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Three Plymouth State Basketball players honored by the Little East Conference

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Three Plymouth State University basketball players were recognized by the Little East Conference Monday for their performances in three Panther games last week.

            Senior forward Lauren Devereaux (Hope Valley, R.I.) was selected LEC Women's Basketball Player of the Week, while freshman guard Meghan MacDonald (Salem, N.H.) and sophomore forward Andreas Pope (Brooklyn, N.Y.) were named to the LEC Women's and Men's Weekly Honor Roll, respectively.  Devereaux had previously earned Weekly Honor Roll status on two occasions this season but this is the first time she's received the top weekly honor.  MacDonald is honored for the first time in her career, while Pope is recognized for the third time this season and the sixth time in his career.

A 5'10" forward, Devereaux averaged 14.3 points and 7.7 rebounds in PSU's 2-1 week. She posted her first two double-doubles of the season with a 14-point, 10-rebound effort in a non-conference win over UMaine Farmington and a 15-point, 12-rebound performance in an LEC triumph over Western Connecticut. Devereaux, a co-captain, ranks third in the conference in scoring (13.2 points per game) while leading the LEC in field goal percentage (.555) and ranking fifth in free throw percentage (.765) and 12th in rebounding (5.7 rpg).

 

A 5'2" guard, MacDonald averaged 13.7 points and 4.1 assists in the Panthers' 2-1 week. She has scored in double figures in four straight games, including all three last week, to up her season scoring average to 8.9 points per game, tied for second on the team and 15th in the conference. She had 15 points and five assists in the win over UMF, and finished with 16 points, four assists and five steals in the victory over Western Conn.

 

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A 6'1" forward, Pope averaged 22.7 points, 8.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists, 3.7 steals, and 2.0 blocks in PSU's 2-1 week. He posted his seventh double-double of season with 24 points and 14 boards in a lopsided win at UMB, and tossed in a career-high 30 points in a tough 95-92 LEC loss to WCSU. Pope leads the conference in rebounding (9.8 rpg) and field goal percentage (.660), ranks second in scoring (19.8 ppg) and blocked shots (1.4 bpg), is tied for fourth in steals (1.9 spg), ranks fifth in free throw percentage (.768) and is tied for sixth in assists (3.5 apg).

 

            The Panther men are tied with Rhode Island College for first place in the LEC, both schools at 10-4 overall and 4-1 in the LEC.  The PSU women, 5-8 overall, are tied for third in the Little East at 3-2.  Both teams play the same schedule this week - LEC road games Tuesday at Keene State and Saturday at Rhode Island College.

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