Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 13)

Becker's Samuel Durodola recorded his 10th double-double of the season this past week. (Photo Credit: Becker College Athletics)

Becker’s Samuel Durodola recorded his 10th double-double of the season this past week. (Photo Credit: Becker College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Another week of college basketball has concluded so now it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Patrick Bradanese (Sr.) Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He was one assist shy of a triple-double in Tuesday’s win against Rivier, as he finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. On Saturday, he scored a season-best 32 points to go with five boards in the AMCATS’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Maine). On the week, Bradanese shot 50% overall (18-36), 40.9% from three-point range (9-22) and 87.5% from the free-throw line (14-16).

Samuel Durodola (Soph.) Becker (Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola led the Hawks to a 3-0 record this week. Durodola averaged 23.3 points and 10.7 boards per game. Samuel started his week with his tenth double-double of the season after an 18 point and 13 rebound showing against Wheelock. Durodola then helped the Hawks earn a double overtime victory over Daniel Webster with 26 points and ten rebounds. Durodola capped off his week with 26 points and nine boards in a 91-85 win over Mitchell.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Fr.) Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged a team-leading 24.5 points per game as the Bison ran their win streak to 14 games heading into the conference playoffs this week. After scoring 17 points in a road win at Gordon on Tuesday, he dropped in 32 points on 9-of-14 shooting in a win over Eastern Nazarene on Saturday. He canned 8-of-10 from downtown against the Lions, which is one shy of the program-record of nine. For the week, Echevarria also sank 15 -of-16 from the line (94 percent) and finished the week 10-of-17 from 3-point land (59 percent). His 18.6 ppg scoring average is third in the conference.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kate Surprenant (Fr.) Worcester State (Pelham, N.H.): Surprenant averaged eight points; two assists and one steal in a 0-2 week for the Lancers. She netted eight points at 44.4 percent in the loss to Framingham State. She then scored eight again in the setback to Westfield, going 50 percent from the field.

Honor Roll:

Kareem Davis (Fr.) Becker (Lowell, Mass.): Davis helped lead the Hawks to a perfect 3-0 record this past week in NECC action. Davis averaged 18 points and 3.7 assists per game. He averaged 47.8 percent from beyond the arc for the week, too. Davis began his week with 11 points and six assists in a win over Wheelock before leading all scorers with 31 points in a double-overtime victory against Daniel Webster on Thursday. Davis finished his week with 12 points and three assists in the Hawks season finale victory over Mitchell College.

Bilal Shakir (Jr.) Worcester State (Worcester, Mass.): Shakir averaged 19.5 points, four rebounds and 3.5 assists in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Shakir netted a game-high 24 points in the loss to Framingham State, going 12-for-13 (92.3%) from the free-throw line. Shakir then scored 15 points in the win over Westfield State on Saturday, making four three’s and grabbing six boards and five assists.

Alex Santos (Fr.) Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 12.5 points, four assists and two rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Santos scored 15 points in the setback to Framingham State, and then netted 10 in the win over Westfield State.

Clyde Niba (Sr.) WPI (Atlanta, GA): Niba shot a blistering 61.5% from the floor while averaging 19 points and eight rebounds as the Engineers won both of their contests last week. On Wednesday the senior notched his second double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead WPI past visiting Wheaton 70-55.  Niba wrapped up his week by scoring all 14 of his points in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting from the field in a decisive 88-60 road victory at Clark.

 Jamani Spencer (Fr.) WPI (Closter, N.J.): Spencer reached double figures in scoring twice last week as WPI wrapped up the regular season with two victories.  The freshman poured in 12 points in a 70-55 triumph over Wheaton before registering 11 points in a 88-60 road win at Clark.  Spencer also doled out seven assists and totaled five steals in the two contests.

Ama Biney (Soph.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Amassed 24 points, 12 rebounds and four steal during a 1-1 week for the Crimson and Gray.

D3 New England Notebook: NESCAC Tournament Starts Saturday, Brandeis Baseball Sweeps First Series

Luke Westman and the Colby men's basketball team travels to Trinity for a first round NESCAC Tournament matchup on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Colby College)

Luke Westman and the Colby men’s basketball team travels to Trinity for a first round NESCAC Tournament matchup on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Colby College)

By Matt Noonan

The New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) basketball tournaments commence this Saturday, February 20 with eight games – four men’s and four women’s contests – with the winners advancing to next weekend’s semifinals.

Trinity and Amherst earned the first and second spots, respectively, on the men’s side, while Tufts and Amherst secured the top two positions on the women’s side.

