Box Score

– The University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team battled for 40 minutes but came up short against St. Peter’s College, 60-49, Saturday afternoon at Lundholm Gymnasium. Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) and sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) both posted in double figures, with 15 and 11 points, respectively, to lead the Wildcats in scoring, and sophomore Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) pulled down a career-high 13 boards to lead the team in rebounding.

With the Peahens up by five (24-19) with 5:08 remaining in the first half, New Hampshire went on a 7-2 run, tying the game (26-26) on a 3-pointer by freshman forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.). St. Peter’s took back the lead, but Cerniglia banked two free-throws for the Wildcats, who struggled from the line (51.7 percent), to tie the game 28-28 at the half. Cerniglia finished the half with 13 points, while playing all 20 minutes in the first half.

After taking a 1-0 lead to start the game, the Wildcats did not lead again until five minutes into the second half as Simpson drained a 3-pointer to give the Wildcats the 35-33 advantage. New Hampshire built up a five-point lead (41-36) with 13:22 remaining. The Peahens did not let up, going on a 5-0 run to tie the score once again (41-41) at 12:28. St. Peter’s held the Wildcats scoreless for over nine minutes of play and gathered a seven-point lead (52-45) with 5:08 left to play. Clutch free-throw shooting down the stretch (4-for-4) sealed the game for the Peahens. 

The Wildcats return to action next Tuesday, Nov. 27 as they travel to Boston College to take on the Eagles. Game time at Conte Forum is scheduled for 7 p.m.
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