WORCESTER, Mass. – Another week of college basketball in Worcester is in the books and below is this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll.
Men’s Player of the Week: Ryan Sheehan (Nichols) – The senior guard led the Bison to a pair of conference wins last week. After a slow start against Roger Williams in which he scored four first-half points, he rattled off 17 in the second half – including three 3-pointers – to finish with a game-high 21 to lift the Bison to an 81-50 win. Three days later, he poured in 23 against the preseason No. 1, Gordon College, in a 78-72 win. He knocked down 11-of-12 from the charity stripe down the stretch to seal the win. He now ranks No. 3 in school history with 1,744 points.
Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The first-year guard averaged 19.5 points, six assists, four rebounds and two steals while shooting 55.6 percent from the field. Highlighting the week was a career-high 27-point effort in a road win at Merrimack.
Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross) – The sophomore forward helped lead the Crusaders to a 1-1 record on the week with 19 points and nine rebounds per game. She began the week with her third consecutive double-double (fourth double-double of her career) with team-highs of 17 points and 10 rebounds to go along with three steals versus Northeastern. Against Fordham, Scott recorded a team-best 21 points and eight rebounds in 38 minutes of action.
David Dudzinski (Holy Cross) – The senior, who finished Saturday’s contest with 17 points and seven rebounds, recorded his 1,000th point of his collegiate career on a turnaround jump shot late in the first half. According to Saturday’s press release, Dudzinski became the 47th 1,000-point scorer in school history.
Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption) – The junior forward averaged 21 points and 9.5 rebounds while shooting 59.4 percent from the field.
Shannon Ray (Assumption) – The senior guard averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 assists, 2.5 steals and one block per game while shooting 47.1 percent from the field.
Josh Imadiyi (Fitchburg State) – The sophomore forward averaged a double-double effort of 13 points and 11 rebounds in an 0-3 week for the Falcons. Imadiyi recorded 15 points and 15 rebounds against New England College, as well as 13 points and 10 boards against WPI.
Alexis Wegrzynek (Nichols) – The junior forward recorded her second double-double of the season with 17 points and 13 rebounds against Gordon on Saturday. She also tallied two assists, one block, and one steal. Earlier in the week, Wegrzynek went for eight points, nine rebounds, two assists and one steal against Roger Williams.
Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 14 points, 6.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists in an 0-2 week for Worcester State including 17 points in a 60-55 setback against Wesleyan before adding 11 points and eight boards in a 56-34 loss against Trinity.
Brendan Rios (Worcester State) – The junior forward averaged 11.8 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.2 assists in a 1-3 week for Worcester State including 17 points and seven boards in a 96-56 victory over UMaine Augusta.
Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The first-year center averaged 7.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in a 1-3 week for Worcester State which include double-double efforts of 10 points and 10 caroms in a 75-57 setback against Western Connecticut and 12 points and 11 boards in a 96-56 victory over UMaine Augusta.
Chad LaBove (WPI) – The senior forward capped a 3-0 week at home by posting the unusual feat of grabbing 15 rebounds without scoring in WPI’s victory over fellow 2013 NCAA participant Fitchburg State. LaBove did it while just playing 15 minutes.
Marcus Middleton (WPI) – The first-year guard, who entered the week with just eight total points, registered nine points in both contests against Newbury and Tufts.
Danni Davis (WPI) – The junior guard averaged 11.5 and six rebounds in a pair of contests last week for the Engineers.