PROVIDENCE, R.I. - All 15 players in uniform got into the scoring column Saturday as the Plymouth State College women's basketball team trounced Rhode Island College, 92-52, in a Little East Conference game at the RIC Intercollegiate Athletic Complex.
Senior Jenn Pelletier (Derry, N.H.) led the Panthers with 16 points as all four seniors scored in double figures despite reduced playing time due to the blowout. Pelletier hit all six of her field goal attempts, including all four from three-point range.
Classmate Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) finished with 12 points, Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.) had 11, and Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) chipped in with 10. Sophomore Lauren Devereaux (Hope Valley, R.I.) came off the bench to add five points and a team-high eight rebounds as PSC had a 56-34 advantage on the boards.
The Anchorwomen were led by Angela Sarette and Liz Shields, who scored 15 points apiece.
The win was PSC's third in a row, improving the team to 8-5 overall and 3-2 in the LEC. RIC dropped its 12th straight, falling to 1-13 overall and 0-5 in conference play. The victory also gave Panther coach Lauren Lavigne her record-tying 83rd win as PSC's head coach. Lavigne is 83-41 in her fifth season at PSC. Former coach Nancy Feldman was 83-49 in five seasons at PSC from 1990-95.
Plymouth State ran away with it in the first half, maintaining a 52-26 lead at the break before coasting home with the win. PSC shot 52 percent from the field (33-63) while holding the hosts to a 27 percent shooting percentage (20-75).
The Panthers return home for a Tuesday evening (5:30 p.m.) match-up against LEC co-leader Southern Maine.