WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Nine (Tuesday, Jan. 30th)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER  With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


JFLOYDMen’s Basketball Player of the Week: Jehyve Floyd (Holy Cross | Jr. | Sayreville, N.J.): Floyd led the team with a career-high 22 points, six blocked shots, five rebounds and two assists in the Crusaders’ victory against American. He totaled 17 points, six rebounds, two blocks and two assists in the win over Lafayette. He hit all eight of his field goal attempts against the Leopards, becoming only the third player in school history to make 100.0 percent of his shots from the floor with at least eight attempts. For the week, he averaged 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks and 2.0 assists on the week, while hitting 85.7 percent of his field goal attempts.


Austin Butler ROW
Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week:
Austin Butler (Holy Cross | Fr. | Latrobe, Pa.): Butler led the team with a career-high 28 points and four rebounds in the Crusaders’ victory over Lafayette. He hit 11 of 15 field goal attempts and five of eight three-pointers against the Leopards. Butler pulled down four rebounds in the victory at American. For the week, he averaged 14.0 points and 4.0 rebounds on the week, while hitting 64.7 percent of his field goal attempts and 55.6 percent of his three-pointers.


Men’s Honor Roll

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Soph. | Charlton, Mass.): Mike Rapoza averaged 17.7 points in three games last week with his highest total of 21 points coming against Norwich University. He also averaged 13.7 rebounds per game last week, too, while adding three blocked shots against Albertus Magnus – he almost recorded a triple-double against the Falcons, but was two assist shy of the mark.

Samuel Durodola (Becker College | Sr. | Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola posted another dominant week for the Hawks, averaging 22.5 points and 9.0 rebounds with 1.0 blocks and 1.0 steals and shooting 58.3 percent from the floor. Durodola was at his best in Becker’s 83-63 victory at Elms, scoring 34 points with ten boards on 64 percent shooting.

Nicholas Tracy (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Indianapolis, Ind.): Tracy averaged 14.7 points, seven rebounds, 1.3 assists, 2.7 steals and one block per game over three contests for the Green and Gold. He notched 14 points, six rebounds, three assists, one steal and one block in a 65-63 win over Westfield State on Tuesday before adding 23 points, seven boards, four steals and one block in a 68-58 setback to Bridgewater State on Thursday. Tracy concluded the week with seven points, eight caroms, one assist, three steals and one block in a 64-56 setback to Framingham State on Saturday.

Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College | Jr. | Lynn, Mass.): Marcos Echevarria helped lead the Bison to a 2-1 mark this week, averaging 24.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.7 assists, and 2.7 steals per game. Echevarria scored 15 points to go with four rebounds, six assists, and three steals in a 99-85 setback to UNE. He followed that up with 35 points, six rebounds, four assists, and three steals in an 83-63 win at Endicott. He wrapped up the week with 22 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a 97-74 win at Gordon. For the week, he shot 41.1% (23-of-56) from the field, 40% (12-of-30) from beyond the arc, and 93.3% (14-of-15) at the free throw line.

Will Watkins Jr. (Worcester State | Jr.| Southbridge, Mass.): The sophomore Southbridge, Mass. native averaged 19.7 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.7 steals, and 1.3 assists in a 1-2 week for the Blue and Gold. Overall this week, he shot 54.5% (23-43) from the field, 50% (11-22) from 3-point range, and 100% (2-2) from the charity stripe. He racked up 31 points, going 7-for-11 (63.6%) from beyond the arc, with three rebounds and two steals in the setback to Bridgewater State. He then was one rebound shy of a double-double with 22 points, nine rebounds, three assists and two steals in the Lancers’ first conference win over Westfield State. He then wrapped up the week with six points and seven boards in the loss to Salem State.

WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Nine (Tuesday, Jan. 30th)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER  With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


LManis POW
Women’s Player of the Week
: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Soph. | Franklin, Mass.):
This week’s Patriot League Player of the Week averaged a double-double of 22.50 points and 10.00 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. In an overtime loss to American, the sophomore forward recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 18 points and 11 rebounds. She also had a big impact in the Crusaders’ victory against Lafayette on Saturday as she netted 27 points, while pulling down nine rebounds. Per Monday’s release, Manis ranks first in the conference in scoring with an average of 18.5 points per game and fifth in rebounding with 8.4 boards per game. In her career, Manis has tallied 788 points (15.5 per game) and totaled 402 rebounds (7.9 per game).


MReen ROWWomen’s Rookie of the Week: Meghan Reen (Assumption College | Fr. | Norwood, Mass.): Reen was impressive in an 0-2 week, averaging 15.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor. She had nine points and four assists in a loss to Southern Conn. but followed it up with a career-high 21 points with four rebounds and two assists as the Hounds were edged by Le Moyne.


Women’s Honor Roll

Hailey Moore (Anna Maria College | Soph. |Worcester, Mass.): Moore averaged 9.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and four blocks in a pair of games last week. Against Lasell College, she scored a career-high 12 points, while pulling down a career-best 14 caroms. She also recorded a career-best six blocks en route to her first-ever double-double. Later against Albertus Magnus, she tallied seven points, while pulling down nine rebounds.

Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College |Jr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell averaged 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting 56.5 percent from the floor in an 0-2 week. The junior tied her career high with 23 points, four rebounds and two steals in a tight loss to Southern Connecticut. O’Donnell finished the week with 15 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals as Assumption was edged by Le Moyne.

Adrianna Dowdy (Becker College | Jr. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy led Becker to a 2-0 week, averaging 11 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, and shooting 75 percent from the floor.

Ogechi Ezemma (Clark University | Jr. | Hope Valley, R.I.): In a 1-1 week for Clark, Ezemma posted 20 points including 15 in a conference win over Mount Holyoke on January 24th. She collected 25 rebounds to go along with four steals and a block.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 17.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.7 steals per contest in three games for the Green and Gold. She posted 12 points, seven boards and three steals in a setback to Westfield State on Tuesday before adding ten points, three rebounds and one steal in a 75-55 setback to Bridgewater State on Thursday. She finished off the week with 31 points, four caroms, four assists and one steal in an 88-78 setback to Framingham State on Saturday.

Britt Herring (Worcester State | Jr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): The junior center averaged 14 points, nine rebounds, 2.3 blocks and two assists in a 2-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She recorded 12 points, seven rebounds, two assists, a steal and three blocks in the early-week win over Bridgewater State before putting-up 18 points with eight boards and three blocks in her team’s setback to Westfield State. She wrapped up the week with double-double figures of 12 points and 12 rebounds with three assists and a block in the win over Salem State. Overall, she shot 59.4% (19-32) from the field.

D3 Hoops: Women’s Basketball Games To Watch This Week (Jan. 29th – Feb. 3rd)

NS BBALL Roundup

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11) 

As usual, it is another BUSY week of New England D3 basketball and below are a few women’s basketball games to watch this week, including a pair of Monday (Jan. 29th) tilts between Babson College at Tufts University and Williams College at UMass Dartmouth.

The rankings (next to certain teams on our list) is from our recent Noontime Sports Top 10 Women’s Basketball Poll from Monday, Jan. 29th. 

Games to Watch (Monday, Jan. 29th to Saturday, Feb. 3rd):

  • Williams College at No. 4 UMass Dartmouth | Monday, Jan. 29th at 6 p.m.
  • Babson College at No. 3 Tufts University | Monday, Jan. 29th at 7 p.m.
  • Endicott College at Western New England | Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 5:30 p.m.
  • Suffolk University at Emmanuel College | Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 7 p.m.
  • Eastern Conn. at Conn. College | Tuesday, Jan. 30th at 7:30 p.m.
  • Framingham State at Worcester State | Wednesday, Jan. 31st at 5:30 p.m.
  • Smith College at WPI | Wednesday, Jan. 31st at 7 p.m.
  • Regis College at No. 7 St. Joseph’s (Maine) | Thursday, Feb. 1st at 6 p.m.
  • Trinity College at Wesleyan University | Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • No. 3 Tufts University at No. 1 Amherst College | Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • No. 10 Middlebury College at No. 2 Bowdoin College | Friday, Feb. 2nd at 7 p.m.
  • No. 4 UMass Dartmouth at Southern Maine | Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 1 p.m.
  • Williams College at No. 2 Bowdoin College | Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 3 p.m.
  • MIT at WPI | Saturday, Feb. 3rd at 3 p.m.

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Jan. 29th)

NS BBALL TOP 10

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, January 29th, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past seven polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, January 29th, 2018

1. Amherst College

20-0, 6-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

19-1, 5-1 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Tufts University

18-2, 6-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

15-3, 9-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Roger Williams

16-3, 10-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 6

6. Smith College

15-4, 8-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 9

7. Saint Joseph’s (Maine)

17-1, 9-0 GNAC

Last Week: No. 8 

8. Univ. of New England

13-5, 9-2 CCC

Last Week: 7

9. Springfield College

15-5, 9-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: 10

10. Middlebury College

14-5, 4-2 NESCAC

Last Week: 5

On The Rise: Babson College (13-6, 9-2 NEWMAC), Brandeis University (11-6, 3-4 UAA), Castleton University (15-3, 11-1 NAC), Conn. College. (12-6, 3-4 NESCAC), UMass Boston (17-2, 8-1 LEC) and Wesleyan University (13-6, 3-4 NESCAC).

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Jan. 29th)

NS BBALL TOP 10

By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) 

With another week of New England Division III men’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for Monday, January 29th, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past seven polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.

Men’s Basketball Top 10 | Monday, January 29th 2018

1. MIT 

17-2, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1

2. Eastern Conn. State

17-2, 9-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 2

3. Middlebury College 

15-3, 5-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

4. Williams College

15-4, 4-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6

5. Wesleyan University

16-4, 5-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

6. Hamilton College

17-2, 4-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 6 

7.  Salem State 

17-3, 7-0 MASCAC

Last Week: No. 7 

8. Springfield College

13-6, 7-1 NEWMAC

Last Week: No. 10

9. Nichols College

16-3, 10-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 9

10. Bowdoin College 14-5, 3-4 NESCAC

Last Week: NR 

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (14-4, 11-0 GNAC), Amherst College (12-6, 4-2 NESCAC), Babson College (11-8, 6-2 NEWMAC), Keene State (14-5, 8-1, LEC) and Tufts University (14-6, 4-3 NESCAC)