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Mass. College Hoops: NE-10 Conference Tourney Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

The Northeast-10 quarterfinals are officially in the books and below are highlights from each local contest.

Men’s Basketball

St. A’s 98, UMass Lowell 85 – Akeem Williams matched Saint Anselm’s Mike McCahey for a game-best 27 points, but that wasn’t enough to help the River Hawks defeat the top-seeded Hawks in Manchester, New Hampshire. Antonio Bivins and Mike Cornelius each netted 15 points for UMass Lowell, while Chad Holley added 12 points.

Saint Rose 67, Assumption College 64 – For the second straight game, the Golden Knights upset a top seed as Saint Rose topped second seeded Assumption in Worcester. Saint Rose relied on some clutch shots down the stretch and All-Conference First Team member Dominykas Milka, who registered 15 points and 12 boards in the win. Terrence Bobb-Jones paced the Hounds with 16 points.

Women’s Basketball 

Bentley 89, Adelphi 80 – The Falcons tied a school record for points in a half with 62 to overcome a 12 point deficit at the break. Courtney Finn,  Lauren Battista and Jacqui Brugliera combined for 61 points and 25 rebounds, which helped Bentley secure a spot in the conference semifinals for the 30th time in 32 years.

Assumption College 80, New Haven 66 – Gabrielle Gibson filled the stat sheet with a game-best 21 points, along with seven rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Hounds topped the Chargers in Worcester.

Merrimack College 77, Stonehill College 72 – Chloe Rothman registered a game-best 23 points off the bench to power the Warriors past the second-seeded Skyhawks. Merrimack’s Allison Wagner netted 13 points off the bench, while Stonehill’s Tori Faieta finished with 13 points and 12 rebounds.

Franklin Pierce 84, UMass Lowell 69 – Bianca Simmons tallied a game-best 28 points, but that was enough for the River Hawks to defeat the Ravens in Lowell. Franklin Pierce’s Tiffany Johnson finished with 20 points and 10 boards.

Mass. College Sports: Wednesday Night Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Another evening of college basketball and hockey are in the books, and below are their summaries.

Men’s Ice Hockey:

Salve Regina 7, Becker College 1 –Peter Gintoli netted three goals and recorded one assist for the Seahawks, while David Graham scored a power play goal for the Ice Hawks in the second period. The loss drops Becker to 1-10-1 in the ECAC Northeast and 10-12-1 overall.

Nichols College 3, Johnson & Wales 0 – Alex Larson recorded his second shutout of the season with 27 saves, while Frank Butler recorded one goal and one assist. With the win, Nichols improves to 15-7-1 overall, 8-3-1 in ECAC Northeast play.

Men’s Basketball:

Boston College 66, Wake Forest 63 – Joe Rahon sank two free throws with seven seconds left, which capped an 8-0 run and provided the Eagles with their 11th win of the season. Patrick Heckmann paced the Eagles with 14 points, while Rahon and Ryan Anderson netted 12 points, respectively.

Delaware 76, Northeastern University 74 (OT) – The Huskies four-game winning streak concluded with their first setback since January. Jonathan Lee paced Northeastern with 23 points and Quincy Ford added 21 points.

UMass Lowell 74, Stonehill College 63 – The River Hawks secured a 12-point lead and never looked back, as they defeated the Skyhawks in Easton. UMass Lowell’s Akeem Williams registered 22 points, five assists and three rebounds in the win, while Jack Cole and Brian Hamor each netted 16 points for Stonehill.

New Haven 70, Assumption College 64 (OT) – Tim Beinert’s tip-in at the buzzer forced an extra session. However, the additional five minutes didn’t help the Hounds, as the Chargers charged past the visitors for their 15th win. Assumption’s Kevin Donahue led all scorers wit 21 points.

MIT 69, WPI 60 – The Engineers from Cambridge ballooned a six-point lead at the break into a nine-point victory. Mitchell Kates led MIT with 16 points, while Marco Coppola registered a game-high 22 points.

Regis College 79, Newbury College 66 – The Pride extended their current winning streak to five games by defeating the second place Nighthawks at home. Newbury’s Tim Young scored a game-high 21 points, while Regis’ Carlos Bermudez-Glean poured in a team-high 18 points.

