DURHAM, N.H.
- Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) match400ed her career-high in points with 27, but it wasn’t enough as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team could not get a lead against UMBC, losing 56-59 on Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. The Wildcats fall to 6-11, 1-4 in the league, while the Retrievers improve to 10-9 and even out at 3-3 in conference action.
    Clark, the America East Player of the Game, shot 50 percent from beyond the arc, notching a career-high six trifectas in the game. UMBC shot 54 percent from three-point land during the first half, which led to a ten point lead heading into the locker room. Carlee Cassidy, America East Player of the Game for UMBC, led the charge for the Retrievers, posting 17 points in the contest.
    Rookie Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) posted a career-high six points, all from the charity stripe during the second half, bringing the Wildcats to within four (43-39) with 11:02 remaining. Jenny McDade (Derry, N.H.), Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), and Clark each nailed three-pointers with under four minutes to play to lessen the margin to just two points. Clark was fouled after making a three with 50 seconds remaining, she then sunk the free-throw to make it a one-point game (57-56). Cassidy hit a jumper to bring the Retrievers ahead by three (59-56) with 31 seconds left in the contest. Time ran out on the Wildcats, who had two unsuccessful three-point attempts at the end of the game.
    Simpson helped the Wildcats hold a slight advantage in rebounds (35-31) with nine boards in the game. Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) tallied four steals in the game for the Wildcats. Krystin Drabyn posted 11 points, while Sharri Rohde chipped in with nine assists for the Retrievers.
    The Wildcats return to action on Tues., Jan. 23 when they travel to face the Terriers of Boston University. Tip off is at 7 p.m. at Case Gymnasium. 

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