LEC Player of the Week

February 23rd, 1998 by Adam

PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The center on the Plymouth State College men’s basketball team has earned a well-deserved honor from the Little East Conference.

Senior Doug Stokes (Wyckoff, NJ) was selected LEC Player of the Week after the best week of his season. The transfer from the College of New Jersey helped the Panthers to a 1-1 week as PSC secured a share of the LEC regular season title.

A 6’8″ center, Stokes averaged a “double-double” for the week, checking in with 20.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per outing. He was a sizzling 11-for-13 from the field (85 percent) in the two games, and 18-for-20 from the line (90 percent), and chipped in with four blocked shots, three steals and two assists. He had 22 points and 14 rebounds in last Saturday’s win over Eastern Connecticut, including a 10-for-10 effort from the line.

Stokes becomes the fourth Panther to earn Little East Conference honors this season. Senior Ace Elefteriadis (Belmont, MA) and juniors Adam DeChristopher (Brockton, MA) and Eric McQueen (Lawrence, MA) have all been honored earlier this season.

The Panthers, 18-6 overall, captured a share of the LEC regular season title with UMass Dartmouth, both schools at 12-2 in conference games. Although PSC and UMD split the regular season series, the Corsairs won the tie-breaker for the top seed in the LEC Tournament due to a sweep of third-place Keene State while PSC split with the Owls. The Panthers are the second seed, and will host Southern Maine Tuesday (Feb. 24) in an LEC first-round game at Foley Gymnasium (7:00 p.m.). The semi-finals and final will be at the site of the highest remaining seed after Tuesday’s games, with the LEC Tourney champion earning an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament.

Coach Paul Hogan’s squad is seeking its third straight post-season berth and second NCAA bid in three years.

Probable PSC Starters

G #11 Adam DeChristopher (6’1″, Jr., Brockton, MA) 19.1 ppg 5.1 rpg

G #33 Seth Peloso (6’2″, Sr., Rye, NH) 5.0 ppg 2.3 rpg

G #35 Eric McQueen (6’2″, Jr., Lawrence, MA) 11.0 ppg 2.4 rpg

C #51 Doug Stokes (6’8″, Sr., Wyckoff, NJ) 10.1 ppg 7.3 rpg

F #42 Ace Elefteriadis (6’3″, Sr., Belmont, MA) 15.6 ppg 6.2 rpg

Key Reserves

G #21 Jamodi Robinson (5’11″, So., Framingham, MA) 5.7 ppg 1.4 rpg

F-C #30 Jamal Pettiford-Jones (6’5″, Jr., Portsmouth, NH) 4.2 ppg 4.0 rpg

F #40 Tony Martinez (6’3″, Fr., Barnstead, NH) 4.3 ppg 1.7 rpg

G #20 Todd Steffanides (5’9″, Jr., Fitchburg, MA) 3.8 ppg 1.1 rpg

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