NEWARK, DEL. -- Freshman guard Marcelle Williams (Teaneck, NJ) scored 11 points to lead the Wildcats but it was not nearly enough as UNH was handed a 102-55 America East loss at Delaware on Thursday evening at the Bob Carpenter Center.
The Wildcats, now 3-15 and 2-8 in the conference, never held a lead in the contest as Delaware opened the contest with a 7-0 run and never looked back. In the first half alone, the Fightin’ Blue Hens led by as many as 35 points at halftime and the home team advantage grew to 47 (102-55) at the end of the contest.
Delaware, which sits in second place in the America East standings, improved to 15-4 on the Season and 7-2 in America East with the victory and was led in scoring by Kestulis Marciulionis with 23 points and received 19 from Mike Pegues on the night.
UNH shot .299 from the floor (20x67) as compared to .535 by Delaware (38x71) and the home team outrebounded the visitors by a 47-36 margin.
Looking at some other the numbers, sophomore forward Austin Ganly (North Yarmouth, Maine) continues to play in a starting role and poured in 10 points, as did junior guard Brett LeFlem (Peterborough, N.H.). Sophomore forward Chris Brown (Boston, Mass.) continued to rebound well for the Wildcats with a team-leading nine boards, while Williams also grabbed a career—high seven rebounds.
UNH will return to action on Saturday, Jan. 29 when the squad travels to Towson University, game time is 1 p.m. The next home game for the Wildcats is set for Feb. 3 vs. Hartford. That contest begins at 7 p.m in Lundholm Gymnasium.