GORHAM, Maine – Junior Jayvon Pitts-Young (Portland, Maine) and freshman Evan Christensen (Old Orchard Beach, Maine/Thornton Academy) each earned a spot on the Maine Men's Basketball Coaches and Writers Association Honor Roll after strong performances in the University of Southern Maine Huskies lone game of the week - an 85-81 overtime win against Little East Conference opponent Keene State College.
Earning MMBCWA Rookie Honor Roll honors for the second consecutive week, Christensen, who has started the last six games for the Huskies, had seven points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in 35 minutes of action. Christensen's five assists were a game, season and career-high for the 6-4 rookie guard. Christensen is averaging 5.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 1.3 assists per game for Southern Maine, and is shooting 46.3 percent from the field. He has career-highs of 21 points (Western New England; December 30); 12 rebounds (Rhode Island College; December 8); five assists (Keene State; January 5) and three steals (Bowdoin; December 9).
Pitts-Young scored a team-high 23 points to lead for players in double-figures in USM's key LEC win over Keene State. Shooting 10-for-18 from the field, Pitts-Young added five rebounds, three assists, and a steal. Pitts-Young has scored in double-figures in all 12 of the Huskies games, and has surpassed the 20-point plateau in seven games. The 6-0 guard has a season and career-high of 36 points (UMass Dartmouth; November 28). Pitts-Young also has season-highs of 10 rebounds (University of New England; November 13); eight assists (University of New England; November 13) and three steals (Plymouth State: December 5).
The Huskies are back in action on Thursday, January 10 (7:30 p.m.) when they travel to Eastern Connecticut State University for a Little East Conference contest.