PLYMOUTH, N.H.- The Plymouth State College women's basketball team overcame a 14-point first-half deficit Saturday, but didn't have enough to defeat Eastern Connecticut State University in a Little East Conference game at Foley Gymnasium, falling 80-71.
The Panthers battled back in the second half, and took the lead (50-48) with 12:44 remaining, but the Warriors were too much down the stretch. Senior Emily Nester (Coventry, RI) was too much for PSC inside, pouring in 19 points and grabbing 16 rebounds, and guard Kim Palmer (Weston, Conn.) added 19 points and seven rebounds.
PSC had four players score in double figures - Courtney Albert (Hudson, NH) with 16, Whitney Morin (Derby Line, VT) and Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, NJ) with 13 apiece, and Megan Fournier (East Waterboro, Maine) with 12.
The Warriors got the best of the Panthers on the boards, outrebounding PSC 57-41. ECSU pulled down 28 offensive rebounds.
The win improves ECSU to 10-4 overall and 5-2 in the LEC, while PSC drops to 10-5 overall and 2-4 in the LEC. PSC plays the top two teams in the LEC at home next week - Tuesday (Jan. 25) vs. Southern Maine (5:30 p.m.) and Saturday (Jan. 29) vs. Western Connecticut (3:00 p.m.).
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