WACBAHoops Reveals First Wave of Postseason Accolades

wacba-logoBy WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops) 

WORCESTER – Nichols swept the men’s major awards while Assumption, Becker, Fitchburg State and WPI took top billing for the women as the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) resumed its postseason awards program. Additionally, 12 student-athletes from each gender were tabbed All-WACBA. Voters included sports information directors or primary contacts from each of the nine NCAA schools in Worcester County, as well as three members representing the local media.

Nichols’ Marcos Echevarria was named Player of the Year while teammate DeAnte Bruton was tabbed the Rookie of the Year and head coach Tom Glynn was recognized as the Coach of the Year. WPI’s Ama Biney was unanimously selected as the Women’s Player of the Year as Fitchburg State’s Kyra Rose took home another Rookie of the Year nod. Assumption’s Kerry Phayre and Becker’s David Bostick were chosen as Co-Coaches of the Year.

Echevarria and Becker’s Samuel Durodola earned first team votes on all 12 ballots. Fitchburg State’s Jaleel Bell, Becker’s Kyle Credle, Bruton and Anna Maria’s Mike Rapoza also earned high praise from the voters. WPI bookended the second team with Ian Converse and Sean Doncaster. Joining the Engineer duo was Worcester State’s Paul Brooks, Becker’s Kareem Davis, and Holy Cross’ Malachi Alexander and Robert Champion.

Biney was the lone consensus first teamer on the women’s ballot.  She was followed by Rose, Worcester State’s Britt Herring, Clark’s Ogechi Ezemma, Holy Cross’ Lauren Manis and Becker’s Cassidy Harrison. The women’s second team was the only one to feature student from each NCAA division. DII Assumption’s Jo Impellizeri led the way as WPI’s Priscilla Dunphy, Worcester State’s Kaitlin Berkel, Becker’s Adrianna Dowdy, DI Holy Cross’ Infinti Thomas-Waheed and Anna Maria’s Deja Taitt comprised the rest of the list.

The coaches group is in the midst of voting for the next Paul N. Johnson Award winner and the inaugural Pat Oroszko Courage Award recipient.

WACBA (Worcester Area College Basketball Association) is an organization billed as “one of its kind in the country” featuring 10 colleges, 20 programs plus sports information directors and media members to foster friendships and camaraderie along with promoting the GREAT GAME OF BASKETBALL throughout the TRADITION RICH Worcester Country Area.

MAJOR AWARD WINNERS

Men’s Player of the Year

Nichols sophomore Marcos Echevarria (Lynn, Mass.)

Women’s Player of the Year

WPI junior Ama Biney (Worcester, Mass,)

Men’s Rookie of the Year

Nichols freshman DeAnte Bruton (New London, Conn.)

Women’s Rookie of the Year

Fitchburg State freshman Kyra Rose (Rockland, Mass.)

Men’s Coach of the Year

Tom Glynn, Nichols

Women’s Co-Coaches of the Year

Kerry Phayre, Assumption and David Bostick, Becker

ALL-WACBA TEAMS 

MEN’S FIRST

 

Name

School

Class

Hometown

1stPl

Marcos Echevarria

Nichols

So

Lynn, Mass.

7

Samuel Durodola

Becker

Jr

Rosedale, N.Y.

1

Jaleel Bell

Fitchburg St.

Sr

Dorchester, Mass.

1

Kyle Credle

Becker

Sr

Queens, N.Y.

1

DeAnte Bruton

Nichols

Fr

New London, Conn.

Mike Rapoza

Anna Maria

Fr

Charlton, Mass.

2

 

 

 

 

 

MEN’S SECOND

 

Ian Converse

WPI

Sr

Woodstock, Conn.

Paul Brooks

Worcester St.

Sr

Arlington, Mass.

Kareem Davis

Becker

So

Lowell, Mass.

Malachi Alexander

Holy Cross

Sr

Bowie, Md.

Robert Champion

Holy Cross

Sr

Charlotte, N.C.

Sean Doncaster

WPI

Sr

Medford, Mass.

 

WOMEN’S FIRST

 

Name

School

Class

Hometown

1stPl

Ama Biney

WPI

Jr

Worcester, Mass.

