Mass. College Lax: D3 Conference Semifinals Roundup (#d3lax)

By NoontimeSports.com

There were a few Division 3 conference tournament semifinals that took place this afternoon and below are their outcomes and game summaries.

Men’s Lacrosse:

Endicott 25, Salve Regina 5: Kyle Weber and Nick Pinciaro combined for eight goals and five helpers as the Gulls soared past the Seahawks and punched their ticket to the Commonwealth Coast Conference Championship on Saturday.

Western New England 16, Roger Williams 12: Leading the Hawks by seven goals after three quarters, the Golden Bears were forced to fend off a late rally, which secured them a spot in Saturday’s conference championship against the Gulls. Keegan Dudeck paced Western New England with seven points on four assists and three tallies.

Women’s Lacrosse:

Endicott 15, Gordon 7: Callie Murphy registered six points on three goals and three helpers as the Gulls defeated the Fighting Scots and secured a spot in the CCC Championship on Saturday. Anna Blomberg led Gordon with four points on three goals and one assist.

Roger Williams 19, Western New England 11: Deven Machette recorded seven points on five goals and two assists, as the Hawks defeat the Golden Bears in the CCC semifinals and punched its ticket to the conference finals on Saturday. Western New England’s Jessica Scannapieco and Taylor Scialdone combined for seven goals and one helper.

Regis 20, Elms 8: Teresa Busiek recorded four goals and one assist as the Pride defeated the Blazers in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) semifinals. Elms’ Jillian Pirog and Kayla Narey each netted hat tricks in the setback. With the win, Regis advances to the conference championship on Saturday.

Becker 13, Wheelock 7: Ashley Mossey jumpstarted a 5-0 run at 18:26 in the second half, which helped the Hawks go onto defeat the Wildcats in NECC semifinal action. Victoria Belcher led Becker with a hat trick, while Wheelock’s Molly Centore led all scorers with four tallies.

Mass. College Hoops: Wednesday Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Below are results and game summaries from various men’s and women’s contests this evening.

Men’s Basketball

BC 62, No. 1 Syracuse 59 (OT): The Eagles outscored the Orangemen, 45-34 during the final two sessions, including overtime as Boston College handed Syracuse its first setback of the season. Olivier Hanlan paced the Maroon and Gold with 20 points, while Ryan Anderson stuffed the stat sheet with nine points, 14 rebounds (11 on defense), four assists, two blocks and one steal. The win snapped a five-game skid for BC.

BU 71, American 62: Dom Morris scored a game-high 16 points, while Maurice Watson Jr. added 13 points as the Terriers defeated Eagles and improved to 20-8 overall and 13-2 in Patriot League Play.

No. 12 WPI 58, Wheaton 46: Sam Longwell scored 13 points, Domenick Mastascusa recorded a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds off the bench as the Engineers defeated the Lyons and secured its ninth conference regular season title in the last 11 years. Agyei Gregory paced Wheaton with 13 points.

Elms 94, Mitchell 84: Andre French recorded a game-best 23 points, along with nine rebounds as the Blazers capped the regular season with their 14th overall win, 12th in NECC play.

Endicott 85, Wentworth 67: Lachlan Magee scored a game-best 16 points, while John Henault added 11 points as the Gulls defeated the Leopards. Ray Bessette paced Wentworth with 16 points.

Mount Ida 70, Norwich 66 (OT): Michael Joseph scored 15 points off the bench, including a triple at the end of regulation that forced an extra session, along with a free-throw in overtime, which lifted the Mustangs over the Cadets.

Wheelock 71, Regis 65: Paul Coucci scored 20 points and grabbed eight boards, Anthony Williams registered 19 points, four rebounds, four assists, two blocks and one steal as the Wildcats concluded their season with a victory over the Pride. Osanto Marc Jr. led Regis with 20 points.

Women’s Basketball

Holy Cross 90, Lafayette 76: Brisje Malone tallied 15 points and a game-best six rebounds, as well as became the program’s 30th player to net 1,000 career points as the Crusaders defeated the Leopards.

No. 1 Bentley 95, So. New Hampshire 55: Lauren Battista netted 16 points and recorded eight rebounds, three assists and two steals as the Falcons soared to their 24th straight victory. Courtney Finn registered 13 points, eight boards and six assists in the win.

Emmanuel 68, Johnson & Wales 59: Jennifer Bujnowski paced the Saints with 12 points, while Vanessa Bramante and Sarah Higgins each scored 11 points, respective, as Emmanuel defeated Johnson & Wales and improved to 9-0 in conference play.

