WOMEN'S HOOPS CONCLUDE REGULAR SEASON AT STONY BROOK
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SCOUTING STONY BROOK (6-22, 1-14 AE)
    Stony Brook has dropped 12 straight games with its only America East game this season coming against Maine (72-65) Jan. 16 ... Kairsten Nunn with 10 points led the Seawolves in their most-recent 81-46 loss at Hartford (Mar. 5) ... Dana Ferraro, who leads the conference in rebounding (8.9 rpg), has lead the Seawolves in 11 of the 15 conference games ... Ferraro has recorded nine double-doubles this season, including a most-recnt 10-point, 11-rebound effort against Albany ... Aly Young leads the squad in points per game, 9.9 ... Stony Brook leads the America East in blocked shots (3.9 per game) and in rebounds (39.6 per game) ... The squad is second in the conference in steals, averaging 9.4 per game.

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (7-20, 4-11 AE)
    New Hampshire its first win at Maine in ten years with a 66-58 victory on Wednesday evening ... With the win, the Wildcats have secured the seventh-seed in the America East tournament ... Jacinda Williams (Poughkeepsie, N.Y.) tallied a career-high 14 points and a career-best six assists to lead four Wildcats who posted in double-figures ... Sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) delivered 13 points and six rebounds, while sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) contributed with 12 points to go along with four assists ... Sophomore forward Racheal Fowler (Galssboro, N.J.) also provided an offensive spark as she matched her career high with four steals and posted 10 points and six boards for the Wildcats ... New Hampshire is the only team in the America East conference to have four players averaging in double-figures ...

QUADRUPLE DOUBLE
    The Wildcats are the only team in the America East conference to have four players to be averaging in double figures. Senior guard Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.), sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), freshman forward Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) and sophomore forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) all average above 10.5 points per game.

DEVELOPING THE PLAYOFF PICTURE
    With the win at Maine, the Wildcats have clenched the seventh seed for the 2007-08 America East tournament. With a New Hampshire win over Stony Brook and an UMBC loss to Hartford, the teams would finish with the same record, but the Retrievers win the tie breaker (record vs. America East opponents- in descending order) as they beat Albany to take the sixth seed. The Wildcats will play second-seed ed Vermont in the quarterfinals of the tournament, as Hartford has clenched first for the third straight year.

MAKING A COMEBACK
      The Wildcats found themselves down by as many as 11 points at Maine (Mar. 5) and were trailing 23-31, but scored 43 second-half points to grab the first win at Maine (66-58) in 10 years. Two other other times this season the Wildcats have battled back after trailing at the half to take the win. In conference action, the Wildcats found themselves down by two at the half 32-30 at UMBC (Feb. 2), but battled back for the 77-67 victory. After trailing by four points, 30-26, to Colgate (Dec. 1) at the half, New Hampshire went on a 7-0 run to start the second half to take the lead and grab the 75-70 win. This was the first come from behind at the half win for the Wildcats since Jan. 18, 2006, as the Wildcats went 0-15 while trailing at the half last season.

ANOTHER ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONOR FOR BELIVEAU                
    Denise Beliveau
(Framingham, Mass.) has garnered her fifth America East Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday afternoon. The forward averaged 15.5 points, 7.0 rebounds and 3.0 steals per game this past week, while shooting 48 percent from the field and 5-for-12 from beyond the 3-point arc. She totals a team-best 47 steals on the season and is the squad’s second leading scorer and rebounder in conference play, averaging 11.4 points and 6.9 per game during America East action. Beliveau went 5-for-7 from the field earned 13 first-half points against Vermont. She totaled with 15 points, four steals and seven rebounds in 39 minutes of action. The forward delivered 11 second-half points against UMBC and was the only Wildcat to post in double-figures, tallying 16 points in the game. She also pulled down a game-high seven rebounds in the game.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK continued
      Prior to this week, the last time Beliveau received Rookie of the Week honors was Jan. 28. Leading up to that week, she led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points at Vermont then posted 18 again against Boston U. at home. The forward posted a career high in points (22) to go along with 10 boards for her first career double-double at Northeastern (Dec. 15) after posting 12 points at Iona on Dec. 12 and won the named Rookie of the Week on Dec. 17. She also won the award Dec. 3 as she led the team in rebounding both games during that week. Beliveau also recieved the award for her performance in the Wildcats’ first week of action. Laura Seiden, the program’s second-highest scorer, is the only Wildcat to win more Rookie of the Week honors with seven awards during the 1989-90 season. She went on to win Rookie of the Year and was selected to the all-conference second team.

THE YOUTH OF WILDCAT NATION
    There are 388 Division I women's basketball teams in the nation. The Wildcats rank sixth out of all of Division I basketball in relying on freshmen and sophomores. Seventy-eight percent of all playing time comes from first and second year players. The freshman and sophomore class is responsible for 77 percent of the team's offensive production. 

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.

BLUE NO MORE     
     The Wildcats garnered their first victory while wearing their blue jerseys, a 77-67 win at UMBC, 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.



 
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