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PSU Women’s Basketball player, coach earn post-season honors for 2016-17

PSU Women’s Basketball player, coach earn post-season honors for 2016-17

Lawrence named All-LEC Second Team; Flynn earns Coach of the Year honor

            PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Two members of the Plymouth State University women's basketball program were recognized Tuesday with announcement of the 2016-17 All-Little East Conference Team.

            Senior DeAsia 'Ace' Lawrence (Middletown, Conn.) earned the top honor for the Panthers, receiving Second Team All-Conference recognition. PSU second-year head coach Allison Flynn was voted by her peers as LEC Coach of the Year. Lawrence is the first All-Conference selection from Plymouth State since 2009-10.

            A 5-9 guard, Lawrence led the Panthers in scoring this season and ranked sixth in the LEC with 12.8 points per game, including 13.9 points in conference play. She made 56 three-point baskets, third-most in the LEC, converting at a 31.5 percent clip, fifth best in the conference. Lawrence was PSU's leading scorer in 13 of the 25 games this season, including a season-high 30 point effort in a one-point loss at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

            A starter in 95 of 101 career outings, including every game in the past three seasons, Lawrence led the Panthers in scoring each of the last three years after finishing second as a freshman. She finished her career with 1,114 career points, ranking seventh on PSU's all-time scoring list.

            Coach Flynn led the Panthers to an 8-17 overall record this season, the most wins in a season since the 2010-11 team finished with the same mark. Picked eighth in the LEC preseason poll, the Panthers tied for fifth during the regular season, the best conference finish since the 2008-09 season. PSU posted a 5-9 conference record, matching the most LEC wins in a season since the 2009-10 campaign.

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