Women's Basketball Falls to New Hampshire, 66-44
Dec. 13, 2001
AMHERST, Mass. - The University of New Hampshire broke open a tie game with a 15-6 run to start the second half, en route to a 66-44 victory over the University of Massachusetts in women's basketball action tonight at the William D. Mullins Center.
The two teams entered halftime with the game tied, 25-25. Junior forward Jennifer Butler (Brooklyn, N.Y.) led all scorers with 10 points at the break. She also had 10 rebounds to record her fourth double-double of the season. Senior Caroline Nehls (Randolph, N.J.) had seven points in the opening half for the Minutewomen. New Hampshire was led by Heidi Plencner and Quandra Harrison, who both scored six points.
The Wildcats held the Minutewomen scoreless for the first seven minutes of the second half and opened a 32-25 lead with seven straight points. The Minutewomen would cut the New Hampshire lead to five on two occasions, but could not get any closer.
Plencner finished with a game-high 17 points for New Hampshire. She was 6-of-8 shooting from the field, including 4-of-6 on three-pointers. Harrison finished the game with nine points and Maren Matthias added eight.
Butler ended the game with 15 points and 15 rebounds, and Nehls finished with nine points. Junior Amber Sneed (Cincinnati, Ohio) added seven points.
The loss drops Massachusetts to 1-8 on the season, while the victory improves New Hampshire to 4-5.
The Minutewomen return to action on Dec. 29, 2001, when they take on Alabama at the PNC Wildcat Classic in Philadelphia, Pa. The game is slated to begin at 3:00 p.m.