D3 Hoops: Wednesday Night Conference Tournament Scoreboard


By NoontimeSports.com 

Four New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament games took place this evening and below are this evening’s outcomes.

Men’s Basketball: No. 4 WPI 95, No. 5 Wheaton 76: Aaron Todd netted 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the Engineers defeated the Lyons in Worcester to secure a spot in this weekend’s semifinals. WPI’s Jake Wisniewski concluded the game with 17 points – he netted 14 points in the first half – while Wheaton’s Ryan Fogarty matched Todd with a team-high 21 points.

Women’s Basketball: No. 2 WPI 72, No. 7 Coast Guard Academy 42: Meg Donovan came off the bench and netted a team-high 14 points, while Maura Buckley and Stasha Greenalch combine for 21 points – both student-athletes each netted double-figures – as the Engineers defeated the Bears of Coast Guard in Worcester. Coast Guard’s Micaela Martinelli netted a game-high 19 points, including five trifectas.

Women’s Basketball: No. 3 Babson 85, No. 6 Emerson 57: Katherine Tamulionis was one of three Babson players to net double figures – she concluded the game with 19 points – as the Beavers defeated the Lions in Babson Park. Quinn Madden paced Emerson with a team-high 12 points.

Women’s Basketball: No. 5 MIT 66, No. 4 Springfield 55: Dolly Yuan netted a season-best 26 points to lead the Engineers past the Pride in Springfield. MIT secured the lead for good by racing out to a 20-11 advantage after one quarter before securing a 36-27 lead at the break. Springfield’s Alex Goslin concluded the game with a team-high 15 points.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week One)

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WORCESTER, Mass. – The 2015-16 collegiate basketball season commenced last week with Clark University and Worcester State University competing shortly after midnight on Friday, November 13. And with the initial weekend in the books, it is time to unveil the Worcester Area Collegiate Basketball Association (WACBA) Players and Rookies of the Week, and honor roll.

Men’s Player of the Week: Declan Soukup (Jr.), Assumption (Melbourne, Australia):
In a 2-0 weekend, Soukup led the Hounds with 19.5 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the field. He posted 20 points in the win over Georgian Court, highlighted by an 11-for-12 showing at the line in that game. He also chipped in 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest as well.

Patrick Bradanese (Sr.), Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 21.5 points per game on a 47.2 percent shooting effort in the opening weekend for Anna Maria. He scored a game-high 26 points on 61.1 percent shooting in Anna Maria’s 76-67 win against Bridgewater State before adding another 17 points against No. 10 Babson. Seven of Bradanese’s 17 field goals over the weekend were hit from beyond the three-point arc. He also averaged 4.0 assists per game.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Fr.), Nichols College (Peabody, Mass.): Echevarria poured in 33 points in his collegiate debut in a 105-85 win over Becker. Echevarria made 9-of-15 from the field – including 8-of-11 from 3-point range – and also sank 7-of-8 from the charity stripe. Echevarria snared seven rebounds and dished out four assists in 37 minutes of action.

Women’s Player of the Week: Allison Stoddard (Jr.), Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.):
In a 2-0 weekend, Stoddard averaged 14 points per game to go along with four rebounds and 3.5 assists per contest. Highlighting her weekend was a 21-point performance in a win over Dominican as she earned a spot on the Assumption Tip-Off Classic All-Tournament Team.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Britt Herring (Fr.), Worcester State (W. Brookfield, Mass.): Herring tallied up 36 points in her first collegiate week of basketball at the Worcester City Tournament. She recorded 16 points, seven rebounds, two steals, and three blocks in the Lancers’ 58-56 setback to Clark University on Friday. She then registered a double-double in the 56-36 win over Becker College, scoring 20 points and notching 14 rebounds. She went 57.1 percent from the field and 80 percent from the free-throw line. She also had a game-high five blocks against the Hawks.

Honor Roll (Week One)

Robert Champion (Jr.), Holy Cross (Charlotte, N.C.): Champion led the team in scoring with 16 points in the Crusaders’ victory at Marist. He tied his career-high with 16 points scored, and set a new career-high with eight rebounds. With 6.7 left and Holy Cross up 65-64, Champion hit two free throws to give the Crusaders a three-point lead.

Karl Charles (Fr.), Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): In the first game of his collegiate career, Charles totaled six points and four rebounds in the victory at Marist. Additionally, he posted one assist, one block and one steal.

