with 18 points and sophomore forward Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) notched 17 points. Clark also led the squad in rebounding with nine boards.
    In what was a back-and-forth affair early on with five lead changes in the first half. UNH led by as many as eight with the score 32-24 and 5:44 left to go before the break. Stony Brook rallied back with a 13-0 run to close out the half, taking the lead on a jumper by Smith with 42 seconds remaining in the opening frame. The Seawolves closed out the half with a six point lead (41-35).



DURHAM, N.H.- New Hampshire’s conference home opener will mark the 14th meeting against Stony Brook. UNH leads the all-time series 9-4, which includes a seven-game winning streak against Stony Brook (3/1/03-1/14/06). The Seawolves put a halt to UNH’s winning trends when they defeated the Wildcats twice last season. The most recent game, a 55-49 Seawolves victory, was the only home loss to Stony Brook for UNH.
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DURHAM, N.H.- Ashley Taylor and Koren Schram each scored 22 points to lead Dartmouth College to a 79-67 victory over the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team on Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats (5-9) were led in scoring by senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) with 17 points and senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) with 13 points and six assists.
    UNH jumped out to a strong start early on, scoring the first 10 points of the contest and led by as many as 10 points with the score 13-3 and 14:54 remaining in the first half. However, Dartmouth (5-9) cut the UNH lead to one point outscoring UNH 15-6 to make the score 19-18 with 10:21 to go before the half. The Big Green took the lead for good with 5:07 remaining in the first half on a jumper by Kristen Craft to make the score 28-27 in favor of the visitors.


DURHAM, N.H.- New Hampshire dropped their first two conference games this week. Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corrina, Maine) tallied 17 points in the Wildcats loss to Maine on Jan. 4. Clark had 9 of UNH’s 20 points in the first half. She then went on to go 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the second half. On Sunday, Jan 7 the Wildcats came back from an eight point deficient in under six minutes to tie the score at 36 with Hartford. Rookie Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) led the rally for the Wildcats, sinking both of her free throws to with under 10 minutes to play to tie it. Simpson then nailed two more to give the pull the Wildcats ahead with 8:44 remaining in the game. Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) sunk a three at the final buzzer to make it a 48-47 final.
    New Hampshire hosts Dartmouth in an interstate rivalry tilt on Wednesday evening. UNH has defeated Dartmouth six out the last eight meetings under Wildcat’s head coach Sue Johnson.

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WEST HARTFORD, Conn.- The University of New Hampshire women's basketeball team lost a heartbreaker on Jan. 7 at the University of Hartford (48-47), despite strong scoring efforts by senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.),who poured in 12 points, and freshman guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), who poured in 13 points and was named America East Player of the Game.


  SCOUTING HARTFORD (8-6)
Some tough non-conference games seems to have helped Hartford prepare well for conference action. On Jan. 4 the Hawks opened up conference play by snapping a three-game losing streak with a 61-54 win against Stony Brook, the only team to beat the Hawks in America East action last season. Danielle Hood led the Hawks in scoring with 16 points with a 7-of-17 effort from the field. Ikea Witt finished the game with 15 points on a 5-of-8 shooting effort and finished with 5-of-9 at the free throw line. The Hawks finished the game with a 52.4 shooting effort (22-of-42), including their best second half shooting effort of the season with a 62.5 percent showing on 10-of-16. Hartford’s defense also held the Seawolves to their lowest shooting percentage of the season at 28.1 percent (18-of-64) for the game.
    Ikea and Hood both average double-digits in scoring for the Hawks with 11.4 and 10.6 per game, respectively. Hartford’s one weakness offensively is their free throw percentage, the team is shooting just 63.4% from the line. With three players with 10 on the season we can expect to see blocked shots from the Hawks. Also defensively, Hartford has four players with 10+ steals this season.
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Danielle Clark (Corrina, Maine) had a team-high 17 points as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team drops the America East opener to the University of Maine by a score of 64-47 on Thursday evening at Alfond Arena.

