PLYMOUTH, N.H. – The leading scorer on the Plymouth State University men’s basketball team was recognized by the Little East Conference on Monday for his performance in three Panther games last week.
Junior Ben Huntington (Hampstead, N.H./Pinkerton) was named to the LEC Weekly Honor Roll. He is the first Panther this season to receive LEC weekly honors, and this marks the first time in Huntington’s career that he has been so recognized.
A 5’11” guard, Huntington (right) averaged 21.3 points and 7.0 rebounds in PSU’s 1-2 week. He shot 53.8 percent from the field (21-of-39), making at least 50 percent in all three games, and he converted 44.4 percent from three-point range (8-for-18) and 93.3 percent from the free throw line (14-of-15). Huntington scored 26 points in Tuesday’s win over New England College, and finished with 19 points in Thursday’s loss to Salem State and Saturday’s setback to Eastern Connecticut.
Huntington, who was named to the All-Tournament Team two weeks ago at the Wheaton Tip-Off Tournament, is off to an outstanding start to the season. He leads the LEC in scoring with 21.7 points per game and ranks second in free throw percentage (96.4) and ninth in field goal percentage (51.9). He also tops the conference in three-point field goals made (3.17 per game) and ranks eighth in three-point field goal percentage (48.7).
PSU, 3-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play, gets back into action Thursday with a non-conference home game against Bridgewater State (6:00 p.m.)
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