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Albert hits milestone as PSC rolls past UMD

NORTH DARTMOUTH, Mass. - All 14 players in uniform got into the scoring act Saturday as Plymouth State College's women's basketball team cruised to a 78-46 Little East Conference victory over the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

The Panthers improve to 12-4 overall and 5-2 in conference play with the victory, while the Corsairs drop to 3-12 and 1-6.

The game also featured a significant milestone for PSC's Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.). The junior forward recorded her 1,000th career point, becoming just the seventh woman in school history to reach the standard. Albert now has 1,001 points, and can move into sixth place on the PSC career scoring list with 10 more points, passing Sarah Dodd (1,010 from 1992-96).

Albert and classmate Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.) led a balanced scoring attack for PSC. Morin hit 6-of-12 shots and finished with a game-high 13 points, while Albert converted 5-of-10 field goal tries and ended up with 10 points. Senior Megan Fournier (East Waterboro, Maine) and junior Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) added eight points apiece, and senior Tammi Waters (Wilmington, Vt.) contributed seven points, seven rebounds and five assists in just 15 minutes of action.

The Panther defense limited the Corsairs to 27 percent shooting while forcing 28 UMD turnovers. PSC, which outrebounded the hosts, 48-38, took a 15-point lead at halftime and coasted to the 32-point decision in the second half. Bridget Bowes was the only Corsair player to score in double figures, as she finished with 12 points.

PSC, which went 3-2 on its five-game road swing, returns home to host arch-rival Keene State Tuesday (Jan. 22) at Foley Gymnasium (5:30 p.m.).