STONY BROOK, N.Y. - Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) notched her 11th double-double of the season with 27 points and 11 rebounds, but the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team fell to Stony Brook 90-72 Sunday afternoon at the SBU Sports complex. Matthias has now recorded three-straight double-doubles and five in the last six games.
Colleen Mullen (Chelmsford, Mass.) dished out a career-high 10 assists for New Hampshire (7-11, 2-5 America East), becoming the first Wildcat to dish out 10 assists since Karen Pinkos in 1988. Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.) registered 12 points, while freshman Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) had a season-high for the second-straight game, notching 11 points in 14 minutes. Aubrey Danen (Oconomowoc, Wis.) netted eight points and needs just one point to reach the 1,000-point plateau.
After trailing 17-10 5:36 into the first half on a jumper by Stony Brook's (5-13, 3-4) Sherry Jordan (24 points, 11 rebounds), UNH went on a 6-0 run capped by an Emily Caschera (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) basket over the next 46 seconds. UNH took a 27-25 lead at the 9:12 mark on a Kate Poulin (Kitchener, Ontario) basket and would go up 36-29 with 5:04 to play. Stony Brook would come back to tie the game at 38 at halftime.
The Wildcats would never lead in the second half as the Seawolves jumped out to a quick five-point lead, 48-43, 2:45 into the second half. SBU would gradually pull away in the second half as they took a 63-52 lead with 11:02 to play. A Matthias layup cut Stony Brook's lead to seven at the 8:37 mark but the 'Cats would get no closer.
UNH returns to action Wednesday (Feb. 5), when it hosts first-place Maine in a 7:00 pm contest at Lundholm Gymnasium.