DURHAM, N.H. - Senior Kim Kassik (Kitchener, Ontario) poured in 20 points while junior Anna Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) had 17 points and 11 rebounds as the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team posted a 98-70 victory over Nor'Easter Storm in an exhibition game here at Lundholm Gymnasium this evening.
Kassik finished the game shooting 7-for-12, including 3-for-6 from behind the arc and 3-for-3 from the line. Matthias went 6-for-10 from the field and 5-for-5 at the line.
The hot shooting was contagious, as the Wildcats shot a blistering 53.7% (36-67) from the field for the game, including 60% (6-10) from three-point land, and 83.3% (20-24) from the free throw line.
UNH jumped out to an early 16-12 lead, but then would go on a 10-0 run capped by a pair of Kiki Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) free throws to make it 26-12 with 9:37 remaining in the first half. The Storm pulled to within six with 2:15 remaining in the half, but UNH stormed back with a 10-2 run to take a 49-35 lead into the locker room.
New Hampshire effectively put the game away early in the second half when it went on a 17-4 run over the first 5:08 to give the 'Cats a 66-39 lead. Senior Kelly Donohue (Rochester, N.H.) capped the run with a layup. The visitors would close to within 16 (71-55) with 7:36 left on the clock but could get no closer.
Donohue ended with 13 points, while Proctor scored 11 points and dished out four assists. Sally Madeira had a game-high 21 points for Nor'Easter Storm.
The Wildcats kick off the 2000-01 regular season when they host Brown this Friday (11/17). Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m.