Hartford Hawks Athletics – Lucas’ 14 Factors Leads Hartford Previous New Hampshire, 64-57
WEST HARTFORD, Conn. – Senior Guard Jada Lucas led the Hawks with 14 points when the Hartford women’s basketball team beat New Hampshire (64:57) in the Imperial Family Pavilion on Tuesday afternoon to secure the season over the Wildcats.
With the win, the Hawks improved to 2-2 in the season and in East America, while the Wildcats fell to 6-1 in the season and 3-1 in the conference game.
HARTFORD 64, NEW HAMPSHIRE 57
Hartford was 8-7 behind in the middle of the first quarter and ended the period with an 11-3 run driven by two three-pointers from Jada Lucas to take the 18-11 lead. The Hawks’ hot start continued into the second quarter, increasing the lead to 24-11 after two consecutive three-points from Jordan McLeMore and Abby Streeter : 45 to be shortened to 26: 22. The Hawks unshakably used the 5:21 of the last half to beat the Wildcats with 11: 5 and led into the break with 37:27.
Hartford prevailed 8-3 against New Hampshire and increased the lead to 15 points. 4:33 took the lead in this quarter, the largest of the game. However, the Wildcats used the last 3:43 of the quarter to start a 12-5 run and shorten the Hawks’ lead to 50:42.
New Hampshire kept going, opening the fourth with an 8-2 run to reduce Hartford’s lead to 52:50. 5:44 stayed in regulation. Marisa Lee hit by contact on a put-back and hit the following free throw to halt the Hartford drought. The Hawks lead increased to 55-50 at 4:50. New Hampshire were able to take it to 56-55 at 2:33, but the Hawks were able to take eight free throws in the 2:14 final to hold on to the 64-57 win.
INSIDE THE BOX AND NOTES
- With the win, the Hawks have won the season against New Hampshire for the first time since the 2018/19 season
- Jada Lucas led all Hawks with 14 points
- Senior Nina Farkic added 11 points, four rebounds and three steals
- Freshman Marisa Lee added career highs of nine points and nine rebounds from the bench
- Lee also went 5v5 from the charity flick
- Ivy Gogolin led New Hampshire with 18 points
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The Hawks will be back in action on Saturday January 2nd when they travel to Vestal, NY to see the two-game set against Binghamton at the Dr. Bai Lee Court to open in the Events Center. The tip is set to 3 p.m. on ESPN +.
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