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November 17, 2008

PSU Men’s Basketball player earns top LEC Weekly honor

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The leading scorer on the Plymouth State University men's basketball team was honored by the Little East Conference Monday with selection as Player of the Week for the first week of the regular season.

            Senior guard Ben Huntington (Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton) earned the LEC Player of the Week honor after leading PSU in scoring in the first two games of the season.  He was named to the All-Tournament Team at the season-opening tip-off tournament for the second year in a row.

            A 5'11" guard, Huntington (right) scored 23 points in each of PSU's two games at Plymouth State's Days Inn of Campton Tip-Off Tournament.  He put up 23 points and five assists in PSU's 79-69 win over Bard College in Saturday's opener, and added a team-high 23 points in Sunday's championship game loss to Wheaton.  Huntington shot 53.1 percent from the field and 40.0 percent from three-point range.

            Huntington is a returning First Team All-New Hampshire selection.  He led the Panthers in scoring last season with 15.7 points per game after starting the year by being selected to the All-Tournament Team at the Wheaton College Tip-Off Tournament.  He has averaged 10.7 points in his career, and has made 87 career three-point baskets, including 59 last season.

            PSU, 1-1, is back in action with non-conference road games the next two Tuesdays, visiting Salem State on Nov. 18 at 8:00 p.m. and Castleton on Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. 

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