September 17, 2009

ALOSA, DUFOUR TO BE INDUCTED INTO NEW ENGLAND BASKETBALL HALL OF FAME

KINGSTON, R.I. - Former University of New Hampshire men's basketball players Matt Alosa and Paul Dufour will be inducted into the New England Basketball Hall of Fame in the high school and prep school categories, respectively, at 7 p.m. on Oct. 9 at Mohegan Sun, the Hall of Fame recently announced.

Alosa led Pembroke Academy to a 21-1 record and the Class I boys' basketball championship his senior year in 1991. Alosa, who returned to Pembroke three years ago to become the head coach, was the state's third 2,000-point scorer, and set the Spartans' all-time scoring record with 2,575 points.

After transferring from Providence, Alosa spent two years in Durham and helped lead the Wildcats to their best season in school history during the 1994-95 season with a 19-9 record, including 11-5 in the conference. Despite only having two seasons to rack up numbers, Alosa is UNH's eighth all-time leading scorer with 1,247 points. Alosa, who was All-NAC Second Team both years at UNH, also holds records for all-time scoring average (23.1 ppg), single-season scoring average (24.0 ppg), 3-pointers made in a season (87), free throws made in a season (150), points in a half (28) and free throw percentage in a game (1.000, 12-12).

Dufour, who played at UNH from 1976-80, is 20th all-time in scoring with 1,026 points. Dufour also owns the sixth best free throw percentage in school history (.814).

It was also previously announced that UNH head coach Bill Herrion would be inducted into the Hall as one of three players chosen to represent the Clark University High School Basketball Tournament, which is being enshrined as a special honoree.

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