DURHAM, N.H. - Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) led all five starters in double figures with 17 points and 10 rebounds to lead the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team to a 70-67 overtime victory over Stony Brook Saturday afternoon in Lundholm Gymnasium. New Hampshire, which moved into a tie for fourth place in America East with the Seawolves with the win, improved to 11-14 overall and 6-8 in America East, while Stony Brook is also 6-8 in the league and 8-17 overall. The 'Cats won their fourth game in five outings.
Adams, who notched her first career double-double, had her second-straight big game as she was coming off a career-high 20 point effort in Wednesday's win over Boston University. Maren Matthias (Guilford, Conn.) notched her school-record 13th double-double of the season with 13 points and 11 boards. Starters Colleen Mullen (Chelmsford, Mass.) (13), Emily Caschera (Ballston Lake, N.Y.) (12) and Geneva Livingston (Red Bank, N.J.) (11) all reached double figures for UNH. Caschera was 4-4 from three-point range.
Sherry Jordan paced Stony Brook with 22 points and 20 rebounds, while Danielle DeGiorgio added 18 and Theresa LoParrino 16 for the Seawolves.
UNH would take a 68-63 lead in the extra session when Livingston sank a pair of free throws with 1:55 left. Jordan would respond with two from the line with 1:22 to go, but UNH again made it a two possession game with 1:22 to play when Matthias sank 1-of-2 from the charity stripe. Jordan cut the lead to 69-67 with just over a minute left when she converted a layup. Adams would get fouled and make 1-of-2 with 33 seconds left to push the lead to 70-67.
On its next possession Stony Brook missed a pair of three-point attempts and Matthias would come down with the second rebound. She would be fouled, but missed both free throws with 8.8 seconds to go. After grabbing the rebound SBU called timeout. Jordan would go inside for a layup but was unsuccessful and moments later time expired.
New Hampshire, which had built a 34-26 halftime lead after hitting seven three-pointers for its first seven field goals, took a 49-38 lead with 13:32 to go in regulation after Mullen drained a three-pointer. The Seawolves fought back and went on an 18-2 run to take a 56-51 lead with 4:44 to play. The Wildcats would get 11 of the game's next 15 points and take a 62-60 lead on a Matthias basket with 49 seconds to go. A LoParrino layup with 23 ticks on the clock tied the game at 62. UNH got two cracks at the basket as time ran down in regulation, but couldn't net the go-ahead basket.
UNH, which picked up its first overtime victory since the 1999-2000 season, tied a school record by draining 10 three-pointers, going 10-23 from long range. The five players in double figures for the 'Cats was also the first time that had been done since 1999-2000.
New Hampshire returns to action Wednesday (March 5) when it hosts Hartford in the final home game of 2002-03. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m.