Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week Three)
WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball (in the Worcester area) in the books, it is now time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll.
Men’s Player of the Week: Kwame Lee (Fitchburg State, Jr.): Lee averaged 16 points over two games for Fitchburg State. The junior forward put in a team-high 20 points in the Falcons’ 77-67 loss to UMass Boston on Tuesday, and 12 points on Saturday’s defeat to #16 MIT, 63-58. Over the two games Lee shot 50% from the field, and contributed with 11 rebounds, three steals, and two blocks.
Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr.): Scott averaged a double-double with 20.7 points and 10.0 rebounds per game. She recorded her first double-double of the week with a season-high 24 points to go along with 11 rebounds and a career-best four steals versus Quinnipiac. In an overtime loss to Harvard, Scotts sank 10-of-12 shots from the field for 23 points and added seven boards. The junior registered her second double-double of the season and the 21st of her career with 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Crusaders’ win over Georgetown. She was named the MVP of the Georgetown game as selected by the Basketball Hall of Fame Tournament committee. Against the Hoyas, Scott recorded her 700th career point and her 500th career rebound as she now has 708 points and 507 rebounds in her three seasons.
Brooke Brennan (Clark, Jr.): In the Cougars’ lone game last week, Brennan registered a career-high 29 points, connecting on a career-best eight three-pointers as the Scarlet and White knocked off Worcester-area rival Anna Maria, 58-49. She was 10-for-18 from the field, including going 8-for-12 from three-point land. In addition to her scoring, Brennan added seven rebounds, two assists and three steals in 36 minutes of action.
Women’s Rookie of the Week: Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr.): Doherty started in all three games last week and averaged 7.7 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She totaled 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting with five rebounds and three assists versus Quinnipiac. Against Georgetown, Doherty scored a season-high 13 points, including a pair of second-half three-pointers to help clinch the win.
Terrance Bobb-Jones (Assumption, Jr.): Bobb-Jones posted 11 points, 17 rebounds, five assists, four steals and three blocks in an overtime loss to Saint Michael’s in the team’s lone game last week. He was 5-for-11 shooting from the field.
Jo Impellizeri (Assumption, So.): In a 2-0 week, Impellizeri averaged 13.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, two assists and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 66.7 percent from the field and 11-for-16 from the free throw line. Highlighting her week was a 16-point, seven-rebound outing in a home win over LIU Post.
Kelly Conley (Assumption, Jr.): In a 2-0 week, Conley averaged 13.5 points, three assists, 2.5 rebounds and one steal per game while shooting 50 percent from the field and 10-for-14 at the free throw line. Highlighting her week was a 17-point effort in a home win over Saint Michael’s.
Quantez Franklin (Anna Maria, Sr.): Franklin tallied 18 points, nine rebounds, three blocks and two assists to lead the AMCATS to an 80-77 win against Clark in the team’s lone outing of the week. Franklin’s best statistic of the week was his field-goal percentage, as he tallied his 18 points on a 9-for-11 shooting effort (81.8 percent).
Nick DaPrato (Clark, Gr.): In Clark’s lone game of the week, an 80-77 loss to Anna Maria, the DaPrato pumped in a game-high 19 points on an efficient 7-for-14 shooting while collecting five steals. He was 3-for-5 from behind the arc as well and now leads the team with 17.2 points per game average.
Megan Wodzinski (Fitchburg State, Sr.): Wodzinski netted 14 points in the Falcons’ 60-57 overtime win over UMass Boston on Tuesday. The senior forward shot 58.3% from the field, while contributing with two steals and four rebounds in the Falcons victory.
Domenick Mastascusa (WPI, Sr.): Mastascusa led all players with 17 points and shared game-high honors with eight rebounds to help lift WPI to a 70-52 triumph over city rival Worcester. The senior forward drained 7-of-8 of his field goal attempts and all three of his free throw tries. Mastascusa notched his 17 points in just 19 minutes of work.
Haili Welton (WPI, Jr.): Welton narrowly missed a double-double in WPI’s 69-48 road victory over Nichols on Tuesday evening. The junior forward led all scorers with 12 points to go with nine rebounds and three steals as helped the Engineers hand head coach Cherise Galasso her 250th career victory..