Pelletier receives Association of Division III Independents women’s basketball Player of the Week award

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Universiy of Maine – Presque Isle senior guard Emily Pelletier (Fort Kent, Maine) has been named the Association of Division III Independents women's basketball Player of the Week. Pelletier helped her team to a 2-0 performance at the Star City Classic over the weekend, and averaged 14.3 points and 3.3 assists over three total games last week. Against Fisher College, she scored 22 points on 9-of-16 shooting (56.3%), then hit a clutch shot the following day to lead the Owls to victory. Down one point with 12 seconds left, Pelletier hit a step-back three-pointer to give her team the lead, one they didn't relinquish as they went on to beat Thomas College, 75-71. After starting the season 0-8, Pelletier has helped her squad to a 4-1 mark thus far in 2013.