DURHAM, N.H. -The University of New Hampshire women's basketball team dropped a 67-59 decision to Binghamton University in America East action this afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. UNH is now 7-9 and 2-3 in America East, while the Bearcats improved to 7-8 and 3-2 in the league.
Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) notched her ninth double-double of the season, scoring 16 points and grabbing 10 rebounds. Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.) led all scorers with a game-high 20 points, going 9-16 from the floor, while Emily Caschera (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) was a perfect 4-4 from the floor and netted a career-high 12 points. Rachel Laws and Kate Townley paced Binghamton with 14 points apiece.
UNH trailed 40-39 at the half after a fast-paced opening 20 minutes that saw nine lead changes and eight ties. The Wildcats would take a 53-48 lead with 11:41 to play on a Livingston basket. The Bearcats would then go on a 12-0 run capped by a Leala Wegwerth basket with 5:53 to play to take a 60-53. UNH would cut the lead to 60-56 with 4:09 to play on a basket by Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wis.) but UNH would get no closer the rest of the way.
Binghamton owned a 44-39 edge on the glass, marking just the fourth time all season the Wildcats have been outrebounded. The Bearcats also limited UNH to 35.5% shooting from the field.
UNH returns to action Wednesday (Jan. 29) when the Wildcats travel to Vermont. The next New Hampshire home game is February 5, when UNH entertains Maine in a 7:00 pm contest at Lundholm Gymnasium.