        9

Kyra Rose

Fitchburg St.

Fr

Rockland, Mass.

        1

Britt Herring

Worcester St.

So

W. Brookfield, Mass.

         

Ogechi Ezemma

Clark

So

Hope Valley, R.I.

        2

Lauren Manis

Holy Cross

Fr

Franklin, Mass.

       

Cassidy Harrison

Becker

Fr

Foxborough, Mass.

         

 

 

 

 

 

WOMEN’S SECOND

 

Jo Impellizeri

Assumption

Sr

Seaford, N.Y.

          

Priscilla Dunphy

WPI

Sr

Barrington, R.I.

          

Kaitlyn Berkel

Worcester St.

So

Waterford, Conn.

          

Adriana Dowdy

Becker

So

East Haven, Conn.

          

I. Thomas-Waheed

Holy Cross

Jr

Newton, Mass.

          

Deja Taitt

Anna Maria

Sr

Cambia Heights, N.Y.

          

 

WACBA Honor Roll (Women’s Basketball) Week 12

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Fitchburg State’s Kyra Rose was tabbed this week’s WACBA Rookie of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops) 

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ciara McKissick (Becker | Soph. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick averaged 15 points, 13 rebounds and 3.6 steals per game this past week, all while shooting 71.4 percent from the floor as the Hawks of Becker went 2-1. First, in Monday’s 73-69 win over Fitchburg State, McKissick led the Hawks with 21 points, nine rebounds, a career-high seven steals and four assists. McKissick shot 10 of 13 from the floor, which was good for 77 percent. Then, in Thursday’s 63-55 win at Daniel Webster, the sophomore scored 16 points with 16 rebounds as Becker clinched the third seed in the upcoming NECC playoffs. Finally, against Mitchell on Saturday, McKissick pulled down 14 rebounds (team-best) with eight points in a narrow 60-56 setback.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kyra Rose (Fitchburg State | Fr. | Rockland, Mass.): Rose averaged 16 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, two steals and 2.3 blocks in a trio of games last week. She registered 14 points, seven boards, four assists, two steals and one block in a 73-69 setback at Becker before adding a game-best 20 points, seven caroms, three assists, three steals and three blocks in a 71-67 setback to Salem State on Wednesday. Rose concluded the week with a team-best 14 points, eight rebounds, one assist, one steal and three blocks in a 77-52 loss to Framingham State on Saturday.

Women’s Honor Roll:

Allison Stoddard (Assumption | Sr. | East Lyme, Conn.): Stoddard came through in the clutch in a pair of Assumption wins last week, averaging 15.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while making 11 of 12 free throws. She recorded 13 points, five rebounds and three assists in a 14-point win over Merrimack. Stoddard followed it up with 18 points, five rebounds and three assists, and was part of a 24-4 run in the fourth quarter to grab the lead from St. Michael’s on the way to victory.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker | Fr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison averaged 15 points and 2.1 steals this past week, while shooting 35 percent from behind the three-point arc. First, in her team’s 73-69 win over Fitchburg State, Harrison posted a game-high 23 points with four rebounds and three steals. Then, facing Mitchell on Saturday, Harrison put the Hawks on her back, scoring a game-high 22 points with four steals and shooting 11 of 13 from the foul line.

Madalyn Smith (Holy Cross | Fr. | Sussex, N.J.): Smith posted a career-high 16 points, while playing a crucial role in the Crusaders’ fourth quarter comeback win over American. The first-year helped the Crusaders secure a 51-46 win over American by converting a quartet of three-pointers and two freebies, while pulling down a trio of caroms.  Prior to her team’s win over American, she registered two points and two rebounds in a 60-41 setback to Army.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Soph. | Waterford, Conn.): The sophomore forward averaged 18.5 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two blocks in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. She scored a team-high 16 points, collected eight rebounds and three blocks in the Blue and Gold’s 62-55 win over Framingham State – helping the Lancers snap the Rams’ eight-game winning streak. She then registered a double-double of 21 points and 10 rebounds in the setback to Westfield State in the regular season finale. She shot 60% from the field against the Owls.

