GAME NOTES: Women's Basketball Prepares to Compete Against Colgate
DURHAM, N.H. - The University of New Hampshire women's basketball teams makes its return to Lundholm Gymnasium as the Wildcats will welcome Colgate University on Monday, Nov. 25 for a 7:00 p.m. tip off.
SCOUTING COLGATE: The Raiders enter the matchup with a 1-3 record overall, most recently falling to Ivy League member Harvard in a 91-76 loss. Colgate's only win this season came on the road against Saint Francis (Pa.). The Raiders were three points shy of a 100-point game with a 97-79 victory.
Lauren Kobiela recorded a career-high 27 points on 10 of 11 shooting to lead the Raiders in scoring. Furthermore, the senior guard was a perfect 4-for-4 from beyond the arc. Junior forward Carole Harris assisted the offense in its scoring effort with 14 points on 7 of 17 shooting. Harris paced the rebounding effort with eight rebounds. Both Kobiela and Harris tallied two steals apiece.
Mariah Jones and Kobiela pace the scoring effort this season to compile 13.5 points per game. Additionally, Kobiela is 7 of 9 from long range. Harris is the top rebounder, snagging 8.5 rebounds per game while chipping in 11.8 ppg. Kobiela paces the team in assists with 5.5 dishes a contest.
As a team, Colgate averages 76.8 ppg while conceding 80.8. From the floor, the Raiders have compiled a .408 field goal percentage and .384 from behind the 3-point line. In addition, the Raiders average 16.3 points from the charity stripe with a .756 free throw percentage. On the boards, the Raiders have grabbed 41.5 rebounds per game. Collectively, the Raiders carry a -1.0-assist/turnover ratio.
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE: Despite a 13-point comeback in the second half, the University of New Hampshire women's basketball team was edged out on a Central Connecticut State University free throw with one second remaining, giving the Wildcats a 53-52 loss at Detrick Gymnasium on Nov. 20.
The 'Cats shot 18 of 51 (35.3 percent) from the field, including 3 of 13 (23.1 percent) from beyond the arc. CCSU compiled a .323 field goal percentage (21 of 65) and was 5 of 17 (29.4 percentage) from 3-point range. The Blue Devils outrebounded the 'Cats with a 50-36 advantage.
FUN FACT: Prior to the 1989-90 season the North Atlantic Conference merged with the Seaboard Conference, adding Colgate and Hartford to the Wildcats' conference schedule. UNH defeated Northeastern, 61-51, for its first NAC victory on January 30, 1990.
THE LAST TIME UNH DEFEATED COLGATE: The Wildcats drain 14 3-pointers against Colgate, setting a school record in an 89-61 victory on December 8, 2008. In that same game, Amy Simpson tied the existing single-game record, scoring six trifectas; that record was accomplished eight times.
ALL TIME SERIES VS. COLGATE: In 10 matches, New Hampshire leads the career series 6-4 over the Raiders. Furthermore, New Hampshire has prevailed in four of its last five meetings.
AGAINST THE PATRIOT LEAGUE: The Wildcats hold winning averages against four members of the Patriot League. Overall, the 'Cats are 46-60 against members of the conference. UNH will see two members of the Patriot League, including former America East institution Boston University.
AGAINST SCHOOLS FROM NEW YORK: UNH boasts a 103-72 record against schools that hail from the state of New York. The Wildcats compete against four schools from the Empire State this season (Albany, Binghamton, Colgate and Stony Brook).
KAYLEE KILLA: Junior forward Kaylee Kilpatrick leads the Wildcats in five different categories this season. She currently occupies the top rank in rebounds (9.0 per game), assists (3.2 per game), blocks (1.2 per game), steals (1.2 per game) and free throw percentage (.846).
GETTING DEFENSIVE: The Wildcats are placed first in four different defensive categories amongst America East institutions. The categories include scoring defense (48.2 points per game), defensive field goal percentage (.307) and blocked shots (3.3 blocks per game). Furthermore, UNH ranks second in America East in 3-point field goal percentage defence (.250) and assist/turnover ratio (1.0). This season, New Hampshire limited its opponent under 60 points in three of four contests.
HEATING UP?: New Hampshire was a combined 2-for-27 from beyond the arc in its first two games this season. However, the Wildcats have been 11 of 34 (32.3 percent) from 3-point range in their last two games. Last season, the 'Cats converted 28 percent of its 3-point attempts.
10-10-10: Corinne Coia (16), Elizabeth Belanger (Acton, Mass; 10) and Kaylee Kilpatrick (10) all notched at least 10 points in the season-opening win over Worcester State. Kelsey Hogan joined the duo of Coia and Kipatrick in doble digit scoring in a one-point loss at Central Connecticut (Nov. 20).
MILESTONE WATCH: Kelsey Hogan ranks in the top 10 in 3-pointers made and assists in a career. She reached the 100 milestone Feb. 6 at home against Vermont with the last of her 4-for-4 effort and then climbed into a tie for 10th with four more 3s at UMBC on Feb. 13. Hogan is also No. 12 in career assists with 278; she tallied #250 Feb. 2 at Stony Brook. Here is a look at the career lists:
1. Amy Simpson 2006-10 193
2. Heidi Plencner 1998-2002 179
3. Cari Reed 2009-2013 178
4. Kelly Karl 1994-98 142
5. Denise Beliveau 2007-12 141
6. Ashley Cerniglia 2004-07 131
7. Julie Donlon 1987-91 126
8. Danielle Clark 2003-07 123
9. KELSEY HOGAN 2008- 117
10. Ebony Woods 2002-05 109
10. Melissa Pfefferle 1984-88 310
11. Kiki Proctor 1998-2002 287
12. KELSEY HOGAN 2008- 279
AMERICAEAST.TV: The America East Conference and NeuLion have partnered to bring fans complete game coverage of all America East basketball games. The portal, AmericaEast.tv, brings fans exclusive content as well as live events, free of charge. UNH will be broadcasted on AmericaEast.tv at every home game as well as away contests at conference institutions.
WILDCATS ON THE AIR: The Wildcat Sports Radio Network will broadcast a total of 10 UNH women's basketball regular-season games during the 2013-14 season and will air the games of the America East Championships. The Wildcat Sports Radio Network affiliates include:
WPKX-AM - 930 - Rochester
WGIR-AM - 610 - Manchester
Live Stream - Stretch - UNHWildcats.com
A total of four regular-season games will be televised, including home games vs. Boston University, Stony Brook University, the University of Massachusetts-Lowell and the University of Maine. Every game of the America East Championships will be on ESPN3. Here is the complete schedule.
Dec. 22 Boston University - WBIN
Jan. 11 Stony Brook - Live Well Network
Feb. 22 UMass Lowell - FOX College Sports
Mar. 1 Maine - FOX College Sports
DUE NEXT: The Wildcats will visit Bryant University for a non-confernce match up. UNH and Bryant clash on Sunday, Dec. 1 at 1 p.m.