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
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)
-- 30 --