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) Players and Rookies of the Week, as well as the honor roll.
Men’s Player of the Week: Dane Jobst (Worcester State) – The senior forward averaged 21.5 points and 17 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Worcester State as he connected for .515 percent from the floor (17-33). Jobst logged game-highs in both games, which included 19 points and 18 boards in a 72-70 victory over Fisher and 24 points and 16 caroms in an 83-77 setback against MCLA.
Men’s Rookie of the Week: Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The first-year guard scored 10 points in the victory over Colgate. Thompson also added 10 more points at Bucknell, to go along with career highs of six rebounds and four steals.
Women’s Player of the Week: Julie Frankian (Worcester State) – The sophomore guard averaged 17.5 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including game-best 22 points and 13 boards in a 70-57 victory over MCLA and 13 points and eight caroms in a 77-54 loss against MCLA. Also connected for .571 percent from the field (12-21) and .833 percent from the line (10-12). As of this past Thursday, Frankian was 10th in the NCAA Division III in free throw percentage and second in New England (.914 – 32-35).
Raquel Scott (Holy Cross) – The sophomore forward had another great week for the Crusaders and averaged a double-double with 16.0 points and 11.5 rebounds per game. She began the week with her Patriot League leading seventh double-double of the season with 16 points and a career-best 16 rebounds in the win over Colgate. Scott was one assist shy (4) of tying her career-high versus the Raiders. She followed that up with 16 points and a team-high seven rebounds versus Bucknell where Scott accumulated those totals in only 23 minutes of action against the Bison.
Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross) – The junior forward scored 11 points in the victory over Colgate, while tying for the team lead with eight rebounds. Miller led the team with game highs of 19 points and nine rebounds at Bucknell. His 19 points at Bucknell set a new career high, while his nine rebounds tied his season high.
Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption) – In two games, the junior forward averaged a double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds to go along with 1.5 assists per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field. After a nine-point, 11-rebound effort in a road loss at Saint Rose, Zenevitch recorded a 19-point, nine-rebound game at home vs. New Haven.
Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The first-year guard averaged 17.5 points, five rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in two games last week. Highlighting his week was a 26-point, four-rebound, five-assist game at Saint Rose. In a home loss to New Haven, Murray had nine points with six rebounds and four assists.
Shannon Ray (Assumption) – The senior guard averaged 15 points, two rebounds, 4.5 assists and one block per game in a 2-0 week. After a 20-point, three-rebound, five-assist game in a road win at Saint Rose, Ray posted 10 points and four assists in a home win over New Haven.
Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The first-year center averaged 11 points and 8.5 boards in a 1-1 week for Worcester State, including 14 points, 10 caroms and two blocks in an 83-77 loss against MCLA. He scored eight points and registered seven rebounds in a 72-70 win over Fisher.
Sam Longwell (WPI) – The junior guard averaged 19 points and 5.5 rebounds as the sixth-ranked Engineers opened up NEWMAC play with a pair of victories over teams that entered with 9-2 records. He paced all players with 23 points in WPI’s 81-61 road win over Springfield and then stuffed the stat sheets with 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a triumph against MIT. Longwell continued his strong shooting, connecting on 55.6% of his shots from the field.
Rachel Pineda (WPI) – The junior guard tallied a career-best 16 points in a 64-46 home victory over Emerson.