Rivera named Rookie of the Week after dynamic debut
PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Freshman Dante Rivera (Methuen, Mass.) kicked off his collegiate career in impressive fashion earning Little East Conference (LEC) recognition as the Plymouth State University men's basketball team opened the 2018-19 campaign last week.
Rivera was selected as the LEC Men's Basketball Rookie of the Week after averaging 18 points, 3.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.5 steals as the Panthers split their first two games of the year.
The 5-8 guard was explosive in his collegiate debut, guiding Plymouth State to a season-opening 99-91 win over St. Joseph's College on Friday. He poured in a team-high 23 points on 9-of-15 shooting, while draining five three-pointers (5-of-8). He added four steals and two rebounds while dazzling with his ball-handling skills.
The rookie closed out the week with a 13-point, five-rebound effort in a 92-76 setback to New England College on Saturday. He added three assists to his stat line.
Plymouth State is back at Foley Gymnasium for a non-conference game with Norwich University on Tuesday (Nov. 13) at 6:00 p.m.
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