WILDCATS USE STRONG DEFENSE TO DEFEAT BULLDOGS, 54-40
Lindsay Adams

DURHAM, N.H. - The New Hampshire Wildcats held the Yale Bulldogs to two points in the first 11 minutes of the game, building a lead en route to a 54-40 victory Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium.

After Yale's Erica Davis scored the first basket of the game, New Hampshire held the Bulldogs scoreless for the next ten minutes, until Sara McCollum hit a jumper with 8:34 remaining in the first half. By that time, the Wildcats had built a ten-point lead.

Even though both teams struggled in the shooting department, UNH maintained a lead throughout the night. Yale got as close as two points down (33-31) with 8:48 remaining in the second half, but the Wildcats went on a 13-2 run over the next four and a half minutes to put the game away.

Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) led the way for the Wildcats, nearly earning a double-double with 13 points and nine rebounds. Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) contributed 11 points and five rebounds, while Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) added eight points, seven assists, and three steals to the winning cause.

Sophomore Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) made a solid contribution off the bench for the Wildcats, scoring six points, grabbing five rebounds, and earning three steals in 16 minutes of action. UNH forced 22 Yale turnovers and held the Bulldogs to 30.2 percent shooting from the field, including 19 percent from behind the three-point line.

No Yale (0-6) player reached double figures in scoring, with Morgan Richards leading the squad with nine points. Davis, Yale's top player coming into the game, had seven points, eight rebounds, five blocked shots, and four steals, with Eleanor Miller and Lindsay Page helping in the rebounding department with seven boards each.

New Hampshire (3-3) heads to Chestnut Hill, Mass., on Saturday for a matchup with the Boston College Eagles at Conte Forum beginning at 2 p.m.

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