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UNE Slips Past Endicott, 66-63

Cassandra Stapelfeld looks for a teammate to pass the ball to.

BIDDEFORD, Maine – The Endicott women's basketball team was handed a close 66-63 loss by the University of New England on Saturday afternoon in Harold Alfond Forum.

UNE took a quick lead, but Endicott kept it close as the Nor'easters held a slight 16-11 lead after the first quarter of play. 

The Gulls upped the pressure and brought the score to within two points (28-26) heading into halftime. 

The Nor'easters accumulated a ten point cushion throughout the third period to lead 48-38 by the end of the third frame. 

Endicott attempted a late rally in the last minute of the fourth quarter but fell just short as UNE held onto the 66-63 victory. 

Cassandra Stapelfeld (Brookline, N.H.) led all scorers with 22 points, while Hannah Kiernan (Wenham, Mass.) was close behind with 16. 


  • Kaleigh Putnam (Wallingford, Conn.) also had a double-digit scoring effort as she recorded 12 points. 
  • Kiernan led the team in rebounds with 13. 
  • Gabriella Coppola (Watertown, Mass.) dished out five assists throughout the game. 


  • Olivia Shaw (Saco, Maine) led the team in both points (18) and rebounds (11). 
  • Ashley Coneys (Dover, N.H.) contributed 17 points, while Sam MacDonald (Lebanon, N.H.) added 13. 
  • MacDonald also pulled down nine rebounds. 
  • The Nor'easters held a 46-39 rebound advantage. 


Endicott (8-8, 6-4 CCC) hosts Wesleyan (Conn.) on Monday, Jan. 22 at 6:00 p.m. UNE (12-3, 8-1 CCC) travels to Saint Joseph's (Maine) for a 6:00 p.m. contest on Monday, Jan. 22.

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(Photo Credit - David Le '10)

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