POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. - Despite a solid defensive effort, the UNH Wildcats suffered through a tough shooting night in losing to the Marist Red Foxes, 52-34, Monday evening at the McCann Center.
The Wildcats hit only 19.3 percent of their field goal attempts, including 8.3 percent (2-of-24) of their attempts from behind the three-point line. UNH also committed 23 turnovers during the game.
On the positive side, the Wildcats held the Red Foxes to 37.3 percent shooting from the field and caused 18 Marist turnovers. Also, New Hampshire outrebounded the taller Red Foxes, 43-37, including 17 offensive rebounds for the Wildcats.
Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) led the Wildcats with nine points, while Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) contributed eight points and seven rebounds. In her first game back after knee surgery in October, sophomore Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) pulled down 13 rebounds, including seven on the offensive side.
Marist (2-1) was led by Fifi Camara, who scored 14 points to go along with five rebounds. Kristin Keller added 12 points and was the team leader with six rebounds and six assists. Alisa Kresge contributed four assists and four steals to the winning cause.
New Hampshire (1-2) travels to Manhattan, Kan., for the Commerce Bank Wildcat Classic this weekend. On Friday, in a battle of Wildcats, UNH will face Kansas State, the host school, at 6 p.m. Eastern Time. Liberty or Tennessee State awaits UNH on Saturday.