Clark had 9 of UNH’s 20 points in the first half. She then went on to go 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the second half. Sophomore Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) led the Wildcats in boards with eight defensive rebounds.


SCOUTING MAINE (6-5)  
    Much like the Wildcats, Maine took third place in a tournament in Virginia last weekend... The Black Bears dropped the opener of the the Cavalier Classic in Charlottesville, Va. to host-school Virginia by a count of 86-66, but rebounded to win the consolation by downing Northwestern State, 79-63... Senior forward Katie Whittier was named to the all-tournament team after she averaged 14.0 points and 7.5 rebounds per game... She notched a double-double versus Northwestern State with a season-high 17 points and 12 rebounds... It was Whittier’s fifth-straight double-figure scoring game (the longest of her career) and was her second double-double this season... Senior guard Ashley Underwood had a season-high 23 points versus the Demons... Also scoring in double figures for Maine against Northwestern State was senior forward Lindsey Hugstad-Vaa and junior guard Kris Younan... Hugstad-Vaa poured in a career-high 17 points, while Younan notched her second career double-figure scoring game with 11 points.
    The Black Bears scoring is lead by senior Bracey Barker, averaging 15.3 points per game...She is closing in on the 1,000 career points mark with 903... Whittier tops the squad in rebounding, with 6.5 per game, including 51 defensive boards on the season... Hugstad-Vaa has blocked 15 shots on the season, a team-high... Underwood has tallied 15 steals on the season and is second on the team in scoring with 12.5 points per game, she also leads the team in assists with 27 making her a defensive and offensive threat...Maine posted a winning non-conference record for the first time since the 2002-03 season.

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BLACKSBURG, Va.Freshman forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass) and sophomore forward Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) each scored 13 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team to an impressive 63-55 victory over Winston Salem on Friday evening at Cassell Coliseum. In all it was a total team effort as UNH had 10 different players score, three in double figures. As a result of her efforts Flowers was named to the all-tournament squad.


BLACKSBURG, Va.-- Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) led the the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team with 16 points and seven rebounds but it was not enough as Detroit held off the Wildcats 54-50 in the first round of the Lady Luck Classic at Cassell Coliseum on Thursday evening.
 



BOSTON, MASS-- Senoir co-captain Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) was named the America East Player of the Week for her outstanding efforts in UNH's recent 71-62 victory over Northeastern University in non-conference play at Lundholm Gymnasium on Dec. 19. Clark recorded an impressive double-double, consisting of 20 points and a season-high 13 rebounds.




    SCOUTING DETROIT MERCY  (2-9)--The University of Detroit Mercy women’s basketball team ended a nine game losing streak with a 62-57 win against East Carolina University in the Carribean Classic Tournament. The win gave the Titans the 1-1 split in the tournament.
    Detroit’s solid defensive effort forced East Carolina to make 22 turnovers in the win during the second game of te Carribean Classic Tournament. Katy Dunlop led the Titans with a career high 14 points, including 12 in the second half. When the Titans fell behind by seven points at 29-22 she hit a three to cut it to four. Then she cut it to one at 33-32 four minutes later. A 6-1 Pirate run brought the lead back to seven, but free throws by Heather Hatter, a jumper by Sandi Brown and Joyce Massey converting all three free throws after being fouled and the Titans tied it at 40
    The Titans other win of the season, a 73-61 victory, came against Buffalo on Nov. 14. In the win, Massey recorded a game-high 26 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

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DURHAM, N.H.- Senior co-captain Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) recorded a double double, with 20 points and a season-high 13 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire Wildcats (4-5) past the Northeastern Huskies (0-9), 71-62, in non-conference action at Lundholm Gymnasium.
   With the score tied at 22 with 6:32 remaining the in first half the Wildcats went on a 14-4 run to have a 36-26 lead entering the locker room. UNH opened the game with a 13-4 run to begin the second half to give the Wildcats a 19 point lead. Clark delivered 10 of her 20 points with less than six minutes to play to hold the Huskies off. She was awarded America East Player of the Game for her efforts.



