WOMEN'S HOOPS TRAVEL TO NORTHEASTERN
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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (3-6, 0-0 AE)

        New Hampshire looks to rebound after three straight losses, bringing its record to 3-6 on the season ... The most recent loss came against Iona on Dec. 12 ... Though the Wildcats shot 50 percent from the floor, 92 points by the Gaels were too much to overcome ... Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) set a new career high in points with 22 in the game ... Jacinda Williams (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) also had a career performance with 12 points in her fourth start as a Wildcat ... Also against Iona, Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), who leads the conference in steals (2.56 per game), had four takeaways in the game to go along with 12 points for the Wildcats ... Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) leads the Wildcats in scoring, averaging 11.8 points per game, while Candace Williams is the team’s leading rebounder (5.7 boards per game) ... New Hampshire leads the America East conference in 3-point percentage, .370 (60-of-162).

SCOUTING NORTHEASTERN  (3-4, 1-1 CAA)

     Northeastern is also in a bit of a slump, dropping two consecutive games ... All four of the Huskies losses this season have been decided by 10 points or more, most recently, a 79-46 blowout at Syracuse ... Like the Wildcats, the Huskies traveled to Florida to face two opponents ... At the UCF Classic, the Huskies defeated Coppin State (69-65) then fell to Texas Tech (81-51) ... The two other Huskies’ wins came in a close game against Massachusetts (86-81), followed by a 57-50 victory at Dartmouth ... The Huskies traveled across town and were defeated by America East team, Boston University, 94-84 .... Northeastern is led in scoring by Ashlee Feldman (11.9 points per game) and Lucia Pablos (11.4) ... The squad’s leading rebounder is Stefanie Hodell, who averages 5.9 boards per game ... The Huskies lead the conference in free-throw percentage, shooting 90.5 percent from the charity stripe this season.

CANDACE SETS NEW CAREER HIGH
    Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) tallied a career-high 22 points in the Wildcats' game vs. Iona (Dec. 12). Until now, Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) had been the only player to score 20-plus points in a game since Danielle Clark notched 27 vs. Boston University on Feb. 24, 2007. Simpson hit the 20-point marker twice this season and in the last regular-season home game of the 2006-07 season.

GOOD SHOOTING, NOT ENOUGH
     New Hampshire shot 50 percent (30-of-60) from the field in the game vs. Iona (Dec. 12). The last time the Wildcts shot 50 percent or more from the field was Feb. 25, 2006 vs. Boston University. In the game, New Hampshire went 26-for-52 from the field en route to a 76-63 victory over the Terriers. The last time New Hampshire shot 50 percent from the floor and lost was vs. Hartford on Feb. 25, 2004. The Wildcats hit 24 of 43 shots taken (55.8 percent) but were defeated, 71-65, by the Hawks.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE FOR CANDACE
     Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) 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.

LEADING THE PACK FROM BEYOND THE ARC     
    The Wildcats lead the America East conference in 3-point percentage, .368 (56-of-152). New Hampshire, with 56 on the season, ranks second in the conference in shots made from beyond the 3-point arc.

REBOUNDING=REWARDING
      In the first half of the game against Army, the Wildcats pulled down 14 offensive rebounds en route to doubling up the Black Knights on boards, 26-13 at halftime. Led by Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) with six offensive rebounds and Racheal Folwer (Glassboro, N.J.) with five, the Wildcats finished the game with a season-high 23 offensive boards to out rebound the Black Knights, 44-30. New Hampshire is 2-1 when out rebounding its opponent. The team out rebounded Tennessee-Martin, 46-37, and Central Connecticut, 46-43.

BELIVEAU NOTCHES 2ND AE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONOR
     Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), a freshman on the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, was named America East Rookie of the Week for the second time this season as announced Monday, Dec. 2. The forward led the team in rebounding both games during that week, pulling down seven against Boston College then six in the Wildcats’ win over Colgate. She posted eight points against the Eagles and was the team’s second-leading scorer with a career-high 18 points against the Raiders. In addition, Beliveau had a career-high five steals in the Wildcats’ win over Colgate and now leads the conference in that category, averaging 2.25 takeaways per game. She averaged 13.0 points per game that week and has a season average of 9.8 ppg and 5.1 rebounds per game, placing her among the conference leaders in both categories.

