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Little East Conference Basketball honors continue for PSU seniors

  PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The leading scorers on the Plymouth State University basketball teams received weekly recognition from the Little East Conference Monday for their performances in the first week of 2005.

            Senior guard Nick Pelotte (Bingham, Maine) was selected LEC Men's Basketball Player of the Week, and senior forward Lauren Devereaux (Hope Valley, R.I.) was named to the LEC Women's Basketball Weekly Honor Roll.  Pelotte has been recognized by the LEC four times this winter, while Devereaux received her second LEC weekly honor of the season.

A 5'10" guard, Pelotte led Plymouth State to a pair of home victories by scoring 28 points in both games. He made 11-of-23 field goal attempts last Tuesday in an 82-67 non-conference triumph over Bates, while adding five rebounds, four assists and a steal, and came back to hit 8-of-15 from the field and 10-of-12 from the line Saturday in a key 80-70 conference victory over Eastern Connecticut.

Pelotte, a two-time All-LEC First Team selection, continues to lead the LEC in scoring this season (24.4 points per game) and ranks sixth in three-point field goals made (2.0 per game) and ninth in assists (3.3 apg). Sophomore teammate Andreas Pope (Brooklyn, N.Y.) is second in the conference in scoring (19.0 points per game), leads the LEC in rebounding (10.1 per game) and field goal percentage (.653) and ranks fifth in assists (3.6 per game).


A 5'10" forward, Devereaux averaged 14.0 points and 5.7 rebounds and shot 58.3 percent from the field in three games last week, only to see her team come up empty in all three outings. She saved her best performance for last Saturday, when she poured in a career-high 26 points in a 100-94 double-overtime loss to Eastern Connecticut. Devereaux hit 9-of-12 from the floor against the Warriors, while collecting six rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot and a steal.

Devereaux, a co-captain, ranks sixth in the conference in scoring (12.8 points per game) while leading the LEC in field goal percentage (.615) and ranking third in free throw percentage (.780).


            The Panther men, 8-3 overall, are alone in first place in the LEC with a 3-0 mark.  The PSU women, 3-7 overall, are in a three-way tie for second at 2-1.  Both teams play the same three-game schedule this week - Tuesday at UMass Boston, Thursday at home against non-conference UMaine Farmington, and Saturday at home against Western Connecticut.

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