Panthers get past Western Conn.
DANBURY, Conn. - Junior Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) finished with a game-high 20 points Saturday, helping Plymouth State College register a 62-50 victory over Western Connecticut State University in a Little East Conference women's basketball game at Feldman Arena.
The Panthers stopped a two-game losing streak and earn the season sweep over the Colonials, improving to 13-6 overall and 6-4 in conference play. Western drops to 9-11 and 3-7.
PSC held the hosts to 25 percent shooting in the first half, and took a 27-23 lead into the break. The Panthers went cold in the second half, shooting at a 23 percent clip and allowing Western to stay in the game. PSC led 41-40 midway through the second half before going on a 21-10 run to pull out the win.
Pelletier hit six of her 10 field goal tries, including 2-of-4 from three-point range. Junior Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) added 12 points, and classmate Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.) contributed 10 points, going 10-for-10 at the free throw line but 0-for-7 from the field.
Christin Morgatto led the Colonials with 16 points, while Tory Anderton chipped in with 11 points and Lindsay Johnson added 10.
PSC returns home to host LEC-leading Southern Maine Tuesday at Foley Gymnasium (5:30 p.m.). The Huskies are 20-1 and ranked fifth in the country by d3hoops.com. Tuesday's game is "Spirit Night" at Foley Gymnasium --- A full-house crowd is expected, with numerous games and prizes for PSC students and community members.