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Albert, Pelletier, Lavigne nearing milestones

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - One of the senior captains on the Plymouth State College women's basketball team was named to the Little East Conference Weekly Honor Roll Monday, while three Panthers are approaching PSC basketball milestones.

Senior forward Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) was named to this week's LEC Honor Roll. Albert is also just 12 points away from PSC's all-time scoring record.

A 5'9" forward, Albert led the Panthers with 23 points and four steals last Tuesday in a 93-65 non-conference win over Castleton State. She connected on 9-of-12 from the floor while also collecting four assists and three rebounds.

Albert, who led the Panthers in scoring her first three seasons, increased her career total to 1,252 points. PSC's all-time scoring leader is Betsy Bruce, who totaled 1,264 points from 1991-95. Albert broke Bruce's single-season scoring mark last year with 466 points.

Albert is one of two PSC seniors approaching career milestones. Senior point guard Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) has increased her career scoring total to 963 points, needing only 37 more to become the eighth Panther woman in history to reach the 1,000-point milestone. Pelletier set the PSC career assist record last season.

Panther head coach Lauren Lavigne is also approaching a couple of milestones. Now in her fifth year at PSC, Lavigne has led the Panthers to a record of 77-37 and needs six more wins to tie Nancy Feldman as the winningest coach in the program's history. Feldman was 83-49 in five years from 1990-95. Including a two-year stint as head coach at Endicott College, Lavigne has posted a career record of 97-66, needing three more wins for career victory #100.

The Panthers, 2-1 this season, will get back to action with a pair of road games this week - Thursday at Salem State (6:00 p.m.) and Saturday in the Little East Conference opener at UMass Dartmouth (1:00 p.m.).