New Hampshire has dropped two in a row, most recently losing to Boston College, 77-52, Tuesday evening. For the past two games Ashley Cerniglia (Pittford, N.Y.) has led the Wildcat squad in scoring as she has posted double digits in all but one game this season. The sophomore class has been playing career-breaking ball, while Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) has produced for the freshmen. In the past two games Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) has been setting career highs in all fields. In the Wildcats’ game against St. Peter’s Fowler had a career high in points (seven) and rebounds (13) followed by a career best in steals (four) and blocks (two) in the game at Boston College. Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) recorded her first double-double by posting a career high in both points (14) and rebounds (11) in the Wildcats’ win over Tennessee-Martin. Beliveau, AE Rookie of the Week (Nov. 19), is third on the squad in both points per game, 8.8, and rebounding, 5.6 per game.

    Colgate is 1-5 on the season after suffering a most recent loss to Syracuse, 75-26, Wednesday evening. The Raiders dropped their first four games of the season before defeating Winston-Salem State, 58-39, at the Klosterman Buckeye Classic. The team has trouble on the offensive end of the court as they have accumulated 40 or more points only twice this season. One of the two 40+ games came against America East opponent Albany, in which the Great Danes defeated the Raiders 86-62. The young squad is led in scoring by freshman guard Sami Kozlowski, who averages 10.0 points per game, and in rebounding by classmate Georgia Gier (6.8 rpg).


     Sophomore center Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) set a new career high in both points and rebounds during the Wildcats' game against St. Peter's (Nov. 24). She pulled down 13 boards to lead the Wildcats in rebounding. The forward hit a career-best five free throws en route to a seven-point performance. Fowler, who also had a block and a steal in the game, went on to set a new career-high in blocks and steals in the Wildcats game against Boston College. She had two blocks and four steals while playing against an aggressive BC post duo.

     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, Nov. 19. 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.    

     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. 


     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.

    During the Nov. 18 win over Tennessee-Martin the Wildcats tied the school record for most 3-pointers in a single game by draining 11 3-pointers. The Wildcats have made at least one 3-point shot in 215 consecutive games, spanning 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. Four additional times during the streak the Wildcats have set the school record by making 11 3-pointers in a game: at Quinnipiac on Dec. 3, 2004, at UMBC on Jan. 21, 2004, at UMBC again on Jan. 21, 2005 and most recently vs. Boston U. on Feb. 24, 2007.

        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).

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