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PSU Men’s Hoop rolls past Castleton

              CASTLETON, Vt. - Senior Ben Huntington (Hampstead, N.H.) scored 26 points Tuesday evening, matching his career-high with six three-point baskets, as Plymouth State University routed Castleton State College, 113-64, in a non-conference men's basketball game at Castleton's new Glenbrook Gymnasium.

              Plymouth State (2-2) raced out to a 67-26 halftime lead on the strength of 14 three pointers over the first 20 minutes. Huntington scored 19 of his 26 points in the first half, including a 5-for-7 performance from beyond the three-point arc. The Panthers shot a blistering 59 percent (26-44) from the field and 64 percent (14-22) from three-point land to put the game out of reach early on.

              Huntington had plenty of help, as junior Jason O'Keefe (Everett, Mass.) added 15 points, including a 4-for-8 performance from beyond the arc, and sophomore Ryan Lambert (Derry, N.H.) chipped in with 12 points off the bench.  Sophomore guard Matt Feehan (Nashua, N.H./South) finished with seven points and a career-best nine assists as PSU saw 16 different players reach the scorebook.

              Freshman Steve Velazquez (Hauppauge, N.Y.) led Castleton with 17 points including 4-for-7 from three point land. Sophomore Seth Harrington (North Bennington, Vt.) was the only other Spartan in double figures with 10. Sophomore Marcus Hass (East Montpelier, Vt.) added nine points and a game-high eight rebounds for 0-4 Castleton.

              Plymouth State will travel to New Hampshire Technical Institute in Concord next Tuesday, Dec. 2, to participate in the annual Jacob's Bridge through Autism Classic. The Panthers will take on
Colby-Sawyer at 7:30 p.m., following the Keene State-New England College contest at 5:30 p.m.

              Castleton is back in action the same day, hosting Middlebury College at 7:30 p.m. 

(Courtesy of Castleton Sports Information) 

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