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– May Kotsopoulos and Courtnay Pilypaitis posted 13 points apiece to lead Vermont past the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, 70-44, on Saturday afternoon at Patrick Gymnasium. With the loss, the Wildcats drop to 6-13, 1-6 in America East. The Catamounts improve to 14-6, 4-3 in conference action.
    Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) was on fire late in the game, recording all of the final 10 points for the Wildcats. Her run included two three-pointers during the last minute of play. Williams tied her career-high with 13 points in the game to lead the Wildcats in scoring.
    New Hampshire struggled from the floor, shooting just 7-of-24 (29 percent) in the first half. The Catamounts shot 12-of-21 (57 percent) from the field in the first half and took a 20-point (36-16) lead into the locker room at halftime. The Wildcats improved in the second, shooting 44 percent from the floor, but 20 bench points for the Catamounts during the second half kept the game out of reach for New Hampshire.
     Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) posted eight points and grabbed five boards for the Wildcats. Rookie Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) chipped in with four points and collected a career-high five rebounds.
    The Wildcats return home on Wed., Jan. 31 with a game against Albany. Tipoff at Lundholm Gymnasium is 7 p.m. The game will be broadcasted on UNHSN and tickets are still available at www.unhwildcats.com.
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