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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (5-10, 0-3 AE)
New Hampshire dropped two games, including one America East decision this past week. Despite jumping out to an early lead and having three players register in double-digits, the Wildcats lost to Dartmouth 79-67 on Jan. 10. On Jan. 13 the Wildcats lost their third America East game of the season, falling to Stony Brook 85-66. In both contests the Wildcats were led in scoring and rebounding by senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) with 17 points and six boards against the Big Green, following with 18 points and nine rebounds against Stony Brook. Clark sunk two three-pointers in the Wildcats game against Stony Brook, giving her 101 career shots made from beyond the arc, sixth on UNH’s all-time list. Sophomore forward Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) set a new a game-high in points with 17 against the Seawolves. Also with a solid effort on the week was senior Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.), totaling 21 points on the week and recording a season-best eight boards in the Wildcats loss to Stony Brook. Edwards with 192 steals, is 50 takeaways away from breaking UNH’s all-time career record in steals. Senior Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) chipped in with 11 points, six rebounds, three blocks and two steals during the Wildcats game against Dartmouth.
SCOUTING BINGHAMTON (5-9, 1-1 AE)
Binghamton went 2-1 this past week. Junior guard Laura Sario averaged 20.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.3 assists per outing. Against Cornell last Monday, Sario poured in a career-high 25 points. Two days later, she had a game-high 18 points and tied a career high with eight rebounds against Maine. She closed out her week with another 18-point effort against UMBC on Saturday. Since returning to the Bearcat lineup four games ago, Sario has averaged 19.5 points per night. In America East Conference play, she has averaged 17.7 points per contest. With her 11 rebound effort against UMBC on Saturday, junior forward Juta Jahilo has now recorded two double-digit rebound games this season and four for her career. Sophomore forward Laura Franceski enters the week with 49 career blocks.
Stealing the Show
Senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) is 50 steals away from breaking the school’s record for most career takeaways, she currently has 192. Edwards, a 2005-06 America East All-Defensive team member, leads the 2006-07 squad in steals with 39 on the season, averaging 2.6 steals per game. Edwards has led the team in steals in all of the past 10 games for the Wildcats, including registering three takeaways in each of the past five contests.
FLOWERS IN BLOOM
Sophomore forwad Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) recorded a game-high 17 points in the Wildcats loss to Stony Brook on Jan. 13. She shot 8-9 from the floor and notched one three in the game. Flowers is just five away from a career 200 points. She is second on the squad in scoring with 8.2 points per game as well as in blocked shots with 8 on the season. Flowers also recorded four boards in the game, giving her a season total of 61, third on team.
EVERYBODY LOVES RAY’S REBOUNDING
Senior forward Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) collected 10 boards, including seven defensive grabs to lead the team on Jan. 7 against Harford. Averaging 4.5 boards per game, she now has 67 on the season and is closing in on the top-ten with 532 career rebounds (13th place). She has totaled a team-high 31 offensive boards on the season.
Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) who has nine blocked shots on the season, recorded a season-high three rejections during UNH’s Jan. 10 game against Dartmouth. Williams with 79 career blocks, is ranked fourth on UNH’s all-time list. During her rookie season, Williams swatted a game-high five blocks against Liberty (12/7/03) which she later repeated last season verses Northeastern (12/11/05).