HANOVER, N.H. - The Dartmouth Big Green came back from a ten-point deficit, using a 22-3 run in the second half to defeat the New Hampshire Wildcats, 62-56, Wednesday night in women's basketball action at Leede Arena.
After the Wildcats took a 44-33 lead on a Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) jumper with 13:04 left in the game, the Big Green started their run thanks in part to six points from Sydney Scott and two baskets by Krista Perry. Scott gave Dartmouth a 45-44 lead with 9:19 left, then the two teams traded three-pointers.
A three-pointer by Koren Schram as the shot clock hit zero with seven minutes left extended the Dartmouth lead to four points at 51-47. After that, the Dartmouth defense held UNH off, and Angie Soriaga and Ashley Taylor combined to score the last 11 points for the Big Green, most of them on free throws.
Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) led the Wildcats with 13 points and seven assists, while Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) contributed 11 points, seven rebounds, and two assists. Flowers, Emily Hardy (Westbrook, Conn.), and Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) each scored eight points for UNH, with Clark leading all players with nine rebounds, five of them on the offensive end.
Taylor led four Dartmouth players in double figures with 13 points, while Jeannie Cullen, the Ivy League Player of the Week, scored 11 points and Scott and Soriaga each contributed ten points. After shooting only 26.1 percent from the field in the first half, Dartmouth hit 57.7 percent of its field goal attempts in outscoring UNH, 42-26, in the second half.
New Hampshire (9-4, 1-1 America East) returns to conference play Saturday, January 14, against the Stony Brook Seawolves at 1 p.m. at Lundholm Gym. For ticket information on this and all remaining UNH home games, go online to www.unhwildcats.com/tickets.