PLYMOUTH, N.H. - For the second straight season, two players on the Plymouth State College women's basketball team have been chosen as Little East Conference All-Stars.
Panther juniors Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) and Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) were among the six players selected to the All-LEC First Team. Both were also First Team choices last season.
A 5'9" power forward, Albert led the Panthers in scoring with an average of 16.1 points per game. She ranks second in the LEC in scoring and field goal percentage (.495) while leading the conference in free throw percentage (.810). Albert, who became the seventh woman in school history to reach the 1,000-point milestone earlier this season, set the PSC single-season scoring mark with 419 points. She was twice named LEC Player of the Week, and made the LEC Weekly Honor Roll two other times.
A 5'5" point guard, Pelletier is among the conference leaders in scoring (12.0 ppg), assists (4.0 apg), free throw percentage (.808) and three-point field goal percentage (.427). Pelletier, who has moved into ninth on PSC's career scoring list with 890 points, set the school career assist record in January and now has 313 assists. She was a two-time selection as LEC Player of the Week.
Albert and Pelletier were key players in helping PSC post an 18-8 overall record heading into this week's ECAC New England Tournament. The Panthers finished in third place in the Little East during the regular season, and advanced to the semi-finals of the conference tournament before being eliminated by NCAA-bound Eastern Connecticut.
PSC is the top seed in this week's ECAC Tournament, and will host eighth-seeded Coast Guard on Wednesday at Foley Gymnasium (6:00 p.m.). A win would give PSC home-court advantage for the ECAC semifinals and championship game this Saturday and Sunday at Foley Gymnasium.