WOMEN'S BASKETBALL READY FOR ALBANY
CLICK HERE FOR COMPLETE GAMENOTES (PDF.)

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (6-13, 1-6 AE)
    New Hampshire dropped two America East contests this week. On Jan. 23 the Wildcats battled Boston U. in what was a back-and-forth affair, during the second half alone there were seven lead changes, but in the end it was the Terriers who came out on top, 67-57. Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) had a 26-point performance to lead the Wildcats in scoring for the fifth straight game.  On Jan. 27 the Wildcats faced league-leader Vermont.  New Hampshire struggled from the floor, hitting just 29 percent in the first half. The Wildcats improved in the second half of play, shooting 44 percent from the floor, but 20 bench points from the Catamounts during the final frame kept the game out of reach for New Hampshire. Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) got 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.

SCOUTING ALBANY (7-13, 3-4 AE)
    Albany dropped its only contest of the week, an 82-73 decision on the road at Stony Brook. Sherri Mikus led the Great Danes with 17 points, while Amanda Ward recorded her first career double-double with 13 points and 10 rebounds. Gia Sanders added 14 points, four boards, three blocks, one assist and one steal. Mikus shot 6-of-9 from the field to help lead the Great Danes to 51.9 percent shooting for the game, tying a season-best.
    Albany’s defensive skills puts them in the top-five in three different America East categories. With 3.30 blocks per game, Albany is second in the league and with 9.20 steals per game, the Great Danes sit in third in the America East.  In rebounds the Great Danes average 24.55 defensive boards per game, putting them fourth in the league. Sanders leads the league in blocked shots, recording 40 on the season (2.00 per game). Kristin Higy (6.3 rebounds per game) who is the league’s fifth leading rebounder, has helped the Great Danes in defensive boards with 91 on the season.

FORGET THE SPARK, CLARK IS ON FIRE
    Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) went on a five game streak of scoring in double figures, which ended on Jan. 27 in Vermont. On Jan. 20 she matched her career-high with 27 points versus UMBC, which was followed by a 26-point performance against Boston University.  Clark nailed a career-high six three-pointers in the game against UMBC, which was double her previous high. She now is fourth on the Wildcat’s career three-pointers list with 109. With 1,203 career points she is in the seventh spot on the all-time career points list. Clark is fourth in America East in scoring, averaging 14.4 points per game. She is fourth in the league in free-throw percentage with  .813 (78-of-96).

EDWARDS SETS NEW CAREER HIGH
    Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) dished out a career-high eight assists on Jan. 23 versus Boston University. She leads the squad in helpers with 4.1 per game and is fifth on the America East list.

STEALING THE SHOW
    Senior guard Whitney Edwards (Mt. Vernon, N.Y.) is 38 steals away from breaking the school’s record for most career takeaways, she currently has 203. Edwards, a 2005-06 America East All-Defensive team member, leads the America East in steals with 49 on the season, averaging 2.6 steals per game. Edwards has led the team in steals in 12 of the past 13 games for the Wildcats, including collecting a season-high six takeaways against Binghamton on Jan. 17.

CLASS ACTS
    During the past five contests the freshmen class has combined to total 77 points for the Wildcats. During that span, Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) has posted 29 points, while Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) has registered 19 points for UNH. On Jan. 27 rookie Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded all of the last 10 points for the Wildcats, including two three pointers in the final minute of play. She helped out the rookie cause and tied her career-high with 13 points in the game. Jenny McDade (Derry, N.H.) has posted 17 points in the past three games for the Wildcats.
View: Mobile | Desktop