Women’s Basketball:

Navy 59, Holy Cross 39 – The Crusaders struggled to contain Navy’s Alix Membreno, who finished the contest with 11 points and 11 rebounds, which helped the Midshipmen to their 15th win of the season. Holy Cross’ Christine Ganser led the unit with nine points and four rebounds.

Stonehill College 103, UMass Lowell 93 – Bianca Simmons scored a game-high 35 points, but that wasn’t enough for the visitors, as the Skyhawks soared to their 19th win of the season. Asia Ewing and Tori Faieta each netted 22 points in the win, while Mary Louise Dixon added 19 points.

Assumption College 78, New Haven 69 –Gabrielle Gibson tallied a career-high 32 points, along with 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Hounds defeated the Chargers in Connecticut.

Babson College 71, Clark University 46 – Sarah Collins matched her career-high with 30 points, Kristen Ferola and Alicia Wilde each netted 10 points and the Beavers extended their current winning streak by beating the Cougars. Clark’s Emily Reilly led her unit with 19 points.

Mass. College Hoops: Sunday Afternoon/Evening Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Due to the Blizzard of 2013, numerous college basketball games were postponed to Sunday afternoon and evening. And below is a quick roundup from the various conference tilts.

Men’s Basketball:

Columbia 78, Harvard 63 – The Crimson saw their four-game winning streak conclude, as the Lions outscored the visitors, 40-29 during the second stanza, which earned them their first win against Harvard in their last eight meetings. Harvard’s Wesley Saunders netted a career-best 27 points in the setback.

Duke 62, Boston College 61Despite being tied at 27 after one session, the Blue Devils managed to tally an additional point in the second, which lifted them past the Eagles in Chestnut Hill. BC’s Olivier Hanlan tallied a game-high 20 points in the win, while Ryan Anderson finished with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Southern New Hampshire 85, UMass Lowell 73The River Hawks were no match for their opponent; as the Penmen outscored the hosts, 51-33 during the final stanza to secure their 13th overall win of the season. Akeem Williams, who finished the contest with a game-high 24 points, paced UMass Lowell in the setback.

Amherst College 65, Williams College 48 – Allen Williamson recorded 16 points, Aaron Toomey netted 14 points and Willy Workman added 13 points, as the visiting Lord Jeffs topped the Ephs for the second time this season. Williams’ Michael Mayer led all scorers with a game-high 17 points.

Case Western Reserve 56, Brandeis University 46 – The Judges couldn’t overcome an eight-point deficit at the break, as the Spartans handed their conference foe their sixth loss of the season. Brandeis’ Youri Dascy led all players with 16 points, while Gabriel Moton recorded 12 points.

Women’s Basketball:

Harvard 69, Cornell 60 (OT) – Victoria Lippert tallied 19 points, Christine Clark chipped in 15 points, and Temi Fagbenle finished with 12 points, as the Crimson defeated the visiting Big Red in overtime and earned their 13th win of the season.

Bentley University 61, St. Anselm 21The Falcons picked up their 21st win of the season, as well as held the Hawks to just eight points in the second half. Courtney Finn led all scorers with 13 points, while Jacqui Brugliera and Kelsey Roberson each netted 11 points.

Stonehill College 67, Merrimack College 55The Skyhawks snapped their one-game skid by earning their 18th overall win of the season. Stonehill’s Tori Faieta led all scorers with 17 points, while Asia Ewing and Mary Louise Dixon tallied 16 points, respectively. Shelby Secor, who registered 11 points, led Merrimack.   

Williams College 71, Amherst College 51 – Claire Baecher filled the stat sheet with 30 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, as well as one assist and one steal, which helped the Ephs defeat the Lord Jeffs in Williamstown.

Babson College 73, Smith College 52 – The Beavers sank 30 of 50 shots from the field and received 22 points and 15 rebounds from Sarah Collins, as Babson defeated Smith College for the second time this season. Paulina Solis led the Pioneers with 17 points off the bench.

