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WILDCATS VS. THE  PEAHENS
December 29, 1997
SPC 73, UNH 60– Jersey City, N.J.
Orsi Farkas had a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead New Hampshire, but Yolanda Daniels had 22 points to lead St. Peter’s past the Wildcats, 73-60, in the opening round game of the Mr. Cookie Face Holiday Classic. Kelly Karl had 10 points and six assists for the Wildcats, who shot .423 in the field (22-for-52) New Hampshire also out rebounded the Peahends 41-33.
December 3, 1994
UNH 52, SPC 51– Princeton, N.J.
Anne Colton and Stephanie Schubert both registered in double-figures, posting 14 and 10 points respectively. Kathy Caldwell pulled down 15 rebounds to lead the Wildcats on the boards. The Wildcats, who were down by two at the half (28-26), battled back for the one-point victory in the consolation game of the Princeton Invitational.

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (2-1)

     New Hampshire is 2-1 after the first week of action. Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) registered a team-high 18 points, leading the Wildcats in a total team effort past Central Connecticut, 71-59, in the season opener. Eleven players recorded points in the game for Kristin Cole’s first career victory as a head coach.  Courtney Larsen (Carteret, N.J.)  tallied 13 points in her first collegiate game. On Saturday, sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) posted a career-high 23 points to lead the Wildcats in a 72-56 loss to the University of South Florida as part of the South Florida Shootout at the Sun Dome. Simpson, who was selected to the USF Shootout All-Tournament Team, had 13 points in the Wildcats’ 71-59 victory over Tennessee-Martin in the second game of the Shootout on Sunday afternoon. Four players on the team posted in double-figures in the win. Freshman Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) posted a career-high 17 points. She also led the Wildcats in offensive rebounds with five for a career-best eight boards in the game. Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) had a career night by posting a career best in both points (14) and rebounds (11) to lead the Wildcats on the boards.

ST. PETER’S  (3-0)

     St. Peter’s is 3-0 after the first three games of the season. The team has been led in two of the three games by senior forward Lauma Reke, with a most-recent 20 point performance coming in a 68-52 win over the N.J. Institute of Technology. Senior forward Marcenia Bellamy has led the Peahens in rebounding in two of three games played this season, pulling down eight boards in their most recent win. In the Peahens’ home-opener, Johnell Burts led the team with 13 points while Charlene Riddick pulled down a team-high eight boards. So far this season, Reke leads the team in scoring, averaging 16 points per game.

BELIVEAU NOTCHES AE ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

     Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.), a freshman forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, was named America East Rookie of the Week on Monday. In the Wildcats’ first week of action, Beliveau averaged 10.7 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. Beliveau posted 17 points to lead the Wildcats in a 71-59 win over Tennessee-Martin as part of the South Florida Shootout at the Sun Dome on Sunday afternoon. She also led the Wildcats in offensive rebounds with five for a career-best eight boards in the game. In the first game of the Shootout Beliveau had seven points and five rebounds against South Florida. In her first collegiate game versus Central Connecticut, Beliveau posted eight points and had three steals. Beliveau shot .444 for the week, including .429 (6-for-14) behind the 3-point arc.  The last time the Wildcats earned the Rookie of the Week honors was in the 2003-04 season when the team won three times. Ray Williams was the most recent recipient, taking the award on Feb. 29, 2004.    

SIMPSON ON USF SHOOTOUT ALL-TOURNEY TEAM
     Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), who posted a career-high 23 points in New Hampshire’s game vs. South Florida, had 13 points and four assists in the win over Tennessee-Martin and earned a spot on the South Florida Shootout All-Tournament Team. 

CAREER NIGHT FOR CANDACE

     Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded her first career double-double by posting a career-high in both points, with 14, and rebounds, 11, in the Wildcats’ win over Tennessee-Martin (Nov. 18). She pulled down seven of her 11 boards in the second half of the game, helping the Wildcats preserve the win. Williams grabbed eight first-half boards in the Wildcats’ first win of the season against Central Connecticut (Nov. 13) en route to a then career-high 10 rebound performance.

DEJA VU

        Both the women’s and men’s basketball teams had games this past Saturday, Nov. 17. The women played first in a 2 p.m. game vs.  South Florida. In the game, sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) posted a career-high 23 points to lead the team, draining five 3-pointers in the game. In the men’s evening bout against Central Connecticut, senior forward  Mike Christensen also scored 23 points, including five 3-pointers to lead his team.
    Another deja vu moment– the two women’s Wildcats wins on the season both had a final score of 71-59. Though the score was different at the half, New Hampshire led in both games. Futhermore, the Wildcats rebounding totaled 46 in both wins, while South Florida also recorded 46 rebounds in the Bulls win over New Hampshire (Nov. 17).

COLE STARTS OFF WITH A BANG
    Head Coach Kristin Cole earned her first head coaching victory in the Wildcats’ season-opener, a 71-59 win over Central Connecticut on Nov. 13. Cole is one of only two head coaches to earn a victory in their UNH debut. Joyce Mills was the only other coach to do so in the Wildcats’ first season at varsity status. In 1975, Mills’ Wildcats defeated the University of Maine- Gorham 64-60 in the opening game of the season.

CERNIGLIA SINKS ‘EM
     Lone senior Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) matched her career high in points, posting 18 in the Wildcats’ season-opening victory over Central Connecticut on Nov. 13. The guard drained four 3-pointers, all of which came in the first half.  Her other career high was versus Boston University on February 2, 2006.

ELITE ELEVEN
     Eleven players recorded points in what was a total team effort in the Wildcats season-opening victory over Central Connecticut on Nov. 13. Ashley Cerniglia led the way with a team-high 18 points, followed by freshman Courtney Larsen (Carteret, N.J.) with 13. Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) nailed two 3-pointers en route to an eight point effort in her first collegiate game. Walk-on Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.) posted six points in six minutes of play in her first career game. Danielle Flowers (Chalfont, Pa.) and Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) also had six points in the game for the Wildcats, while sophomore Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) and Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) each tallied four. Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) and Jacinda Williams (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) all notched a pair of points to round out the scoring in the first game of the season.
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