Ama Biney (WPI | Jr. | Worcester, Mass.): Biney averaged 16.5 points in an important 2-0 week for the Engineers. She also averaged six rebounds to go with five steals and a block. Biney helped key a victory over regular season champion Babson with a dozen points, five boards, three steals and a pair of assists. On Saturday the junior led all players with 21 points and seven rebounds against MIT. As a result, the Engineers secured the third seed in the upcoming NEWMAC tournament.

WACBA Honor Roll (Men’s Basketball) Week 12

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Worcester State’s Paul Brooks was tabbed this week’s WACBA Men’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Worcester State University Athletics)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops) 

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Men’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Paul Brooks (Worcester State | Sr. | Arlington, Mass.): The senior center averaged a double-double of 14.5 points and 13.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Brooks picked up 10 points and 13 rebounds with four blocks in the 66-54 win over Framingham State. He then collected a game-high 19 points, 13 rebounds, and another four blocks in his team’s setback to Westfield State. Overall this week, Brooks shot 57.1% from the field.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Antonio White Jr. (Becker | Fr. | Middletown, Conn.): White was named NECC Rookie of the Week after averaging 16 points on 49 percent shooting with 8.3 rebounds over three games to conclude his standout rookie regular season. The Hawks finished the week 2-1 earning the second seed in the NECC Tournament.

Men’s Milestone: Robert Champion (Holy Cross | Sr. | Charlotte, N.C.): Champion paced the Crusaders with 21 points, along with a pair of steals in a 52-47 setback to Army before stuffing the stat sheet with 16 points, five rebounds, one assist, one block and one steal in a 69-54 win over American. During his team’s contest against American, Champion became the 51st student-athlete to eclipse the 1,000th point mark in program history – he recorded his 1,000th career point on a tip-in with 4:28 remaining in the second half.

Men’s Honor Roll:

Malik Brown (Assumption | Fr. | Waldorf, Md.): Brown came through with a career performance in a 1-1 week for the Hounds while averaging 13.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game. The freshman obliterated his previous career high of seven points by going off for 21 points and 12 rebounds in 24 minutes to help Assumption take down St. Michael’s by a score of 98-88. Later in the week, Brown scored five points with two rebounds in just eight minutes of action.

Damien Rance (Assumption | Soph. | Melbourne, Australia): Rance was dominant in a 1-1 week for Assumption, averaging 20.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 59.1 percent from the floor and making 10 of 11 free throw attempts. The sophomore opened the week by netting 24 points, while tallying eight rebounds, four assists and one steal as the Hounds nearly took down Merrimack, 80-74. Rance followed it up with 16 points, five rebounds and five assists as Assumption took down St. Michael’s by a score of 98-88.

Samuel Durodola (Becker | Jr. | Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola’s dominance continued this past week, as he averaged 26.3 points and 7.0 rebounds per game on 64.4 percent shooting to lead Becker to a 2-1 week. First, against Wheelock, Durodola scored 28 points with nine rebounds as he powered the Hawks to a 69-65 win. On Thursday the junior scored 17 in a narrow 87-83 loss. Finally, on Saturday, Durodola posted the second highest point total of his career as he finished with 34 points in a 102-88 victory over Mitchell.

Leonny Burgos (Fitchburg State | Sr.| Lawrence, Mass.): Burgos averaged 19.5 points, 1.5 rebounds, 5.5 assists and three steals per game in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. He netted a career-best 29 points, one board, five assists and three steals in a 96-83 win over Salem State on Wednesday before adding ten points, two caroms, six assists and three steals in a 72-64 triumph against Framingham State on Saturday.

Ian Converse (WPI | Sr. | Woodstock, Conn.): Converse narrowly missed averaging a double-double in the Engineers 2-0 week as he posted 23.5 points and 9.5 rebounds to go with four assists, three blocks and three steals. Converse began the week with 24 points and eight rebounds at Wheaton before scoring 23 and grabbing 11 rebounds in the season finale versus Clark. He shot 50 percent from the field in both games.

Jake Wisniewski (WPI | Fr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): Wisniewski averaged 11 points on 7 of 10 shooting from the field and 8 for 9 at the charity stripe in 13.5 minutes per game. He went 4 for 6 and 5 for 6 for 13 points at Wheaton, as well as all four of his rebounds on the week. On Saturday versus Clark, Wisniewski added nine points on 3 of 4 from the field and 3 for 3 at the line in just 11 minutes.

