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.

As always, make sure to stay connected with Noontime Sports on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube

WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Six (Tues. Jan. 9th)

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.


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Women’s Player of the Week: Britt Herring (Worcester State | Jr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): The junior center averaged double-double figures of 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds with two assists and three blocks in the win over Keene State, and then registered another double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds with two assists and three blocks in the MASCAC setback to Salem State. Overall this week, she shot 47.8% from the field and 91.7% from the charity stripe.


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Women’s Rookie of the Week: Sam Maglione (Worcester State | Fr. | Lancaster, Mass.): The freshman guard averaged 12.5 points in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She matched a career-high 14 points, going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc in the win over Keene State, and then collected 11 points on three triples and a layup in the MASCAC setback to Salem State on Saturday. Overall this week, she shot 60% from the field, and 63.6% from 3-point range.


Women’s Honor Roll:

Kiera O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Cheshire, Conn.): O’Donnell was solid for the Hounds in a 1-1 week, averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds on 50.0 percent shooting. The junior posted 17 points, nine rebounds and two assists in an eight-point loss to Adelphi before coming through with 16 points, eight boards and one steal in a 58-44 over New Haven. She also went 6-for-10 from downtown over the two contests to bump her three-point percentage to 44.4 percent for the year.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi posted a team-leading 16 points, four rebounds and two steals in an 88-49 setback to Framingham State University on Saturday afternoon in the Falcons lone contest of the week.​​

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Soph. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis averaged 22 points and seven rebounds, while connecting on eight of 10 freebies, including all four free throws against Lehigh in a pair of games last week for the Crusaders. Additionally, Manis averaged 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, too. She began the New Year with 26 points and six caroms (four defensive, two offensive) against Lafayatte before netting 18 points against Leghigh.

Jessica Larsh (Nichols College | Soph. | Bolton, Conn.): Larsh helped lead the Bison to a 1-1 mark last week by averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. The sophomore scored 18 points to go with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals in a 75-50 win over St. Joseph (Conn.). She followed that up with 19 points, including a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in a 64-53 setback to Western New England. For the week, she shot 42.3% (11-of-26) from the field, 50% (3-of-6) from beyond the arc, and 75% (12-of-16) at the charity stripe.

Ama Biney (WPI | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Biney averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds with seven steals and four assists as the Engineers began their NEWMAC slate 2-0. The senior narrowly missed a double-double Wednesday with 12 points and nine rebounds versus Springfield before leading the way with 18 points and five steals, as well as four assists at Wheaton on Saturday afternoon.

WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Six (Tues. Jan. 9th)

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By 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.


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Co-Men’s Player of the Week: Jerome Cunningham (Nichols College | Soph. | Westbury, N.Y.): Jerome Cunningham averaged a double-double in a 1-1 week for the  Bison, posting 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.5 steals per game. Cunningham scored 14 points to go with 12 rebounds, an assist, two steals, and a block in an 86-71 win over Southern Maine. He followed that up with 26 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in a 100-94 loss in overtime against Western New England. For the week, he shot 62.5% (10-of-16) from the field and 87% (20-of-23) at the charity stripe.


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Co-Men’s Player of the Week: Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria | Soph. | Charlton, Mass): Rapoza scored a career-high 27 points, which grabbing 15 rebounds against Lasell last Wednesday. On Saturday, against Johnson & Wales, Rapoza netted 17 points and pulled down 14 boards. He has now recorded nine double-doubles of the season.


Austin Butler ROW

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Austin Butler (Holy Cross | Fr. | Latrobe, Pa.): Butler led the team with a career-high 22 points, five rebounds and two assists at Lehigh. He also recorded seven points, three rebounds and two assists at Lafayette. For the week, he averaged 14.5 points.


Men’s Honor Roll

Patrick Fleming (Assumption College |Soph. | Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. ): Fleming was all over the court for Assumption last week, averaging 9.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists with just two total turnovers while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor. The sophomore posted nine points, eight boards and four assists in a 10-point win over Adelphi before registering  a double-double of 10 points, 12 boards and five assists in an eight-point loss to New Haven.

Jonathan Perez (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Lowell, Mass.): Perez averaged 18.5 points, four rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.5 steals per contest in a 1-1 week for the Falcons. He netted a team-best 24 points and three rebounds in a 73-70 setback to Brandeis on Wednesday before adding 13 points, five boards, one assist and one steal in a 74-52 win over Framingham State on Saturday.

Jehyve Floyd (Holy Cross | Jr. | Sayreville, N.J.): Floyd totaled a career-high 16 points, eight rebounds, a career-best four blocks and two assists at Lehigh. He also had 10 points and five rebounds at Lafayette. He hit 13 of 16 field goal attempts on the week (81.3 percent), while averaging 13.0 points and 6.5 rebounds.

Will Watkins, Jr. (Worcester State | So.| Southbridge, Mass.): Worcester State’s scoring was led by Will Watkins Jr., who had 23 points in the Lancers’ 104-92 setback to Salem State on Saturday. He went 10-for-17 (58.8%) from the floor and 3-for-8 (37.5%) from 3-point range. He also collected six rebounds, and two steals in the setback.

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday Jan. 8th)

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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 8th, 2018.

This week’s poll – similar to the past four 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 8th, 2018 

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

ON THE RISE: Amherst, Babson, Bowdoin, Endicott, Trinity and UMass Dartmouth

D3 Hoops: Noontime Sports Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Monday Jan. 8th)

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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 8th, 2018.

This week’s poll – similar to the past four 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 8th, 2018 

 1. Amherst College 13-0, 1-0 NESCAC Last Time: No. 2
2. Bowdoin College  13-0, 2-0 NESCAC Last Time: No. 3
3. Tufts University 11-2, 1-1 NESCAC Last Time: No. 1
4. UMass Dartmouth 9-2, 3-0 LEC Last Time: No. 7
5. Middlebury College 11-2, 2-0 NESCAC Last Time: No. 9
6. Conn. College  8-3, 1-1 NESCAC Last Time: No. 8
7. Roger Williams  8-3, 2-2 (CCC) Last Time: No. 4
8. Univ. of New England 8-2, 4-0 (CCC)  Last Time: No. 5
9. UMass Boston 11-1, 3-0 LEC Last Time: NR
10. Springfield College 10-3, 4-1 NEWMAC Last Time: NR 

ON THE RISE: Babson College (9-4, 5-0 NEWMAC), Brandeis University (8-3, 0-1 UAA), Castleton University (10-1, 6-0 NAC), Hamilton College (10-2, 1-0 NESCAC), Saint Joseph’s (Maine) (10-1, 3-0 GNAC), WPI (10-3, 3-1 NEWMAC) and Williams College (9-5, 1-1 NESCAC)