Trinity men’s basketball – the top seed for the second straight season – faces a Colby squad that ranks first in the conference in field goal percentage. Luke Westman leads all scorers in field goal percentage, while placing ninth in assists.

As a team, Colby is third in the league in points per game, while Trinity is sixth. Trinity’s Ed Ogundeko is the top rebounder in the conference, averaging 10.7 caroms per contest.

Trinity finished its conference slate winning nine of 10 league games, while registering an 18-6 overall record. Colby won four conference tilts and recorded a 16-8 overall ledger.

Last season, Trinity edged Colby, 66-63, in the opening round before going onto capture the conference title. Sam Wilson – a current senior on the Colby men’s basketball team – led all scorers with 24 points.

NESCAC Men’s Basketball Tournament Schedule: Trinity-Colby is just one of four games to follow on the men’s side, but below is the entire Saturday quarterfinal lineup:

* Wesleyan at Middlebury, 2 p.m.

* Colby at Trinity, 3 p.m.

* Bowdoin at Amherst, 4 p.m.

* Williams at Tufts, 4 p.m.

Connecticut College hosts first-ever NESCAC Tournament game: As noted in the conference release, tomorrow marks the first-time the Camels will be hosting a NESCAC Tournament contest in program history. The Camels will entertain Colby with tip-off scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

Connecticut earned the fourth seed thanks to a head-to-head tiebreaker against the Mules as they defeated Colby earlier this month, 69-63.

A win for the Camels would send the program to its first-ever semifinal tilt.

Top seed Tufts will entertain Middlebury at 2:00 p.m., Amherst will welcome Bates for a 2:00 p.m. tip-off, while Williams visits Bowdoin for a 3:00 p.m. start.

Emmanuel, Salve Regina kick-off 2016 D3Lax Season in New England: The Division III lacrosse season returns to New England tomorrow as the Saints of Emmanuel College begin its Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) title defense when they visit Salve Regina – the Seahawks were picked to finish fourth in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) preseason poll.

Emmanuel was picked to capture their conference crown again, but their road to a GNAC title won’t be easy. The Saints will have to contend with Johnson & Wales, Mount Ida, Lasell and Rivier – four teams that will certainly challenge Brendan McWilliams’ squad.

Face-off is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. in Newport, Rhode Island. This is the first-ever meeting between the Seahawks and Saints.

Brandeis Baseball completes a three-game sweep: An 8-2 win on Friday afternoon secured a three-game sweep of St. Joe’s (Brooklyn) as the Brandeis baseball team commenced its season with three straight victories.

According to the school’s release, the Judges improved to 3-0 for the first time since 2008. This was also the third consecutive win for Derek Carlson, who is in his first season with Brandeis.

Greg Heineman finished Friday’s contest 3-for-4 with a double. He drove in four of the team’s eight runs with a pair of RBI, while crossing the plate twice.

Brandeis returns to the diamond on Sunday, March 6 when they take on Case in the University Athletic Association (UAA) Tournament. Brandeis will host its initial home contest of the season on Tuesday, March 15 when they entertain Bridgewater State with first pitch scheduled for 3:00 p.m.

 

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 12)

Assumption's Allison Stoddard was tabbed this week's WACBA Women's Player of the Week. (Photo Credit: Assumption College Athletics)

Assumption’s Allison Stoddard was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (Photo Credit: Assumption College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Co-Player of the WeekPatrick Bradanese (Sr.) Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. He scored a game-high 22 points in Anna Maria’s one-point loss to Emmanuel on Saturday to become the second AMCAT 1,000-point scorer this season. He also had 17 points in the team’s key win over Albertus Magnus.

Men’s Co-Player of the WeekIrving Eggleston (Sr.) Nichols (East Lyme, Conn.): Eggleston averaged 21.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.5 spg, and 2.5 apg as the Bison extended their win streak to 12 and secured the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament for the third-straight season. he filled the stat sheet with 22 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in a road win at Salve Regina on Wednesday. Three days later, he went for 20 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and three assists in just 20 minutes as the Bison secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over Curry. Nichols also ran its win streak to 12 games last week, equaling the program-record, established last season.

Men’s Rookie of the WeekMarcos Echevarria (Fr.) Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged a team-leading 23.5 ppg as the Bison secured the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament with a pair of wins last week. He opened the week by dropping 25 points in a road win at Salve Regina, then netted 22 in a home win over Curry that locked up the No. 1 seed. He also averaged 4.0 apg and 3.0 rpg while playing nearly 37 minutes a game.

