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PSC Women's Basketball upends RIC

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - It was a career day for Plymouth State College senior captain Rebecca Morse (Sterling, MA).

The senior center scored 18 points and grabbed a career-high 19 rebounds Saturday to lead the Panthers to a 76-64 Little East Conference victory over Rhode Island College. Morse also connected on her 1,000th career point early in the second half, becoming only the fifth women's basketball player in school history to reach the milestone.

All five starters scored in double figures for PSC. In addition to Morse, Kate Fillion (Littleton, NH) added 16 points, Lauren Santoli (Sharon, MA) tossed in 13, Lynn Hersey (Dexter, ME) scored 11, and Courtney Jacques (Belmont, NH) contributed 10 points.

Senior Nicole Taylor (Pawtucket, RI) was the high-scorer for the Anchorwomen with 14 points. Junior Christine Martin (Middletown, RI) and Meaghan Davis (Uxbridge, MA) added 12 points apiece.

The Panthers completed a 2-0 week and are now 9-8 overall and 4-5 in the LEC, while RIC dips to 10-6 overall and 5-4 in the conference. PSC returns to action this Tuesday (Feb. 2) at Endicott College (7:00 p.m.), where Panther head coach Lauren Lavigne served as head coach the last two seasons.

Morse is the fifth PSC woman in the 1,000-point club, joining Betsy Bruce (1,264 from 1991-95), Lisa Richardson (1,194 from 1981-85), Deb Hughes (1,025 from 1977-80) and Sarah Dodd (1,010 from 1992-96).

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