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January 27, 2011

Plymouth State bests Johnson State in women’s hoop

Panther stop skid with non-conference victory 

              JOHNSON, Vt. – Visiting Plymouth State University used a defense that forced 29 turnovers Thursday night to fuel an 82-48 non-conference women’s basketball victory over host Johnson State College.

              The Panthers snap a nine-game losing skid with victory and move to 8-10 overall, while Johnson falls to 4-12.

              The defensive effort from Plymouth not only created turnovers but limited makes as the Badgers were held to 23 percent shooting in the first half to help the Panthers to a 42-17 halftime lead.

              Junior Alicia Doucet (Manchester, N.H./Central) paced Plymouth State offensively, scoring 18 points and grabbing five rebounds. Senior Amanda Kania (Manchester, N.H./West) had a productive evening for PSU with 10 points, hauling down a team-high eight rebounds, handing out five assists, and collecting four steals.

              Johnson saw junior Andrea Deuell (Milton, Vt.) score 18 points while sophomore Catlyn Hughes (Canterbury, Conn./Griswold) tossed in 11 points and added seven rebounds.

              Johnson will now travel to play at Green Mountain College on Saturday afternoon at 2:00 pm while Plymouth State returns home to host Eastern Connecticut State University on Saturday in a Little East Conference challenge at 3:00 p.m. 

(Courtesy of Johnson State Sports Information) 

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