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Little East weekly honor for PSU Women’s Basketball player

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. - The leading scorer on the Plymouth State University women's basketball team was recognized by the Little East Conference Monday with selection as LEC Player of the Week.

            Sophomore Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) earned the top LEC honor for the second time this season after leading PSU to a 1-1 week. She became the second player in the conference this season to score at least 30 points in a game.  Kania was previously the conference player of the week and on the weekly honor once each in December.

            A 5'11" forward, Kania (right) averaged 27.0 points and 8.5 rebounds last week for the Panthers, including a career-high 34-point performance in an LEC win at UMass Boston.  She posted her fourth double-double of the season with 20 points and 10 rebounds in Tuesday's loss at Keene State, and she was good for 34 points and seven rebounds Saturday in a 73-60 victory at UMB.  Kania made 12-of-19 shots from the field against the Beacons, including 3-of-4 from three-point range, and she converted all seven free throw attempts.  For the week, she shot 55.6 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from beyond the arc, and 90.9 percent from the free throw line.

            Kania has proven to be one of the top players in the Little East this season. She leads the Panthers in scoring and is tied for sixth in the LEC with 12.8 points per game, and she tops PSU and ranks 10th in the conference in rebounding with 6.1 boards per game.  Kania is also 11th in the LEC in field goal percentage (42.7) and 10th in blocked shots (15).

            PSU, 15-8 overall and 5-7 in conference play, wraps up the regular season this week with a pair of LEC home games, hosting Southern Maine Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. and UMass Dartmouth Saturday on Senior Day at 1:00 p.m. 

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