WOMEN'S HOOPS HITS THE ROAD TO FACE ALBANY (JAN. 28)

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SCOUTING NEW HAMPSHIRE (7-20, 5-8 AE)
     New Hampshire earned a come-from-behind victory over Stony Brook as Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) hit a jumper with just 2.4 seconds remaining to lift the Wildcats past the Seawolves, 50-49 ... Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) led the charge for the Wildcats as she notched her tenth double-double of the season, netting a game-high 17 points and pulling in 14 rebounds ... Williams, the squads leading scorer  (16 ppg) and rebounder (8.2 rpg) also tallied a career-high three blocks ... The Wildcats, who outrebounded their opponent 53-30, pulled down 21 offensive boards ... Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) registered 10 points, pulled in six boards, while notching four assists and a block. Racheal Fowler (Glassboro, N.J.) came up just short of a double-double as she finished with nine points and eight rebounds. Wells scored 11 points in the contest.

SCOUTING ALBANY (4-22, 2-11 AE)
     Albany recently snapped a 10 game skid with a 92-80 victory over UMBC ... Britney McKee, with 30 points, led four players in double figures ... She also pulled down a team-high seven rebounds to mark the second straight game she has led the team in scoring and rebounding ... The Great Danes, who average 38 percent from the floor this season, shot 58 percent in the game, including 62 percent (20-32) during the opening frame ... The Great Danes are led in scoring by Janea Aiken (12.9 ppg).

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 837 points in her career, which ranks 18th 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 (8.2 rpg) and is third in scoring, averaging 16.0 points per game.

WILDCAT GLASS CLEANING
    Each member of the team pulled down at least one rebound, including 21 offensive boards, to total season-high 53 rebounds in the game against Stony Brook (Feb. 25). The tally marked the first time New Hampshire totaled that many boards in a regulation game since Feb. 9, 2002 when they pulled down 53 at Boston University. The Wildcats outrebounded the Retrievers 53-30 in the game.

COMEBACK KIDS
    New Hampshire, down by as many as 17 in the first half, overcame an eight point (26-18) halftime deficit to defeat Stony Brook (Feb. 25), 50-49. The effort marked the fourth time this season the Wildcats rebounded from a halftime deficit to earn a victory. Each of the four come-from-behind wins, which include games against Northeastern, Albany and Maine, came at home.

CHARTIABLE ‘CATS
    For the first time this season the Wildcats were perfect from the charity stripe, as they went 11-for-11 at Vermont (Feb. 22). Junior Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) hit all nine shots from the free throw line and freshman Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) drained two in the game for the Wildcats. The last time the Wildcats were perfect from the line was when they went 10 of 10 against Albany on Jan. 5, 2008.

DOUBLE-DOUBLE TROUBLE   
    Junior forward Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) earned her tenth double-double of the season with a game-high 17 points and 17 rebounds against Stony Brook. The performance marked her second straight double-double of as she posted 22 points and 10 rbeounds at Vermont (Feb. 22). She has three other double-doubles against America East opponents, with two on the hands of UMBC, including a 19-point, 11-rebound performance on Feb. 8. Her second against the Retrievers this season came at UMBC (Jan. 10) as she posted 21 points and pulled down 11 rebounds. She also earned a double-double at Binghamton (Jan. 28) where she tallied 19 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Williams tallied four consecutive double-doubles from Dec. 14 to Dec. 30. She is the only player to achieve the feat in almost 30 years, as the last Wildcat player to do so was Karen Bolton, who notched five straight during the 1979-80 season. Williams also earned a double-double against Long Island (18p, 10r) (Nov. 28). The last Wildcat to earn at least ten double-doubles in a single season was Maren Matthais, who earned 14 during the 2002-03 season.

‘CATS BLOCK PARTY
    Three Wildcat players recently jumped on to UNH’s career blocks list. Sophomore center Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.), with 53 career blocks is seventh on the list. Juniors Chrissy Hall (Northbridge, Mass.), with 41, and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.), with 37, are tied for the 14th 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.

DOING WELL(s)
    Freshman guard Lauren Wells (West Chester, Pa.) destroyed her previous career high of 8 points by posting 13 against Vermont on Feb. 1. She went 5-for-8 free throw line and earned nine of her 13 points in the final frame.

Top-10
    This season’s squad has recently cracked into the top-10 in multiple single season records categories. For the third consecutive season, Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) is getting her name onto the Wildcat’s top-10 list of 3-pointers made in a single season. With 55 trifectas on the season, she is second (tied) on the list – she is three treys away from the top spot. Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) with 137 free throws on the season is fourth on the list of free throws made in a single season. Jill McDonald (Middlebury, Vt.), who has blocked 41 shots so far this season is seventh. As a team, the Wildcats have twarted away 100 shots this season, which ranks second on UNH’s list for blocked shots in a single season, two away moving into the top spot.

DOUBLE-DIGIT DANDY
    Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) has posted double-figures in all 23 games to start the season, including back-to-back 25-plus point games. She had a career-high 27-point performance at Boston University (Jan. 17), then posted 26 at Stony Brook (Jan. 21). In 1998-99, Orsi Farkas posted double figures in all 31 games for the Wildcats.

20/20
    Juniors Candace Williams (Norfolk, Mass.) and Amy Simpson (Waterford, Conn.) tallied 26 and 21 points, respectively, in the Wildcats win at Stony Brook on Jan. 21. They also combined for 49 of the Wildcats 85 points at UMBC (Jan. 10) as Simpson posted 28 and Williams had 21. This marked the first duo of Wildcat players to hit 20-plus points in the same game since Nov. 26, 2005 when Danielle Clark (22) and Ray Williams (20) did so versus Cornell.
 

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