PLYMOUTH, N.H. - For the third time this season, the point guard on the Plymouth State College men's basketball team has been honored by the Eastern College Athletic Conference and the Little East Conference.
Senior Adam DeChristopher (Brockton, MA) was selected to the ECAC New England and LEC Weekly Honor Rolls after his stellar play in three Panther games last week. The honors do not even include his 33-point effort in Tuesday's night win at Southern Maine, a total which equaled a season-high.
A 6'1" guard, DeChristopher averaged 21.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 3.6 steals in three PSC games last week. He shot 45 percent from the floor, 38 percent from three-point range, and 85 percent from the free throw line. DeChristopher extended his streak of scoring in double digits to 28 games, dating back to last season.
After being held to four points in the first 36 minutes at Eastern Conn., DeChristopher scored nine points down the stretch as PSC outscored ECSU 13-4 in the last four minutes to pull out the win. With ECSU down one (58-57) and with the ball, DeChristopher stole the ball with six seconds left and hit two clinching FTs.
A pre-season All-America (The Sporting News), DeChristopher is second on PSC's all-time scoring list with 1,679 points. He was on the ECAC Honor Rolls once in December, and was the Player of the Week by both organizations the first week of this month. He was also selected to the All-Tournament Team in both tournaments in which PSC has played this season.
The Panthers, 9-4 overall, moved into second place alone with a 83-65 victory at Southern Maine Tuesday (Jan. 19), improving to 4-2 in the LEC. The Panthers play a non-conference game Thursday (Jan. 21) at Norwich University (7:00 p.m.), and return home to Foley Gymnasium for a three-game homestand, beginning Saturday (Jan. 23) vs. LEC foe Western Connecticut (3:00 p.m.).
PSC will also host in-state rival Keene State next Wednesday (Jan. 27) at Foley Gymnasium (7:30 p.m.).
PANTHER NOTES: Junior Shannon Gallagher (Plymouth, NH), who became eligible as a transfer in December, has scored in double figures in five straight games. The junior forward from Plymouth (Plymouth Regional H.S.) is averaging 12.5 points and 6.8 rebounds in his six games, and is shooting 50 percent from the field......Youth basketball teams from around the Granite State are invited to attend any PSC basketball games for the Group Rate of $5 per team. Teams need not call in advance, just show up as a group and be admitted for $5.
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