Christina Gauvin (Jr.), Anna Maria (Dudley, Mass.): Gauvin scored 20 points in the team’s season-opening win against Elms. She shot 35.3 percent from the floor with two three-pointers and hit six-of-seven (85.7 percent) from the free-throw line. She also recorded a career-high eight steals in the victory.

Anthony Muccioli (Sr.), Fitchburg State (Nashua, N.H.): Averaged 14.5 points per game and 3.5 rebound per contest for the Falcons. Posted 14 points, four rebounds and one steal in a 87-76 setback to Springfield College in opening round action of the 2015 Hampton Inn Classic on Friday evening before registering 15 points and three caroms in an 86-82 loss to Mitchell College in the Consolation Round of the 2015 Hampton Inn Classic on Saturday.

Erika Schneider (Sr.), Fitchburg State (Rockland, Mass.): Averaged 12.5 points per game and 5.0 rebounds per contest for the Falcons. Registered a team-best 13 points and three boards in a 95-27 setback to Johnson & Wales University on Saturday before adding 12 points, seven caroms and two steals in a 71-40 setback to Colby-Sawyer on Sunday.

Marquez McKreith-Collins (Jr.), Worcester State (Springfield, Mass.) McKrieth-Collins recorded a double-double in the 83-78 setback to Clark University Friday morning. McKreith-Collins scored 22 points and added in 10 rebounds against the Scarlett and White. In addition, he had two assists, one steal, and shot 63.6 percent from the field.

Alex Santos (Fr.), Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos scored 19 points for the Lancers in the 83-78 loss to Clark University on Friday. He had 15 points in the first half, and then added in another four in the second. Santos led the team in assists with four, and added in two rebounds and one steal on the evening. He shot 50 percent from the field, 37.5 from the three-point range, and 80 percent from the free throw line.

Brianna Hackett (Soph.), Worcester State (Hollis, N.H.): Hackett racked up 31 points in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. She totaled 11 points, four rebounds, two assists, and one steal in the 58-56 setback to Clark on Friday, and then had 23 points in the 56-34 win over Becker College.

Aaron Todd (Soph.), WPI (York, Maine): Todd earned Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors as the Engineers moved to 2-0 for the 13th straight season by claiming the Rick Martin Holiday Inn Tournament at Westfield State University. The sophomore opened the season with his first career double-double, scoring 10 points and grabbing 10 rebounds, as the Engineers defeated nationally-ranked Eastern Connecticut 60-50.  In Saturday’s title game, Todd totaled a career-high 13 points and gobbled up nine rebounds as WPI defeated the host Owls 59-50.

 Yasmeen Luna (Sr.), WPI (North Providence, R.I.): Luna was tabbed the Most Vaulable Player of the 35th annual Worcester City Tournament. She anchored the Engineers’ defense, which limited opponents to just 27 points per game in the tournament.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week Seven)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is now time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Quantez Franklin (Anna Maria, Sr.): Franklin averaged 17.7 points per game on 79.3 percent shooting from the floor in a 3-0 week for the AMCATS. He tallied a week-best 22 points in a 10-for-13 shooting effort (76.9 percent) on Saturday against Emmanuel, but posted his best shooting percentage, 85.7 percent, by hitting six-of-seven shots from the floor in a 17-point effort against Norwich on Tuesday. The senior forward added 7.3 rebounds per game on the week alongside five steals and four blocks.

Irving Eggleston (Nichols, Jr.): Eggleston averaged 23.0 ppg, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists as the Bison went 3-0 in conference play last week and moved to a perfect 6-0 on the season. After registering 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists in a win over Curry on Tuesday, Eggleston dropped in a career-high 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting (60.0 percent) in a road win at Western New England two nights later. He closed his week with a 22-point effort against UNE on Saturday. Eggleston leads the team and ranks third in the CCC in scoring (18.2 ppg).

