DURHAM, N.H. – Senior center Orsi Farkas (Budapest, Hungary) scored 14 points and pulled down nine rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team to a 52-37 victory against Hofstra University on Sunday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium.
The Wildcats, who improved to 12-12 overall and 7-8 in America East, struggled offensively but excelled on defense. The ‘Cats held the visitors to a .255 (14-for-55) field goal percentage and generated 20 Hofstra turnovers. The last time UNH held an opponent below 40 points was March 6, 1993 (58-38 vs. Maine).
The Flying Dutchwomen (11-13, 5-11) led 11-7 midway through the first half, but then went scoreless for eight minutes. UNH scored 12 points in that span to take a 19-11 lead.
New Hampshire took a 19-15 advantage into the locker room and opened the second half with a 7-2 spurt to build a 26-17 cushion. The lead reached double figures at 35-24 with 10:44 remaining in the game and Hofstra never trimmed the deficit to single digits the rest of the way.
UNH was 17-for-53 (32.1%) from the field and outscored Hofstra 17-6 at the foul line.
Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wisc.) was the only other Wildcat in double figures with 13 points. Kimberley Coke netted a team-high 13 points and had nine rebounds for Hofstra.
New Hampshire returns to action Feb. 24 (6 p.m.) at Northeastern University. The final home game for the ‘Cats is March 2 vs. Hartford. Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m.