WOMEN'S HOOPS RETURNS HOME TO HOST VERMONT
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SCOUTING VERMONT

    Vermont won its past two home games and have not lost a game at Patrick Gymnasium since Dec. 12, 2007 ... The Catamounts knocked off Stony Brook, 71-51, by shooting 50 percent (28-of-56) from the floor ... The home team had four players in double figures and were led by Amy Rosenkrantz with 22 points, while Kelli Poles (12 p, 11 r) and Courtney Pilypautus (14 p, 10 a) both recorded a double-double for the Catamounts ... Vermont then edged past the leagues' top-ranked team, Hartford, 69-66 ... Pilypaitis notched a triple-double with 18 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists, while May Kotsopoulos posted a team-high 26 points ... The Catamonts lead the America East in 3-point percentage (.341).

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE
    New Hampshire lost its only game of the week with a 74-44 decision at Hartford ... The Wildcats were led in scoring and rebounding by sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) with 12 points and eight boards ... New Hampshire outrebounded the Hawks by a one-point margin, 46-45 ... Redshirt freshman Althena Gaines (Glassboro, N.J.) posted a career-high six points to go along with two rebounds in 12 minutes of action ... The Wildcats have four players averaging in double figures this season ... Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) leads the charge with 12.0 points per game, while sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) avergaes 11.9 and Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) and Williams both deliver 10.5 points per game for the Wildcats.

BOARD GAMES
        Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) has led the Wildcats in rebounding in each of the past two games and averages a team-best seven rebounds per game, which ranks third in the America East. The Wildcats rank third in rebounding during America East action, averaging 38.8.

3-POINT STREAK SKIDS TO AN END
    The Wildcats failed to make a 3-pointer in the game at Hartford (Feb. 16), going 0-of-14 from beyond the arc, ending a 234-game streak in which the team had made at least one trifecta. The streak spans the last eight seasons. The last time UNH failed to make a 3-pointer was Jan. 18, 2000, at Brown, when the team missed all 12 3-point attempts.

STEALING THE SHOW
    Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) more than doubled her previous high in steals with seven vs. Stony Brook (Feb. 6). She swiped five of her seven steals during the second half of action. Whitney Edwards, 2007 America East Defensive Player of the Year, was the last Wildcat to have more takeaways in a game as she recorded nine vs. Vermont on Feb. 28, 2007. Edwards finished her career second on UNH’s all-time steals list with 229.

RACHEAL REACHES NEW HIGHS
     Sophomore center Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) set a new career high in points with 10 in the Wildcats’ win over  Stony Brook (Fbe. 6). She went 5-for-6 from the floor in the game and leads the team in field goal percentage (.623). The center recorded a career-high 13 boards to lead the Wildcats in rebounding vs. St. Peter’s (Nov. 24).

DOING THE DISHES
    Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) dished out a career-high 11 assists in the Wildcats game at UMBC. Simpson’s 11 assists were just two shy of the school record and was the first 10-plus assist game for a Wildcat in exactly five years as Colleen Mullen dished out 10 at Stony Brook on Feb. 2, 2003. Simpson’s total was the most since Karen Pinkos tallied 12 assists vs Central Connecticut on Jan. 13, 1988. In that same game, UNH recorded a school-record 32 assists.

BLUE NO MORE     
     The Wildcats garnered their first victory while wearing their blue jerseys since Feb. 1, 2006. This marks the first win in an away jersey for both the six freshman and the five sophomores on the Wildcat squad.

UNH BREAKS 3-POINT RECORD
    The Wildcats drained nine 3-pointers in the first half against Maine (Jan. 30) en route to a record-setting 12 trifectas in the game. Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) and sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) each drained five 3-pointers in the game, with four each during the first half alone. Sophomore guard Jenny McDade (Derry, N.H.) netted her first field goal of the season from beyond the arc to break the four-year old record for the Wildcats. The record, 11, was matched six times including twice this season since being set at Quinnipiac on Dec. 3, 2004.

CERNIGLIA SEEING DOUBLE
    Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) posted her first career double-double with 22 points and 12 rebounds in the Wildcats' game against Boston U. (Jan. 26). With 19 points and a team-high 11 boards in the Wildcats' win over Maine, Cerniglia earned her second consecutive double-double.
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