The third week of the college basketball season in Worcester is in the books. And as usual, here is this week’s WACBA Honor Roll:
Dave Dudzinski (Holy Cross/Junior Forward) – In both games against Hartford and Providence, the forward from Illinois led the team in both scoring and rebounding. Against Hartford he tallied 13 points and recorded a career-high 15 rebounds.
Alex Smith (Holy Cross/Junior Guard) – In her team’s two wins against Central Connecticut and Manhattan, the junior guard finished the week with 29 points, nine assists, eight steals and six rebounds. Smith led the Crusaders in scoring during both games, as well as tied a career-best in steals with six against Central Connecticut.
Ronson Quick (Assumption College/Senior Forward) – The New Jersey native averaged 14 points, four rebounds and shot 64.7 percent from the field last week, which helped the Hounds improve to 7-0 on the season (Assumption is the only unbeaten Div. II team remaining in the East Region). Quick launched three three-pointers in a game against New Haven, and record 12 points and six rebounds against Adelphi.
Tyler Roberson (Becker College/Junior Guard) – In three games, Roberson averaged 20.3 points, which helped the Hawks improve to 2-4. The junior was 11-of-18 from beyond the arc and 10-of-14 from the stripe.
Ryan Sheehan (Nichols College/Junior Forward) – The North Attleboro native averaged 27.3 points and 5.7 rebounds in three contests. He sank 9-of-17 shots from beyond the arc, and recorded a weekly high of 32 points against Curry College.
Hayley Zophin (Nichols College/Senior Forward) – The Framingham native averaged 14.3 points and 13.3 rebounds in three games, as well as recorded a pair of double-doubles, too. Her best effort came against Western New England on Saturday when she recorded 19 points and 17 rebounds in her team’s 54-49 setback.
Meaghan O’Keefe (Worcester State/Senior Center) – The Warren native averaged 17.5 points, 12.5 rebounds and two blocks in her team’s two victories this past week against Maine Fort-Kent and Norwich. O’Keefe received MVP honors at the Norwich Ed Hockenbury Classic, as well as recorded a double-double in both games. Her best effort came against the Cadets in the championship where she totaled 25 points and 15 boards.
Sam Longwell (WPI/Sophomore Guard) – The Acton native filled the stat sheet in all three contests last week in points, rebounds and assists, which helped the Engineers remain undefeated. Longwell recorded a career-best 25 points in an overtime win on Saturday against Husson, as well as dished out six assists. He was 11-of-17 from the field against the Eagles and recorded a team-high five rebounds.