DURHAM, N.H. — 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.

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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.



DURHAM, N.H. - Colgate and UNH are meeting for the seventh time in 18 seasons. Both teams have won three times with the Wildcats taking home the victory in 2005. Neither team has been able to put consecutive wins together in the series. Colgate is 2-1 all-time when it visits the Wildcats home court.
     The Wildcat offense has struggled as of late.  Currently, they are averaging 53.1 points a game while allowing their opponent to score 62.7.  Senior forward Danielle Clark leads New Hampshire in scoring, averaging 11.9 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. The Wildcats posted a season-low 31 points against ACC powerhouse Boston College on Tuesday.

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    CHESTNUT HILL, Mass.  – The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team was defeated by ACC opponent Boston College on Tuesday night at Conte Forum, 50-31.
    Senior forward Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) and freshman guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) led the Wildcats with eight points apiece on the night against the Eagles.
    Boston College went on a 12-0 run to start the second half to make the score 28-13 with 15:54 left in the game. The Wildcats finally ended the second half scoring drought with a basket by Williams at 14:41.
    With the loss, UNH drops to 2-5 overall on the season, while Boston College improves to a 6-2 overall mark.

Freshman forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) notched a career-high seven points on 3 of 6 shooting in the losing cause, as UNH’s third leading scorer in the game.




TONIGHT’S MATCH UP
    Boston College enters tonight’s game on a two-game win streak.  The Eagles last played at Holy Cross on Dec. 1 and defeated the Crusaders, 53-36.  The Eagles are led in scoring and rebounding by senior forward Kathrin Ress.
    New Hampshire is looking to end its two-game losing streak.  The Wildcats lost on the road to Central Connecticut, 65-47, on Dec. 2.  Senior forward Danielle Clark continues to lead the Wildcats in scoring with 13.8 points a game while senior forward Ray Williams leads on the boards with 4.7 rebounds a game.
    New Hampshire last defeated the Eagles, 67-74, on Dec. 17, 1995 in Durham, N.H.
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NEW BRITAIN, Conn. – Central Connecticut State University boasted three players in double figures to win its first game over the University of New Hampshire by a score of 65-47 in a non-conference clash at Detrick Gymnasium.
    Central Connecticut improves to 1-5 while New Hampshire loses its second straight game and falls to 2-4 overall.
    CCSU shot a season-high .540 (27 of 50) from the field and outrebounded the Wildcats 35-31.  New Hampshire struggled on offense, shooting .353 (18 of 51) in the game.
    The Blue Devils dominated inside with 42 points scored in the paint and also scored 23 points.  New Hampshire committed a season-high 19 turnovers.


TONIGHT’S MATCH UP
    Both teams are hoping to start the month of December on a winning note.  New Hampshire hopes to rebound from a loss at home to Providence College while Central Connecticut is still looking for its first win.
    Senior forward Danielle Clark has provided the offense to keep New Hampshire in games with 14.6 ppg.  CCSU’s Babrielli is averaging 13.8 points and 10.4 points a game.
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DURHAM, N.H. — Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine/Nokomis Regional) became the 13th player in University of New Hampshire women’s basketball history to reach the 1,000 point plateau in a career Nov. 28 versus Providence College.
    Clark reached the milestone when she made a layup as she was fouled with 17:04 remaining in the second half.  She scored 10 points in the game and is now 12th on the UNH all-time scoring list with 1,003 points.



DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Shauna Snyder scored a season-high 26 points to propel the Providence Frairs to a 79-53 win over the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team during a non-conference clash Tuesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) scored her 1000th point early on in the second half on a lay-up at 17:04.  She was named the America East Player of the Night for New Hampshire. 
Providence improves to 7-1 overall while New Hampshire falls to 2-3.



