WOMEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO BINGHAMTON IN FIRST AE ROAD GAME OF THE SEASON
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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (3-11, 0-2 AE)
    New Hampshire leads the America East conference in 3-point percentage (.360; 91-253) ... The Wildcats, who average 6.5 trifectas per game, rank third in the conference in 3-pointers per game ... Despite having three players scoring in double-figures in the past two games, the Wildcats have not been able to end their eight-game skid, most recently falling to Hartford, 71-56 … For the second straight game, sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) led all scorers with 20 points, while senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) tallied a back-to-back double figure performance with 10 points … Simpson, who was perfect from the free-throw line (5-of-5), tallied a career-high five assists in the game for the Wildcats. 

SCOUTING BINGHAMTON (4-11, 2-0 AE)
      Binghamton is the only team in the conference that is currently undefeated at 2-0 ... The Bearcats edged Boston University, 59-55, in their conference opener, then defeated UMBC 65-58 in Maryland ... Binghamton is ranked first in the America East Conference in both rebounding defense and rebounding margin ... The Bearcats have allowed a conference-low 34.3 rebounds per game and have a rebounding margin of +2.4 ... Binghamton has three players currently averaging double figures in scoring ... Senior center Laine Kurpniece leads the squad with 12.3 points while junior forward Laura Franceski  is averaging 11.9 points and Laura Sario has 10.2 point per game. 

LEADING THE PACK FROM BEYOND THE ARC     
    The Wildcats lead the America East conference in 3-point percentage, .360 (91-of-253). New Hampshire, with 91 on the season, ranks second in the conference in shots made from beyond the 3-point arc, averaging 6.5 per game.

PERFECTION FROM THE LINE
    The Wildcats lead the Americea East in free-throw percentage in conference games with a near perfect percentage of 94.4% (17-of-18). Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) went a perfect 5-for-5 from the foul line in the game vs. Hartford (Jan. 16). The guard has hit all six free-throw shots taken in conference action, leading the America East. Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) went 5-for-5 from the free-throw line leading the Wildcats to a perfect 10-of-10 vs. Albany (Jan. 5). The last time the Wildcats hit all foul line attempts was Nov. 22, 2006 at Army. New Hampshire went 6-for-6 from the stripe, while Army hit all 12 free-throw attempts. The Wildcats have had at least one person perfect from the line in all but one game this seson, (at Boston College on Nov. 27).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...
    Freshman Jacinda Williams (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.), who turned 19 years old Jan. 9, has found a reason to celebrate as she has recently earned the job of starting point guard. The freshman has seen action in all 12 games this season and has started in each of the past eight games for the Wildcats. She posted a career-high 12 points and dished out a career-high four assists at Iona on Dec. 12.

AND TO YOU TOO!
  Other January birthday girls included a trio of America East leaders; Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) was born Jan. 3 and is in the top five in the America East in rebounding (6.7 rpg), Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) was born Jan. 6 and is seventh in the league in scoring (12.1 ppg), and Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), born Jan. 21, is third the conference in both steals (2.23 spg) and 3-point percentage (.395).

CERNIGILIA BREAKS INTO TOP-5 IN CAREER 3-POINTERS
    Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) has hit 29 3-pointers this season and hit her 100th career shot from beyond the arc at Providence (Dec. 28). With 108 career trifectas, the guard is now fifth on UNH's career 3-point list.

SIMPSON JUMPS INTO TOP-10 IN CAREER 3-POINTERS
    Sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), who climbed onto the Wildcats' career 3-pointer list as a freshman, cracked the top 10 when she drained her 78th career trifecta in the Wildcats' game vs. Hartford (Jan. 16). 

CANDACE CONTINUES TO SET CAREER HIGHS
    Sophomore Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded her third double-double of the season as she pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds to go along with 14 points in the Wildcats’ game at Dartmouth (Jan. 9). The forward shot 6-for-10 from the floor and nailed both free throws in the game, which marks her fifth perfect free-throw performance in the past seven games. She now ranks fifth in the America East in rebounding, averaging 6.7 per game and is amongst NCAA leaders in free throw percentage (67th). Williams tallied a career-high 22 points in the Wildcats’ game vs. Iona (Dec. 12). She recorded her second double-double of the season with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in the Wildcats' game against Harvard on Dec. 8. She posted a career high in points, with 14, and pulled down 11 boards in the Wildcats’ win over Tennessee-Martin (Nov. 18) for her first career double-double.

TRIPLE THREAT
     New Hampshire is ranked in the top 50 in the NCAA National Rankings (as of Jan. 13) in 3-point field goals per game and in 3-point field goal percentage. The Wildcats rank 50th in the NCAA in trifectas per game and is 60th in 3-pointer percentage. Both rankings are out of 326 Division I teams. Individually, Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) ranks 57th in 3-point percentage, while Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) is 60th in trifectas per game.




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