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January 23, 2007

PSU Women’s Basketball dumped by Keene State

PLYMOUTH, N.H. - Sophomore Michele Boudreau (Readsboro, Vt.) drained five of seven shots from three-point range and finished with a game-high 19 points Tuesday evening as Keene State College dumped Plymouth State University, 80-59, in a Little East Conference women's basketball game at Foley Gymnasium.

Boudreau was one of three Owls to score in double figures. Senior Bri Barnes (Merrimack, N.H.) canned six of nine from the floor, including a pair of three-pointers, and finished with 16 points, while classmate Sarah Begnoche (Millville, Mass.) added 13 points on 5-for-8 shooting.

Keene State defeated Plymouth State for the fifth straight time, improving to 13-5 overall and 6-2 in Little East play. PSU struggled to its sixth straight loss and fell to 4-13 overall and 1-7 in the LEC.

Junior Lauren Daniels (Concord, N.H.) was the high scorer for Plymouth State with nine points, while seniors Kaitlyn Linehan (South Boston, Mass.) and Ashley White (Merrimack, N.H.) added eight and seven points, respectively. Fourteen of the 16 Panthers got into the scoring column.

It was a one-point Keene State lead (11-10) with 12 minutes to play in the first half when the Owls rattled off 16 straight points over the next eight minutes. PSU regrouped and got the margin down to 11 points (33-22) at the intermission.

KSC scored the first 10 points of the second half to push the lead over 20 points, and PSU didn't threaten the rest of the way.

Plymouth State is home again on Thursday for a non-conference game against Newbury College (6:00 p.m. at Foley Gymnasium). Keene State also plays a non-conference game on Thursday, visiting Middlebury (7:00 p.m.)

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