Using a balanced attack from nine returning veterans, the Plymouth State College women's basketball team opened the season over the weekend with a pair of non-conference victories, defeating Connecticut College and the US Coast Guard Academy.
Plymouth State is off to a 2-0 start under first-year head coach Lauren Lavigne. The Panthers, who are opening the season with six straight games away from home, will play in the Keene State Tournament this Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 28-29), meeting Clark University in the opener Saturday at 4:00 p.m.
The Panthers had three players score in double figures in Friday night's 75-45 win over Conn. College. Sophomore Krystyna Zagorski (Cliffwood Beach, NJ) led all scorers with 19 points on 7-of-10 shooting, senior Rebecca Morse (Sterling, MA) added 17 points and 12 rebounds, and junior Courtney Jacques (Belmont, NH) chipped in with 12 points. The PSC defense recorded 13 steals and held the Camels to 29 percent shooting from the field.
PSC took a 46-30 halftime lead over Coast Guard and cruised to an 81-62 triumph Saturday afternoon. The Panthers used a balanced scoring attack, with five players in double figure and four sharing team-high honors with 13 points apiece - Zagorski, Jacques, junior Lynn Hersey (Dexter, ME) and junior Jess Shapiro (Windsor Locks, CT). Jacques took high-rebounding honors with 10, with Zagorski adding nine, and Hersey canned three three-pointers.
After the Keene State Tournament, Plymouth plays a tough regional battle on Thursday, Dec. 3rd, at Salem State (6:00 p.m.). The Little East Conference opener is Saturday, Dec. 5th at Western Connecticut (1:00 p.m.), and the home debut is Monday, Dec. 7th, vs. Rivier College (5:30 p.m.).
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