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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.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 12)

Assumption's Allison Stoddard was tabbed this week's WACBA Women's Player of the Week. (Photo Credit: Assumption College Athletics)

Assumption’s Allison Stoddard was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (Photo Credit: Assumption College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Co-Player of the WeekPatrick Bradanese (Sr.) Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. He scored a game-high 22 points in Anna Maria’s one-point loss to Emmanuel on Saturday to become the second AMCAT 1,000-point scorer this season. He also had 17 points in the team’s key win over Albertus Magnus.

Men’s Co-Player of the WeekIrving Eggleston (Sr.) Nichols (East Lyme, Conn.): Eggleston averaged 21.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.5 spg, and 2.5 apg as the Bison extended their win streak to 12 and secured the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament for the third-straight season. he filled the stat sheet with 22 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in a road win at Salve Regina on Wednesday. Three days later, he went for 20 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and three assists in just 20 minutes as the Bison secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over Curry. Nichols also ran its win streak to 12 games last week, equaling the program-record, established last season.

Men’s Rookie of the WeekMarcos Echevarria (Fr.) Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged a team-leading 23.5 ppg as the Bison secured the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament with a pair of wins last week. He opened the week by dropping 25 points in a road win at Salve Regina, then netted 22 in a home win over Curry that locked up the No. 1 seed. He also averaged 4.0 apg and 3.0 rpg while playing nearly 37 minutes a game.

Women’s Player of the WeekAllison Stoddard (Jr.) Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.): In a 1-1 week, Stoddard averaged 20 points per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from three-point land (8-for-13). After a 21-point effort at Saint Anselm, Stoddard posted a game-high 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three in a road win at Stonehill. She also added 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekBritt Herring (Fr.) Worcester St. (W. Brookfield, Mass.): Herring averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She marked a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds in the 47-29 win over Fitchburg State, and then registered a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in the setback to Bridgewater State.

Honor Roll:

Christina Gauvin (Jr.) Anna Maria (Dudley, Mass.): In her lone game of the week, a 73-65 victory over Rivier, Gauvin tallied 24 points (6-15 FG, 3-6 3PT, 9-10 FT), three boards and six steals.

Allison Stoddard (Jr.) Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.): In a 1-1 week, Stoddard averaged 20 points per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from three-point land (8-for-13). After a 21-point effort at Saint Anselm, Stoddard posted a game-high 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three in a road win at Stonehill. She also added 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Kwame Lee (Sr.) Fitchburg St. (Brockton, Mass.): Lee Averaged 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and three blocks in a 1-1 week for the Falcons. Had 16 points, four blocks and three rebounds in the 85-68 win over MCLA and added 19 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the 73-71 setback to Worcester State.

Malachi Alexander (Jr.) Holy Cross (Bowie, Md.): In the Crusaders only game last week, Alexander led the team with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists during the victory over Lafayette. Alexander hit four of five shots from three-point range against the Leopards, and posted the best three-point field goal percentage by a Holy Cross player in a single game this season (minimum five attempts).

Karl Charles (Fr.) Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): In the Crusaders’ only game last week, Charles totaled 10 points, six rebounds and two assists during the victory over Lafayette. He has now scored in double-figures 14 times this season.

Molly Hourigan (Sr.) Holy Cross (Memphis, N.Y.): Hourigan posted a solid all-around week in helping the Crusaders claim two important Patriot League victories. At Lafayette on Wednesday, she filled the stat sheet with nine points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. In the overtime victory against Lehigh on Saturday, Hourigan notched her sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while also recording three blocked shots.

Ama Biney (So.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney totaled 31 points to go along with eight rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Engineers.

Sean Doncaster (Jr.) WPI (Medford, Mass.): Doncaster continued his recent strong play by averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds during a 2-0 week for the Engineers.  The junior guard posted his second straight double-double with a 17 point, 10 rebound performance in WPI’s 58-50 road win at MIT in a match-up of regionally-ranked teams receiving votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25.  Doncaster then poured in a game-best 18 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals as the Crimson and Gray returned home and defeated Coast Guard 69-60.

