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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (3-14, 1-2 AE)
New Hampshire dropped two games this past week, including an America East bout to Boston University (79-62) on Saturday afternoon … In the game, Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) led the team in scoring with a career-high 27 points … The forward, who shot 10 of 17 from the floor, tallied 17 points during the second half of action … Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) posted 13 points for the Wildcats … Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.), in addition to her three assists and one block, earned a career-high four steals in the game … In their final non-conference game of the season, the Wildcats fell to Dartmouth, 62-49 … Simpson led all scorers with a total of 21 points, while also tallying three rebounds, two steals and two blocks ... The guard drained five 3-pointers for the third consecutive game, while Williams notched 16 points and four rebounds ... Williams, the squad's leading scorer (16.2 ppg) has tallied double figures in all 17 games for the Wildcats this season.
SCOUTING STONY BROOK (2-13, 0-3 AE)
Stony Brook comes into Wednesday's game on a three-game losing streak as the team has dropped each of its first three America East games … Most recently, the Seawolves fell to Binghamton, 91-86, in what was the highest offense production this season for the Seawolves, who average 52.9 points per game ... Misha Horsey, the squad's leading scorer (10.6 ppg) led the team with 24 points, while Kristin Jeter and Jodie Plikus added 18 and 11 points, respectively ... The Seawolves also fell at Vermont this past week, 77-42 ... Jeter and Joia Daniels each had 11 points in the game while Sarah Kazadi, the team's leading rebounder (5.8 rpg), pulled down 13 boards ... In their America East home opener the Seawolves fell to Boston U. (Jan. 7), 72-59 ... Jeter led the squad with 20 points ... The team's lone home win came against Yale, 73-68, on Dec. 8 ... The Seawolves also defeated San Jose State, 56-38, as part of the 2008 Courtyard by Marriott LA Westside Classic at Loyola Marymount University.
Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) has posted double-figures in all 17 games to start the season, including a career-high 27 point performance at Boston University on Jan. 17. The last Wildcat to start the season on such a double-digit streak was Maren Matthias, in which she marked 18 straight 10-plus point performances to open up the 2003-04 season. Williams tallied her season-high 21 points at UMBC on Jan. 10. The junior forward is tied for third in the America East in points per game (15.5 ppg) and is second in the conference in rebounding (8.3 rpg). In the game against the Terriers, Williams shot 10 of 17 from the floor, making her the second Wildcat to have 10 field goals in a game this season as Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) went 10 of 21 at UMBC (Jan. 10). Prior to these performances, the last UNH player to have 10 field goals in a game was Ray Williams, who, on Dec. 11, 2005, went 10 of 13 for 20 points at Northeastern.
SIMPSON SINKS 'EM
Junior guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), who hit three trifectas against Boston University, earned a three-game stretch in which she tallied five 3-pointers. The guard hit 5 of 15 trifecta attempts and totaled 21 points in the game against Dartmouth (Jan. 13). She went 5-for-13 from beyond the arc in Wildcats' both of the first two America East games. The guard totaled 17 points against Maine (Jan. 6) and a had career-high 28 at UMBC (Jan. 10). Simpson, who leads the conference in 3-pointers made per game (4.3) during America East play, also is third the America East in scoring (19.3 ppg) during conference action.
LIGHTING UP THE LEAGUE
Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) is the only player in the America East conference to rank in the top-three in both scoring and rebounding. She is tied for third in scoring, averaging 16.2 points per game and is second in the conference in rebounding (8.1 rpg). Williams is tied for first in scoring during America East action, averaging 22.0 points per game.
Juniors Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) and Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) combined for 49 of the Wildcats 85 points at UMBC (Jan. 10) with 28 and 21 points respectively. This marked the first duo of Wildcat players to hit 20+ points in the same game since Nov. 26, 2005 when Danielle Clark (22) and Ray Williams (20) did so versus Cornell.
Junior guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) and Jodie Plikus, a sophomore guard for Stony Brook both hail from Waterford, Conn. where they played three years together at Waterford High School. In 2005, the team advanced to the Class “L” State Finals.
Junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) earned her sixth double-double of the season with 21 points and 11 rebounds at UMBC (Jan. 10). Williams tallied four consecutive double-doubles from Dec. 14 to Dec. 30. She is the only player to achieve the feat in almost 30 years, as the last Wildcat player to do so was Karen Bolton, who notched five straight during the 1979-80 season. Williams also earned a double-double against Long Island (18p, 10r) on Nov. 28, 2008. The last Wildcat to earn at least six double-doubles in a single season was Maren Matthais, who earned nine during the 2003-04 season.