STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. - Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) scored 19 points on 9-of-10 shooting from the field as the University of New Hampshire came back from an early deficit to pull away with a 74-52 victory over Wagner College Thursday night in women's basketball action at the Spiro Sports Center.
After falling behind 20-13 in the first half, the Wildcats outscored the Seahawks 18-4 over the last ten and a half minutes to going into the locker room at halftime up 31-24. UNH committed only one foul and one turnover in the first half to take the lead.
In the second half, the two teams traded baskets until UNH went on a 20-4 run over a seven-minute span to break the game open. After that, head coach Sue Johnson was able to rest some of her starters, as all 11 active players played at least five minutes and scored at least one point.
Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) came alive in the second half to score nine points, plus she pulled down seven rebounds, dished out five assists, and earned four steals. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) scored eight points and grabbed a game-high nine rebounds, while Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) and Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) each contributed seven points to the winning cause.
For the game, UNH shot 43.8 percent from the field and committed only seven turnovers. The Wildcats outrebounded the Seahawks, 42-39, and forced Wagner to commit 18 turnovers in the game.
New Hampshire (4-1) returns home to face UMass Sunday, December 4, at 1 p.m. at Lundholm Gym. The game will be broadcast by the UNH Sports Radio Network and over the Internet through Yahoo Broadcast.