WORCESTER, Mass. – With yet another week of college basketball in Worcester in the books, it is time to dish this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.
Men’s Player of the Week: Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr./Annandale, Va.): In a 1-1 week, Ziegler averaged 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds to go along with 1.5 assists and steals per game, as well as shooting 48.5 percent from the field. Highlighting his week was a career-high 25 points vs. Southern Connecticut on Saturday.
Patrick Bradanese (Anna Maria, Jr./ Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 23.0 points per game in a 2-0 week for the AMCATS. He scored a team-best 24 points and hit five three-pointers in Anna Maria’s come-from-behind 77-74 win against Johnson & Wales before adding 22 points on a 69.2 percent effort from the floor in the AMCATS’ 105-104 overtime win against St. Joseph’s. On the week, Bradanese hit 18-of-30 (60.0 percent) from the floor, including a 7-for-14 (50 percent) effort from three-point range. He also averaged 5.0 assists per game.
Men’s Rookie of the Week: Youssef Fodaile (Anna Maria, Fr./ Worcester, Mass.): Fodaile was one of six AMCATS to reach double-figures in Anna Maria’s 105-104 overtime win against St. Joseph’s on Saturday, scoring 19 points off the bench on a 60 percent effort (six-for-10) from the floor. He also hit four crucial free throws late in the second half. On the week, Fodalie averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game and posted a 53.8 percent effort from the floor.
Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr./Ridgewood, N.J.): Scott had another solid week for the Crusaders, as she averaged 19.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Against Loyola, she totaled seven points and a team-high nine rebounds. In the win over first-place American on Saturday, Scott scored a career-high 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and four steals. She also connected on a career-high three trifectas versus the Eagles. Scott ranks fourth in the Patriot League in points per game (16.8) and second in rebounding (9.4) and is 25 points shy of 1,000 for her career.
Women’s Rookie of the Week: Nani Perez (Worcester State, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Dealt a season-best 10 assists while finishing with seven points, two boards and one swipe in a 64-52 victory over Framingham State.
Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr./Holbrook, N.Y.): Doherty averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game last week. Against Loyola, she posted team-highs of 13 points and four assists. Doherty also went 3-of-7 from behind the arc versus the Greyhounds. In the win over American, she totaled two points, two rebounds and two assists. Doherty ranks fourth on the team with 6.3 points per game.
Caitlin Ackerman (Assumption, Sr./ Nashua, N.H.): Ackerman averaged 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games last week while shooting 48 percent from the
Katie Pryor (Anna Maria, Sr. / Whitinsville, Mass.): Pryor tallied 22 points in the AMCATS’ 70-50 win against Mount Ida on Saturday. In 33 minutes of action, she hit seven-of-11 from the floor, including an impressive six-for-eight from three-point range. She also dished out an assist and tallied two steals in the win.
Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, MA): Longwell averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two steals as the No. 6 Engineers split a pair of contests for the Engineers last week. The senior is now 12th on the all-time scoring list with 1,288 career points.
Dani Davis (WPI, Sr./ East Granby, CT): Davis paced the Crimson and Gray with a team-best 11 points as WPI downed NEWMAC tri-leader Springfield 56-55 in overtime on Saturday. The senior canned two free throws with 12.7 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Engineers the lead for good.
Obi Obiora (WPI, Fr./Boston, MA): Obiora continued his strong play by totaling 17 points and seven rebounds in a 1-1 week for WPI. The freshman connected on eight of 10 field goal attempts on the week.
Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, MA): Biney amassed 10 points as WPI defeated Springfield 56-56 in overtime in its only contest of the week.
Paul Brooks (Worcester State, So. /Arlington, Mass.): Brooks finished with nine points, nine caroms and a duo of blocks while shooting .500 (4-8) from the field in a 41-37 victory over Framingham State.
Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr./Millbury, Mass.): Frankian tallied 15 points with a trio of three-pointers and eight rebounds in a 64-52 triumph over Framingham State. She entered the weekend ranked third in Division III in three-point percentage (.495-47-95).