MIT 57, Babson 56: Osheiza Otori recorded a layup with 41 seconds remaining, which provided the Engineers the lead for good as MIT defeated Babson in Babson Park. MIT’s Mari Kordell led all scorers with 23 points, while Linnett Graber paced the Beavers with 13 points. Jennifer Narle and Briana Hunt each netted 11 points in the setback.

Wellesley 54, Wheaton 52: Kendall Bianchi‘s layup with eight seconds remaining pushed the Blue ahead for good as Wellesley defeated Wheaton for the second time this season. Wellesley’s Leslie Leong led all scorers with 20 points, while Kiley Shoemaker and Laura Pierce combined for 22 points, 20 rebounds and five assists for Wheaton.

Suffolk 56, Anna Maria 51: Iliana Quadri scored 19 points, as well as recorded five rebounds, four assists, three blocks and two steals, which helped the Rams defeat the AMCATs. Trafficia Warburton paced Anna Maria with 16 points.

Mass. College Hoops: Monday Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Below are scores and highlights from this evening’s men’s and women’s basketball games.

Men’s Basketball

Westfield State 84, Newbury 41: Dan Tessier led all scorers with 19 points as the Owls defeated the Nighthawks in Brookline. Eric Watson paced Newbury with 7 points.

Emerson 71, Wheelock 63: Four Lions scorers recorded 12 points or more, including Michael Thorpe, who registered 19 points as Emerson defeated the Wildcats for the third straight season. Wheelock’s Anthony Williams led all scorers with 28 points, while also recording 11 boards.

Women’s Basketball:

Simmons 62, Fisher 50: The Sharks eight-game skid came to an end, thanks to 19 points from Jen Janiak and 15 points off the bench by Ashley McAdams.

Westfield State 67, Suffolk 51: Gabby Felix finished with a double-double of 24 points (game-high) and 10 boards as the Owls defeated the Rams and earned their sixth win of the season. Shelby Santini paced Suffolk with 19 points.

Brandeis 73, UMass Boston 35: Maria Jackson led all players with 18 points, while also two steals and one assist as the Judges evened their overall mark at 5-5. Chantel Jordan led UMB with eight points off the bench.

Framingham State 71, Albertus Magnus 56: Alycia Rackliffe netted a team-high 19 points, while Kristen Hoffman scored 17 points as the Rams defeated the Falcons in Framingham.

Mass. College Hoops: Early Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan

There were more than a handful of contests that took place earlier this afternoon and below are their outcomes and summaries.

Men’s Basketball 

No. 14 WPI 88, Keene State 69: Sam Longwell netted a game-best 22 points, along with seven rebounds, four steals and one assist as the Engineers defeated Keene State in Worcester and improved to 9-1 overall.  Zach Karalis scored 15 points off the bench, while Ryan Kolb and Aaron Davis scored 12 points, respectively.

TCNJ 71, Westfield State 66: Grant Cooper led the Owls with 20 points and 17 rebounds, but that wasn’t enough for Westfield State, which saw its six point lead at the break disappear in the second half.

MIT 81, Wheelock 51: Andrew Acker and Justin Pedley each netted 20 points as the Engineers defeated the Wildcats in Cambridge. Acker also registered 16 rebounds, 12 on defense. Joe Reedy led Wheelock with 14 points.

Elms 73, Framingham State 57: Jerry Buchanon scored a game-high 27 points, as well as recorded seven rebounds, five steals and four assists as the Blazers defeated Framingham State in Chicopee. Charles Collins led the Rams with 17 points.

Women’s Basketball

Marist 76, Boston University 65: The Red Foxes outscored the Terriers, 40-27, in the second half, which helped them earn a non-conference victory in Boston. BU’s Sarah Hope led all players with 19 points, while Melissa Gallo contributed 12 points and Danielle Callahan scored 10 points.    

Anna Maria 72, Elms 49: Trafficia Warburton recorded a double-double with 29 points and 13 rebounds, along four assists, three steals and one block as the AMCATs defeated the Blazers in Chicopee. Gianna Youngblood led Elms with 20 points, while Denisha Parks registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

St. Joe’s (ME) 69, Framingham State 57: Morgan Cahill recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Mackenzie Dufour scored 15 points as the Monks defeated the Rams in Maine. Kristen Hoffman led Framingham State with 17 points.

Rhode Island College 48, UMass Boston 30: Olivia Murphy and Andrea Suffredini combined for 23 points in the Beacon’s first conference setback of the season.

Southern Maine 63, Salem State 34: Rachel Carter scored 10 points, while Jessica Kuzmickas registered six points off the bench, but that wasn’t enough to spark the Vikings to victory.

