LEC honor for PSU Men’s Basketball player
Skevas named Co-Player of the Week for Panthers
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The starting point guard on the Plymouth State University men's basketball team was honored Monday with a top weekly honor from the Little East Conference as the LEC Tournament is set to get underway.
Sophomore Petey Skevas was named Little East Co-Player of the Week for the Panthers. He led the team to a 1-1 week, including a big double-overtime win Tuesday at the University of Southern Maine that helped PSU clinch an LEC playoff berth. Skevas shares this week's honor with the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth senior Justin Pulver.
A 6'1" guard, Skevas averaged 23.0 points, 6.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds for the Panthers, shooting 59.3 percent from the field (16-of-27). He scored 23 points and collected six assists in both games, with Tuesday's win at Southern Maine helping the Panthers clinch the final LEC playoff berth. Four days later he netted 23 points, on 10-of-14 from the floor, at Western Connecticut. Skevas had 12 assists and just seven turnovers in 77 minutes on the court.
Skevas leads the Panthers and ranks ninth in the LEC in scoring (12.8 points per game). He also ranks second in the conference in assists (6.0 per game), tied for third in steals (1.8 per game), fourth in free throw percentage (.764) and tied for 13th in rebounding (4.8 per game).
The Panthers completed the regular season with a 9-15 overall record and a 4-10 mark in conference play. PSU is the sixth seed in this week's LEC Tournament and travels to third-seeded Rhode Island College (20-5, 10-4 LEC) Tuesday for a first-round matchup. The LEC semifinals and championship game are this Friday and Saturday at top-seeded Eastern Connecticut State University.
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