Women’s Player of the WeekAllison Stoddard (Jr.) Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.): In a 1-1 week, Stoddard averaged 20 points per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from three-point land (8-for-13). After a 21-point effort at Saint Anselm, Stoddard posted a game-high 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three in a road win at Stonehill. She also added 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekBritt Herring (Fr.) Worcester St. (W. Brookfield, Mass.): Herring averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She marked a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds in the 47-29 win over Fitchburg State, and then registered a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in the setback to Bridgewater State.

Honor Roll:

Christina Gauvin (Jr.) Anna Maria (Dudley, Mass.): In her lone game of the week, a 73-65 victory over Rivier, Gauvin tallied 24 points (6-15 FG, 3-6 3PT, 9-10 FT), three boards and six steals.

Allison Stoddard (Jr.) Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.): In a 1-1 week, Stoddard averaged 20 points per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from three-point land (8-for-13). After a 21-point effort at Saint Anselm, Stoddard posted a game-high 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three in a road win at Stonehill. She also added 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Kwame Lee (Sr.) Fitchburg St. (Brockton, Mass.): Lee Averaged 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and three blocks in a 1-1 week for the Falcons. Had 16 points, four blocks and three rebounds in the 85-68 win over MCLA and added 19 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the 73-71 setback to Worcester State.

Malachi Alexander (Jr.) Holy Cross (Bowie, Md.): In the Crusaders only game last week, Alexander led the team with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists during the victory over Lafayette. Alexander hit four of five shots from three-point range against the Leopards, and posted the best three-point field goal percentage by a Holy Cross player in a single game this season (minimum five attempts).

Karl Charles (Fr.) Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): In the Crusaders’ only game last week, Charles totaled 10 points, six rebounds and two assists during the victory over Lafayette. He has now scored in double-figures 14 times this season.

Molly Hourigan (Sr.) Holy Cross (Memphis, N.Y.): Hourigan posted a solid all-around week in helping the Crusaders claim two important Patriot League victories. At Lafayette on Wednesday, she filled the stat sheet with nine points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. In the overtime victory against Lehigh on Saturday, Hourigan notched her sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while also recording three blocked shots.

Ama Biney (So.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney totaled 31 points to go along with eight rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Engineers.

Sean Doncaster (Jr.) WPI (Medford, Mass.): Doncaster continued his recent strong play by averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds during a 2-0 week for the Engineers.  The junior guard posted his second straight double-double with a 17 point, 10 rebound performance in WPI’s 58-50 road win at MIT in a match-up of regionally-ranked teams receiving votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25.  Doncaster then poured in a game-best 18 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals as the Crimson and Gray returned home and defeated Coast Guard 69-60.

Jamani Spencer (Fr.) WPI (Closter, N.J.): Spencer registered a career-best 14 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, in WPI’s 69-60 home victory versus Coast Guard on Saturday.

Paul Brooks (Jr.) Worcester St. (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He netted 14 points and a game-high 17 rebounds in the 73-71 victory over Fitchburg State. Brooks, once again, registered a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds in the 67-65 setback to Bridgewater State later in the week. Overall, Brooks shot 60.7 percent from the field on the week.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 11)

WPI's Jashanti Allen was tabbed this week's WACBA Rookie of the Week after an impressive 47-minute performance on Saturday against Babson. (Photo Credit: WPI Athletics/Frank Poulin)

WPI’s Jashanti Allen was tabbed this week’s WACBA Rookie of the Week after an impressive 47-minute performance on Saturday against Babson. (Photo Credit: WPI Athletics/Frank Poulin)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball officially in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Samuel Durodola (Soph.) Becker (Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola led the Hawks to a 2-1 record in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) action last week. Durodola averaged 18.7 points and 9.3 rebounds per game. He started his week with a 17-point performance in a 63-57 win over Regis before earning back to back double-doubles to close out the week in a loss to Elms (23 points and 11 rebounds) and hard fought victory against Lesley University (16 points and 11 rebounds).

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Jashanti Allen (Fr.) WPI (New York, N.Y.): Allen made his first career start a memorable one last Saturday, tallying a career-high 16 points and seven assists, while canning two free throws and adding one steal. He netted four trifectas and did not commit a turnover in a team-high 47 minutes of action.

