- Three Plymouth State University basketball student-athletes were recognized Monday with weekly Little East Conference honors for their efforts in the first week of the winter season.
Senior guard Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) of the Panther men's team was named to the LEC Men's Weekly Honor Roll, and two members of the PSU women's team, senior forward Lauren Devereaux (Hope Valley, R.I.) and freshman guard Joy DePalo (Enfield, N.H.), were selected to the LEC Women's Weekly Honor Roll.
A 5'10" guard, Pelotte averaged 25.5 points in PSU's first two games at the Steve Adubato One-on-One Classic, hosted by Montclair State University. He scored 24 points in a 116-79 victory over Centenary in last Friday's opener, and came back with 27 points in an 87-77 setback to Montclair State. Pelotte shot 51.5 percent from the field (17-of-33) and 46.7 percent from three-point range (7-of-15).
A 5'10" forward, Devereaux averaged 15 points and six rebounds as PSU splits its first two games of the season at the Swarthmore (Pa.) Tournament. She scored 12 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds in the season-opening 88-64 loss to Mary Washington, and came back to match her career-high with 18 points in the 86-52 consolation game triumph over Immaculata. Devereaux connected on 61.1 percent from the field (11-of-18) and sank all eight free throw attempts.
A 5'3" guard, DePalo had a strong start to her collegiate career, averaging 11.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in two games. She scored a team-high 13 points in the setback to Mary Washington, and chipped in with 10 points against Immaculata. DePalo registered seven assists and no turnovers in 20 minutes of action against the Mighty Macs.
Plymouth State's basketball teams, both 1-1 overall, play a non-conference doubleheader Tuesday at Castleton State (women's game at 5:30 p.m., men's game at 7:30 p.m.).
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