DURHAM, N.H. - Three players each scored 14 points to lead the University of New Hampshire to a 74-54 win over Towson University in women's basketball action at the Whittemore Center this afternoon. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for UNH, who improved to 3-5 and 1-1 in America East. The Tigers fell to 0-6 and 0-3 in the league.
Kiki Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) tied her career high with 14 points. Heidi Plencner (Hampton, N.H.) and Anna Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) also had 14 apiece, while Kelly Donohue (Rochester, N.H.) had 13 points. Jill McGowan led Towson with 14 points.
New Hampshire used an 8-0 run capped by a Plencner layup to take a 23-10 lead with 8:03 remaining in the first half. The Tigers would cut the lead to seven (25-18) on a free throw with 4:04 in the first stanza. From there the teams would trade baskets and UNH would take a 31-21 lead into the locker room.
Both teams traded baskets early in the second half, but the 'Cats would take a 41-29 lead with 14:12 to play when Plencner hit the first of her four three-pointers. Towson would then go on a 15-6 run of its own to cut the lead to two points, 47-45, with 7:59 to play. UNH would gradually rebuild its lead, and went up 61-51 with 4:05 remaining on a Proctor trey. The hosts secured the win by hitting seven free throws down the stretch and holding Towson to just one point in the last 3:18 of the game.
UNH also held Mia Chapman, Towson's leading scorer entering the game, scoreless on the afternoon.
The Wildcats will host Massachusetts this Wednesday (12/13). Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7:00 p.m.