- Jessica Smith and Mykeema Ford combined for 49 points to lead Stony Brook to a 85-66 victory over the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team this Saturday at Lundholm Gymnasium.
    The Wildcats (5-10, 0-3 America East) were led in scoring by senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) with 18 points and sophomore forward Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) notched 17 points. Clark also led the squad in rebounding with nine boards.
    In what was a back-and-forth affair early on with five lead changes in the first half. UNH led by as many as eight with the score 32-24 and 5:44 left to go before the break. Stony Brook rallied back with a 13-0 run to close out the half, taking the lead on a jumper by Smith with 42 seconds remaining in the opening frame. The Seawolves closed out the half with a six point lead (41-35).
    The Wildcats took the lead (50-47) once again on an 11-0 run early on in the second half. Flowers and Clark combined for all 11 points, both nailing three-pointers during the run for the Wildcats, which gave Clark her 100th career three. However, 13 straight points from Smith and Ford put the Seawolves back on top for good (51-50) with 14:21 remaining in the contest.
    The visitors, who shot 53.3 percent from the floor and 87.5 percent from beyond the arc, led by as many as 23 points. The Wildcats held the slight advantage in rebounds (39-36). In the first half, UNH shot 57.1 percent from the floor, the second best half of shooting on the season for the ‘Cats. Senior Whitney Edwards (Mount Vernon, N.Y.) and rookie Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) each contributed eight points in the game, with Edwards recording a season-best eight boards.
    The Wildcats return to action on Wed., Jan. 17 vs. Binghamton. Tip off is at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gymnasium. The game can be heard live on The UNH Sports Network. Tickets are still available at www.UNHWildcats.com.
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