DURHAM, N.H. – The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team closed the 2012-13 season with its annual team banquet May 4 at Cartelli's restaurant in Dover. The team awards were handed out and the four-member senior class was recognized with school administrators, family members and coaching staff joining the Wildcats to celebrate the season.
Senior guard and co-captain Cari Reed (Oswego, N.Y.) was honored as Most Valuable Player, sophomore forward Kaylee Kilpatrick (Saint John, New Brunswick) was feted Most Improved Player and junior guard Kelsey Hogan (Nashua, N.H.), the other co-captain, was named recipient of the Coaches' Award for the third consecutive year.
Third-year head coach Maureen Magarity and the UNH program paid tribute to the senior class of Jilliane Friel (Durham, N.H.), Morgan Frame (Waterville, Maine), Reed and Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.).
|CARI REED||KELSEY HOGAN||KAYLEE KILPATRICK||MORGAN FRAME||JILLIANE FRIEL||LAUREN WELLS|
Reed, who started 26 of 28 games played, led the Wildcats in scoring (12.4 points per game), 3-point field goals made (57) and attempted (154), 3-point percentage (.370), free throw percentage (.850), and minutes (34.0 per game). With those numbers, she recorded the third best single-season free throw percentage and fourth highest 3-point field goal total in UNH history.
Reed ranked second in rebounding (6.4 rpg), field goals made (120) and attempted (292), blocks (15) and free throws made (51); she was third in assists (38) and free throw attempts (60) as well as fourth in assists (40).
The 2013 America East All-Conference Second Team selection was UNH's top scorer 14 times and the top rebounder 10 times. She had seven double-digit rebounding efforts – the rest of the team had nine – and she recorded five of the team's 10 double-doubles.
Hogan demonstrated leadership, character, tolerance and perseverance through a personally challenging 2012-13 season in which was sidelined twice by injury. Hogan started 22 of 23 games and, despite missing eight games, recorded a team-high 73 assists (3.2 apg); she ranked second in 3-pointers (27), third in scoring (9.8 ppg), fourth in rebounding (3.9 rpg) and second in minutes per game (32.9).
Hogan returned to the starting lineup Feb. 6 against the University of Vermont and was UNH's leading scorer the last nine games of the season at 12.8 points per game; she also averaged 5.0 rebounds and 2.8 assists per game with a .439 field goal percentage that included 47.4% from 3-point range.
Hogan's game-winning 3-pointer at the buzzer of the America East quarterfinal game was voted the America East Women's Basketball Play of the Year. That basket lifted New Hampshire to a 49-46 victory against Stony Brook University; she finished that game with a team-high 13 points on 4 of 9 field goals, including 3-for-5 on 3-pointers.
Kilpatrick averaged 1.9 points and 0.9 rebounds per game with seven blocks and a .325 field goal percentage in 21 games (four starts) as a freshman in 2011-12. This year as a sophomore, Kilpatrick averaged 7.6 points and 4.5 rebounds per game with 32 blocks and .460 field goal percentage, both of which were team bests. With those numbers, she also ranked third in rebounding and fourth in scoring; Kilpatrick was also fourth in minutes (24.7 per game) and fifth in assists. In the America East conference, Kilpatrick was sixth in field goal percentage and fourth in blocks.
Frame, who started all 30 games, averaged 10.8 ppg and a team-leading 7.0 rpg en route to selection to the All-Conference Second Team. The forward was also atop the Wildcats' leaderboard in both field goals made (127) and attempted (308) as well as steals (30). Frame ranked second in scoring, and third in both assists (42) and minutes per game (28.0). In two years as a 'Cat, Frame recorded 678 points (13.0 ppg) and 375 rebounds (7.2 rpg). Frame made an immediate impact in a UNH uniform, as she scored a career-high 35 points – three less than the school record – in her second game (73-72 overtime win at Wagner on Dec. 21, 2011.
Friel played in 24 of 30 games and was in the starting lineup twice, including the America East semifinal game vs. University at Albany. In 9.9 minutes per game, she averaged 1.5 points and 1.1 rebounds. The guard, who was forced into playing time as point guard this season, played in 82 career games with 109 points, 73 rebounds, 54 assists and 23 steals.
Reed leaves the program as one of the top 3-point shooters – she made a total of 178 long-distance field goals to rank third on the all-time leaderboard. In 110 career games, Reed tallied 953 points (8.7 ppg), 441 rebounds (4.0 rpg), 143 assists, 67 steals and 42 blocks, which is No. 16 on UNH's career list. She is the program's record holder for 3-pointers in a game with eight, a feat she accomplished Dec. 6, 2011, during a 32-point effort against Harvard University.
Wells played in all 30 games with 12 starts as a senior in 2012-13. The guard, who redshirted last year due to injury, netted 92 points and pulled down 50 rebounds with 17 assists and 19 steals. In 119 career games, Wells recorded 651 points (5.5 ppg), 221 rebounds (1.9 rpg), 116 assists and 76 steals.
New Hampshire tied for fourth place in the America East conference standings and advanced to the tournament semifinals for the first time since 2005.