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Panthers wallop Gordon in home opener

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Juniors Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) and Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) combined for 42 points and 16 rebounds Tuesday night as Plymouth State College's women's basketball team defeated Gordon College in the home opener at Foley Gymnasium, 108-77.

Albert connected on 10-of-16 field goal attempts to finish with a game-high 24 points, while Adey sank 7-of-9 field goal tries for 18 points along with a game-high 11 rebounds. They helped PSC remain undefeated in three outings this season, while Gordon drops to 2-2.

The Panthers also got 15 points and five assists from junior Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.), and 12 points from classmate Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.).

The Fighting Scots were led by four players who scored in double figures. Sophomore Jill Pickering (Rye, N.H.) tossed in 17 points, with nine coming from three-point range. Junior Barbara Goodwin (Litchfield, Conn.) added 14 points, and freshmen Sarah DeLuca (Gray, Maine) and Aislinn Agnew (East Barre, Vt.) contributed 10 points apiece.

With the score tied at 28-apiece with nine minutes remaining in the first half, PSC closed the period with a 24-13 run to take a 52-41 lead at the break. The Panthers then opened the second half with a 21-2 spurt in the first seven minutes to take a 30-point lead (73-43), and cruised home the rest of the way as all 15 players in uniform saw action.

PSC shot 48.8 percent from the field and had a 42-37 advantage on the boards. The Fighting Scots shot 45.3 percent from the field, but the Panther defense forced 34 Gordon turnovers.

Plymouth State, 3-0, has two more home games this week -- Thursday against Salem State (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday in the Little East Conference opener vs. UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.).