Category Archives: Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA)

WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week 11 (Jan. 29th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes our men’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Becker College senior Kareem Davis turned in a trio of impressive performances last week for the Hawks. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Kareem Davis (Becker College| Sr.| Lowell, Mass.): Davis continued to demonstrate why he was one of the most dynamic players in the region this past week, as he averaged 35.5 points per game in two games. The senior captain shot 60 percent from the floor, 57.1 percent from behind the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. During last Tuesday’s 107-85 victory at Lesley University, Davis poured in a career-high 40 points with three steals. Facing Eastern Nazarene on Thursday, Davis became Becker’s all-time leading scorer with his 31-point outburst, passing Samuel Durodola, who concluded his career with the Blue and White last winter with 1,699 points.

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Matt Morrow averaged a double-double in a pair of conference games last week for Nichols College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Co-Player of the Week: Matt Morrow (Nichols College | So. | Leicester, Mass.): Morrow shot 68 percent from the field last week while averaging a double-double with 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds as the Bison went 2-0 and remained atop their conference standings. Morrow collected 10 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in a road win at Endicott College last Tuesday before filling the stat sheet with 28 points, 13 rebounds, and two assists in a win at Salve Regina on Saturday.

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In a pair of games last week, Cal Connelly averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Cal Connelly (Assumption College | Fr. | Rochester, N.H.): Connelly came through for Assumption in a 1-1 week, averaging 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the floor. The forward posted 16 points, five rebounds, one steal and one block in an 11-point win over American International College, before concluding the week with eight points, three rebounds and three assists in a loss to Saint Rose.

Chris Cardoso (Worcester State | So. | Jamaica Plain, Mass.): Cardoso averaged 16 points and 6.6 rebounds in a trio of games last week as the Lancers went 1-2 with their lone win coming against Westfield State last Thursday. The sophomore guard tallied 11 points or more in all three games with his biggest output coming against the Owls with 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting while finishing the game with seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal. For the week, Cardoso recorded 48 points, 20 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals.

Tyler Davern (Clark University | So. | Webster, Mass.): In a pair of games last week against MIT and Springfield, the sophomore forward averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Against MIT, Davern tallied nine points and six rebounds before netting 18 points on 8 of 14 shooting in a 61-53 setback to Springfield. Davern concluded his team’s game against the Pride one rebound short of a double-double as he collected nine caroms while tallying one steal and one block.

Andre Ruff (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Chicago, Ill.): Ruff averaged 15.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, three assists and three steals per contest over three games for the Falcons. He posted 20 points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in a 79-77 win over Westfield State on Tuesday before adding 16 points, two boards, six assists and five steals in a 95-90 setback to Bridgewater State on Thursday. The junior concluded the week with nine points, five caroms, two assists and two steals in a 68-67 loss to Framingham State on Saturday.

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Jr. | Charlton, Mass.): In just one contest last week, the Charlton native poured in a team-high 20 points on 10 of 14 shooting, while also recording a game-high 15 rebounds, including six offensive caroms.

Austin Butler (Holy Cross | So. | Latrobe, Pa.): Butler averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game on the week. After posting 11 points and six rebounds at Army, the sophomore totaled 22 points, three rebounds and three steals in the victory over Navy. He scored 17 of his points against the Midshipmen in the second half and received the Martin J. O’Malley Award as the MVP of Holy Cross’ Winter Homecoming game.

Matthew Kelly (Assumption College | Soph. | North Potomac, Md.): In a 1-1 week for the Hounds, Kelly averaged 21.0 points with 3.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 57.7 percent from the floor and making 9 of 14 three-point attempts. The sophomore had 16 points and four rebounds in an 11-point win over American International College before tallying 26 points, seven assists and four steals in a tight seven-point loss to Saint Rose.

Ethan Harrell (WPI | So. | Wexford, Pa.): Harrell averaged 19 points and seven rebounds while totaling three assists, three blocks and a steal in the Engineers’ 2-0 week. After exploding for a career-high 26 points on 10-15 shooting, including 4-6 from beyond the arc, against Springfield College, the sophomore posted 12 points and a career-best nine rebounds at Wheaton College last Saturday.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 10 (Jan. 23rd)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Adrianna Dowdy was certainly a player to watch last week for Becker College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Player of the Week: Adrianna Dowdy (Becker College| Sr. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy posted one of the most dominant weeks of her storied career this past week, leading the Hawks to a 3-0 week. The senior team captain averaged 17.3 points, 13.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game, while shooting 63.6 percent from the floor. Against Southern Vermont last Tuesday, Dowdy scored 21 points with 16 rebounds in a 55-45 victory. Then, against Mitchell College, in a battle for first place in the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC), Dowdy scored 14 points while pulling down nine boards in a 63-49 win. Finally, on Saturday against Mitchell College, Dowdy posted another double-double with 17 points and 16 rebounds in a 72-58 win.

