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Albert sets mark, PSC comes back to down Salem

SALEM, Mass. - Senior forward Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) broke the Plymouth State College women's basketball career scoring record Thursday evening, and the Panthers overcame a 15-point halftime deficit to pull out a 74-72 non-conference victory over Salem State College.

The Panthers trailed 47-32 at the break, but rode the hot hands of Albert and classmates Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.) and Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.). Albert finished with a team-high 21 points, while Morin added 17 and Adey chipped in with 12.

Albert also put herself in the Panther records books as the all-time scoring leader, upping her career total to 1,273 points. She broke the record held by former Panther Betsy Bruce, who scored 1,264 points from 1991-95. Albert broke Bruce's single-season scoring mark last year with 466 points.

Plymouth State, which defeated Salem State at home last year on a miracle three-pointer at the buzzer by Morin, improves to 3-1 this season. The Vikings drop to 2-2.

The Panthers open the Little East Conference portion of the schedule Saturday with a 1:00 p.m. tip-off at UMass Dartmouth.