PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Sophomore guard Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) connected on 14-of-19 field goal attempts and scored a career-high 34 points Tuesday night, leading Plymouth State College's men's basketball team to a 107-68 victory over Johnson State College in PSC's home opener at Foley Gymnasium.
Pelotte, who tossed in 20 points in the first 10 minutes, finished the game with 34 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals in 22 minutes. He hit 6-of-8 from three-point range, and increased his season scoring average to 26.0 points a game.
The Panthers jumped out to a 19-point lead (28-9) just eight minutes into the contest as Pelotte hit his first four three-point attempts. PSC led by 32 at the half (60-28) and were never challenged in the second half, allowing coach John Scheinman to utilize all 14 players in uniform.
PSC also got 14 points from freshman Kevin Boutilier (North Andover, Mass.) on 6-of-8 shooting, and 13 points from sophomore Anthony Oglesby (Brooklyn, N.Y.).
Senior Patrick Glover (Greenfield, Mass.) led the Badgers with 27 points and 12 rebounds. Freshman Shane Levine (Georgia, Vt.) contributed 14 points to the JSC cause.
Plymouth State, 3-0, returns to action next Tuesday (Dec. 3) at the Granite State Challenge, hosted by New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord. The Panthers will face Colby-Sawyer in the 7:30 p.m. contest, following the Keene State-New England College match-up (5:30 p.m.). The evening's events will help promote Jacob's Bridge Through Autism.