VESTAL, N.Y. – Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), a forward on the University of New Hampshire women’s basketball team, posted a double-double, but it was not enough as the Wildcats fell to Binghamton University, 76-59, on Wednesday evening at the Events Center.
With the loss, the Wildcats fall to 5-15 on the season and even out at 3-3 in the America East. The Bearcats improve to 8-11 and also even out at 3-3 in conference play.
Williams, who has registered double figures in all 20 games this season, earned her seventh double-double of the year with game-high 19 points and 10 rebounds. Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), the America East Player of the Game for the Wildcats, tallied 17 points, while Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.), with 11 points, rounded out the double-digit scorers. She also pulled down six rebounds in the game.
The Bearcats were led in scoring by Muffy Sadler and Viive Rebane, who totaled 12 points apiece. Rebane delivered 10 of her 12 points during the first half of action, while Sadler earned all of her points on trifectas as she went 4 of 5 from beyond the arc. Laura Franceski and Andrea Holmes chipped in 11 points apiece for the Bearcats.
With the home team ahead 39-25 at the half, the Bearcats went on to shoot 61 percent (14-23) in the final frame and led by as 23 (70-47) with 5:45 remaining. The second half charge was led by Darryll Peterson, who earned all of her nine points during the final stanza.
Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.), who totaled six points in the game, went 3-for-4 from the field in the second half. She also pulled down five of her six rebounds during the final frame. Williams, who leads the America East in rebounding (8.0 rpg), pulled down eight boards during the first half of action, leading the Wildcats to 26 first-half boards. The Wildcats went on to outrebound its opponent, 40-36.
The Wildcats return home to host the University of Vermont on Sunday, Feb. 2. Game time at Lundholm Gymnasium is scheduled for 1 p.m. Please click HERE for tickets.