CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine), a senior forward on the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team, was honored as America East Player of the Week on Monday.
Frame led UNH to its first America East conference victory of the season – a 63-62 win against UMBC at Lundholm Gym on Jan. 9 – with season highs in both points (20) and rebounds (12) to record her second double-double of the year. Frame shot 72.7% (8-for-11) from the floor in the game and was also credited with two assists to garner the team's America East Player of the Game recognition.
She scored five of the team's initial 11 points as the Wildcats built their largest lead of the first half at 11-6. Frame entered halftime with 13 points (5 of 8 field goals; 3 of 4 free throws). In the second half, Frame scored one point and pulled down five rebounds during UNH's 10-2 run spanning nearly eight minutes that transformed a 52-47 deficit into a 57-54 lead the 'Cats would not relinquish. In 18 second-half minutes, Frame recorded seven points (3-3 FGs), seven rebounds and two assists.
Frame, who was named to the America East Preseason All-Conference Team, leads the Wildcats in free throws made (33) and attempted (49). She ranks second in scoring (10.6 ppg), rebounding (7.1 rpg), field goals made (63) and FG attempted (148); she is third in minutes (26.9 per game) and fourth in steals (12). With those numbers, Frame ranks sixth in the conference in rebounding and ninth in scoring as well as sixth in free throw percentage (.673) and first in offensive rebounds (3.4 per game).
Last year, Frame was an America East All-Conference Second Team honoree and was selected the Player of the Week twice (Dec. 26 and Jan. 30).
New Hampshire (6-9 overall, 1-2 America East) returns to action Jan. 16 (12 p.m.) at the University at Albany; the game will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com. The Wildcats' next home game is Jan. 19 (2 p.m.) as the first game of a women's and men's basketball doubleheader against Boston University. Both games vs. the Terriers will be broadcast on WBIN-TV and FOX College Sports Atlantic.