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February 9, 1999

More Weekly Women's Basketball honors for Morse

PLYMOUTH, N.H. -

For the second straight week, the senior captain of the Plymouth State College women's basketball team has been honored by the Little East Conference after leading the Panthers to three victories.

Senior Rebecca Morse (Sterling, MA) was named to the LEC Weekly Honor Roll after helping Plymouth State to a 3-0 week. The Panthers registered victories over Endicott, Bridgewater State and UMass Dartmouth last week to extended their longest winning streak in more than three years.

PSC, 12-8 overall and 5-5 in the LEC, is in fifth place in the league standings under first-year head coach Lauren Lavigne, but trail Eastern Connecticut and Rhode Island College both by just one game. The Panthers will play three of their final four games at home, including a match-up with ECSU on the last day of the regular season.

A 5'11" center, Morse averaged 13.7 points and 7.7 rebounds in PSC's 3-0 week, shooting 57.9 percent from the field and canning 19-of-25 free throws. She scored in double figures all three games, and is coming on late in the season, averaging 17.4 points and 10.8 rebounds in PSC's five-game winning streak.

For the season, Morse is ranked fifth in the LEC in scoring (13.6), third in rebounding (9.1) and eighth in steals (2.5). She is also among the league leaders in field goal percentage (third at .495) and free throw percentage (sixth at .659).

In addition, Morse has moved into third on PSC's all-time scoring list with 1,047 points. Last week she passed Sarah Dodd (1,010 from 1992-96) and Deb Hughes (1,025 from 1977-80), and now trails only Betsy Bruce (1,264 from 1991-95) and Lisa Richardson (1,194 from 1981-85).

PSC, which has played at Foley Gymnasium only six times this season, enjoys the home-court advantage in its two games this week. The Panthers will host league-leading Southern Maine Wednesday (Feb. 10) at 5:30 p.m. and last-place UMass Boston Saturday (Feb. 13) at 1:00 p.m.

Panther Notes: PSC's five-game winning streak is its longest since a five-game streak from Jan. 16-27, 1996. That streak was stopped in an overtime decision at home to Southern Maine, the team the Panthers host Wednesday....Sophomores Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, NJ), with 28 points, and Kate Fillion (Littleton, NH), with 19, both scored a career-highs against Endicott last Tuesday, leading PSC and Coach Lavigne to a victory over the school where Lavigne coached the past two years.....Senior Ange Picard (Hollis, NH) scored a career-high 15 points in the win over Bridgewater State.

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