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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (6-19, 4-7 AE)
New Hampshire dropped two America East games last week … The Wildcats fell to Maine, 57-49, then dropped a game to Boston University, 75-53 … Against the Black Bears, the Wildcats were led in scoring by Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) who posted 17 points and six rebounds in the game ... Kate Early (Corning, N.Y.) had six points for the Wildcats, all of which came in the opening frame ... The forward also had three steals in the game ... Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.) and Abigail LaRosa (Hampton, N.H.) each tallied five points in the game for the Wildcats and also dished out eight assists to go along with two steals ... Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.) thwarted away three balls in the game to lead the Wildcats in blocks ... McDonald also had a multiple block game with two against BU, which marked her 12th multiple block effort this season … Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.), with 14 points, led three players in double figures against the Terriers … The center shot 6-for-7 from the floor and pulled down seven boards in the game … Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) and LaRosa each delivered 12 points for the Wildcatk.
SCOUTING VERMONT (15-10, 9-3 AE)
Vermont, led by May Kotsopoulos in scoring and Kelly Poles in rebounds in back-to-back games, earned its third consecutive win with a 69-53 victory at Stony Brook ... Kotsopoulos delivered 14 points, while Poles added 11 to go along with 19 rebounds ... Poles averages three more points per game and two more rebounds per game during conference action as she is averaging 18 points and 7.8 rebounds per game during AE play ... Courtnay Pilypaitis leads the squad in scoring (14.5 ppg) and in rebounding (7.7 rpg) ... The Catamounts also earned victories against Binghamton, UMBC and Albany since last facing the Wildcats ... The lone loss during that streak was a 64-61 overtime thriller against Boston University at Patrick Gymnasium ... Vermont holds its opponents to just 36.6 percent from the floor, which tops the conference in field goal defensive ... The Catamounts also lead the conference in rebounds (41.6 rpg), assists (14.8) and steals (9.3 spg).
TWO PEAS IN ‘AE’ POD
In conference only action, the Wildcats are the only team in the America East to have two players in the top-six in scoring. Junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.), who leads the squad in scoring, is thrid in the America East in scoring during conference play, averaging 16.8 points per game. Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) is sixth in the conference as she averages 13.5 points per game in conference action.
AMONG ELITE COMPANY
By posting 17 points at Maine (Feb. 12), junior Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) cracked into the Wildcats list of top-20 career scorers. The guard currently has 824 points in her career, which ranks 19th on the top-20 points list.
LIGHTING UP THE LEAGUE
Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) is one of just two players in the America East conference to rank in the top three in both scoring and rebounding. She is the conference leader in rebounding (7.9 rpg) and is third in scoring, averaging 16.1 points per game.
‘CATS BLOCK PARTY
Three Wildcat players recently jumped on to UNH’s career blocks list. Sophomore center Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.), with 49 career blocks is ninth on the list. Juniors Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.), with 40 , and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), with 36, are in the 15th and 16th spots, respectively. McDonald, who recently matched her career high in blocks for the third time this year with four against Stony Brook (Jan. 21), has registered multiple blocks in 12 games this season.