Balanced attack leads PSC past UNE
PLYMOUTH, N.H. - All 16 players in uniform got into the scoring column Tuesday evening as Plymouth State College ran past the University of New England, 114-75, in a non-conference men's basketball game at Foley Gymnasium.
Sophomores Anthony Oglesby (Brooklyn, N.Y.) and Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) led the way for the Panthers with 17 points apiece. Oglesby, who hit 8-of-11 from the floor, also collected a team-high seven rebounds and four steals. Freshman center Kevin Boutilier (North Andover, Mass.) came off the bench to add 16 points, and sophomore Matt Budrow (Round Pond, Maine) contributed 10 points.
Junior Nyaten Gaye (Providence, R.I.) and freshman Mark Regis (Monroe, N.H.) led the Nor'easters with 19 points apiece, Gaye hitting 7-of-10 shots from the field and Regis connecting on 6-of-11, all from three-point range. Freshman Matt McManus (Cumberland, R.I.) chipped in with 11 points for the visitors.
UNE trailed the whole game, but was within eight points (38-30) with five minutes remaining in the first half. PSC went on a 22-7 run to take a 60-37 lead at the break, and maintained a 30-plus point lead throughout the second half. The hosts shot 51.2 percent for the game, while UNE converted at a 40.9 clip. PSC had the rebounding advantage, 50-40.
The win improves PSC to 8-2 overall, while UNE drops to 3-6. The Panthers went over the 100-point mark for the second time this season, putting up their highest total since defeating Notre Dame College 128-60 on Nov. 23, 1999.
PSC is right back into action Thursday with another non-conference home game against Bowdoin College (7:30 p.m.). UNE returns to action Saturday at Nichols College (1 p.m.).