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Emily Sifferlen enjoyed a successful week for the Clark University women’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Emily Sifferlen (Clark University| Fr.| North Andover, Mass.): Sifferlen came off the bench and scored a team-high 23 points in a setback last week to Coast Guard Academy before adding a game-high 19 points on Saturday at home against MIT. Sifferlen was 7-for-15 from the field, including a 3-for-9 effort from behind the arc against Coast Guard. She was 6-for-11 and a near perfect 4-for-5 from three-point range at home on Saturday against the Engineers.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross| Jr.|Franklin, Mass.): Manis posted a convincing double-double against Boston University last Saturday to give the Crusaders a Turnpike Trophy victory over the Terriers with 20 points, 11 rebounds and two assists. In a loss to Navy last Wednesday, she led the Crusaders with 13 points, seven rebounds and two blocks.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg St. | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 17.5 points, two rebounds, three assists and 1.5 steals per contest in two games for the Green and Gold. The junior registered a game-best 22 points, two rebounds, three assists, two steals and one block in a 73-64 triumph against MCLA on Wednesday before adding 13 points, two boards, three assists and one steal in a setback to Worcester State on Saturday.

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Jr. | Lowell, Mass.): Sweeney averaged 9.3 points, 6.0 points, and 5.0 rebounds in a trio of games last week with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 7.5. Her strongest outing came last Saturday when she recorded 14 points, 10 rebounds and six assists in her team’s win against Fitchburg State.

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria | So. | New York, N.Y.):  In a pair of games last week, Wilson averaged 15.5 points and 5.5 rebounds, while connecting on seven of eight freebies, including four free throws in a 63-42 win over Regis College. Wilson netted a week-high 18 points against the Pride, while tallying six rebounds and six steals. Two days later against Saint Joseph’s (Maine), Wilson recorded 13 points on 5 of 10 field goals, while adding five rebounds, three assists, two steals and two blocks.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week 10 (Jan. 23rd)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes our men’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Becker College senior Kareem Davis turned in a trio of impressive performances last week for the Hawks. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Kareem Davis (Becker College| Sr.| Lowell, Mass.): Davis averaged 21.7 points, 4.7 steals, 3.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game over three games last week. First, against New England College on Tuesday, he finished with 19 points and five steals. In Thursday’s 84-56 victory at Elms College, Davis poured in 32 points, shooting 50 percent from the floor and 40 percent from behind the arc. Finally, against Newbury College on Saturday, Davis finished with 14 points.

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Assumption College’s Michael Speight shined last week against Pace University. (PHOTO COURTESY: Assumption College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Michael Speight (Assumption College| Fr. | Morningside, Md.): Speight was solid for the Hounds in a tough three-point loss last week against Pace University. The first-year totaled 13 points on 5-of-9 shooting with three rebounds in 27 minutes of action.

Chris Cardoso (Worcester St. | So.| Jamaica Plain, Mass.): Cardoso went off for 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting, including 3-for-4 from beyond the arc in the Lancers’ loss at Fitchburg State last Saturday. The sophomore also grabbed four rebounds, dished out three assists, and recorded one steal.

Tyler Davern (Clark University | So. | Webster, Mass.): Davern put up a team-high 34 points this past week. He started with 27 points in an overtime setback to Coast Guard Academy last Wednesday, while adding eight rebounds. On Saturday, Davern put up seven points and added three steals in a setback to WPI at home.

Colin McNamara (WPI | So.| Arlington, Mass.): The sophomore notched double-digit scoring in both games last week, including a career-high 18 points against Clark University last Saturday. On Wednesday against Emerson College, McNamara netted 11 points, along with five rebounds and five assists.

Jonathan Perez (Fitchburg St.| Sr.|Lowell, Mass.): Perez averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per contest in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. The senior posted 19 points, seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 98-79 victory against MCLA last Wednesday before adding 16 points, four caroms, two assists and two steals in a 78-74 triumph over Worcester State on Saturday.

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Jr. | Charlton, Mass.): Rapoza scored 28 points against Suffolk University before netting 17 against Rivier University. He also tallied 17 rebounds, 6 blocks, 4 assists, and 2 steals last week, as well.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Nine (Jan. 15th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes our men’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Marcos Echevarria became the Nichols College men’s basketball all-time steals leader last week.(PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College | Sr. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged 19.7 points and broke the program’s all-time steals record as the Bison went 3-0 last week. He scored 22 points in a road win at Western New England on Tuesday, then collected 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a road win at Wentworth two days later. On Saturday, Echevarria recorded five steals to surpass former teammates Irving Eggleston and Gustave Koumare for the top spot at Nichols in steals. He finished the contest with 21 points, six dimes and three rebounds.

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Worcester State’s Shaun McCarthy averaged in a pair of games last week for the Lancers. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Jr. | Oxford, Mass.): In a pair of conference wins this past week, the Oxford native averaged 17.5 points, 10 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Against MCLA, McCarthy tallied his second double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 points, while adding a pair of blocks and one assist as the Lancers rolled Framingham State, 77-59. Three days later against MCLA, McCarthy recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

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Assumption College’s Cal Connelly was dominant last week in a pair of contest for the Hounds. (PHOTO COURTESY: Assumption College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Cal Connelly (Assumption | Fr. | Rochester, N.H.): Connelly was dominant last week, averaging 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 55.0 percent overall and 53.8 percent from downtown in a pair of games. The first-year posted 19 points, four rebounds and three assists in a one-point loss to Adelphi. He followed it up with 14 points and four rebounds at New Haven.

