UNH WOMEN'S HOOPS FALLS TO BU, 67-57
    DURHAM, N.H. – Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) posted 26 points for the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell to Boston University, 67-57, on Tuesday evening at Case Gymnasium. The Wildcats drop to 6-12 on the season, 1-5 in the America East. BU improves to 10-9, 2-4 in conference play.  
     The Wildcats took an early lead, but the Terriers battled back and made it a tie game (12-12) with 12:35 remaining in the first half. BU went on a 9-0 run to take a 21-12 lead with 5:53 left in the opening frame. New Hampshire notched 13 points, seven points by Clark and two three-pointers from Jenny McDade (Norfolk, Mass.), in the final five minutes of the half, to bring the Wildcats back.. With six seconds remaining on the clock, Clark hit a shot and was fouled for a three-point play to bring the Wildcats within one point of the Terriers (28-27) heading into the locker room at halftime.
    The second half was a back-and-forth battle as the lead changed a total of six times, with seven ties during the half. The Wildcats tied the score 32-32 with 16:51 remaining and for the next four minutes the teams played battled back and forth, evening the score five more times. New Hampshire took the lead (43-41) on a jumper by Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) with 12:07 remaining. Edwards finished the game with seven points for the Wildcats.   
    With 10:04 remaining, BU hit a free-throw to put the Terriers on top for good (46-45). A. Umez-Eronini, BU’s America East Player of the Game, had nine points in the second half, totaling 14 in the game to lead the Terriers in the second half battle. BU sunk nine free-throws in the final three minutes to put the game out of reach for the Wildcats. The Terriers shot 88 percent from the foul line in the second half.
    Salee-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) led UNH with seven rebounds, while the Wildcats totaled 14 offensive boards in the game. Clark, who earned America East Player of the Game honors for the Wildcats, shot 55 percent (11-of-20) from the field. Freshman Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) chipped in with seven points and three rebounds for the Wildcats. The UNH defense held the league's fifth leading scorer Katie Meinhardt to just six points in the game
     New Hampshire returns to action with a trip to Vermont on Sat., Jan. 27. Tip off in Burlington is at 1 p.m. The Wildcats return home on Wed., Jan. 31 with a game against Albany.Tickets are available at www.unhwildcats.com.


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