UNH RANKS IN NCAA top-25
    The Wildcats, who lead the conference in 3-pointers per game, enter the week averaging 7.0 per game, which ranks 22nd in all of Division I teams in trifectas per game, as posted by the NCAA on Dec. 9. New Hampshire also ranks high (39th) in 3-point percentage, .373 (52-150). The Wildcats have Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) to thank for the rankings as the duo is in the top-100 in 3-point percentage (60th) and 3-pointers per game (40th), respectively.

UNH MATCHES 3-POINT RECORD
    For the second time this season, the women’s basketball team matched the school record for 3-pointers in a single game by draining 11 in the Wildcats’ win over Colgate on Dec. 1 and in the Nov. 18 win over Tennessee-Martin. The Wildcats have made at least one 3-point shot in 224 consecutive games, spanning the last eight seasons. The last time UNH failed to make a 3-pointer was Jan. 18, 2000, at Brown, when the team missed all 12 3-point attempts. Four additional times during the 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, at UMBC again on Jan. 21, 2005 and vs. Boston U. on Feb. 24, 2007.

FINISHING STRONG
    After scoring just 26 points in the first half, the University of New Hampshire posted 49 in the second half against Colgate to grab the lead and get the win. The Wildcats have not scored that many points in a single half since Feb. 23, 1997, in which the team registered 58 points in the final 20 minutes for a 89-54 win over Boston U. New Hampshire shot 48.1 percent (13-for-27) in the second half, 58.3 (7-for-12) from beyond the 3-point arc in the Dec. 1 game. In the game versus Iona on Dec. 12 the Wildcats tallied 52 points in the second half, but a 20-point halftime deficit was too much to overcome.

MAKING A COMEBACK
      After trailing by four points, 30-26, to Colgate at the half, New Hampshire went on a 7-0 run to start the second half to take the lead and went on to grab the win. This was the first come from behind at the half win for the Wildcats since Jan. 18, 2006, as the Wildcats went 0-15 while trailing at the half last season. Down by three at the half, 30-27, the Wildcats battled back for the 63-59 win over Maine.

STEALING THE SHOW
     Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) made a career-high five steals in the Wildcats' win over Colgate (Dec. 1) and now leads the conference in takeaways with 15 on the season. She averages 2.5 per game which ranks in the top-100 in the NCAA Division I rankings (98th).

SIMPSON MATCHES CAREER HIGH
     Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) led the Wildcats in scoring and tied her career high in points by delivering 23 points in the win over Colgate on Dec. 1. This was the second time this season that Simpson posted 23 points. She notched a career-high 23 points in New Hampshire’s game vs. South Florida, then had 13 points and four assists in the win over Tennessee-Martin, earning a spot on the South Florida Shootout All-Tournament Team. 

RACHEAL REACHES NEW HIGHS
     Sophomore center Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) set a new career high in both points and rebounds during the Wildcats' game against St. Peter's (Nov. 24). She pulled down 13 boards to lead the Wildcats in rebounding. The forward hit a career-best five free throws en route to a seven-point performance. She then surpassed that mark with nine points vs. Harvard on Dec. 8. Fowler, who also had a block and a steal in the game, went on to set a new career high in blocks and steals in the Wildcats game against Boston College. She had two blocks and four steals while playing against an aggressive BC post duo.

CAREER NIGHT FOR CANDACE
     Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded her first career double-double by posting career highs in both points, with 14, and rebounds, 11, in the Wildcats’ win over Tennessee-Martin (Nov. 18). She pulled down seven of her 11 boards in the second half of the game, helping the Wildcats preserve the win. Williams grabbed eight first-half boards in the Wildcats’ first win of the season against Central Connecticut (Nov. 13) en route to a then career-high 10 rebound performance.
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