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January 17, 2000

PSC Frosh Named LEC Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week

PLYMOUTH, NH - The leading scorer on the Plymouth State College women's basketball team has been honored by the Little East Conference for her strong play in three Panther games last week.

Freshman Courtney Albert (Hudson, NH) has been selected LEC Rookie of the Week after helping the Panthers to a 2-1 week. She averaged 15.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in the three games, helping PSC improve its record to 9-3 overall and 2-2 in the LEC. It is the second time this season that Albert has been named the LEC's top rookie.

A 5'9" forward, Albert shot 56.6 percent from the floor, canning 17-of-30 field goal attempts, while connecting on 85.7 percent from the free throw line (12-of-14). She has scored in double figures in six consecutive games and nine of 12 outings this season.

Albert, who is leading the team with a 12.2 scoring average, is ranked sixth in the league in scoring, tops among freshmen. She also leads the conference in field goal percentage, connecting on an impressive 56.9 percent (58-of-102).

PSC plays its next five games at home under second-year head coach Lauren Lavigne, four of which are LEC contests. The Panthers, who are 4-0 at Foley Gymnasium this season, begin the homestand with a key conference affair Tuesday (Jan. 18) against arch-rival Keene State (7:30 p.m.), followed on Thursday (Jan. 20) with a non-conference match-up against Norwich (7:00 p.m.) and Saturday (Jan. 22) with a conference tilt vs. Eastern Connecticut (1 p.m.).

PANTHER NOTES: The Panthers as a team are leading the league in scoring (76.5 ppg), rebounding (49.2 rpg), scoring margin (+16.0) and free throw percentage (.724), and rank second in rebounding margin (+8.7) and field goal percentage (.396).... Freshman Virginia Rohrborn (Townsend, Mass.) turned in a terrific performance in last Tuesday's 87-73 win at UMass Boston, leading PSC with 19 points and 21 rebounds. It was the most rebounds in a game for a PSC player in more than six years, and the eighth-best outing in the NCAA Division III this season....The Panthers also continue to get solid play from freshman point guard Jennifer Pelletier (Derry, NH). She averaged 11.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.3 steals in three games last week, shooting 52.9 percent from the floor (9-of-17), 66.7 percent from three-point land (4-of-6) and 92.9 percent from the free throw line (13-of-14).

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