– Senior forward Danielle Clark (Corinna, Maine) scored a game-high 17 points to lead the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team past Wagner College, 80-70, in non-conference action Friday evening at Lundholm Gymnasium. 
    New Hampshire wins its first game of the season as well as its seventh straight home opener and improves to 1-1 overall.  Wagner slides to 0-2.
    New Hampshire shot .417 percent from the field (25 of 60) and went 24-for-34 at the free throw line.  Wagner shot .466 percent (27 of 58) in the game.  Wagner outscored the Wildcats in the paint, 32-24 while New Hampshire’s bench contributed 28 points to Wagners’ 17.
    Both teams exchanged the lead 10 different times, including six times in the first half.  With 6:47 left in the first half, Wagner held a tight 21-19 lead until sophomore forward Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) swished two free throws, giving New Hampshire the lead for the remainder of the half.  New Hampshire held onto a 40-37 lead at the half.
    The teams once again exchanged lead in the second half.  With the game tied at 52, New Hampshire’s Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) drained a three-pointer, starting a 10-4 run that would give the Wildcats the lead for good.
    Dye registered a double-double, with 11 points 15 rebounds for the Seahawks.  New Hampshire had five players, including Clark, with double figures.  Senior forward Ray Williams (Mississauga, Ontario) and Flowers each had 16.  Cerniglia finished with 12 while Salee-Marie Johnson (Brampton, Ontario) had 11 for the Wildcats.  Junior Lauren Weidmyer (Staten Island, N.Y.) powered the Wildcat offense with seven assists.
    Clark was selected as the America East Player of the Night as she had 17 points and nine rebounds for New Hampshire.
    New Hampshire (1-1) heads out to play at Army on November 22 at 7 p.m.  UNH returns home to Durham November 26 to face Iona College at 1 p.m.
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