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February 22. 2014 9:30PM

College Basketball: Wildcat women triumph

University of New Hampshire's Kaylee Kilpatrick, left, and UMASS/Lowell's Lindsey Doucette, try to pull in a rebound during the first half of their game in Durham Saturday. (Mark Bolton/Union Leader)

The uptempo, fast-paced style of play favored by the University of Massachusetts-Lowell women's basketball team had New Hampshire Maureen Magarity a little concerned heading into Saturday afternoon's game at Lundholm Gymnasium, the first of a women's-men's hoops doubleheader.

For good reason.

The River Hawks raced to a seven-point lead at the halftime break.

Magarity's team, and sophomore center Corinne Coia in particular, responded well to the adversity, posting a 78-71 win.

Coia, a 6-foot-4 transfer playing her first year at UNH after transferring from Rhode Island, scored a career-high 24 points and had 10 rebounds.

She had 21 of her points in the second half while making nine of the 10 shots she took.

The Wildcats trailed 48-44 with 13 minutes to play and Coia put together a string where she outscored Lowell 15-13 for a stretch to help put her team in front.

UNH improved to 18-9 overall and 12-2 in America East.

In Saturday's second game, the UMass-Lowell men knocked off UNH, 58-52.

The Wildcats had swept both ends of a men's-women's doubleheader at UMass-Lowell on Jan. 26.

Senior guard Kelsey Hogan scored 22 points and made three three-point shots against Lowell.

Magarity is looking for a better start than last time around.

"We turned the ball over on our first five possessions and it was done," Magarity said. "Unfortunately, we had one of those nights."

The Great Danes give everybody fits.

In their last game on Wednesday, they beat Binghamton, 86-35, for their record-tying 37th straight conference win. The Wildcat men also have two games left, both on the road. They are at Albany on Thursday and at Maine on Sunday.

UNH dropped to 6-21 overall and 4-10 in the league with Saturday's loss.

Senior guard Akeem Williams scored 25 points to lead UMass-Lowell.

Senior center Chris Pelcher led UNH with 10 points and 12 rebounds.

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