Men’s Basketball Milestone: Brian Gorman (Becker College Men’s Basketball Coach): Gorman won his 200th career game last week when the Hawks prevailed 82-66 over visiting Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play – the win occurred on the Becker campus in Leicester. Gorman has coached the Hawks since the 2008-2009 season, and has led the program to unprecedented success. Becker has won two NECC championships under his guidance and has reached the NCAA Tournament three times. Gorman himself has been voted NECC Coach of the Year five times.

Jehve Floyd (Holy Cross | Sr. | Sayreville, N.J.): Floyd averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game last week, while hitting 82.6 percent of his field goal attempts (19 of 23), as well. He opened the week with 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the 99-94 overtime loss to Lehigh before posting a career-high 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in the 77-70 victory over Lafayette.

Matthew Kelly (Assumption | So. | North Potomac, Md.): Kelly was dominant for the Hounds last week, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the arc. The sophomore had 23 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a one-point loss to Adelphi and followed it up with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals at New Haven.

Brendan Kittredge (Clark University | Jr. | Clinton, Mass.): Kittredge grabbed 13 rebounds, including 10 defensive rebounds in a 1-1 week for Clark. He added a steal and a block to lead Clark defensively, while putting up 19 points and eight rebounds in the Cougar’s 86-79 conference victory over Springfield on Tuesday.

Jonathan Perez (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Lowell, Mass.): Perez registered a team-best 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 102-96 triumph against Salem State last Wednesday in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.

Dewayne Thomas (Becker College | Sr. | Lowell): Thomas averaged 14 points and 7.7 rebounds for the week. In Tuesday’s win over Mitchell, the senior scored 18 points with seven boards, four assists and two blocks to lead the Hawks to an 82-66 victory. That would represent the 200th win in Coach Brian Gorman‘s career.

Reid Walker (WPI | So. | Lithia, Fla.): Walker averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds to go with five assists and three steals in a 2-0 week. He followed up a 15-point night against Wheaton with 16 versus Coast Guard.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Nine (Jan. 15th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Ogechi Ezemma became the 22nd player in Clark University women’s basketball program history to net 1,000 points. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark University | Sr.| Hope Valley, R.I.): Ezemma led Clark to a 3-0 week in three NEWMAC victories over Wellesley, WPI, and Wheaton. She posted 46 total points and two double-doubles with 19 points and 15 rebounds in against WPI and 16 points and 21 rebounds in the victory over Wheaton on Saturday. Ezemma notched her 1,000th career point at home on Saturday to become the 22nd player in program history to reach the milestone.

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Becker College’s Ciara McKissick recorded a triple-double last week against Dean College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ciara McKissick (Becker College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick led Becker to a 3-0 week, highlighted by her second career triple-double during Thursday night’s victory over Dean. The senior team captain finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and two steals. This came a mere two nights after McKissick assisted on a game-winning three from Cassidy Harrison in the Hawk’s 45-43 win at Eastern Nazarene. For the week, McKissick averaged 10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. As of earlier this week, the senior team captain leads the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in assists per game (5.3).

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Avery LaBarbera continues to be a first-year player to watch in the Patriot League with Holy Cross. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | Fr. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera reached double figures in both of her contests this past week, posting 10 points with three rebounds, one block and one assist against Lehigh on Wednesday. In the Crusaders’ first Patriot League win on Saturday over Loyola, LaBarbera had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Catherine Coppinger (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Coppinger posted a double-double of 20 points and 20 rebounds along with two assists, three steals and one block in a 61-54 triumph over Salem State University on Wednesday in the Falcons lone contest of the week.

Brittany Herring (Worcester State | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Herring averaged 17 points and 7.5 rebounds. She connected on 8 of 9 field goals in a three-point setback to Framingham State, while adding nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks. In her team’s win over MCLA, Herring netted 18 points on 8 of 11 shooting, while tallying nine rebounds (three offensive caroms), two assists and two blocks.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis helped guide the Crusaders to their first Patriot League victory with a 20-point, 14-rebound performance against Loyola (Md.) on Saturday for her 12th double-double of the season. She also chipped in three blocked shots and four assists, as well. Earlier in the week, she recorded 15 points and eight rebounds against Lehigh.

Alyssa Paul (WPI | Sr. | Schaghticoke, N.Y.): Bolstered by consecutive career-highs, Paul averaged 16.5 points and five rebounds last week. After establishing a new career-best of 16 points versus Smith on Tuesday the senior totaled 17 at Clark on Thursday.

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | So. | New York, NY): In a 1-2 week for the AMCATS, Wilson averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists, including a week-high 25 points and eight caroms in an exciting 76-74 win over Rivier University, which provided Anna Maria with its initial conference win of the 2018-19 season. Wilson posted 10 points or more in all three contests, while sinking a combined 17 of 22 freebies, including 11 of 15 against Rivier.

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