PLYMOUTH, N.H. - For the fourth time this season and the eighth time in the past two years, 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 LEC Player of the Week and was named to the ECAC New England Weekly Honor Roll after leading the Panthers in three games last week. DeChristopher's superb play has helped PSC to four consecutive victories and an 11-4 overall record.
A 6'1" guard, DeChristopher averaged 22.0 points, 7.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists in a 3-0 week for the Panthers. He connected on 49 percent from the floor, 50 percent from three-point range, and 85 percent from the free throw line. DeChristopher matched a season-high with 33 points in last Tuesday's win at Southern Maine, and collected a career-high 15 rebounds last Thursday at Norwich. The pre-season All-America extended his streak of scoring in double digits to 31 games, dating back to last season.
The Panthers are in second place alone in the LEC with a 5-2 mark, two games behind league-leading Keene State (7-0, 14-2 overall). PSC and KSC meet for the first time this season this Wednesday (Jan. 27) at PSC's Foley Gymnasium (7:30 p.m.). Keene took two of three meetings last season, each team winning on the road during the regular season and the Owls capturing the rubber match in the LEC Tournament at UMass Dartmouth.
PSC's first-year coach Jim Ferry is a 1990 graduate of Keene State, and KSC's third-year coach Phil Rowe is a 1974 graduate of Plymouth State and former head coach of the Panthers (1985-90).
PANTHER NOTES: Senior Eric McQueen (Lawrence, MA) is playing his best basketball of the season. He scored a season-high 18 points Tuesday in a win at Southern Maine, matched it with 18 Thursday in a win at Norwich, and finished the week with 19 points Saturday in the win over Western Conn. McQueen is averaging 10.1 points on the season....... Sophomore Tony Martinez (Barnstead, NH) registered career highs with 21 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Panthers in Saturday's win over Western Conn. He finished with 14.0 points and 9.7 rebounds in PSC's 3-0 week. ......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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