Gordon 67, Lesley 31: Fredi Nielsen poured in a game-high 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, as the Fighting Scots picked up their third win of the season. Tara Coleman led Lesley with 15 points.

Lasell 64, Plymouth State 59: Kayla Vincelette, Molly Lauver and Alexis Chappell each scored double figures as the Lasers beat the Panthers in New Hampshire.  

Wentworth 66, Maine-Farmington 61: The Leopards snapped their four-game skid thanks to 19 points from Rachael Camara and a double-double by Carly Rogers, who tallied 11 points and 15 rebounds.

Saint Rose 76, AIC 72: Alyssa Roach tallied 16 points, while Sarah Noble notched 14 points, but that wasn’t enough to lift the Yellow Jackets past Saint Rose.

Merrimack 67, So. New Hampshire 58: Chloe Rothman led the Warriors with 15 points, as well as recorded six assists and five rebounds, as Merrimack defeated Souther New Hampshire on the road.

Mass. College Hoops: Weekend Schedule (Dec. 13-15)

By NoontimeSports.com 

There maybe a snowstorm on the way, but as of this afternoon, here is this weekend’s schedule.

Friday, Dec. 13: 

* Worcester State at Springfield College, 7 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Springfield College at Worcester State, 7:30 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

Saturday, Dec. 14: 

* Framingham State at St. Joe’s (ME), 12 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* Anna Maria at Elms College, 12 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* TCNJ at Westfield State, 12:30 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Marist at Boston University, 1 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* UMass Boston at Rhode Island College, 1 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* Southern Maine at Salem State, 1 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* Lesley University at Gordon College, 1 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* Lasell College at Plymouth State, 1 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* Keene State at No. 14 WPI, 1 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Wheelock at MIT, 1 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Merrimack at So. New Hampshire, 1:30 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* American International at Saint Rose, 1:30 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* Framingham State at Elms College, 2 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Maine-Farmington at Wentworth Institute of Technology, 2 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* UMass Boston at Rhode Island College, 3 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Lesley University at Gordon College, 3 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Southern Maine at Salem State, 3 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Northern Illinois at No. 22 UMass, 3:30 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Merrimack at So. New Hampshire, 3:30 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* American International at Saint Rose, 3:30 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

Sunday, Dec. 15: 

* Philadelphia at Boston College, 12 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Norfolk State at Boston University, 1 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Northeastern University at Fairfield, 1 p.m. (Men’s Hoops)

* Maine at Northeastern University, 2 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* New Hampshire at Boston College, 3 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* UMass Lowell at Central Conn. State, 4 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

* Western Conn. State at Regis (Mass.), 6 p.m. (Women’s Hoops)

Mass. College Hoops: Wheelock’s Higgins, Hudson Discuss Final Home Game (VIDEO)

By Matt Noonan 

CHESTNUT HILL, MA — After their final home game of the season, Wheelock College’s Daniel Higgins and Bashir Hudson discussed their team’s game against Lesley University, their fondest memories from the past four years with the Wildcats, and the team’s final two contests of the season. Hudson also discussed breaking the men’s basketball season scoring record for points in a season, too. He has netted 460 points this season, which passes Sherard Robbins from 2009-10.

For more information on the Wildcats men’s basketball team — HOP HERE.

 

Mass. College Hoops: Ganiyat Adeduntan Earns First Collegiate Win

By Matt Noonan 

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Wheelock College’s women’s basketball head coach Ganiyat Adeduntan picked up her first official win on the bench Thursday, as the Wildcats topped Southern Vermont, 58-54.

After the game concluded, Noontime Sports caught up with the first-year head coach to discuss her first win as a head coach.

 

Bosques Becomes Daniel Webster’s Women’s Basketball All-Time Leading Scorer

By Matt Noonan 

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – At 8:10 in the first half of Thursday’s Daniel Webster-Wheelock College women’s basketball game, Eagles graduate student Vanessa Bosques sank three-pointer, which not only extended the visitor’s lead, but allowed her to become the all-time leading points scorer in program history.

Bosques entered the contest 12-points shy of the record, which was held by Erin Moseley, who graduated from the New Hampshire campus in 2008.

The Connecticut native paced the Eagles in the first half of her team’s New England Collegiate Conference clash wit 19 points.

For more information Daniel Webster women’s basketball – HOP HERE.

Mass College Hoops Recap: Regis 59, Wheelock 49

By Matt Noonan 

CHESTNUT HILL, MA – Trailing Wheelock College by five points entering the second frame, Regis College used an offensive surge to lift them past the Wildcats, 59-49.

