PLENCNER LEADS UNH WOMEN PAST BU, 56-49

BOSTON - Senior guard Heidi Plencner (Hampton, N.H.) scored a game-high 19 points, including two crucial baskets late in the second half as the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team snapped a two-game skid with a 56-49 victory on the road against Boston University Saturday afternoon.

UNH (12-10, 6-5) moved back over the .500 plateau in conference play and into a tie with Boston University (13-9, 6-5) for fourth in the conference standings. Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) added 11 points and Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.) for the 'Cats, who outrebounded BU 53-35, including 20-12 on the offensive glass.

With UNH holding a slim 50-49, Plencner drained her third trey of the night from well beyond the arc to make it a four-point game with just 2:17 left to play. Senior Kiki Proctor (Harrisburg, Pa.) followed with a steal at midcourt on the Terriers' next possession and fed Plencner on a 2-on-1 fastbreak for a 56-49 lead. BU was held scoreless the rest of the way.

Plencner scored 12 of her points in the first half as UNH took a 32-27 lead into the break. After trailing by as much as seven in the final half, the Terriers battled back to take a one-point lead, 49-48 on a three-point play by Larissa Parr. But UNH countered with a Matthias layup to retake the lead for good, 50-49 setting the stage for Plencner.

UNH returns to action Tuesday (2/12) at Stony Brook.

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