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SCOUTING STONY BROOK
    Stony Brook lost both of its games last week. The Seawolves were led by Rookie of the Week Kirsten Jeter in their 70-55 loss to Hartford. Up 25-23 at halftime, Hartford utilized a 15-2 run to start the second half. Stony Brook did not go quietly and jumped right back into the game with a run of its own, this time a 14-3 spurt helped by eight points from senior Dana Ferraro over a span of 4:30 to cut the Hartford deficit to just four. Senior Aly Young had 14 points and Ferraro had her 23rd double double of her career with 10 points, all in the second half, and 10 rebounds. Stony Brook traveled to Albany and fell 77-65, on Saturday evening. Sophomore Kairsten Nunn was the player of the game for Stony Brook scoring a game and career-high 23 points. A pair of freshmen, Misha Horsey and Jeter led the Seawolves in the early going, combining to score all eight of their points. On Albany’s end, hot shooting and Britney McGee’s three three-pointers sparked the home team early as it led 17-12. Nunn, starting her fi rst game in more than a month, was key for the Seawolves with eight points in a three minute stretch including two long threes as they held a 21-19 advantage. Albany answered back with a 15-2 run over the final six minutes of the first half aided by seven points from Kristin Higy. A Jeter bucket from the left side was the only points Stony Brook could manage as it went into the locker room down 35-29. Nunn’s efficiency on the offensive end kept the Albany lead in single digits as she scored eight of the Seawolves’ 10 points during a six-minute stretch. Back-to-back baskets from Ferraro and Jeter cut the Albany lead to just five with under 10 minutes to play. Stony Brook is on the road for both of its games this week.

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE
    New Hampshire picked up its first America East win vs. Maine and grabbed another victory at UMBC … On Wednesday the Wildcats set a school record for 3-pointers in a single game with 12 in a 70-55 victory over the Black Bears … Senior captain Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) has now recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 19 points and 11 rebounds, while sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) also provided an offensive spark with a team-high 21 points and five assists … Freshman guard Jacinda Williams (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) chipped in with 10 points for the Wildcats, who led by as many as 25 points in the game … Three players posted in double-figures and Simpson dished out a career-high 11 assists to lead the Wildcats to their first road since Feb. 1, 2006 (does not include neutral sites) … Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) lead all scorers with 19 points , while forwards Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) and Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) delivered 14 points apiece for the Wildcats ... Simpson’s 11 assists were just two shy of the school record and was the first 10-plus assist game for a Wildcat in exactly five years as Colleen Mullen dished out 10 at Stony Brook on Feb. 2, 2003. Beliveau and Candace Williams each pulled down eight boards in the games for the Wildcats.

DOING THE DISHES
    Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) dished out a career-high 11 assists in the Wildcats game at UMBC. Simpson’s 11 assists were just two shy of the school record and was the first 10-plus assist game for a Wildcat in exactly five years as Colleen Mullen dished out 10 at Stony Brook on Feb. 2, 2003 ... Simpson’s total was the most since Karen Pinkos tallied 12 assists vs Central Connecticut on Jan. 13, 1988 ... In that same game, UNH recorded a school record 32 assists.

BLUE NO MORE     
     The Wildcats garnered their first victory while wearing their blue jerseys since Feb. 1, 2006 ... This marks the first win in an away jersey for both the six freshman and the five sophmores on the Wildcat squad.

UNH BREAKS 3-POINT RECORD
    The Wildcats drained nine 3-pointers in the first half against Maine (Jan. 30) en route to a record-setting 12 trifectas in the game ... Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) and sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) each drained five 3-pointers in the game, with four each during the first half alone. Sophomore guard Jenny McDade (Derry, N.H.) netted her first field goal of the season from beyond the arc to break the four year old record for the Wildcats. The record, 11, was matched six times including twice this season since being set at Quinnipiac on Dec. 3, 2004. The Wildcats have made at least one 3-point shot in 232 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. New Hampshire was one shy of the school’s record for most trifectas attempted in a game with 34 Wednesday vs. Maine.

LEADING THE PACK FROM BEYOND THE ARC     
    The Wildcats lead the America East conference in 3-point percentage at .352 (119-of-337). New Hampshire, with 119 on the season, ranks second in the conference in shots made from beyond the 3-point arc, behind the UMBC Retrievers.

THAT 70'S SHOW
    New Hampshire has tallied at least 70 points each of the last six games and ranks third in America East offensive scoring, averaging 66.9 points per game in conference play.

CERNIGLIA SEEING DOUBLE
    Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) posted her first career double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the Wildcats' game against Boston U. (Jan. 26). With 19 points and a team-high 11 boards in the Wildcats' win over Maine, Cerniglia earned her second consecutive double-double.

CAREER DAY FOR CERNIGLIA
    Senior captain Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) had a career day and earned her first career double-double, leading the Wildcats against Boston University on Jan. 26. Cerniglia, who was named America East Player of the Game, notched career highs in points (22), rebounds, (12), 3-pointers (6), and assists (5) to lead the team in scoring and rebounding. The guard set her previous career high in points while hosting the Terriers last January.

FROM PLAYER TO COACH
    Kristin Cole  and Michele Cherry have both hired former players to serve as assistant coaches. Cole brought Xavier standout Tara Boothe with her to New Hampshire, while Cherry hired Jessie Boylan. Under Cole’s tutelage, Boothe finished her career as the program’s all-time leading scorer and as the all-time leading rebounder. From 2006-07, Boothe played professionally for Universite BC Neuchatel in Switzerland’s elite league. Her team won the Swiss Championship and Boothe, who led the team in scoring and rebounding, was named MVP of the league. Boylan, also a 2006 graduate, was a two-time captain while playing at Stony Brook.



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