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November 22, 2010

PSU Women’s Basketball players receive top LEC honors

Doucet, Walker named Player, Rookie of the Week 

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two of the top players on the Plymouth State University women’s basketball team were recognized Monday with Little East Conference (LEC) Player of the Week honors after their performances in the first week of the 2010-11 basketball season.

            Junior forward Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central) was named LEC Player of the Week, and freshman guard Sammie Walker (Manchester, N.H./Central) was selected LEC Rookie of the Week.  The twosome led PSU to the championship of the Wheaton College Tip-Off Tournament last weekend in Norton, Mass., defeating Fitchburg State University in the first round and knocking off Wheaton in double overtime in the championship game. 

Alicia Doucet             A 5’11” forward, Doucet (right) was named to the All-Tournament team after averaging 22 points and seven rebounds for the weekend.  She tossed in a career-high 32 points while collecting seven boards and four steals in the championship game victory over Wheaton, and she scored 12 points and grabbed seven rebounds in PSU’s opening-round win over Fitchburg State.  Doucet also had 15 points and eight rebounds in PSU’s opening game of the season, a loss to Emerson; for the week, she averaged 19.7 points, 7.3 rebounds and 2.3 steals.

Sammie Walker             A 5’3” guard, Walker (left) was named Most Valuable Player of the Wheaton Tournament after averaging 17.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 4.5 steals.  She tossed in a team-high 20 points (on 6-of-10 shooting) with eight rebounds and five steals in PSU’s opening-round win over Fitchburg State, and she recorded a double-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds and four steals in the championship game.  For the week, she averaged 13.7 points, 6.3 rebounds and 3.0 steals.

            The Panthers, 2-1, will play one more game before a short Thanksgiving break, traveling to Castleton on Tuesday, Nov. 23, for a 5:30 p.m. match-up. 

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