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November 26, 2001

Pelotte named LEC Rookie of the Week

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two Plymouth State College basketball players have earned weekly honors in the season's first report from the Little East Conference.

Junior forward Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) was named to the LEC Women's Weekly Honor Roll, and freshman guard Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) was selected LEC Men's Rookie of the Week.

Albert, a 5-9 forward, was named Most Valuable Player of the Swarthmore (Pa.) Tip-Off Tournament after averaging 22.5 points and 10.0 rebounds. She had 26 points and 15 boards in the overtime victory over Trinity College, and came back with 19 points and five rebounds in the championship game against Swarthmore. Albert connected on 18-of-21 from the free throw line (85.7 percent) and added three assists and two steals.

Pelotte, a 5'10" guard, came off the Panther bench to average 12.0 points in PSC's first three games. He shot 52.9 percent from the field (9-of-17) and 50 percent from three-point range (3-of-6), while adding five assists and four steals. Pelotte also led PSC in scoring with 20 points in last Tuesday's non-conference victory at Johnson State.

Both Panther squads open the home portion of their schedules this week with several games at Foley Gymnasium. The women's team hosts Gordon College on Tuesday (Nov. 27) in the first home game (7:00 p.m.). That will be followed by a pair of women's-men's doubleheaders - Thursday against non-conference Salem State (6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.) and Saturday in the Little East Conference debut against UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.).

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