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Keene State runs past PSU Women’s Basketball

 PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Junior Sarah Begnoche (Millville, Mass.) recorded a game-high 17 points and nine rebounds Tuesday evening to lead the Keene State College women's basketball team to a 71-54 victory over rival Plymouth State University in a Little East Conference match-up at Foley Gymnasium.

              Begnoche had nine points and seven rebounds in the first half as the visitors raced to a 39-16 lead at the break.  The Owls maintained a 20-point advantage most of the second half, cruising to the victory.  Keene State improves to 15-9 overall and 9-4 in the LEC, while PSU drops to 10-13 overall and 5-8 in conference play.

              The Owls also got 13 points from senior Stacey Morse (Lebanon, N.H.) and 10 points from sophomore Danielle Graveley (Schenectady, N.Y.)  Senior Bekka Hopkins (Oxford, Mass.) chipped in with nine points and nine boards, and junior Bri Barnes (Merrimack, N.H.) handed out eight assists.

              Plymouth State was led by junior Ashley White (Merrimack, N.H.) and freshman Kayla Morin (Pascoag, R.I.), who scored nine points apiece.  Freshman Janelle Chiles (North Andover, Mass.) added eight points for the hosts.

              Keene State shot 44 percent for the game, while PSU connected at just a 32 percent clip.  The Owls dominated the boards by a 48-32 count.

              Both teams wrap up the regular season at 1:00 p.m. this Saturday, Keene State visiting top-ranked Southern Maine and Plymouth State hosting Eastern Connecticut.

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