Framingham State 74, MCLA 63 – Madeleine Park reached the 1,000-point plateau on a three-pointer at the beginning of the game, as well as finished with 17 points, which helped the Rams get past the Trailblazers. Samantha Irvine led Framingham State with 18 points and 11 boards.

Mass. College Hoops: Five Games To Watch This Weekend (Jan. 25-27)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday, which means it is time to unveil our five basketball games to watch this weekend. As usual, make sure to check back throughout the weekend for recaps and roundups.

Also don’t forget to follow us on Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog) for news, notes and scores throughout the weekend.

Men’s Basketball:

George Mason at Northeastern University (Sunday, 8:00 p.m.) – This is probably one of the more anticipated games of the weekend, as the Huskies look to preserve their perfect conference mark when they welcome the Patriots to historic Matthews Arena.

Northeastern has won seven consecutive contests and hasn’t dropped a decision since falling to the Blazers of UAB in December. Their most recent win came against William & Mary on Wednesday, as the Huskies defeated their opponent in double-overtime. Joel Smith netted 16 of his 29 points in the extra sessions, which helped the Huskies remain undefeated in the Colonial Athletic Conference. Smith has recorded double digits in five of his team’s last six contests and leads in the squad in points per game (16.7).

Assumption College at UMass Lowell (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) – The Hounds are coming off a disappointing setback to Franklin Pierce, which snapped their five-game winning streak. However, Matt Mahar’s crew can hop back in the win column with a victory against a talented River Hawks squad, which is coming off a victory against Le Moyne College.

Ronson Quick has netted 239 points this season for the Hounds and is averaging 14.9 per game. Quick scored a team-high 14 points against the Ravens last weekend, while knocking down 4 of 8 trifectas.

Akeem Williams and Antonio Bivins combined for 42 points last week in UMass Lowell’s 11th win of the season, while James McDonnell pulled down nine boards.

A victory for the Hounds would be huge, especially with Franklin Pierce right behind them in the standings. Assumption has won 10 of 12 Northeast-10 Conference games this season, while UMass Lowell has won 7 of 12.

Middlebury College at Williams College (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) – After losing to their historic rival Amherst College, the Ephs look to rebound with a win against the undefeated Panthers. Middlebury is 16-0 overall, 5-0 in the NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference).

Against the Lord Jeffs, Williams allowed their opponent to push ahead late in the opening half on a 15-0 run, which provided Amherst with all the momentum heading into half. The Ephs recorded 29 points in the second half, which wasn’t enough, so against the Panthers they’ll certainly need a solid effort in both halves to compete with one of the top teams in the country.

Taylor Epley leads the Ephs with 19.8 points per game, while Michael Mayer is right behind with 17.1. Williams’ ranks second in points scored this season (82.6), while Middlebury is third with 80.7 per game.

Women’s Basketball:

Assumption College at UMass Lowell (Saturday, 2:00 p.m.) – If you’re headed to Lowell tomorrow, you’re in for a treat. Not only do you get the men’s game, but this contest, too. Both squads are 8-3 in the conference and right on the heels of Bentley University and Stonehill College, so a win for either team will keep them in contention to possibly host a NE-10 playoff game. However, let’s not get ahead of ourselves.

If the Hounds are going to be successful, they’ll have to stop this week’s NE-10 Player of the Week Bianca Simmons, who averaged 32.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 4.5 steals during the River Hawks 2-0 week. Although, Assumption could counter with Gabrielle Gibson, who was mentioned on the Week 10 Honor Roll for averaging 16 points, five rebounds, two assists, and 1.5 steals in a 1-1 week.

Endicott College at Roger Williams (Saturday, 1:00 p.m.) – Endicott and Roger Williams are two of three teams behind University of New England in the conference standings. A win for either team will boost their chances of catching the Nor’easters in a very competitive Commonwealth Coast Conference.

The Gulls are 5-5 in their last 10 games and enter this particular tilt coming off a brutal loss to Salve Regina. Endicott defeated Roger Williams earlier this year thanks to a great performance by Jennifer White, who recorded 25 points and sank all 11 of her free throws. Can White do it again? We’ll have to wait and see, but expect Endicott to lean on Samantha Crough and Kelsey Cuddy.