With another exciting week of college basketball in Worcester, here is this week’s WACBA Players of the Week.
QUICK NOTE: Player summaries were provided by the college’s sports information department.
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Marco Coppola (WPI) Soph., Guard, Watertown, MA: Against Purchase in the first round of the NCAA Division III men’s basketball tournament, Coppola finished with a game-best 23 points as the Engineers defeated the Panthers, 80-67. Excluding his points, Coppola also registered four steals and three blocks.
Women’s Basketball Player of the Week: Gabrielle Gibson (Assumption College) Sr., Guard, Amityville, N.Y.: In a 2-0 week for the Hounds, Gibson averaged 16.5 points, four rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals while shooting 44 percent from the field. After a 12-point, three-steal, two-assist showing on Senior Night vs. AIC, Gibson posted a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists in a league semifinal win over New Haven. Gibson, who lifted the Hounds into their eighth all-time league semifinal, is third on the Assumption scoring list with 1,562 points and 50 points behind second-place Kelly Meredith ’12.