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Panthers back on track with win over JWU

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Junior Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) scored 21 points to lead four Plymouth State College players in double figures Saturday as the Panthers sped past Johnson & Wales University, 85-66, in a non-conference women's basketball game.

The Panthers stopped a two-game losing skid and improved their record to 8-2 overall at the unofficial halfway point of the season. Johnson & Wales drops to 4-6.

Albert, who hit 9-of-10 shot attempts, also collected a team-high 10 rebounds, while classmate Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) made 7-of-12 field goal tries and finished with 17 points and nine rebounds. Senior Tammi Waters (Wilmington, Vt.) and junior Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) added 10 points apiece.

Freshman Janet Lopez (Salinas, Cal.) had 20 points and 11 rebounds, while senior Linda Yebra (Gonzalez, Cal.) added 17 points for the Wildcats, who had their four-game winning streak snapped.

The Panthers, with Albert and Adey combining for 25 points, scored 48 first-half points on 55 percent shooting. PSC ran its lead to as many as 28 in the second half before finishing with the 19-point verdict.

After a couple of weeks off for final exams and the holidays, PSC returns to action on Saturday, Jan. 5, 2002, with a tough Little East Conference home game against Western Connecticut (1:00 p.m.). The PSC doubleheader is "Coaches vs. Cancer" Day at Foley Gymnasium, with proceeds from the men's and women's games going to the fight against cancer. (Courtesy JWU Sports Information)