WOMEN'S HOOPS TRAVELS TO UMBC
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SCOUTING UMBC
    UMBC dropped two games of a three game road trip, most recently falling to Boston U. 72-62 ... The win, a thrilling 56-55 decision, came at Albany on Jan. 22 … Senior guard Kristin Drabyn scored a game-high 20 points and sophomore guard Carlee Cassidy added 19 in the victory … Junior guard Chantay Frazier and freshman guard Michele Brokans finished with a team-best seven rebounds …With senior guard Morgan Hatten  – the team’s leading rebounder – sidelined with a knee injury, four Retrievers played all 40 minutes against the Great Danes … Cassidy is averaging a conference-best 17.5 ppg this season … She has scored in double figures 17 times this season, including the last 12 ... The Retrievers lead America East in free-throw percentage (.769; 186-242) and in 3-pointers made with 142 on the season.

SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE
    New Hampshire set a school record for most 3-pointers in a single game with 12 in the 70-55 win over Maine ... Sophomore guard Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) led the Wildcats in scoring with 21 points and five assists, while Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) recorded back-to-back double-doubles with 19 points and 11 boards in the game ... She posted a career best in points (22), rebounds (12), 3-pointers (6), and assists (5) to lead the team in scoring and rebounding against Boston U. ... Also earning a double-double in the game – the fourth of the season – was Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) as she posted 14 points and pulled down 11 boards ... The Wildcats lead the America East in 3-point percentage (.353).

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. The Wildcats have made at least one 3-point shot in 232 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. New Hampshire was one shy of the school’s record for most trifectas attempted in a game with 34 Wednesday vs. Maine.

LEADING THE PACK FROM BEYOND THE ARC     
    The Wildcats lead the America East conference in 3-point percentage at .353 (119-of-337). New Hampshire, with 119 on the season, ranks second in the conference in shots made from beyond the 3-point arc, behind the UMBC Retrievers.

THAT 70'S SHOW, STARRING AMY SIMPSON
    New Hampshire has tallied at least 70 points each of the last five games and ranks third in America East offensive scoring, avergaing 65.2 points per game in conference play. Sophomore Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) had led the Wildcats in scoring in three out of five of those games.

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.

CAREER DAY FOR CERNIGLIA
    Senior captain Ashley Cerniglia (Pittsford, N.Y.) had a career day and earned her first career double-double, leading the Wildcats against Boston University on Jan. 26. Cerniglia, who was named America East Player of the Game, notched career highs in points (22), rebounds, (12), 3-pointers (6), and assists (5) to lead the team in scoring and rebounding. The guard set her previous career high in points while hosting the Terriers last January.

ANOTHER ROOKIE OF THE WEEK HONOR FOR BELIVEAU                
    For the fourth time this season, University of New Hampshire freshman Denise Beliveau (Framingham, Mass.) captured America East Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference Monday afternoon. The forward led the Wildcats in scoring with 18 points at Vermont, then posted 18 again against Boston University at home.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK continued
      Prior to this week, the last time Beliveau received Rookie of the Week honors was Dec. 17. 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. 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.

FROM PLAYER TO COACH
    Kristin Cole  and Phil Stern have both hired former players to serve as assistant coaches. Cole brought Xavier standout Tara Boothe with her to New Hampshire, while Stern hired Sharri Rohde. Under Cole’s tutelage, Boothe finished her career as the program’s all-time leading scorer and as the all-time leading rebounder. From 2006-07, Boothe played professionally for Universite BC Neuchatel in Switzerland’s elite league. Her team won the Swiss Championship and Boothe, who led the team in scoring and rebounding, was named MVP of the league. Rohde, a two-time America East all-conference selection, is the third player in school history to score 1,000 points and record 500 rebounds and 300 assists.
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