TONIGHT’S MATCH UP
The teams have not played each other since the 2004 season when the Wildcats hosted the Friars on December 28. Ray Williams scored 17 points while teammate Lindsay Adams scored 16 as the Wildcats held off a late Providence rally to secure the win.
New Hampshire enjoyed its second win of the season and second straight win at Lundholm and looks to continue its success at home. Senior forward Danielle Clark scored 21 points against Iona and looks to score here 1,000th point tonight against the Friars. The Wildcat offense is coming alive and is averaging 60.2 points a game.
Providence enters the game sporting a 6-1 record and is looking for a rebound from its 72-68 loss at North Carolina on November 24. Sophomore guard Chelsea Marandola is leading the Friars in scoring
with 18.9 points a game and also leads in rebounding with 8.7 bpg.
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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) scored a season-high 21 points as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team defeated Iona College, 72-61, Sunday afternoon in a non-conference clash at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    New Hampshire rebounds from a loss on the road at Army and improves to 2-2 overall.  Iona falls to 2-3 overall on the season.



TONIGHT’S MATCH UP
    New Hampshire comes back to Lundholm following a devastating loss at Army. The Wildcats played well but gave up important turnovers down the stretch. New Hampshire is looking to rebound with a win over the Gaels as it opens a two-game homestand beginning with Iona and finishing with Providence November 28.
    Iona is also looking for a boost after a 75-50 loss at BIG EAST school Seton Hall. The Gaels are looking for junior guard Tiara Headen to continue shooting well put the team over .500 on the season. The Gaels will play New Hampshire and return home to host America East school Stony Brook on November 28.
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WEST POINT, N.Y. – Junior guard Cara Enright buried a three-pointer from the right wing with no time left on the clock to pull the Army Black Knights past the University of New Hampshire, 54-51, in non-conference women’s basketball action Wednesday evening at Christl Arena.
    The Black Knights improves to 4-1 overall while the Wildcats slip to 1-2 on the season.
New Hampshire shot .435 in the game (20 of 46) and was 6-for-6 at the free throw line.  Army shot .310 (18 of 58) and was 12-for-12 at the charity stripe.



TONIGHT’S MATCH UP Both teams hope to continue their win streaks.  New Hampshire is looking to improve upon its performance against Wagner and win its first game on the road this season.
    Army hopes to continue its offensive play and continue to keep its opponent from taking good shots.
    New Hampshire enjoyed a boost to its offense as it scored 80 points against Wagner College.  The Wildcats featured five players who scored in double figures against the Seahawks. 
    The Wildcats improved their shooting and rebouding as they are shooting .336 from the floor and are outrebouding their opponents 40.5-36.5.
    Senior forward Danielle Clark leads the team in scoring with 14.0 points a game.  Senior forward Ray Williams is second with 12.0 ppg. and is also providing solid defense with 7.5 rebounds per game and one block on the season.
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DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) scored a game-high 17 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team past Wagner College, 80-70, in non-conference action Friday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. 
    New Hampshire wins its first game of the season as well as its seventh straight home opener and improves to 1-1 overall.  Wagner slides to 0-2.
    New Hampshire shot .417 percent from the field (25 of 60) and went 24-for-34 at the free throw line.  Wagner shot .466 percent (27 of 58) in the game.  Wagner outscored the Wildcats in the paint, 32-24 while New Hampshire’s bench contributed 28 points to Wagners’ 17.



