PLYMOUTH, NH - Two members of the Plymouth State College women's basketball team have been recognized by the Little East Conference for their outstanding play in three Panther games last week.
Freshman Courtney Albert (Hudson, NH) was selected LEC Rookie of the Week for the third time this season, and junior Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, NJ) was named to the LEC Weekly Honor Roll. The two turned in strong individual performances despite PSC sandwiching two tough LEC losses to Keene State and Eastern Connecticut around a non-conference win over Norwich.
A 5'9" forward, Albert averaged 11.7 points and 2.7 rebounds in the three games. She shot 52.2 percent from the floor, connecting on 12-of-23 field goal attempts. She has scored in double figures in eight of the last nine games and 11 of 16 outings this season.
Albert, who is leading the team with a 12.1 scoring average, is tied for sixth in the league in scoring and tops among freshmen. She also leads the conference in both field goal percentage (56.0) and free throw percentage (82.6).
A 5'11" forward, Zagorski averaged 13.7 points and 8.0 rebounds in PSC's 1-2 week. She shot 58.1 percent from the field (18-of-31), and notched her third ‘double-double' of the season with 16 points and 11 boards against Keene State.
Zagorski increased her season averages to 10.3 points and 7.3 rebounds, along with an 81.4 percent success rate from the free throw line. She is 12th in the LEC in scoring, seventh in rebounding, and sixth in field goal percentage (.414).
PSC, 10-5 overall and sixth in the LEC at 2-4 under second-year head coach Lauren Lavigne, plays two rugged conference games at home this week - Tuesday (Jan. 25) at 5:30 p.m. against Southern Maine (14-2, 6-2) and Saturday (Jan. 29) at 1 p.m. against Western Connecticut (12-4, 6-1).
PANTHER NOTES: The Panthers as a team are ranked in a couple of categories in the NCAA Division III national statistics. Through Jan. 16th, Plymouth State is ranked 16th in scoring offense (76.5 ppg), 12th in free throw percentage (72.4), and 18th in rebounding margin (+8.7 rpg)....The Panthers use a balanced offensive attack, with eight players averaging between 12.1 and 5.1 points a game, and eight different Panthers taking a turn in leading the team in scoring.
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