CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -
Senior Radar Onguetou (Yaounde, Cameroon) led
three scorers in double digits with 12 points, but the University
of New Hampshire men's basketball team dropped a 78-60 decision to
Harvard University on Wednesday evening at Lavietes Pavilion.
The Wildcats drop to 1-2 early on, while the Crimson improve to 4-1.
Onguetou was 3-for-5 from the
field, including 2 of 4 from behind the arc, and sank four of his
six free throws. Juniors Dane DiLiegro (Lexington,
Mass.) and Alvin Abreu (Lynn, Mass.) each chipped
in with 10 points. DiLiegro and Onguetou pulled down eight and four
Harvard began the game on an 11-2
run before Onguetou knocked down his first 3-pointer at 15:34 to
stop the run. After Onguetou hit his second trey to cut the UNH
deficit to 18-12 at 12:12, the Crimson went on a 10-2 run to take a
28-14 lead at 7:09. The Wildcats would not record another field
goal after Onguetou's second trifecta until senior Colbey
Santos (Onset, Mass.) hit a 3 of his own to make it 39-25
with 2:18 to play in the opening half.
Onguetou, UNH's America East Player
of the Game, added a free throw 38 seconds later, but Harvard
scored the final seven points of the half - capped by a Jeremy Lin
3-pointer as time expired - to take a 46-26 advantage into the
locker room. Santos finished with four points, all of them coming
in the first half.
On top 53-32 just 2:29 into the
second stanza, Harvard crafted an 11-0 run to grab its largest lead
of the game at 64-32 with 13:58 remaining. The Crimson led 72-43
with 8:20 to play before Abreu's slashing layup sparked a 10-4 run
that sliced UNH's deficit to 23. After a Christian Webster layup
halted the run at 3:20, Abreu hit another layup at 2:57 to start a
7-0 run that finished the game and brought the Wildcats to within
Myrick (Philadelphia, Pa.) added a career-high eight
points, while classmate Chandler Rhoads
(Berryville, Va.) tallied seven points, two rebounds and two
steals. Sophomore Brian Benson (Rochester, N.Y.)
recorded four points, five boards and a block.
Harvard outshot the Wildcats, 51
percent (25-49) to 38 percent (18-48), and also sank 22 of 24 (92%)
at the line, while UNH was 20-for-32 (63%) at the stripe. The
Crimson also held the advantage on the glass at 39-25, but did turn
the ball over 15 times to the Wildcats' 13.
Lin led the Crimson with a
game-high 18 points to go along with seven boards, while Webster
The Wildcats return to action Saturday, Nov. 28 at 1 p.m. when they play host to Marist College at Lundholm Gymnasium.