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February 17, 2001

PSC wraps up regular season with win at UMD

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - Senior Krystyna Zagorski (Matawan, N.J.) and sophomore Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) scored 20 points apiece Saturday as Plymouth State College's women's basketball team wrapped up the regular season with an 85-73 Little East Conference victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

Zagorski hit 7-of-12 field goal attempts and added nine rebounds, six steals and three assists, but the highlight of her afternoon came midway through the first half when she scored her 1,000th career point. She became the sixth PSC woman in history to reach the milestone, as she now has 1,014 points.

Albert and junior Megan Fournier (East Waterboro, Maine) registered double-doubles for the Panthers. Albert connected on 8-of-13 field goal tries to finish with 20 points and 10 rebounds, while Fournier added 13 points and 10 boards, with nine of her points coming from beyond the three-point arc. Sophomore Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) came off the bench to contribute 12 points and nine rebounds, and classmate Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) chipped in with 11 points.

Sophomore Jess Cummings (Middleboro, Mass.) led all scorers with 28 points for the Corsairs. Senior Melissa Gears (Rochester, N.Y.) added 15 points and eight rebounds for UMD, and senior Kate Douglas (Sharon, Mass.) contributed 12 points and nine boards.

The victory was the eighth in a row for PSC, marking its longest winning streak since February of 1995 when the Panthers captured nine in a row on the way to their only NCAA appearance in school history.

PSC concludes the regular season at 18-6 overall and alone in third place in the LEC at 10-4. UMD ends its season at 5-17 overall and 2-12 in the LEC.

The Panthers are the third seed in the conference tournament, and will host sixth-seeded Rhode Island College (7-16, 4-10) in a first round match-up Tuesday (Feb. 20) at Foley Gymnasium (5:30 p.m.). The Panthers are 10-0 at home this season and have won 16 straight at home dating back to last season. Tuesday's winner advances to the LEC semi-finals next Friday (Feb. 23), hosted by top seeded Eastern Connecticut.

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