Women’s Player of the Week: Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Soph.), Holy Cross (Newton, Mass.): Thomas-Waheed led the Crusader offense last week in helping Holy Cross go 1-1. She posted team-highs of 18 points and four steals in the victory over Colgate on Wednesday. At Bucknell on Saturday, she recorded her first career double-double with 17 points and a personal-best 11 rebounds, to go along with a trio of steals. On the season, Thomas-Waheed is averaging 12.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. In Patriot League action, she is posting 14.1 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per contests. Thomas-Waheed ranks second in the conference in steals and is eighth in points per game.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Amy Assad (Fr.) Nichols (Millis, Mass.): Assad averaged 17 points and nine rebounds off the bench for the Bison last week. After registering 18 points and seven rebounds against Roger Williams on Wednesday, she registered her first collegiate double-double with 17 points and 11 boards against UNE on Saturday.

Honor Roll:

Julian Aiken (Sr.) Assumption (Randolph, N.J.): Aiken led the Hounds with 15 points per game last week as he also posted two rebounds, 1.5 assists and one steal per game. In addition, Aiken was 11-for-18 from the field (61.1 percent) and 6-for-7 from three-point land.

Jaclyn Storey (Jr.) Assumption (Cumberland, Maine): In a 1-1 week, Storey averaged 15.5 points per game to go along with two rebounds, 1.5 steals and one assist and block per game. In addition, she shot 92.3 percent from the field (12-for-13) and was 2-for-2 from three-point land. Highlighting her week was a career-high 21-point effort in a home wins over Southern New Hampshire.

Corey Pryor (Sr.) Anna Maria (Whitinsville, Mass.): Pryor averaged 18.0 points per game in a 1-1 week for Anna Maria. He scored 22 points to aid the AMCATS to an 81-70 win against Suffolk on Wednesday and added 14 points against Johnson & Wales on Saturday. Pryor finished with a team-best 44.4 percent efficiency on the week and averaged three three-pointers per game, shooting 35.3 percent from long range. Pryor also added 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game.

Nicole Mareiro (Jr.) Anna Maria (Acushnet, Mass.): Mareiro led all AMCAT scorers with 14.0 point per game, including a team-high 18 points against Albertus Magnus on Tuesday. She added a 15-point performance in Anna Maria’s 69-56 win against Simmons on Saturday. Mareiro shot at 38.5 percent on the week and averaged three three-pointers per game, shooting 36.0 percent from long-range.

Sam O’Gara (Soph.) Clark (Worcester, Mass.): In the Cougars’ lone game of the week, O’Gara racked up 16 points, four assists and a pair of steals as the Scarlet and White were tripped up by Springfield, 77-65.Aretha

Sullivan (Jr.) Clark (Worcester, Mass.): Sullivan recorded a season-best 18 points on 5-for-9 shooting to go along with six rebounds and two assists as the Cougars dropped their lone game of the week to Springfield, 77-65.

Ogechi Ezemma (Fr.) Clark (Hope Valley, R.I.):
Ezemma continued her stellar play as of late, recording her second career double-double, finishing with 11 points, ten rebounds and a pair of rejections as the Cougars lost their lone game of the week to Springfield College, 77-65.

Tyler Huffman (Sr.) Clark (West Hartford, Conn.): In a 1-1 week for the Scarlet and White, Huffman averaged 21.5 points connecting on seven three-pointers in the two contests, including the 100th of his career. In an 81-74 overtime win against Coast Guard, Huffman pumped in 23 points and then in the last second 67-65 loss to Emerson, Huffman dropped 20 points on 7-for-15 shooting.

David Mercier (Jr.) Clark (Milford, Mass.): Mercier averaged 17 points and 6.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Cougars. In an 81-74 overtime win over Coast Guard, Mercier just missed out on a double-double with 20 points, nine boards and three steals, and then racked up 14 points and four boards in a last second, 67-65 loss at Emerson.

Christian Horton (Sr.), Nichols (Rutland, Mass.): Horton averaged 17.5 points per game, 4.5 assists per game, and 3.5 rebounds per game as the Bison won a pair of games to remain atop the CCC standings. After tallying 10 points, four boards, and four dimes against Roger Williams on Wednesday, Horton poured in a career-high 25 points on 8-of-10 shooting to go with five assists and three rebounds in a road win at WNE. Horton played 73 of a possible 80 minutes – including all 40 against the Golden Bears – and finished the week shooting 67 percent from the field and 83 percent from downtown (5-of-6).

Marcos Echevarria (Fr.) Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria led the Bison in scoring last week, averaging 17.5 points per game in a pair of wins. He scored 21 points in 37 minutes of action against Roger Williams and then dropped in 16 in 39 minutes against Western New England on Saturday. Echevarria also averaged 2.5 assists per game and .0 steals per game, and he was a perfect 12-of-12 from the charity stripe.

