Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week Four)
WORCESTER, Mass. – The fourth week of the college basketball season is officially in the books, and now it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll.
Men’s Player of the Week: Matt Langadas (Nichols, Sr.): Langadas led a pair of second-half comebacks for the Bison last week. He scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half as the Bison rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Roger Williams on Wednesday. Three days later, he scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as Nichols rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat Salve Regina and move to 2-0 in the conference. Langadas is averaging a career-high 16.0 points per game this season.
Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr.): Longwell averaged 21 points and 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as the 13th-ranked Engineers won a pair of road games last week to improve to 6-1 on the season. The senior poured in 19 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in a 68-65 victory at Tufts. Later in the week he tallied 23 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point land and pitched in with eight rebounds in a 75-61 win at 7-2 Fitchburg State. Longwell shot well for the week, connecting on 57.1% (12-21) of his shots from the field.
Men’s Rookie of the Week: Mitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr.): Hahn scored a career-high 22 points in the victory at Albany. He added nine points in the Sacred Heart game and made 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts and 85.7 percent of his three-pointers on the week.
Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr.): Scott recorded her third double-double of the season and the 22nd of her career with game-highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds at Bryant. She shot 50.0 percent from the field on 11-of-22 shooting and canned 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. Scott also dished out a team-high four assists, and her points, rebounds and assists totals all were season highs. It was Scott’s third 20-point game this season and the 11th of her career.
Gabrielle Gibson (Assumption, Sr.): In a 2-0 week for the Hounds, Gibson averaged 16.5 points, four rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals while shooting 44 percent from the field. After a 12-point, three-steal, two-assist showing on ‘Senior Night’ vs. AIC, Gibson posted a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists in a league semifinal win over New Haven. Gibson, who lifted the Hounds into their eighth all-time league semifinal, is third on the Assumption scoring list with 1,562 points and 50 points behind second-place Kelly Meredith ’12.
Women’s Rookie of the Week: Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr.): Doherty was the only other Crusader besides Scott to record double-digit points against Bryant, as she tallied 10 points and three assists in 33 minutes versus the Bulldogs. She connected on 4-of-5 from the field and went 1-of-2 from behind the arc, and it was her third double-digit scoring game of the season and the second in a row for the freshman.
Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross, So.): Thomas scored 15 points in the victory at Albany, while hitting all five of his three-point field goal attempts. He is tied for the team lead with 16 points in the Sacred Heart game.
Jessy Michaud (Becker, Jr.): Michaud helped lift the Hawks to a 3-0 record this past week with wins over Brandeis, Clark and Newbury. Michaud averaged 16.3 points per game, while earning nine steals and nine assists. Michaud was 20 of 32 from the field, while pulling down 3.7 boards per game. Michaud scored 24 points in an 81-62 victory over Newbury in the Hawks NECC opener.
Givaughn Jones (Fitchburg State, Jr.): Averaged 12.3 points to go along with six assists, ten rebounds, 11 steals and three blocks in a 2-1 week for the Falcons. He registered nine points, two assists and three steals in a 78-45 win over NEC on Tuesday before adding a game best 20 points, eight boards and five steal in a 91-74 triumph against Wheaton College on Thursday. Jones capped the week with an eight point, three steal and one block effort in a 75-61 setback to WPI on Saturday.
Maurice Greene (Fitchburg State, Fr.): Averaged seven points and 7.7 rebounds per game with three assists, six steals and three block shots in a 2-1 week for the Green and Gold. Posted eight points, 12 caroms and three steals in a 78-45 win over NEC on Tuesday, while adding ten points and seven boards in a 91-74 victory against Wheaton College on Thursday.
Kristen Enright (Fitchburg State, Sr.): Averaged 13.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as well as two steals and three blocks in a 2-1 week for Fitchburg State. Collected a career high 18 points, seven caroms and one block in a 63-60 win over Lasell College on Tuesday evening before posting a double-double of 16 points and a career best 18 caroms to go along with a pair of blocks in a 85-60 triumph against Suffolk University on Thursday.
Alexis Wegrzynek (Nichols, Sr.): Wegrzynek recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 boards at Roger Williams on Wednesday; they dropped in a career-high 24 points to go along with eight rebounds against Salve Regina Saturday. She also recorded four blocks and four steals last week.
Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State, Sr.): El-Qasem averaged 16.3 points and 6.0 points in a 2-1 week for Worcester State which included 23 points in a 76-66 victory over Mount Saint Vincent, 14 points and five boards in a 76-67 triumph over St Joseph (CT) and 12 points and 10 caroms in a 70-50 setback against UMass Dartmouth. Connected on .576 from the floor (19-33) and .917 of her free throws (11-12) for the week.
Charles Gunter (Worcester State, Sr.): Gunter averaged 10.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in a 1-2 week for Worcester State, including 14 points and 11 boards in a 58-51 victory over Coast Guard. He sank .810 of his attempts from the charity stripe (17-21) while also earning a spot on the Conn College/Coast Guard Invitational All-Tournament Team.
Dani Davis (WPI, Sr.): Davis averaged 17.5 points and 5.0 rebounds as the Crimson and Gray won its first two NEWMAC contests this past week. The senior registered 16 of her game-best 21 points in the first half and pitched in with six rebounds, three assists and three steals as WPI knocked off visiting Coast Guard 59-50 on Wednesday. Davis tallied 14 points, including the game-winning free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining, in the Engineers’ thrilling 63-62 victory Saturday over Babson.