ORONO, Maine- Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corrina, Maine) had a team-high 17 points as the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team drops the America East opener to the University of Maine by a score of 64-47 on Thursday evening at Alfond Arena.

Clark had 9 of UNH’s 20 points in the first half. She then went on to go 6-for-6 from the charity stripe in the second half. Sophomore Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) led the Wildcats in boards with eight defensive rebounds.

With Maine’s Ashley Underwood and Katie Whittier leading the way with 10 points apiece, the Black Bears carried a 15 point advantage into the locker room at halftime. Underwood went on to have a team-high 17 points on the game. Whittier tallied on an additional six for 16 in the game, she also had a team-high 11 rebounds for the Black Bears.

The Wildcats battled back in the second half to bring the team within eight (39-31). The run included holding Maine scoreless for over five minutes of play, but great free throw shooting down the stretch by the Black Bears kept the game out of reach.

The Wildcats return to action on Sun., Jan. 7 when they travel to Hartford. Gametime in Hartford is 2 p.m. The next home contest for UNH is Wed., Jan. 10 when the Wildcats entertain Dartmouth. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. in Lundholm Gym and tickets are available at www.unhwildcats.com.
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