WORCESTER, Mass. – Winter break has officially ended for the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA), so let’s dish out this week’s Honor Roll, including Players and Rookies of the Weeks.
Men’s Player of the Week: Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption) – The junior forward posted a career-high 28 points on 12-for-20 shooting as the Hounds rallied for a one-point road win at NYIT. He also added eight rebounds in the win.
Men’s Rookie of the Week: Reilly Reid (Assumption) – The first-year guard posted 15 points, including the game-winning free throws with just 2.6 seconds left, in a comeback win at NYIT. He added four rebounds, two assists and two steals.
Women’s Player of the Week: Haley Ooms (Becker) – The senior dropped a career-high 27 points, including five treys, while adding 11 rebounds and stuffing the stat sheet with six assists, four steals and a pair of blocks on Saturday against Mount Ida.
Women’s Rookie of the Week: Johanna Impellizeri (Assumption) – The first-year forward posted a career-high 20 points while adding five rebounds, two assists, one steal and one block in a road loss at LIU Post. In a 10-point win over Bloomfield before the holiday break, she posted a 10-point, 10-rebound double-double effort.
Tafanie Roye (Assumption) – The senior guard posted 25 points, including four trifectas and 7-for-7 free throw shooting, in a road loss at LIU Post. In the team’s final game before the holiday break, Roye posted 10 points in a 10 point win over Bloomfield.
Nick DaPrato (Clark) – The senior guard continued his outstanding senior season by averaging 23 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.0 assists as the Cougars swept a pair of games at the Woodcliff Hotel & Spa Tournament from December 29-30. In Clark’s 90-71 win over Thomas College, he scored 20 points and grabbed six rebounds, going 7-for-11 from the field and 5-for-6 from the charity stripe. Then in the Cougars’ 75-55 win over Southern Maine, DaPrato scored 26 points on 10-for-16 shooting including a 6-for-10 performance from behind the arc. For the week, he shot 17-for-27 from the field (63 percent) and 7-for-14 (50 percent) from behind the arc.
Laura Cote (Fitchburg State) – The junior guard posted a team-best 20 points and two rebounds, including six three pointers in the Falcons’ 77-71 setback to Anna Maria College.
Mike Ingram-Rubin (Fitchburg St.) – The senior poured in a game-high 27 points on 9-for-17 shooting with five 3-pointers and a 4-for-4 afternoon at the charity stripe on Saturday. He added five rebounds, two assists and a trio of steals.
Ryan Sheehan (Nichols) – The senior drained 26 points, including an 11-for-14 outing at the free throw line as the Bison suffered their first league loss of the season at Salve Regina a battle of CCC unbeaten teams.
Brenden Rios (Worcester State) – The junior finished with a season-best 26 points as he helped pace Worcester State to a 69-58 triumph over Wheaton in non-conference men’s basketball action.
Sam Longwell (WPI) – The junior guard tossed in a career-high 30 points to propel WPI to a hard-earned 70-64 win over city foe Becker. With the Engineers trailing 64-63, Longwell drained a 3-pointer from the left corner with 57 seconds remaining. The junior connected on 6-of-12 3-pointers and added six rebounds, three assists and a steal in the victory.
Jessica Larsen (WPI) – The sophomore forward notched her first career double-double as she poured in 11 points and led all players with 10 rebounds as WPI went on the road and defeated Smith 69-61 in overtime. The sophomore drained all four of her shots from the field, corralled six offensive rebounds, hauled four defensive boards and doled out a pair of assists as the Engineers knocked off a Pioneer squad that won a game in last year’s NCAA Tournament.