HARTFORD, CONN. - Kenitra Johnson and Janeka Lopp each scored 12 points and Hartford held the UNH women's basketball team to a season-low in points en route to a 69-41 victory Thursday night at the Chase Family Arena.
Hartford improved to 6-7 and 2-1 in America East with the win. The 'Cats, who shot a season-worst .242 from the field, fell to 6-7 and 1-2 in league play. Freshman Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.) led UNH with a career-high 14 points and was the only Wildcat player in double figures.
Lopp scored 10 of her points in the first half as the Hawks took advantage of UNH's cold-shooting to burst out to a 32-18 halftime lead. UNH closed to within 10, 40-30 on a layup by Anna Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) with 14:49 but could get no closer.
The 41 points were the lowest for UNH since scoring 39 against Umass on Dec. 13, 2000. The 'Cats were 15 of 62 from the field, including 4 of 24 from 3-point land.
The Wildcats return to action Saturday (1/12) against preseason America East favorite University of Vermont at Lundholm Gymnasium. Game time is 1 p.m.