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SCOUTING ALBANY
    The Great Danes notched their third straight win Wednesday as they knocked off Boston University 76-50 at the SEFCU Arena. Albany was led by three scorers in  double figures with Charity Iromuanya and Gia Sanders each leading the way with 15 points a piece. The Great Danes, who were down 15-14 in the early portion of the contest erased the early deficit as they responded with eight unanswered points as they were led by Sanders, who in addition to her 15 points also snagged six rebounds. The Great Danes would never lose the lead from that point on as took control of the  game and put away the Terriers for good with a 13-4 run to end the game. In addition to the stellar scoring provided by Sanders and Iromuanya, the Great Danes also got productive play out of Sherri Mikus, who flirted with a double-double as she totaled eight points and 11 rebounds.  Off the bench, freshman guard Janea Aiken notched 12 points and also added six assists. On the season, the Great Danes have been led by Kristin Higy and Britney McGee, who are averaging 10.9 and 10.1 points, respectively. Gia Sanders has also been a main contributor for the Great Danes as she is averaging 7.5 points per game and 6.7 rebounds per game in 11 games started this season.


SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE
    Last time out the Wildcats picked up their sixth win on the season as they toppled Stony Brook 64-55 at Lundholm Gymnasium Wednesday night. The win extended the team's winning streak to an impressive three games as the Wildcats had four players score in double figures on their way to their third conference win. Leading the charge on offense was sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) who torched the nets for 14 points and also tallied five assists. She was equally impressive on the defensive end as she added a career-high seven steals. In the team's game against UMBC, Simpson was once again a major factor on offense as she shelled out a career-high 11 assists to led the Wildcats to a 77-67 over the Retrievers. On the season Simpson is averaging 11.8 points per game along with 4.1 rebounds per game and a team-high 61 assists. Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) has also been a major spark in the Wildcat offense as she  dropped 12 points and notched five assists in the team's most recent game against Stony Brook. So far this season Cerniglia has been an offensive catalyst as she leads the team in scoring with an average of 12.2 points per game to go with a team high 48 3-pointers. Sophomore forward Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) has emerged off the bench for the Wildcats, as she netted a career-high 10 points against the Seawolves on Wednesday. Junior forward Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, PA.) has also been a force on offense, as she posted 10 points last time out. For Flowers, it was the second time in as many games that she scored in double figures, as she also tallied 14 points against UMBC.

STEALING THE SHOW
    Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) more than doubled her previous high in steals with seven vs. Stony Brook (Feb. 6). She had five of her seven steals during the second half of action. Whitney Edwards, 2007 America East Defensive Player of the Year, was the last Wildcat to have more takeaways in a game as she recorded nine vs. Vermont on Feb. 28, 2007. Edwards finished her career second on UNH’s all-time steals list with 229.

FLOWERS IN BLOOM
    Junior Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) has delivered in double-figures in each of the past two games for the Wildcats. The forward, who is perfect from the line this season (13-of-13), averages 5.8 points per game in conference play as compared to 3.8 in non-conference action.

RACHEAL REACHES NEW HIGHS
     Sophomore center Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) set a new career high in  points with 10 in the Wildcats' game against Stony Brook (Feb. 6). She went 5-for-6 in the game and leads the team in field goal percentage (.623). The center recorded a career-high 13 boards to lead the Wildcats in rebounding vs. St. Peter's (Nov. 24). 

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. It marked 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.
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