DURHAM, N.H
.- Seniors Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) and Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) of the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team posted 16 points and seven rebounds apiece to lead UNH to a 58-55 overtime victory over Binghamton on Wednesday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. The win, UNH’s first America East victory of the season, gives the Wildcats a record of 6-10, 1-3 in the conference.
    A three-pointer by Edwards to open up overtime, along with clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch by Clark, sealed the game for the Wildcats. The only Bearcat basket in overtime was a jumper by Laura Sario, who finished the game with 14 points.
    The Wildcats held the lead for much of the second half, but Binghamton evened the score on a jumper by America East Player of Game Brianna Thompson, 53-53, with just 40 seconds remaining in regulation. With five seconds remaining, Binghamton had an opportunity to take the lead and the game, but a clutch block by senior Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) sent the contest into extra minutes.
    Edwards, who was selected as the America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats, notched 11 first half points propelling UNH to a nine point lead (28-19) with 4:00 left in the first. The Wildcats ended the half with a 31-24 lead.
    Edwards finished with a season-best six steals, four of which came in the second half. Freshman Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) chipped in with nine points for the Wildcats, all on three-pointers.
    The Wildcats return to action on Sat., Jan. 20, vs. UMBC. Tip off is at 1 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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