By Chris Kilmer
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Little East Conference honors continue to roll in for senior Adam DeChristopher (Brockton, MA) this week as he was named to the LEC Weekly Honor Roll for his part in the Panthers' 1-1 week. DeChristopher has earned weekly honors from the LEC and/or ECAC seven times this season, and 11 times in the last two years.
The 6'1" guard averaged 15.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.0 assists between Plymouth's two games this week, an 81-67 loss to Southern Maine and an 84-74 win over UMass Boston. His better outing came against UMB, when he scored 17 points, grabbed six rebounds, dished out five assists and came up with three steals. He was also two-of-three from downtown in the game. The week has pushed PSC to 15-6 overall and 9-3 in the LEC, just one game behind Keene State for first place in the conference. The Panthers are also tied for sixth in the latest NCAA New England Division III poll with Colby-Sawyer College.
DeChristopher is among Little East Conference leaders in six different categories. He leads the league with 4.7 assists per game and is second among the scoring leaders with 20.6 points per game. DeChristopher also appears among the leagues best in free throw percentage (3rd/.804), steals (4th/2.5), three-point percentage (5th/.356) and field goal percentage (12th/.449).
In addition to his numerous conference marks, DeChristopher is also second among Plymouth State all-time scoring leaders with 1,867 points and needs 143 more to become only the second man in PSC history to reach the 2,000-point plateau.
PSC plays three New England state schools in a four day span this week. The Panthers travel to Keene State (NH) on Wednesday, 2/17, visit Castleton State (VT) in a make-up game on Thursday, 2/18, and host Eastern Connecticut on Saturday, 2/20.
PANTHER NOTES: Plymouth State can win a share of the LEC title and the right to host the LEC Tournament for the first time with wins against Keene State and Eastern Connecticut this week ... Senior Eric McQueen (Lawrence, MA) has scored 983 career points, needing just 17 more to become the 15th man in school history to score 1,000 points ... Sophomore Ryan Bishop (Cohasset, MA) came off the bench against UMass Boston (Saturday, 2/13) to match his career highs of 11 points and seven rebounds.
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