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Little East post-season basketball honors announced

Lambert named Second Team; Burt, Walker All-Rookie

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The Little East Conference announced its post-season basketball awards Tuesday, and three Plymouth State University student-athletes were recognized for their outstanding seasons in 2010-11.

            Senior guard Ryan Lambert (Derry, N.H./Pinkerton Academy) was named an LEC Second Team All-Star, and each PSU squad had one freshman guard named to the LEC All-Rookie Team – Alex Burt (Dover, N.H.) for the men and Sammie Walker (Manchester, N.H./Central) for the women.  The LEC post-season awards are voted on by the league’s head coaches.

  Ryan Lambert

            A 6’0” guard, Lambert led the team and ranked fourth in the LEC in scoring this season with 15.3 points per game.  He also topped the Panthers and tied for fifth in the conference with 6.6 rebounds per contest and tied for sixth in the LEC with 3.2 assists per outing.  Lambert was most effective from long range, making 39-of-131 shots from three-point range to rank in the top 10 in the conference in both total three-pointers made (1.6 per game) and three-point field goal percentage (.298).  Lambert, who had seven games this season with at least 20 points and two contests with at least 30 points, finished up his three-year career at PSU with 872 points.

Alex Burt Sammie Walker

            A 6’0” guard, Burt was the leading freshman scorer on the team this season with 4.3 points per game.  His top games were a 16-point performance in a win over Lyndon State College and a 12-point effort in an LEC loss to Western Connecticut State University.  He also made three three-pointers to finish with nine points and six rebounds in a win over UMass Boston.

            A 5’3” guard, Walker tied for fourth on the Panther women’s team with 6.4 points per game, and finished third in rebounding with 6.0 boards per contest.  She also ranked among the team leaders in assists (44) and steals (43).  Walker scored 20 points in a win over Fitchburg State earlier in the season and was named LEC Rookie of the Week.

            The Panther men’s squad finished the season with an 11-14 overall record and a 5-9 mark in the Little East, while the Panther women ended up 8-17 overall and 1-13 in conference play. 

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