EVANSTON. ILL.-- Sophomore forward Aubrey Danen scored a career-high 22 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team to a 74-61 victory against Princeton University in Saturday night's consolation game of the 16th Annual Roger L. White Invitational at Northwestern University's Welsh-Ryan Arena. In Friday's opening round, UNH fell to Miami-Ohio University, 67-57.
The Wildcats (3-3) broke open a close game--they led 47-42 with 10:45 remaining in the game--with a 7-0 run to build a 54-42 advantage with 7:45 to play. Princeton (2-6) never trimmed the deficit to single figures the rest of the way.
In the first half, Danen netted four early baskets to propel UNH to a 13-7 lead. Her next two buckets gave the 'Cats their largest lead of the half, 28-17, with five minutes left in the opening stanza. The Tigers trailed 30-22 before going on a 10-point run to take a two point lead. Kelly Donahue who scored 17 points, tied the game up before Danen netted her 16th point of the half with five seconds remaining to give UNH a 34-32 halftime advantage.
Orsi Farkas who scored 12 points, also scored in double digits for the Wildcats.
UNH opens its America East schedule Thursday, Dec. 9 at home against Boston University. Tip-off at the Whittemore Center is 7 p.m.
Farkas and Danen were named to the All-Tournament team for their efforts this weekend.