A member of the Plymouth State College women's basketball team has been recognized for her efforts in leading the Panthers to a pair of wins last week over the top two teams in the Little East Conference
Junior Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, NJ) has been selected Player of the Week by the LEC and the New England Women's Basketball Association (NEWBA). She was instrumental in PSC upsetting the University of Southern Maine on Thursday night, 80-67, and Western Connecticut State University in overtime Saturday afternoon, 85-79.
A 5'11" forward, Zagorski averaged 19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in the two outings. She shot 51.7 percent form the field (15-of-29) and 88.9 percent from the free throw line (8-of-9), adding two assists and four steals. Zagorski, who had one of her best outings of the season against Western Connecticut with 23 points and 13 rebounds, was also named to the LEC Weekly Honor Roll a week ago.
Zagorski ranks among the LEC leaders in several categories. She is 10th in scoring (11.4 ppg), tied for fifth in rebounding (7.2 rpg), sixth in field goal percentage (.431) and third in free throw percentage (.827).
The two victories were among the biggest for PSC in several years. The win over Southern Maine was the first in 12 meetings over six years against the Huskies, who were ranked No. 1 in New England, and just the fifth triumph in 47 career encounters. The verdict over WCSU stopped a 12-game skid to the Colonials, who were ranked sixth in New England.
PSC, 12-5 overall and 4-4 in the Little East under second-year head coach Lauren Lavigne, moved into the NEWBA Division III Top 10 this week, holding down the No. 9 spot. USM dropped to third and WCSU is now eighth.
After a tough 3-2 homestand, the Panthers hit the road for their next three games - a non-conference affair Thursday (Feb. 3) at New England College (7 p.m.), an LEC match-up Saturday (Feb. 5) at Rhode Island College (1 p.m.), and a key Granite State clash next Tuesday (Feb. 8) against Keene State (5:30 p.m.).
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