DURHAM, N.H. – Senior center Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary) netted a career-high 35 points and also pulled down 10 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team to Saturday afternoon’s 75-68 victory against the University of Delaware at the Whittemore Center.
With the win, UNH improved to 10-9 overall and 5-5 in America East while Delaware dropped to 12-7, 5-5. The teams are now tied for fourth in the league.
Farkas, who recorded her second double-double in as many games, gave UNH an eight-point lead, 67-59, on a short jumper with 2:30 remaining. Delaware trailed 68-64 with one minute to play and pulled within 71-68 on a Danielle Leyfert 3-pointer with 25.2 seconds on the clock. UNH went 4-for-6 from the foul line the rest of the way – the ‘Cats were 15-for-23 in the second half – to secure the victory.
New Hampshire opened the game with a 6-0 lead and remained in front for most of the half. Leading 24-21 with four minutes until the half, baskets by Farkas and Kiki Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) extended the advantage to 28-21. Kelly Donohue (Rochester, N.H.) hit a layup, stole the ensuing inbounds pass and made another layup to give the ‘Cats a 32-31 lead. The teams exchanged baskets in the final 17 seconds for a 34-23 halftime score.
Donohue (11 points) was the only other Wildcat to score in double figures.
The Fightin’ Blue Hens were led offensively by Leyfert (22), Cindy Johnson (13) and Christina Rible (10).