Noontime Sports Set To Return To New England Div. II Lacrosse Coverage

noontime-sports-2016By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports

Starting this month, Noontime Sports is excited to announce we’ll be expanding our local New England college coverage to NCAA Division II men’s and women’s lacrosse, specifically teams in the Northeast-10 Conference.

Our coverage will include a weekly Top 5 poll on social media every Monday – fans can follow our New England D2 Top 5 every week by visiting us on Facebook (Facebook.com/NoonSports) and Twitter (@NoontimeSports).

Additionally, we’ll be returning to some game coverage through video highlights and photo galleries, along with stories or features, too. We also plan to feature a student-athlete from the various D2 schools in our weekly ‘Catching Up’ posts, too.

The 2017 lacrosse season gets rolling this weekend – we’ll be starting our coverage with preseason teams, beginning next week!

WACBA Honor Roll (Women’s Basketball) Week Seven

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Fitchburg State’s Kyra Rose was tabbed this week’s WACBA Rookie of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: SENTINEL & ENTERPRISE / Ashley Green)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Adrianna Dowdy (Becker | Soph. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy has emerged as a dominant inside player in her second season for the Hawks, as she averaged 19.3 points and 9.0 rebounds for the week while shooting 51 percent from the floor. Dowdy posted a career-high 30 points with 13 rebounds last Tuesday in Becker’s 63-56 victory at Elms. She followed that up on Saturday at Bay Path, scoring 24 points (off a mere 12 shots) with 11 rebounds in a 61-41 victory. Picked to finish eighth in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) preseason poll, the Hawks of Becker are now in second place and off to their best start in conference play in program history.

Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Holy Cross | Jr. | Newton, Mass.): In a 2-0 week for the Crusaders, Thomas-Waheed notched her second double-double of the season – third of her career – with 16 points and 10 rebounds in a 65-47 win over Lehigh. She finished the contest 5 of 15 from the field, while converting three of four free throws. Prior to her team’s win over Lehigh, she netted 20 points and pulled down nine caroms in a 67-61 win over Lafayette. For the week, she totaled 36 points, 19 rebounds, six blocks, three steals and two assists.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kyra Rose (Fitchburg State | Fr. | Rockland, Mass.): Rose averaged 22.5 points, ten rebounds, 4.5 assists and one steal in two games for the Green and Gold this past week. She netted a game-best 31 points, 16 rebounds and three assists in an 85-60 setback to Bridgewater State on Wednesday before adding 14 points, four caroms, six assists and two steals in a 74-62 setback to Worcester State on Saturday.

Women’s Milestone of the Week: WPI provided Coach Cherise Galasso with her 300th career win on the sidelines last Thursday as the Engineers defeated Mount Holyoke, 74-42. As noted in the game’s release, Galasso sports a 300-217 record (.580) and is 265-179 (.597) in 17 seasons on Boynton Hill.

Women’s Honor Roll:

Jo Impellizeri (Assumption | Sr. | Seaford, N.Y.): Impellizeri was dominant inside this past week, averaging 16.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game while shooting 55.0 percent from the floor in leading Assumption to a pair of victories. The senior scored 13 points with five rebounds and five assists in a 69-46 win over Saint Rose before finishing the week with 20 points, 11 rebounds and four assists in a 62-51 victory against New Haven.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker | Fr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison averaged 16.7 points and 4.0 rebounds this past week while shooting 43 percent from behind the arc. Harrison totaled 14 points in the victory at Elms on Tuesday before scoring 20 points against top-seeded Regis College on Thursday. Against the Pride, she converted five-of-six attempts from beyond the arc. In Saturday’s 61-41 win at Bay Path, Harrison finished with 16 points. Harrison has emerged as Becker’s leading scorer in her rookie season and as the top scoring first-year in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC).

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Fr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis netted 22 points in her team’s 65-47 win over Lehigh, which matched a career-best from earlier this season. Additionally, she poured in 12 points, while recording four rebounds, two blocks and one assist in a six-point victory over Lafayette. For the week, she converted 7 of 11 free throws, netted 34 points and registered 11 caroms.

