D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Jan. 22nd)

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By NoontimeSports.com

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 22nd, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past six 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 22nd, 2018

1. MIT 

15-2, 5-1 NEWMAC  Last Week: No. 1

2. Eastern Conn. State

15-2, 7-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 3

3. Wesleyan University

13-3, 3-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 4

4. Middlebury College

14-3, 4-1 NESCAC 

Last Week: No. 5

5. Hamilton College

15-1, 3-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

6. Williams College

13-4, 3-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 6

7. Salem State 

15-3, 5-0 MASCAC

Last Week: No. 8 

8. Nichols College

14-2, 8-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 9

9. Keene State 

12-5, 6-1 LEC

Last Week: No. 10

10. Springfield College 11-6, 5-1 NEWMAC

Last Week: NR 

On The Rise: Amherst College (10-6, 2-2 NESCAC), Albertus Magnus (11-4, 8-0 GNAC), Bowdoin College (12-4, 2-2 NESCAC), Endicott College (12-5, 7-3 CCC), Gordon College (11-6, 7-3 CCC), Trinity College (13-4, 2-2 NESCAC), Tufts University (12-5, 3-2 NESCAC)

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday, Jan. 22nd)

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By NoontimeSports.com

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 22nd, 2018!

This week’s poll – similar to the past six 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 22nd, 2018

1. Amherst College

18-0, 4-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

18-0, 4-0 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Tufts University

16-2, 4-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

13-3, 7-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Middlebury College

13-4, 3-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 7

6. Roger Williams 

14-3, 8-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 5 

7. Univ. of New England

12-3, 8-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 8 

8. St. Joseph’s (ME)

15-1, 8-0 GNAC

Last Week: NR

9. Smith College

12-4, 6-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: NR 

10. Springfield College

13-5, 7-2 NEWMAC

Last Week: NR

On The Rise: Babson College (12-6, 8-2 NEWMAC), Brandeis University (9-6, 1-4 UAA), Castleton University (14-2, 10-0 NAC), Conn. College (11-5, 2-3 NESCAC), MIT (11-5, 7-2 NEWMAC), Trinity College (13-5, 1-3 NESCAC), UMass Boston (15-2, 6-1 LEC), Wesleyan University (11-5, 2-3 NESCAC) and WPI (14-4, 7-2 NEWMAC)

New England D3 Hoops Round-Up: Saturday Highlights (LINKS)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports)

Saturday was a crazy day in New England D3 Hoops with upsets, new records and yes, even a coach earning 100 wins – congrats Coach Santa Fe!

Here are the highlights from what was an exciting and busy day of D3 Hoops!

Let’s congratulate (once again) Coach Angela Santa Fe on reaching 100 wins as the Regis College  women’s basketball team defeated Suffolk University in Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) play.

Johnny McCarthy and the Amherst College men’s basketball team cruised to an impressive win over Hamilton College this afternoon. The win – the Mammoths’ 10th of the season and second in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play – halted the Continentals’ 15-game winning streak, which dates back to last November!

The Amherst College women’s basketball team established a new program for consecutive wins – 51, to be exact – as they also defeated Hamilton this afternoon, too.

Nick Gilpin recorded a layup with 13 seconds remaining, which helped Bates College stun Tufts University, 77-75. The win snapped a three-game losing streak, too.

Abby Kelly scored a team-high 17 points as the Bowdoin College women’s basketball team cruised to a 74-33 win over Colby College to improve to 17-0 overall.

David Reynolds netted a career-high 29 points to lead the Bowdoin men’s basketball team past Colby, 83-77. The Polar Bears led the Mules, 46-33 at the break, but relied on its defense to secure the win as Colby outscored the hosts, 44-37, in the second half.

MIT erased a five-point deficit at the break to defeat Babson College in overtime by a score of 80-78. Bradley Jomard (MIT) recorded a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds in the win – he almost recorded a triple-double, but finished with eight assists.

The UMass Dartmouth women’s basketball team netted 31 points in the third quarter en route to defeating Plymouth State, 78-64.

The UMass Boston women’s basketball team rebounded from a mid-week setback to defeat Keene State this afternoon to secure a season sweep for the second time in program history.

Thanks to 15 points from Alex Goslin, the Springfield College women’s basketball team was able to defeat Babson College for an important New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) victory.

The WPI men’s basketball team collaborated for 13 trifectas this afternoon to defeat Clark University.

A 28 point third quarter helped the Castleton University women’s basketball team defeat Thomas to improve to 10-0 in North Atlantic Conference (NAC) play.

