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All-New Hampshire Basketball teams named

Lambert, Doucet and Kania represent Panthers

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The top performances in 2010-11 by New Hampshire’s Division III college basketball players have been honored with selection to the men’s and women’s All-State teams, as voted by the head coaches from the six Granite State schools, and the list includes one man and two women from the Plymouth State University basketball squads.

            Senior guard Ryan Lambert (Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy) was named All-State First Team on the men’s side, while junior forward Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central) was selected for the First Team for the Panther women and senior forward Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) was a Second Team choice.  Lambert is a first-time selection to the All-State team, while Doucet and Kania, both former New Hampshire Rookies of the Year, were All-State picks for the second and third time, respectively.

  Ryan Lambert

            A 6’0” guard, Lambert led the team and ranked fourth in the LEC in scoring this season with 15.3 points per game.  He also topped the Panthers with 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists per outing.  Lambert was most effective from long range, making 39-of-131 shots from three-point range.  He had seven games this season with at least 20 points and two contests with at least 30 points, and finished up his three-year career at PSU with 872 points.

            A 5’11” forward, Doucet led the Panther women and ranked fourth in the LEC in scoring this season with 15.6 points per game.  She ranked second for PSU with 6.1 rebounds per contest and went to the free throw line a league-high 186 times, converting 65 percent.  A three-time Little East Conference Player of the Week, she became the 11th player in the program’s history to reach the 1,000-point milestone and she finished her junior season with 1,052 points.

Alicia Doucet   Amanda Kania  

            A 6’0” forward, Kania wrapped up an outstanding career for PSU with her third straight All-N.H. honor.  She averaged 12.5 points and a team-leading 7.1 rebounds for the Panthers this winter.  The senior captain went over the 1,000-point barrier in the season opener and finished her career as the second leading scorer in the program’s history with 1,302 points.

            The Panther men’s squad finished the season with an 11-14 overall record and a 5-9 mark in the Little East, while the Panther women ended up 8-17 overall and 1-13 in conference play.

            The six Division III basketball schools in New Hampshire include Plymouth State and Keene State College from the Little East Conference, Colby-Sawyer College and New England College from The Commonwealth Coast Conference, Rivier College from the Great Northeast Athletic Conference and Daniel Webster College from the New England Collegiate Conference. 

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