    Returning home to Durham for the first time this season, the Wildcats look to even up their record with a win over Wagner.  New Hampshire suffered a 60-38 loss at the hands of the University of Massachusetts on November 14.  This will be the first time Wagner visits New Hampshire for the fifth game in the all-time series with New Hampshire.
    Both teams are looking for a win to bounce back from losses in their season openers.
    The Seahawks opened their season at Princeton University on November 11. Sophomore forward Olivia Nagle netted 24 points and pulled down nine rebounds in a 70-52 losing effort to the Tigers.
The Wildcats are coming off a 60-38 loss at the University of Massachusetts. Senior forward Danielle Clark led the Wildcats with 11 points while teammate Ray Williams pulled down seven boards. New Hampshire struggled from the field, shooting 13-of-53 (.245) from the floor.
    This marks the second straight year the teams have met up. New Hampshire traveled to Staten Island last season and took home a 74-52 win over the Seahawks. Williams led the Wildcats in scoring with 19 points while Clark grabbed nine rebounds.
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AMHERST, Mass. – Junior forward Kate Mills scored 16 points and pulled down 10 rebounds to register a double-double as the University of Massachusetts defeated the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, 60-38, in New Hampshire’s season opener Tuesday night at the Mullins Center. Massachusetts shot 21 of 51 (.412) from the floor, including 5 of 11 behind the arc. New Hampshire was 13 of 53 in field goals and 6-for-30 behind the arc.


    Head Coach Sue Johnson and the University of New Hampshire Wildcats have posted back-to-back winning seasons and look to continue their success during the 2006-07 campaign. The ‘Cats will look to All-America East Conference Team members Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) and Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) along with America East All-Defensive Team honoree and senior co-captain Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, NY) to lead the way.
    Clark, a senior co-captain who starts the season just 70 points shy of the 1,000 point career milestone will captain this season’s squad along with Edwards, who posted a team-high 57 steals last season. Despite the loss of three valuable seniors to graduation, the Wildcat roster consists of seven upperclassmen and eight underclassmen as they enjoy a mix of experience and youth in the pursuit of another post season berth. Their consistently stingy defense; a Wildcat trademark throughout Johnson’s tenure, will once again be key to the team’s success. In 2005-06, UNH’s defense was third in the conference for fewest points allowed, holding their opponents to a 61.4 average in 28 games.




DURHAM, N.H. – Forwards Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) and Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) each scored 16 points to lift the University of New Hamsphire women’s basketball team past Bishop’s University, 64-36, in a non-conference exhibition Friday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    Anouk Boulanger led BU in scoring with 15 points while teammate Laure Pitfield scored 12.
    Senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) registered six points and dished out six assists for New Hamsphire.



     BOSTON – The America East conference announced Wednesday that the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team was selected fifth in the preseason poll as voted on by the conference’s coaches.
    UNH attempts to post its third consecutive winning season after going 15-13 last season.  The Wildcats will also attempt to go further into the playoffs after a loss to Boston University in the quarterfinals of the America East Tournament last season.




     DURHAM, N.H. -- The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team will open the season with an exhibition match-up against the Bishop’s University Gaiters on Friday, Nov. 3 at 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gymnasium. The exhibition is open to the public and is free to attend.


     DURHAM, N.H. - University of New Hampshire head coach Sue Johnson announced the regular season schedule for the upcoming women’s basketball season on Tuesday.
    The Wildcats open the 2006-07 campaign on the road with a visit to the University of Massachusetts on November 14 before returning home to host Wagner on November 17 in their home opener before visits from Iona (Nov. 26) and Providence College (Nov. 28).
    The ‘Cats travel on the road throughout the most of December with games at Central Connecticut State (Dec. 2) and one of the schedule’s most anticipated games with a visit to Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts to square-off against Johnson’s former mentor, Cathy Inglese, and the Boston College Eagles (Dec. 5). UNH wraps up the year with a visit to Blacksburg, Virginia, where they will compete at Virginia Tech’s “Lady Luck Classic” (Dec. 28-29).



The National Association of Collegiate Marketing Administrators (NACMA) has selected its 2005-2006 award winners and the University of New Hampshire received the top honor in Group II in the Season Ticket Sales Campaign category with their campaign to package the 2005-2006 men’s and women’s basketball season tickets at $25 guaranteed for three years.




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