Despite a 58-49 setback to Gordon College, Curry College’s Emily Irwin recorded her 1,000th point, while pacing the Colonels with a game-high 20 points.

Olivia Bolden became the third member of the Albertus Magnus women’s basketball program to reach 1,000 points.

Sam Maglione netted six triples and tallied 26 points as Worcester State women’s basketball top Fitchburg State to even its record at 8-8.

A second half surge helped Nichols College men’s basketball rally to defeat Roger Williams (82-79) and extend its current winning streak to five-games.

WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Seven (Weds. Jan. 17th)

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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.


Shaun McCarthy POW

Men’s Player of the Week: Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Soph. | Oxford, Mass.): The sophomore forward averaged double-double figures of 27.7 points and 11.3 rebounds per game in an 0-3 week for the Blue and Gold. McCarthy posted a career-high 32 points and 12 rebounds with two assists in the setback to Sage earlier in the week. He then put up 24 points and 12 rebounds in the to Framingham State, and 27 points and 10 rebounds in the loss to MCLA. Overall this week, he shot 57.7% (30-52) from the field.


Matt Morrow ROW

Men’s Rookie of the WeekMatt Morrow (Nichols College | Fr. | Leicester, Mass.): Morrow helped lead the Bison to a 3-0 mark this past week, averaging 9.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.0 blocks per game. In a 100-68 win at Curry, Morrow notched his first career double-double with a career-high 17 points, 13 rebounds, and an assist. He followed that up with an all-around game of six points, five rebounds, three assists, a steal, and two blocks in a 90-64 win over Salve Regina. He wrapped up the week with five points, two rebounds, an assist, a block, and three steals in a 72-65 come-from-behind win at Wentworth.


Men’s Honor Roll:

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Soph. |Charlton, Mass): Rapoza recorded his 10th double-double of the season last week in Anna Maria’s lone contest against Mount Ida by netting a career-high 29 points, while pulling down a career-best 22 rebounds.

Samuel Durodola (Becker College | Sr. | Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola averaged 24.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 1.3 assists, 1.3 steals and 1.0 blocks per game over three games this past week while shooting 46.3 percent from the floor. The senior led Becker to conference wins over Wheelock and Elms.

Tyrell St. John (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Stamford, Conn.): St. John posted 12 points, one rebound, two assists, five steals and one block in an 80-63 setback to Salem State University last Wednesday in the Falcons lone contest of the week.

Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College | Jr. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria helped lead the Bison to a 3-0-mark last week, averaging 20.0 points, 2.7 rebounds, 7.0 assists, and 3.0 steals per game. Echevarria scored 12 points, but added a pair of rebounds, 10 assists and four steals in a 100-68 win over Curry. He followed that up with 22 points, three rebounds, six assists, and two steals in a 90-64 victory against Salve Regina. He wrapped up the week with 26 points, three rebounds, five assists, and three more steals in a 72-65 come-from-behind win at Wentworth on Saturday. For the week, Echevarria shot 47.6% (20-of-42) from the field and 55% (11-of-20) from beyond the arc, while dishing out 21 assists to just three turnovers in three games.

Chris Rodgers (WPI | Sr. | Franklin, Mass.): Rodgers paced the Engineers with an average of 18.5 points and eight rebounds, as well as 11 assists and four steals in a 2-0 week. He also clicked for 83.3 percent (10-of-12) free throw shooting at Wheaton. The senior also posted 19 points and seven rebounds versus the Lyons. He then logged game-highs of 18 points, nine rebounds and seven assists at Coast Guard.


#ICYMIKareem Davis (Becker | Jr. | Lowell, Mass.): Davis became the 19th player in school history to reach the celebrated thousand point plateau for his career, and the ninth player to do so under head coach Brian Gorman, on January 3rd versus UMass Dartmouth. Davis was fouled on a three-point attempt just 2:58 into the game and buried the first two shots to reach the hallowed mark. He would finish the game with 12 points, seven assists and six rebounds.

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Tuesday, Jan. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com

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 January 16th, 2018.

