DURHAM, N.H. – Junior guard Eric Gilchrese (Springfield, Ill.) and freshman guard Tyrone Conley (Burlington, Vt.) combined for 42 points Wednesday night, to lead the University of New Hampshire men’s basketball team to a 95-46 victory over Suffolk University at Lundholm Gymnasium.
The win, the Wildcats’ first of the season, evens their record at 1-1. The 95 points are the most the ‘Cats have scored in a game since Dec. 6. 2001, when they defeated New England College, 96-51, at Lundholm. The 49-point margin of victory is also the largest for UNH, dating back to the 1941-42 season – and possibly ever. Records prior to that season are incomplete.
Gilchrese scored 25 points in 27 minutes on 7-of-11 shooting and also added seven steals and five assists, while Conley added 17 points, nine rebounds and six assists and was also 7-for-11 from the field.
Mike Christensen

After Suffolk, who turned the ball over 27 times in the game, scored first to go on top 2-0, the Wildcats scored 14 unanswered points as part of an 18-2 run. The ‘Cats put together a 12-4 run immediately after, and led 30-8 with 10:56 to play.
A 12-0 run gave UNH a 49-15 lead with just under five minutes remaining in the first half. The ‘Cats took a 58-23 lead into the locker room at halftime. The 35-point lead was their largest of the game at the time.

Gilchrese, the America East Player of the Game, scored 21 of his points in the first half, while Conley tallied 12 in the first frame.

Led by the 11 points and five rebounds of Rony Tchatchoua (Cameroon) the Wildcats continued to pull away in the second half. An 18-4 run to start the half put the ‘Cats up 76-27 with 12:22 remaining.

Alan Jaziri, whose 14 points was the only double-digit figure in the Suffolk points column, knocked down a couple of shots to cut UNH's lead to 44.

The ‘Cats, who shot 53 percent from the floor, came right back with a 13-4 run that gave them a 51-point lead – their largest of the game – with 1:58 remaining in the contest. A Joesph Ransom layup with 25 seconds left on the clock closed the scoring.

Freshman guard Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) added 12 points for the Wildcats, while freshman forward James Valladares (Kaufman, Texas) ripped down nine rebounds.

Senior forward Mike Christensen (Reston, Va.) contributed eight points and seven rebounds in 16 minutes, and junior guard Tyrece Gibbs (Brockton, Mass.) tallied seven assists to go along with his seven points.

The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. when they take on Central Connecticut State University. The next home game for the ‘Cats is Sunday, Nov. 25 when they play host to Quinnipiac University. Game time at Lundholm is 1 p.m.
View: Mobile | Desktop