WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the Worcester area in the books, it’s time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll.
Men’s Player of the Week: Tyler Roberson (Becker) – The senior guard became the 16th men’s basketball player to score 1,000 points at Becker during a 2-1 week for the Hawks. Roberson netted his 1,000-point during his team’s win over Newbury last Tuesday. He finished that contest with a team-high 17 points.
Dane Jobst (Worcester State) – The senior forward averaged 16.0 points and 17.5 caroms in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including 22 points, 10 boards and three assists in an 82-76 victory over MCLA before he finished off the week with 10 points and a career-best 25 rebounds in a 53-50 triumph over Salem State. Connected for .444 from the floor (12-27) and .444 from beyond the arc (4-9).
Men’s Rookie of the Week: Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard scored nine points in the victory at Colgate, while adding one assist, one block and one steal. Thompson finished with seven points, four assists, two rebounds and one steals in the win over Bucknell. He finished the week with five assists and no turnovers in 60 minutes played.
Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The first-year center averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including a game-high 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a 53-50 victory over Salem State. Drained .667 of his shots from the field on the week (11-16) and registered a season-best sum against the Vikings.
Women’s Player of the Week: Haley Ooms (Becker) – The senior guard became the sixth women’s basketball player at Becker College to score her 1,000th career point this past week. Ooms averaged 26 points, 10.3 rebound, 5.7 assists and 3.7 steals in three wins for the Hawks. To start the week, the senior guard scored 31 points, hitting five of nine from three-point range in a 75-71 victory at home against Southern Vermont. Ooms scored 25 in a rematch with SVC two days later and dropped 22 points and grabbed 11 boards in a 70-67 win over Daniel Webster.
Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross) – The junior forward led the team with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in the victory at Colgate. He hit both ends of a one-and-one with 8.0 seconds left in the Colgate game, to put the Crusaders up 69-65. Miller totaled 14 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the win over Bucknell. He has now scored in double-figures in three straight and eight of his last 10 games.
Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The first-year guard averaged 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal per game for the Hounds. Highlighting his week was a team-high 23-point, six-assist effort in a 74-70 road loss at Franklin Pierce.
Shannon Ray (Assumption) – The senior point guard averaged 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in an 0-2 week for the Hounds. She also shot 40 percent from three-point land and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line. She had 16 points in a home loss to No. 1 Bentley, along with 12 points and seven assists in a road setback at Franklin Pierce.
Andrew Musler (Clark) – In a 1-1 week, the senior forward averaged 18.5 points and 13.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point land and 100 percent from the charity stripe. In a 71-62 win over Coast Guard, Musler recorded 23 points and a career best 16 rebounds on 8-of-14 shooting and a 6-for-6 performance from the free throw line. Then, in a loss at Emerson, Musler totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds. For the week, he shot 13-for-26 from the field, including 5-for-10 from behind the arc. His two double-doubles give him nine for the year.
Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 16 points, nine boards and a trio of assists in a 59-48 win over MCLA.
Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) – The junior forward continued his strong play by averaging 18 points and eight rebounds, including his first career double-double against Babson.
Lisa Mendez (WPI) – The sophomore guard established a new career-high with 10 points versus Smith, while netting six points on a pair of 3-pointers against league-leading Wheaton.