SIMPSON, CONLEY: SERVICE CREDIT UNION STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT AND ROUNDUP

UNH WEEKLY ROUNDUP

December 21, 2009

 

DURHAM, N.H. Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) of the women’s basketball team and Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) of the men’s basketball team are featured in this week's Service Credit Union Student-Athlete Spotlight. This information and more can be found in this week's Wildcat Roundup.

 

AMY SIMPSON
TYRONE CONLEY

STUDENT-ATHLETE SPOTLIGHT

Amy Simpson, women’s basketball

     Amy, a senior guard from Waterford, Connecticut, recorded 10 points and a career-high 11 assists to propel the UNH women’s basketball team to an 80-72 victory against the College of the Holy Cross at Lundholm Gymnasium on Dec. 20. She also contributed four rebounds, two steals and two blocks. She was named the America East Player of the Game for her efforts.

     With UNH facing its largest deficit of the game, 47-39, Amy ignited a 10-point run with two assists and two field goals. The Wildcats never trailed again. The ‘Cats led by 10 points, 66-56, when Amy stole the ball and set up a layup, then pulled down a defensive rebound and hit a 3-point shot to give UNH its largest lead of the game, 71-56, with 3:48 remaining.

     Amy was honored as Player of the Week by America East on Dec. 21.



Tyrone Conley, men’s basketball

     Tyrone, a senior guard from Burlington, Vermont, recorded game highs in both points (21) and rebounds (eight), as well as two steals, to lead the UNH men’s basketball team to a 69-59 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Lundholm Gymnasium on Dec. 20. He was named America East Player of the Game for his performance.

     UNH built a 15-7 lead in the opening seven minutes of the game behind 12 points from Conley. With the score tied at 46, Conley hit a 3-pointer with 11:20 remaining in the game to give the Wildcats a lead they would not relinquish.

 

WEEKLY AWARDS

Women’s basketball-- Amy Simpson, Player of the Week (America East)

 

LAST WEEK’S RESULTS

Sunday, Dec. 20

 BASKETBALL DOUBLEHEADER AT LUNDHOLM GYM (Toys for Tots drive)

    Women’s basketball: UNH 80, Holy Cross 72

    Men’s basketball: UNH 69, Dartmouth 59

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Women’s basketball vs. Louisville, 7 pm (Jam the Gym night)

Monday, Dec. 28

Women’s basketball at Canisius, 7 pm

Wednesday, Dec. 30

Men’s basketball vs. Colgate, 7 pm

Women’s basketball at Syracuse, 7 pm

 

 

MEN’S BASKETBALL (4-4, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH returned from exams to record a 69-59 victory against intrastate rival Dartmouth College at Lundholm Gymnasium.
  • The Wildcats are 4-0 at Lundholm Gym this season. The last time the ‘Cats opened a season with four consecutive home wins was the 1968-69 season.
  • UNH has currently won seven straight home games dating back to last year, a streak that is the second longest in the past 49 years. The ‘Cats won 12 straight games at Lundholm Gym from Nov. 30, 1982-Jan. 2, 1984.
  • Junior guards Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) and Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) scored 21 points apiece vs. Dartmouth. It marked the first time in their three-year careers that both players scored 20+ points in the same game.

 

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL (4-5, 0-0 America East)

  • UNH improved to 4-1 at home this season with an 80-72 victory vs. Holy Cross in the first game of a women’s/men’s doubleheader at Lundholm Gymnasium. The 80-point output by the ‘Cats is the largest point total posted by New Hampshire since it notched 85 points against UMBC on Jan. 10, 2009.
  • Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) notched a pair of 3-pointers Sunday afternoon against Holy Cross, giving her 172 3-point field goals for her career, which is just seven away from UNH’s all-time career mark of 179. She also tallied a career-high 11 assists vs. the Crusaders.
  • Candace Williams is on the verge of becoming the 14th UNH Wildcat reach the 1,000-point milestone. She currently has 989 points.
  • The Wildcats currently have three players averaging in double figure scoring, with Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) leading the way at 13.2 points per game, while Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) are averaging 12.2 and 11.0 points per game, respectively.

 

 

MEN’S ICE HOCKEY (8-6-3, 8-2-2 Hockey East)

  • UNH was idle last week. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 3 at home vs. Cornell. Game time at the Whittemore Center is 3 p.m.
  • The Wildcats also face off against UMass-Lowell (Jan. 8) and UMass (Jan. 9) at the Whittemore Center. Both games begin at 7 p.m.
  • UNH plays Dartmouth in the Battle for the RiverStone Cup IX at the Verizon Wireless Arena (Manchester, N.H.) on Jan. 16.

 

WOMEN’S ICE HOCKEY (12-2-4, 6-1-1-0 Hockey East)

  • UNH was idle last week. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 8 against Northeastern University in the first game of a women’s/men’s Hockey East doubleheader at Sun Life Frozen Fenway.
  • UNH’s next home game is Saturday, Jan. 16  (2 p.m.) vs. Providence College.

 

MEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH was idle last week. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 23 at home (Paul Sweet Oval) against Holy Cross and Quinnipiac. Meet time is 12 p.m.

 

WOMEN’S INDOOR TRACK & FIELD

  • UNH was idle last week. The Wildcats return to action Jan. 23 at home (Paul Sweet Oval) against Holy Cross and Quinnipiac. Meet time is 12 p.m.

 

SWIMMING & DIVING (5-0)

  • UNH did not race last weekend. The Wildcats resume the 2009-10 season Jan. 18 at home against Northeastern University and Boston University. The meet at Swasey Pool begins at 12 p.m.
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