November 8, 2010

WOMEN'S BASKETBALL FALLS TO BENTLEY, 78-51

DURHAM, N.H. – Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.) poured in a team-high 11 points, but it wasn't enough, as the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team fell to Bentley University, 78-51, Monday night in an exhibition matchup at Lundholm Gymnasium.

Bentley kicked off the action scoring 10 unanswered points, sparked by a Courtney Finn layup at 19:34. Bentley's quick start translated into a 25-9 run that lasted more than 12 minutes, until Hogan delivered a much needed 3-pointer at 7:39.

Hogan's basket not only halted a 6-0 run by the Falcons, but it also kicked off a 14-8 run by the home team, cutting the score to 35-23 at 2:41. Despite UNH's hot streak, Bentley was able to hold on, building its lead back up to 14, setting the score to 41-27 at the half.

Kim Brennan would notch Bentley's first basket in the second frame, delivering a jumper 36 seconds into the action, but New Hampshire would hold the visitors scoreless for nearly five minutes following the score. Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) gave UNH a lift on the scoring end, capping off the defensive stand with a trifecta, cutting the score to 43-34 at 14:52.

That would be as close as UNH would come the rest of the way, as the Falcons quickly picked up the pieces posting a 16-6 run that spanned just over six minutes. The two squads would trade blows for the next three minutes, until Bentley finished out the game with a 10-4 run that ended any hopes of a comeback for the Wildcats.

Hogan rounded out the night with three rebounds and two assists. Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) posted eight points and five rebounds in the contest. Reed chipped in with eight points, three boards and two assists.

Finn led the winners with a game-high 12 points, six rebounds and two assists. Kelsey Roberson added 11 points and four boards for the Falcons.

The Wildcats kick off their regular season Friday, Nov. 12 at 4 p.m. when they take on No. 12 Notre Dame at Purcell Pavilion.
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