BOSTON - Led by 19 points by junior Anna Matthias (Guilford, Conn.), the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team defeated Boston University 62-46 here at the Case Gym this evening. The win snaps a five-game losing skid for the 'Cats as they improve to 4-10 overall and 2-3 in America East, while BU falls to 5-8 and 2-2 in the league.
Sophomore Taylore Jarvis (Nazareth, Pa.) was the other 'Cat in double figures, as she contributed 10 points. Sarah Bushey (Champlain, N.Y.) tied her career high eight rebounds.
The game got off to a slow start, as the two teams were deadlocked at 11 midway through the first half. The Wildcats would then go on a 15-5 run capped by a Bushey jumper to go up 26-16 with 4:15 remaining in the first half. A pair of Quandra Harrison (Brockton, Mass.) free throws with 5.5 seconds remaining in the half would give UNH its largest lead, 36-20, heading into halftime.
The Terriers would cut the lead to 10, 38-28, on a three-pointer by Alison Argantieri with 16:45 left to play. New Hampshire would then go on a 9-0 run capped by a three from junior Heidi Plencner (Hampton, N.H.) with 12:09 to play to go up 47-28. From that point, the 'Cats would allow just three field goals the rest of the way as BU would get no closer than 14 points with 9:11 to play.
New Hampshire returns home on Sunday (1/14) to face arch-rival Maine. Game time at the Whittemore Center is noon.