Taylor Daniels (Nichols | Sr. | Dudley, Mass.): Daniels averaged a double-double with 11.5 points per game and 11.0 rebounds per game in two games last week. She scored 11 points and pulled down 15 boards against Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday before tallying 12 points and seven boards at Endicott on Saturday. She also averaged 3.5 steals per game and 2.5 assists per game.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Soph. | Waterford, Conn.): The sophomore forward averaged 11 points and seven rebounds per game in a 1-2 week for the Lancers. She scored five points in the setback to UMass Dartmouth, and then midway through the week registered her third double-double of the season against the No. 1 Tufts with 14 points and 11 rebounds. Berkel concluded the week with 14 points and eight rebounds in a Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) win over Fitchburg State. Berkel shot 40.7% from the field, and 50% from beyond the arc in the week.

Priscilla Dunphy (WPI | Sr. | Barrington, R.I.): Dunphy shot 61.1 percent from the field in a 2-0 week for WPI. She led the Engineers with 16 points against Emerson and added 12 points in Coach Galasso’s 300th career win Thursday at Mount Holyoke.

WACBA Honor Roll (Men’s Basketball) Week Seven

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Becker College first-year Antonio White Jr. was tabbed this week’s WACBA Rookie of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Becker College Athletics | Foley Photography)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Men’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Samuel Durodola (Becker College | Jr. | Rosedale, N.Y.): Samuel Durodola averaged 16.5 points, 13.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists this past week while shooting 52 percent from the floor. In Becker’s 72-71 win at Elms last Tuesday, Durodola scored the game-winning layup with two seconds left to lift the Hawks to a one-point victory. Facing Regis two days later, Durodola posted his fifth double-double of the season, scoring 24 points with 16 rebounds, a career-high six assists, two steals and one block. The junior has helped Becker to a 4-0 start in conference play.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Antonio White Jr. (Becker | Fr. | Middletown, Conn.): White had his best game of the season on Tuesday at Elms, scoring 24 points with 17 rebounds – both career highs – as Becker prevailed 72-71. For the week, White averaged 14 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game.

Men’s Honor Roll:

Declan Soukup (Assumption | Sr. | Melbourne, Australia): Soukup averaged 15.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, while shooting 63.2 percent from the floor in a 0-2 week for the Hounds. The senior scored 13 points with two threes, five assists and three rebounds as his team lost 71-65 to Saint Rose. Soukup followed it up with 17 points, including 11 straight for Assumption in the second half to pull them back into the game. He added four rebounds as the Hounds erased a 15-point second-half deficit to tie the game in the final seconds before ultimately falling 80-78 at the buzzer.

Brendan Kittredge (Clark University | Soph. | Clinton, Mass.): In a huge 2-0 week for the Cougars, Kittredge averaged 13.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists. He shot 67 percent from the field (10-for-16) and 100 percent from the free throw line (5-for-5). In Clark’s first win at Emerson since the Lions became a conference member, Kittredge sparked a key run and finished with eight points, five rebounds and three assists. Then in a 95-85 win over Coast Guard, he scored a career-high 18 points and doled out five assists.

Jaleel Bell (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Dorchester, Mass.): Bell averaged 17.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.3 steals and one block per contest in three games for the Falcons this past week. He collected 13 points, six boards, two assists and one steal in an 84-59 setback to MIT on Monday before adding 23 points nine caroms, two assists and one steal in an 83-77 setback Bridgewater State on Wednesday. Bell concluded the week by registering 15 points, nine rebounds, two assists, four steals and three blocks in a 90-89 overtime win against Worcester State on Saturday.

Malachi Alexander (Holy Cross | Sr. | Bowie, Md.): Alexander began the week by posting 19 points and six rebounds in the victory over Lafayette. He followed that by leading the team with 15 points and four rebounds at Lehigh.

DeAnte Bruton (Nichols | Fr. | New London, Conn.): Bruton averaged 25.5 points per game for the Bison last week, scoring 30 against Eastern Nazarene on Wednesday and 21 against first-place Endicott three days later. Bruton, who also shot 49 percent from the field and snared 3.5 rebounds per game, sits second in the conference at 21.6 points per game.

