HAMILTON, N.Y. -- Using a balanced attack on offense and a stifling defense, the University of New Hampshire Wildcats maintained a perfect road record, defeating the Colgate Raiders, 69-45, Wednesday night in women's basketball action at Cotterell Court.
After the teams traded three-pointers at the start of the game, UNH went on a 12-1 run over a six-minute span to take control of the contest. The Wildcats shot 40.6 percent from the field, including 4-for-8 shooting from the three-point line, and made all seven free throw attempts in the first half to pull out to a 37-22 halftime lead.
Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) led the Wildcats with 16 points, nine rebounds, and four assists, shooting 7-for-12 from the field in the game. Senior Lindsay Adams (Theresa, N.Y.) scored the first eight points for the Wildcats, including two three-pointers, and finished the night with 15 points, five rebounds, and three steals.
Both Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) and Ebony Woods (Philadelphia, Pa.) contributed in several ways during the game. Edwards scored eight points, pulled down five rebounds, dished out four assists, and earned three steals, while Woods added seven points, six rebounds, three assists, and two steals to the winning cause.
Colgate (1-6) shot only 26.8 percent from the field and committed 22 turnovers as the Raiders lost their home opener, the third such occasion UNH has spoiled this season. Melanie Cargle led the Raiders with 14 points and nine rebounds, but struggled from the field, making only 5-of-18 field goal attempts.
New Hampshire (6-1), 3-0 on the road so far this year, faces a familiar foe Sunday, Dec. 11, traveling to Boston to take on former America East member Northeastern at Solomon Court beginning at 1 p.m. The Wildcats' next home game takes place Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, at 7 p.m. at Lundholm Gym against the UMBC Retrievers.