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February 3, 2003

Morin named to LEC Honor Roll

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Two of the senior captains on the Plymouth State College basketball teams received recognition from the Little East Conference Monday for their efforts on the basketball court last week.

Senior guard Whitney Morin (Derby Line, Vt.) of the Panther women's team and senior guard Kenny Stewart (Londonderry, N.H.) of the PSC men's squad were both named to the LEC Weekly Honor Roll. It is the second time this season that Morin has been honored, while Stewart is being recognized for the first time in his career.

A 5'8" guard, Morin averaged 22.3 points and 6.3 rebounds in three games last week as the Panthers posted a 2-1 record. She tossed in a team-high 25 points in PSC's 74-53 LEC win at Keene State last Tuesday, and added a career-high 32 points and a season-high 10 rebounds Saturday in a tough 89-80 LEC loss at Eastern Connecticut. Morin also collected seven assists and nine steals last week, including five assists and six steals against Keene State.

Morin is having the most productive season of her career, averaging 16.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists for the Panthers. She is fourth in the LEC in three categories -- scoring, assists and steals (2.9 spg), and needs just 35 points to become the ninth woman in PSC Basketball history to score 1,000 points in her career.

A 6'2" guard, Stewart helped the Panther men to a pair of victories and into a tie for first place in the LEC standings. He averaged 15.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as PSC defeated Keene State and Eastern Connecticut in tough road contests. He had a team-high 17 points in a 65-62 win at Keene State, and added 13 points in the 82-67 triumph at Eastern Connecticut. Stewart hit 55 percent from the field (11-of-20), 57.1 percent from three-point range (4-of-7), and 80 percent from the free throw line (4-of-5).

Stewart, who is just 52 points away from becoming the 18th man in PSC history to reach the 1,000-point milestone in career scoring, is averaging 10.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season. He is ranked third in the LEC in assists and he leads the conference in free throw percentage (.831).

The Panther women, 13-6 overall and in third place in the LEC at 6-3, are idle until Saturday's LEC home game against Western Connecticut (1:00 p.m.). The PSC men, 14-4 overall and tied with Western Connecticut for first place in the Little East at 7-2, hosts Johnson & Wales in a non-conference encounter Thursday (7:00 p.m.) before Saturday's big clash with WCSU at Foley Gymnasium (3:00 p.m.).

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