PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Sophomore Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) scored 23 points Saturday afternoon to lead the Plymouth State College women's basketball team to an 82-71 Little East Conference road victory over Rhode Island College.
The victory, PSC's third in a row, improves the Panthers to 13-6 overall and 6-4 in conference play. RIC drops to 6-12 overall and 3-7 in the LEC.
Albert connected on 6-of-9 field goal attempts while draining 11-of-12 from the free throw line. Sophomore Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) also turned in a strong effort in one of her best performances of the year. She came off the bench to hit 6-of-9 shot attempts to finish with 16 points in just 21 minutes.
Also reaching double figures for PSC in the scoring department were sophomore Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) with 14 points and senior Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, N.J.) with 10.
The Anchorwomen got 22 points from Beth Iacoi and 21 points from Liz Shields. Angela Sarette was the only other RIC player to reach double figures with 12 points.
Plymouth State led 43-37 at the half after hitting 56 percent of its shots in the opening 20 minutes. RIC connected on just 36 percent, but stayed in the game by hitting 47 percent from three-point range (8-of-17). Both teams cooled off in the second half, and PSC held on for the win.
The Panthers return home to host arch-rival Keene State Tuesday (Feb. 6) at Foley Gymnasium (5:30 p.m.). It is a key LEC contest, as the teams were tied for fourth place heading into Saturday's match-ups. PSC will be looking to avenge a 108-94 loss to KSC at Keene earlier this season.