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PSU Men’s Basketball standout earns LEC’s top weekly honor

 PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The leading scorer on the Plymouth State University men's basketball team was recognized Monday by the Little East Conference after averaging more than 30 points in two Panther contests last week.

            Senior guard Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) was selected LEC Men's Basketball Player of the Week for his efforts in two Panthers wins last week.  It is the first time this season that Pelotte has received weekly recognition from the LEC, and the 12th time in his career.

A 5'10" guard, Pelotte averaged 31.5 points and 6.0 rebounds as PSU pulled out one-point road victories at Tufts (98-97 in overtime) and UMass Dartmouth (85-84) last week. He poured in a career-high 40 points last Tuesday, including seven in overtime, to help the Panthers defeat Tufts, and he added a team-high 23 points in Saturday's key LEC win at UMD. Pelotte connected on 51.4 percent from the floor (19-of-37) and 45.5 percent from three-point range (5-of-11), while contributing six assists and one steal.

A two-time All-LEC First Team selection, Pelotte leads the LEC in scoring this season (23.5 points per game) and ranks seventh in successful three-point baskets (2.0 per game).


            PSU, takes a three-game winning streak into the mid-season break for final exams and the holidays.  The Panthers return to action on Sunday, Jan. 2, with a non-conference game at Middlebury (2:00 p.m.), followed by three consecutive home games - Tuesday, Jan. 4 vs. Bates (7:00 p.m.), Thursday, Jan. 6 vs. Bowdoin (6:00 p.m.), and Saturday, Jan. 8 vs. Eastern Connecticut (3:00 p.m.).

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