WOMEN'S HOOPS HOST BOSTON U. ON ALUMNI DAY
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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (3-12, 0-4 AE)
    New Hampshire fell short by eight points in back-to-back road games with a 82-74 loss at Binghamton followed by a 72-64 decision at Vermont ... The Wildcats were led in scoring at Binghamton by Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) with 19 points to go along with Denise Beliveau’s (Framingham, Mass.) second double-double of the season (18 p, 11 r) ... Belveau then went on to lead the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points at Vermont. Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) both pulled down eight boards in the game to outrebounding the Catamounts, 39-30. The Wildlcats, who lead the America East in 3-point percentage, are led in scoring by Simpson (11.8 points per game).

SCOUTING BOSTON U. (9-8, 2-2 AE)
    Last time out the Boston University Terriers fell to the Maine Black Bears, 82-77. Despite the loss, the Terriers had three players in double figures and knocked down an impressive 11 three-pointers in the contest. Junior Jesyska Burks-Wiley led the team with 19 points, while sophomore Aly Hinton and junior Kristi Dini chipped in with 15 and 12 points, respectively. The loss dropped the Terriers to 9-8 overall and 2-2 in the America East. On the season Wiley leads the Terriers in scoring with 14.7 points per game and total rebounds with 7.5 per game. She also ranks third on the team in steals, collecting a total of 23 on the young season. Also on the scoring front, Kasey Devine is second in scoring with an average of 10.2 points per game and also leads all starters in total field goal percentage, shooting an impressive .483 clip from the floor. She has also been a menace on the glass collecting 5.2 rebounds per game. Christine Kinneary has also contributed to the team’s success as she totaled 116 assists on the season, leading the conference with a total of 7.47 assists per game.

LEADING THE PACK FROM BEYOND THE ARC     
    The Wildcats lead the America East conference in 3-point percentage, .351 (99-of-282). New Hampshire, with 99 on the season, ranks second in the conference in shots made from beyond the 3-point arc.

BELIVEAU PULLS DOWN NEW CAREER HIGH
    At the half in the Wildcats’ game at Binghamton, freshman Denise Belvieau (Framingham, Mass.) was already just two boards away from a double-double with 10 points and eight rebounds. The forward went on to grab her second double-double of her career, totaling 18 points and a career-high 11 boards in the game.

PERFECT 10
    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.

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 16 games this season and has started in nine 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 (6.9 rpg), Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) was born Jan. 6 and is seventh in the league in scoring (11.8 ppg), and Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), born Jan. 21, is third in the conference in steals (2.3 spg).

SINKIN’ THE FREE THROWS
New Hampshire leads the America East free-throw percentage in conference games, with a 90% average (36-for-40). Sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) is third in the conference in free-throw percentage (.923; 12-13) in America East games.

EARLY ENJOYS VISIT HOME
    Freshman center Kathryn Early (Corning, N.Y.)  had a great time in her return to the empire state as she notched a career-high seven points to go along with three rebounds in eight minutes action at Binghamton.

CERNIGILIA BREAKS INTO TOP-5 IN CAREER 3-POINTERS
    Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) has hit 32 3-pointers this season and hit her 100th career shot from beyond the arc at Providence (Dec. 28). With 111 career trifectas, the guard is now fifth on UNH's career 3-point list. Additionally, sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) has cracked the top-10 with 79 career trifectas.

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