“We have a young group, and they’ve been losing close games all year, and the biggest thing was they didn’t hang their head and we actually learned from it,” said Regis head coach Nathan Hager, who was all smiles after his team’s first opening round NECC tournament victory on Tuesday.

The Pride were led by sophomores Ahmad Charles, (21 points) and Robert Edwards, (10 points, seven rebounds), who combined for 20 second half points, while freshman Ethan Peana ended the game with a team-high 10 rebounds.

“[It’s a] big win for our team,” said Edwards. “We’ve had some up and downs this year, [so] it’s good to come out, play hard in the playoffs, [and] get a win.”

Regis jumped out to a quick, 5-0 lead before Wheelock responded with a layup from senior Eric Rice, and a trifecta by senior Max Kaim, (17 points) before the Wildcats offense stalled, and allowed the Pride to grow their lead to 17-7 at 10:11.

Senior Elliot Hernandez rejuvenated Wheelock’s veteran squad with a layup a few minutes later, which set up a 21-6 run to end the half with a 28-23 advantage.

Entering the second half, Charles jumpstarted Regis’ offense with a pair from the free throw line before the Pride tallied 13 points in five minutes, which helped them relinquish the lead from Wheelock.

Edward extended his team’s lead with a layup before senior Jonathon Josselin knocked down two shots from the free throw line.

“In the second half, we didn’t make turnovers because we had 11 in the first half, [but] in the second half we had four, so we took care of the ball, we limited their second chance points [by] boxing out on rebounds,” said Charles.

Charles also made sure his team took preserved their lead, as he recorded a layup and then a three-pointer in front of his team’s bench with 5:49 remaining to give Regis a 49-39 advantage.

“Ahmad is a very confident guy, and is an unspoken leader on our team. He’s a guy who doesn’t say much, and his actions do the talking,” said Hager. “Him hitting a three, that’s great.”

Wheelock then began a small comeback when Kaim made a couple of free throws to bring the Wildcats within six points at 1:42, but their late rally was denied when Charles, Josselin and sophomore Ryan Chambers sank six combined free throws to help the Pride earn the win, and punch their ticket to the semi-finals in Worcester against Elms College on Friday evening.

“We just got to go out and practice the next couple days, get better, and prepare for Elms,” said Charles.

Mass College Hoops: D3Hoops Quarterfinal Schedule

By NoontimeSports.com 

Well, the regular season has officially ended, which means it’s tournament time! Here are some of the first or second round matches that will occur over the next few days across Massachusetts.

NEWMAC: 

* Men’s Basketball – Wheaton College at Babson College (Feb. 22, 7:00pm)

Women’s Basketball – Springfield College at Wellesley College (Feb. 22, 7:00pm)

* Women’s Basketball – WPI at Clark University (Feb. 22, 7:00pm)

MASCAC:

* Men’s Basketball – MCLA at Worcester State (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

* Men’s Basketball – Fitchburg State at Westfield State (Feb. 21, 7:30pm)

* Women’s Basketball – Worcester State at Westfield State (Feb. 21, 5:30pm)

* Women’s Basketball – Fitchburg State at MCLA (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

NECC: 

* Men’s Basketball – Regis College at Wheelock College (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

* Men’s Basketball – Newbury College at Daniel Webster (Feb. 21, 8:00pm)

* Women’s Basketball – Becker College at Daniel Webster (Feb. 21, 6:00pm)

* Women’s Basketball – Mitchell College at Newbury College (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

* Women’s Basketball – Bay Path at Elms College (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

Other Massachusetts Games: 

* Men’s Basketball – Gordon at Wentworth, CCC (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

* Men’s Basketball – Curry College at Nichols College, CCC (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

* Men’s Basketball – Emmanuel College at Lasell, GNAC (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

* Men’s Basketball – Mount Ida at St. Joe’s (Maine), GNAC (Feb. 21, 7:30pm) 

* Men’s Basketball – UMass Dartmouth at Keene State, LEC (Feb. 21, 7:30pm)

* Men’s Basketball – Roger Williams at Endicott College, CCC (Feb. 21, 8:00pm)

* Women’s Basketball – UMass Dartmouth at Western Conn., LEC (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

 * Women’s Basketball – Nichols at University of New England, CCC (Feb. 21, 7:00pm)

* Women’s Basketball -  Roger Williams at Endicott College, CCC (Feb. 21, 6:00pm)

Women’s Basketball – Curry College at Salve Regina, CCC (Feb. 21, 6:00pm)

Women’s Basketball – UMass Boston at Keene College, LEC (Feb. 21, 5:30pm)