Paul Brooks (Jr.) Worcester State (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks collected 16 points and 10 rebounds for a double-double in the 88-83 win over Salem State. He went 7-for-10 from the field and also added in five blocks and one assist on the evening.

Alex Santos (Fr.) Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos netted 19 points in the 88-83 victory over Salem State. He shot 35.7 percent from the field, 40.0 percent from beyond the arc, and 87.5 (7-for-8) at the free throw line. Santos also added in five rebounds and three assists in 35 minutes played.

Britt Herring (Fr.) Worcester State (W. Brookfield, Mass.): Herring averaged 21.5 points and eight rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. She scored 15 points in the setback to Johnson & Wales earlier in the week, and then registered a career-high 28 points in the win over Salem State on Wednesday. She posted double-double figures in the Salem State game, while adding in 10 rebounds (five offensive). Overall this week, she shot 72% from the field.

Sean Doncaster (Jr.) WPI (Medford, Mass.): Doncaster had a magnificent week for the Engineers, totaling 36 points, 17 rebounds, eight assists and five steals in a pair of New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contests.

Haili Welton (Sr.) WPI (Southbury, Conn.): Welton registered a career-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting with two three-pointers and a pair of free throws to lead league-frontrunner WPI past visiting Springfield, 59-50, last Saturday in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) action

D3 Hoops Weekend Notebook: Tufts Snaps Amherst’s Home Winning Streak, Flannery Leads Babson Past WPI In Double OT

Tufts University junior Michaela North netted a three-pointer with 49 seconds left to lift the eighth ranked Jumbos past No. 2 Amherst on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Boston Globe)

Tufts University junior Michaela North netted a three-pointer with 49 seconds left to lift the eighth ranked Jumbos past No. 2 Amherst on Saturday. (Photo Credit: Boston Globe)

By Matt Noonan

Saturday was yet another exciting day in the NCAA Division III college basketball world as eighth ranked Tufts University snapped second-ranked Amherst College’s 121-game home winning streak. The loss was Amherst’s first defeat on their home court since January 31, 2009.

Amherst entered yesterday’s New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) clash eight victories away for tying the NCAA record for all divisions with 129 home wins – a mark that was established by the University of Kentucky men’s basketball team from 1943 to 1955.

With yesterday’s 52-51 victory over the Purple and White, Tufts slides into first place in the conference, improving to 20-2 overall and 9-0 in league play.

Josie Lee helped the Jumbos pick-up a critical road win with a late fourth quarter layup that extended the Powder Blue and White’s lead to three-points (50-47). Michaela North drained a three-pointer minutes later – 49 seconds to be exact – to secure the team’s 20th victory of the season.

Joey Flannery and the Babson College men’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to five games as the Beavers outlasted 19th ranked WPI in Babson Park in double-overtime. Flannery, who played all 50 minutes, netted a game-high 41 points, while pulling down 12 rebounds. Clyde Niba paced the Engineers with 23 points, while Sean Doncaster added 20 points.

Jashanti Allen‘s trifecta with five seconds remaining helped WPI force an extra session before Flannery and Charlie Rice each converted one free throw during the final seconds of the second overtime to secure a win for the Green and White.

Babson currently sits atop the NEWMAC with a 9-1 league record, MIT is in second at 8-2, while WPI checks in third at 6-4.

In Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play, the 17th ranked Johnson & Wales men’s basketball team ran its winning streak to 20 games as the Wildcats defeated Anna Maria in Providence, Rhode Island by a score of 98-63.

Johnson & Wales – now 20-1 overall and 14-0 in league play – had a trio of players post 20 points or more in the win. Quarry Greenaway netted 24 points and registered 10 rebounds, while Tom Garrick chipped in 22 points, 13 caroms and a three blocks.

Trinity College’s Jaquann Starks registered 14 points, four assists and a pair of blocks to lead the Bantams to a 78-66 victory over Bates College. With the win, Trinity improves to 16-6 overall and takes over first place in the NESCAC with a 7-1 league mark with two games remaining.

Nina Davenport totaled 22 points and 15 rebounds, while converting six of her 11 attempts from beyond the arc to lead the Bates College women’s basketball team to a 77-61 road victory against Trinity.

UMass Boston’s Quadry Allen scored the game-winning layup with 0.9 left to provide the Beacons with an exciting 64-63 win over Rhode Island College. The was was also head coach Jason Harris‘ initial victory against his alma mater. (Allen’s layup is below – courtesy of UMass Boston Athletics).