Jamal Mustapha (Worcester State | Jr. | Worcester, Mass.): The junior guard scored 29 points while shooting 90% (9-of-10) from the field in Saturday’s 90-89 overtime loss to Fitchburg State. Mustapha also registered eight rebounds (four offensive) and three assists in the game.

Dave Zielinski (WPI | Jr. | Shelton, Conn.): Zielinski had a breakout week for the Engineers by making the best of his first two career starts by averaging 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.0 steals. He scored 11 points in 26 minutes against No. 1 Babson before draining a season-high seven trifectas against Emerson on Saturday.

Jake Wisniewski (WPI | Fr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): Wisniewski averaged 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 21 minutes per game for the Engineers. He notched nine points and five boards and two swipes at No. 1 Babson. On Saturday, the rookie totaled 14 points and eight rebounds in the Boynton Hillers’ first conference win of the season versus Emerson.

WACBA Honor Roll (Women’s Basketball) Week Six

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

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Ogechi Ezemma was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Clark University Athletics)

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark | Soph. | Hope Valley, R.I.): In a 1-1 week, Ezemma averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds, while adding two blocks and two steals per game as well. In a narrow loss to Springfield, Ezemma totaled seven points, seven rebounds and three steals before fouling out. However, in a 60-56 win over Wheaton, she racked up game-highs of 21 points and 17 rebounds while adding three more blocks – her fifth double-double of the year.

Rookie of the Week: Kyra Rose (Fitchburg St. | Fr. | Rockland, Mass.): Rose averaged 33.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in a pair of contests for the Falcons last week. She netted a game-best 27 points (8-for-16), eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in a 102-74 setback to Westfield State on Wednesday before tying a Fitchburg State single-game points record with 39 points to go along with four boards and two steals in a 71-58 setback to Colby-Sawyer on Saturday afternoon.

Honor Roll:

Kelly Carey (Assumption | Sr. | Long Beach, N.Y.): Carey paced the offense in a 1-1 week as the Hounds as they saw their eight-game win streak come to an end.  The senior posted 16 points and three assist as the Hounds took down AIC 66-56, and followed it up with 15 points three rebounds and two assists in a six-point road loss to Le Moyne.

Adrianna Dowdy (Becker | Soph. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy averaged 19 points and 10.5 rebounds this past week for the Hawks, to go along with 3.0 steals. In Becker’s 63-51 victory over Lesley University, Dowdy finished with a career-high 25 points shooting 11-of-19 from the floor with eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks as the first-place Hawks ran their conference record to 4-0 in the NECC.

Laura Manis (Holy Cross | Fr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis combined for 27 points in a pair of games this past week, including 10 rebounds – seven caroms in a 54-62 setback to Colgate – while tallying a quartet of assists and three swipes. For the week, she converted 60 percent of his free throws (three-for-five), while sinking 12 of 22 shots from the field.

Brooke Packard (Nichols | Jr.| Dudley, Mass.): Packard averaged 15.7 ppg and made nine 3-pointers for Nichols last week. She scored 22 points at Gordon on Tuesday, including the game-tying three to force overtime. On Saturday, she netted 17 points and shot 50 percent from behind the arc at UNE. Packard also averaged 3.0 spg and 2.7 rpg.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester St. | Soph. | Waterford, Conn.): The sophomore forward averaged 18.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 2.5 steals in a 2-0 week for the Lancers. Berkel racked up 17 points and 10 rebounds with three blocks in the 63-54 win over MCLA, and then scored a team-best 20 points and 10 rebounds in the second conference win of the week over Salem State. Berkel shot 55.2 percent from the field throughout the week.

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester St. | Fr. | Lowell, Mass.): The freshman guard posted nine points and five assists in the Lancers’ 63-54 win over MCLA, and then made two field goals and registered six boards and five assists in the 63-56 win over Salem State.

Maura Buckley (WPI | Jr. | Melrose, Mass.): Buckley averaged 10 points and five rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Engineers. She concluded the week by tying her career and season high of 12 points to go along with a career-best three steals versus Coast Guard. Buckley also filled the stat sheet with seven rebounds, three assists, and one block.