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: Ryan Sheehan (Nichols) – The senior forward averaged 22 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 1.7 steals per game as the Bison advanced to the CCC Championship for the first time in program history. He began the week with 18 points against Western New England in the quarterfinals, and then scored 24 in both an 83-80 OT win over Salve Regina in the semifinals and in a four-point loss to Gordon in the championship on Saturday. He also became the program’s all-time leading scorer with a first-half layup against the Golden Bears. Last week, Sheehan was named CCC Player of the Year, Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, and CCC First Team.
Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The freshman guard capped off his rookie season with a 20-point, seven-assist showing in a 71-62 road setback at Southern New Hampshire.
Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The freshman center averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks while connecting on .550 percent of his shots in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included game highs of 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a 71-51 MASCAC Quarterfinal victory over Framingham State.
Women’s Player of the Week: Shannon Ray (Assumption) –In a 2-0 week that landed the Hounds in the Northeast-10 semifinals, the senior guard averaged 15 points, three rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She shot 45.8 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point land and was 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Highlighting her week was a game-high 21-point outing in a road win over New Haven in the NE-10 Quarterfinals.
Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross) – The junior forward led the team with 20 points and eight rebounds in the victory at Loyola, while hitting four of eight attempts from three-point range. Miller added eight points, seven rebounds and four assists in the narrow loss to Boston University.
Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard totaled 12 points and four assists in the victory at Loyola. He then added nine points in the narrow loss to Boston University. Four of his points against the Terriers came during a 6-0 Holy Cross run in the final five minutes, as the Crusaders trimmed an eight-point deficit down to two points (63-61). Thompson made all 12 of his free throw attempts on the week.
Julie Frankian (Worcester State) – The sophomore guard sank .571 percent of her attempts for a game high 20 points in addition to four rebounds and three assists in a 75-63 MASCAC Quarterfinal setback to Framingham State.
Dane Jobst (Worcester State) – The senior forward averaged 14 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 15 points, 11 boards and four assists in a 71-51 MASCAC Quarterfinal win over Framingham State before he logged 13 points, 14 caroms and four swipes in a 66-62 MASCAC semifinal setback against Bridgewater State.
Ryan Kolb (WPI) – The senior forward tallied 12 first half points against MIT to become the 25th player in WPI history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.