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Kathleen Payne named SUNYAC Player of the Week

Kathleen Payne of the women’s basketball team was named State University of New York Athletic Conference Player of the Week for the week ending Dec. 11.

Payne finished with 75 points in a 2-1 week for Plattsburgh to earn her first conference weekly honor of the season. The Goshen, N.Y. native picked up her first double-double of the week Tuesday at New Paltz with 28 points and 11 rebounds. On Friday, she netted 19 points and shot a perfect 4-for-4 from the free throw line in a 75-71 overtime win against Geneseo. Payne wrapped up the week shooting 10-for-17 from the field in a 28-point, 13-rebound performance against Brockport, helping lead the Cardinals to their first conference weekend sweep since the 2008-09 season.

The Cardinal sophomore averaged 25 points and 11 rebounds, shot 54 percent from the field, 41 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the line. Payne currently leads the SUNYAC with an average of 22.6 points per game.

Plattsburgh returns to action on Dec. 28 at The Big Easy Challenge in New Orleans, La. The Cardinals will open the holiday tournament against Geneva College at 10 a.m. 

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