This week’s poll – similar to the past five 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 | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018 

1. Amherst College 

16-0, 3-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Bowdoin College

15-0, 3-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 2

3. Tufts University 

15-2, 3-1 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 3

4. UMass Dartmouth

11-3, 5-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 4

5. Roger Williams

11-3, 5-2 CCC

Last Week: No. 7

6. Conn. College

11-4, 2-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 6

7. Middlebury College

12-4, 2-2 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 5

8. Univ. of New England

10-3, 6-1 CCC

Last Week: No. 8

9. UMass Boston 

14-1, 5-0 LEC

Last Week: No. 9

10. Brandeis University

9-4, 1-2 UAA

Last Week: NR

On The Rise: Babson College (11-5, 7-1 NEWMAC), Castleton University (11-2, 7-0 NAC), MIT (10-5, 6-2 NEWMAC), Saint Joseph’s (Maine) (13-1, 6-0 GNAC), Smith College (10-4, 4-2 NEWMAC), Springfield College (12-5, 6-3), Williams College (10-6, 2-2 NESCAC) and WPI (12-4, 5-2 NEWMAC)

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Tues. Jan. 16th)

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By NoontimeSports.com

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 January 16th, 2018.

This week’s poll – similar to the past five 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 | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018

1. MIT  14-1, 4-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Hamilton College 14-0, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4 
3. Eastern Conn. 13-2, 5-0 LEC Last Week: No. 5
4. Wesleyan University 11-3, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
5. Middlebury College 11-3, 3-1 NESCAC   Last Week: No. 6 
6. Williams College 12-3, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
7. Tufts University 12-4, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7 
8. Salem State  13-3, 3-0 MASCAC Last Week: No. 8 
9. Nichols College 12-2, 6-1 CCC Last Week: No. 9
10. Keene State  11-4, 5-0 LEC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus (9-3, 6-0 GNAC), Amherst College (9-5, 1-2 NESCAC), Babson College (9-6, 4-0 NEWMAC), Bowdoin College (10-4, 1-2 NESCAC), Endicott College (10-4, 5-2 CCC), Roger Williams (11-3, 5-2 CCC) and Trinity College (11-4, 2-2 NESCAC)

Weekend Watch: Games To Watch In New England D3 Hoops (Jan. 12-14th)

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By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11)

Happy Friday, everyone! Let’s kick-off a LONG weekend with another editor of ‘Weekend Watch,’ highlighting New England D3 basketball games to watch over the next few days!

For starters, Wesleyan University men’s basketball will make the trek to upstate New York this evening to face Hamilton College in an important New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) clash. The Continentals enter the game riding a 12-game winning streak – they also secured their initial conference win earlier this week when they defeated Trinity College, 78-55. The Cardinals fell to Williams College in overtime last Friday, but rebounded with a 10-point win over Middlebury College. Against the Panthers, three players recorded 12 points or more, so look for a team effort against the Continentals this evening.

Other games to watch tonight include Tufts University at Williams (men’s basketball) at 7 p.m. and Trinity at Bowdoin College (men’s basketball) at 7 p.m. On the women’s side, keep an eye on Amherst College at Connecticut College at 7 p.m. and Williams at Tufts (also at 7 p.m.).

As of this morning, Bowdoin and Middlebury (women’s basketball) are both 2-0 in conference play, while Amherst and Hamilton are 1-0, respectively.


Turn the page to Saturday and we have a boat-load of games to watch, including UMass Boston at West Conn. – can the Beacons win their fifth-straight Little East Conference (LEC) tilt? UMass Boston has been a tremendous story thus far, thanks to 13 impressive first-year players.

Games to Watch on Saturday, Jan. 13th 

Salem State at Framingham State (WBB) at 1 p.m.
UMass Boston at West Conn. (WBB) at 1 p.m.
Western New England at Univ. of New England  (WBB) at 1 p.m.
WPI at MIT (WBB) at 2 p.m.
Middlebury at Tufts (WBB) at 3 p.m.
Bridgewater State at Westfield State (MBB) at 3 p.m.
Wesleyan at Amherst (MBB) at 3 p.m.
Tufs at Middlebury (MBB) at 3 p.m.
UMass Dartmouth at Keene State (MBB) at 3 p.m.
New England College at Husson (MBB) at 3 p.m.
Roger Williams at Endicott (MBB) at 3 p.m.
Lasell at Johnson & Wales (MBB) at 3 p.m.
Nichols at Wentworth (MBB) at 3 p.m.


Just a few games to watch on Sunday, including Colby College (women’s basketball) at Trinity – the Mules will look to return to the win column after falling to Maine Maritime earlier this week by a score of 67-59. The Bantams will be coming off a Friday evening tilt  against Polar Bears.

Also on Sunday, Colby-Trinity (men’s basketball) will face-off in Maine. The Mules won back-to-back games this weekend, including an 87-79 win over Pine Manor, thanks to 11 points and 12 rebounds from Dean Weiner.

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