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Aaron Todd (WPI, Fr.): Todd headlined four Engineers in double figures in scoring with a career-best 10 points as nationally-ranked WPI opened NEWMAC conference play with a 73-53 victory over visiting Springfield Wednesday evening. The freshman, who connected on 4-of-5 shots from the field and grabbed four rebound against the Pride, also added four points in a road loss Saturday at MIT.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr.): Scott averaged a double-double last week in helping the Crusaders remain at .500 in the Patriot League. During the team’s setback to Colgate, she was one point shy of a double-double with nine points and a game-best 13 rebounds. In the 53-52 road win at Bucknell, Scott recorded her eighth double-double of the season and the 27th of her career with game-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with a team- and season-best five assists. Scott also posted a career-high two blocks in the win over the Bison.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Holy Cross, Fr.): Thomas-Waheed played in both games last week and averaged 25.5 minutes per game off the bench. She totaled two points and three assists versus Colgate. Thomas-Waheed’s best game of the week came in the 53-52 win at Bucknell when she scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting, with two three-pointers and a pair of rebounds. She also connected on 5-of-5 from the charity stripe, including three free throws midway through the second half to give the Crusaders a 46-40 lead. She was one point shy of her career-high (16) in points scored versus Bucknell. Thomas-Waheed has averaged 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in 22.1 minutes per contest. She is 13th in the Patriot League in blocks per game.

Honor Roll:

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross, Sr.): Miller led the team in scoring in both games last week as he totaled 14 points and three rebounds at Colgate and finished with 14 points and four rebounds in the Crusaders’ win over Bucknell. He connected on 9 of 10 free throws against the Bison, including 7 of 8 in overtime. Two of his free throws came with 5.8 seconds left in overtime, to put Holy Cross up 65-62. Miller made 14 of 15 free throws on the week.

Mitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr.): Hahn scored nine points in the victory over Bucknell, including a key layup with 2:27 left in regulation to trim the Bison’s lead to two points (52-50). With 24.0 seconds left in overtime, he was fouled while driving to the basket and made both free throws to give Holy Cross the lead for good (63-62).

Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr.): 
In a 1-1 week for the Hounds, Ziegler led the team with 16.5 points per game. Highlighted by a 20-point effort in a win over Saint Rose, he also added 4.5 rebounds per game and shot 59.1 percent from the field.

Kelly Conley (Assumption, Jr.): Conley averaged 15 points and 2.5 assists per game in two contests for the Hounds. She also added 1.5 rebounds per contest and shot 45.8 percent from the field.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr.): Warburton tallied a game-high 20 points on a 53.8 percent effort from the floor to lead Anna Maria to a 61-59 win against Norwich in the AMCATS’ lone outing of the week. She hit seven-of-13 field goal attempts with a three-pointer and added five foul shots in 32 minutes of action. Her most important basket of the day was the deciding one, scored as time expired in the second half. In addition to her efforts on offense, Warburton added 11 rebounds, posting her league-leading eighth double-double, and tallied five steals.

Andrew Musler (Clark, Gr.): In two games last week, Musler averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals as the Cougars went 1-1. He shot 10-for-18 from the field (56 percent), with six of his eight misses coming from behind the three-point line. In a much needed win over Wheaton on Saturday, Musler finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals as the Scarlet and White won their first conference contest of the year.

Keyon Armstrong (Fitchburg State, Jr.): Armstrong averaged 15.3 points per game over three contests this past week for Fitchburg State. The junior guard shot 60% (6-10) from beyond the arc and 50% (16-32) from the field over the three games, while contributing with nine steals, ten assists, and nine rebounds over the span.

Laura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr.): Cote averaged 14.7 points per game over three contests for Fitchburg State on the week. The senior guard netted double figured in all three games, including 16 points in the Falcons 58-44 setback against Keene State on Tuesday. Cote also contributed with nine steals, nine assists, and seven rebounds over the week span.

Matt Langadas (Nichols, Sr.): Langadas became the 25th student-athlete in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career with a 17-point effort Thursday night at Western New England. He ranks second on the Bison in scoring and fifth in the CCC at 16.7 ppg.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, So.): Brooks averaged 15.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 0-2 week for Worcester State with a .684 field goal percentage including 18 rebounds, 13 caroms and six blocks in an 81-73 setback to Fisher.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr.): Frankian averaged 14.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists to go with a .400 shooting percentage in a 3-0 week for Worcester State. Her efforts included 20 points in a 60-55 victory over Johnson and Wales and a game-best 16 points in a 60-37 MASCAC triumph over MCLA.

Nani Perez (Worceste State, Fr.): Perez averaged 7.7 points, 4.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds in a 3-0 week for Worcester State including 10 points and four boards in a 60-38 victory over MCLA to go with 10 points and five helpers in a 72-63 win over Suffolk.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr.): Biney led all players with 11 points off the bench in WPI’s 38-35 NEWMAC road loss Saturday at Wellesley. Earlier in the week the guard registered four points in a loss at league-leading Springfield.