December 2, 2011

Women’s Basketball Announces the Signing of Three Student-Athletes

DURHAM, N.H. – University of New Hampshire head women's basketball coach Maureen Magarity is pleased to announce that three student-athletes have committed to attend UNH and will join the Wildcat roster next fall.

Elizabeth Belanger, a 5-foot-10-inch guard from Acton, Mass., joins the UNH basketball program after averaging 20.5 points, 11.4 rebounds and 2.7 steals per game as a junior at Acton-Boxborough Regional High School. Named the Dual County League MVP, Belanger helped the Colonials reach the MIAA Division I North Final and also scored her 1,000th point in a D1 North first round win over Billerica. Belanger, who also played for the AAU New England Lady Crusaders, was named to ESPN Boston's All-State team and the Boston Herald All-Scholastic team last season.

"We are thrilled to have Elizabeth join us next year," said Magarity. "Her athleticism, scoring ability and basketball IQ will make an immediate impact. Having played for one of the premier AAU programs in the country, Elizabeth has competed at the highest level."

Victoria Duffey, a 5-foot-7-inch guard from Commerce Township, Mich., joins the Wildcats after leading her team in points, assists and steals as a junior at Walled Lake Central High School. A three-time member of the all-conference team, Duffey became the sixth all-time leading scorer in program history before transferring to Waterford Our Lady of the Lakes High School in the spring. Duffey, who also played for the AAU Michigan Elite, is ranked third all-time for career 3-pointers at Wallard and was a two-time team captain.

"Tori's overall toughness and defensive tenacity will be a huge addition to our roster next season," said Magarity. "She is a pure shooter with excellent 3-point range and can play all the guard positions."

Kendall Martenet, a 6-foot-2-inch forward from Waukesha, Wis., joins the Wildcats after she led her team is scoring as a junior at Mukwonago High School. Martenet started every game for the Indians last season, providing a dominant presence down low as a superb defender and offensive rebounder. Martenet also played for the AAU Wisconsin Lakers, battling some of the best teams in the country.

"Kendall will bring us athleticism and size inside for us next season," said Magarity. "We love her ability to run the floor and her physicality on the block. She is a tremendous rebounder and is extremely active on the defensive end."

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