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January 25, 2003

PSC rolls past UMD for 6th straight win

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Senior forwards Courtney Albert (Hudson, N.H.) and Heather Adey (Nashua, N.H.) both registered double-doubles Saturday as the Plymouth State College women's basketball team knocked off the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, 87-51, in a Little East Conference game at Foley Gymnasium.

The win was PSC's sixth in a row, improving the Panthers to 11-5 overall and 5-2 in conference play. UMD continues to struggle, falling for the sixth straight game and dropping to 3-13 and 0-7. It was PSC's 13th consecutive win over the Corsairs.

Albert finished with a game-high 17 points while collecting a career-high 17 rebounds, and Adey scored 10 points and grabbed 11 boards. Classmate Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.) added 15 points, and sophomore Betsy Oswalt (Jaffrey, N.H.) contributed 14 points.

The Corsairs were led by sophomore Maura Armstrong (Worcester, Mass.), who finished with 12 points. She was the only UMD player to score in double figures.

Plymouth State led 44-21 at halftime, and was never challenged in the second half. The hosts hit 47 percent from the field while UMD managed to connect on just 29 percent of its shots. PSC also had a dominating 61-38 advantage on the boards.

Prior to the contest, PSC recognized head coach Lauren Lavigne, who earlier in the week became the winningest coach in the program's history. She is now 86-41 since becoming head coach in 1998. Lavigne's coach as a PSC undergraduate, Nancy Feldman, was 83-49 from 1990-95.

The Panthers resume action Tuesday with a key LEC match-up at arch-rival Keene State (5:30 p.m.).

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