PLYMOUTH, N.H. – Senior Adam DeChristopher (Brockton, MA) followed his 33-point effort against New England College on Tuesday with a 16-point outing against Elmira on Wednesday as Plymouth State College’s men’s basketball team captured the consolation game of the McDonald’s-Susse Chalet-Palmison Graphics Panther Holiday Classic at Foley Gymnasium.
The Panthers downed Elmira 101-79 to finish third in the tournament, going over 100 points for the third time this season. Goucher College took the championship back to Baltimore, edging New England College in the title game, 77-74.
NEC reached the title game with a tight 85-83 triumph over PSC, despite DeChristopher’s 33 points. Goucher advanced past Elmira in the tourney opener, 80-71. DeChristopher was PSC’s lone selection on the All-Tournament Team.
Junior JaModi Robinson (Framingham, MA) also had a strong tournament for the Panthers. He contributed 12 points and four steals in the NEC contest, and came back with a team-high 18 points and four steals against Elmira. PSC also got 15 points from sophomore Tony Martinez (Barnstead, NH) and 13 from sophomore transfer Shannon Gallagher (Plymouth, NH) in the win over Elmira, while senior Todd Steffanides (Fitchburg, MA) handed out a career-high 12 assists.
The Panthers, 6-2 overall, resume Little East Conference action in their next outing, a Jan. 9th affair at Foley Gymnasium against defending conference champion UMass Dartmouth (4:00 p.m., WMUR-TV). Picked third in the LEC pre-season poll, PSC is 1-1 in conference games to this point under first-year head coach Jim Ferry.
McDonald’s – Palmison Graphics – Susse Chalet
Men’s Basketball Panther Holiday Classic
December 29-30, 1998
Foley Gymnasium, Plymouth, NH
Wednesday, December 30
Goucher 77, New England College 74
Plymouth State 101, Elmira 79
Tuesday, December 29
Goucher 80, Elmira 71
New England College 85, Plymouth State 83
Bakari Ward, Goucher (MVP)
Mark Schuler, Goucher
Dennis Dube, New England College
Ralph Rossetti, New England College
Adam DeChristopher, Plymouth State
Kevin Proudfoot, Elmira