Jamani Spencer (Fr.) WPI (Closter, N.J.): Spencer registered a career-best 14 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, in WPI’s 69-60 home victory versus Coast Guard on Saturday.

Paul Brooks (Jr.) Worcester St. (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He netted 14 points and a game-high 17 rebounds in the 73-71 victory over Fitchburg State. Brooks, once again, registered a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds in the 67-65 setback to Bridgewater State later in the week. Overall, Brooks shot 60.7 percent from the field on the week.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 2)

By NoontimeSports.com

Worcester, Mass. – The second week of the college basketball season in Worcester came to a close on Sunday, and below is this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including Players and Rookies of the Week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Bilal Shakir (Jr.) Worcester State (Worcester, Mass.): Averaged 22 points in a 2-1 week for the Lancers. He had a game-high 32 points in the 95-89 victory over Wheaton College on Tuesday night while also adding eight rebounds, three assists, and one steal. He went 11-for-19 from the field, and 7-for-9 from the 3-point line. Shakir then scored a team-high 19 points in the 77-64 win over Suffolk, and posted 14 points and nine rebounds in the 97-79 loss to Amherst College at this weekend’s tournament.

Clyde Niba (Sr.), WPI (Atlanta, GA): Niba averaged 20.5 points and 6.5 rebounds as he helped WPI capture the inaugural Ted Coghlin Memorial Tournament this past weekend.  The senior forward connected on all nine of his first half shots en route to a season-best 32 points in the Engineers’ 66-62 championship game victory over Staten Island. Niba also contributed nine points and a team-high seven rebounds in limited minutes in the opening contest versus Curry. For the weekend, he shot 59.1% (13-22) from the floor and 66.7% (8-12) from 3-point land.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marco Echevarria (Fr.), Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): He was named the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week for the second-consecutive week. Echevarria averaged 20.3 points per game as the Bison won two of their three games last week. He began the week by draining five 3-pointers en route to a 22-point night in a win over Thomas (ME) on Tuesday. He then netted 18 points in a loss at Daniel Webster two nights later. On Saturday, Echevarria scored a game-high 22 points to help Nichols move to 3-1 with a road win at Lasell. Echevarria shot 45.7 percent for the week (16-of-35), including 14-of-32 from behind the arc (43.8 pct.).He also tied his career-high with seven rebounds against the Lasers and averaged 3.0 for the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Tricia Byrne (Soph.), Holy Cross (Dunmore, Pa.): Byrne started in both contests last week and put together her best two games of her career. She averaged 11.0 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. In the loss at Boston College, she totaled 10 points and a career-high seven rebounds in a personal-best 39 minutes of action. At Quinnipiac on Saturday, she posted career-highs of 12 points and seven assists, while also hauling in six rebounds. She drained a pair of three-pointers in each game too. On the season, Byrne is averaging 7.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game, while she leads Holy Cross and ranks seventh in the Patriot League with 3.0 assists per game. Her 1.7-to-1.0 assist-to-turnover ratio stands fourth in the conference.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kaitlyn Berkel (Fr.), Worcester State (Waterford, Conn): Averaged 8.7 points in a 1-2 week for the Lancers. She registered a double-double in the 70-36 win over Mount Holyoke on Wednesday (10 points, 15 rebounds). She then had seven points and eight rebounds in the 51-34 loss to McDaniel, and nine points and 12 rebounds against Newbury College at the York College Coaches vs. Cancer Tournament this past weekend. In the loss to Newbury, Berkel had a game-high six blocks.

Honor Roll:

Allison Stoddard (Jr.), Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.): In a 2-0 week, Stoddard averaged a team-best 17 points per game while adding four assists, 1.5 rebounds and one steal per game. She also shot 50 percent from three, connecting on 8-of-16 attempts. After 18 points and seven assists in a win over No. 9 Stonehill, she posted 21 points that included five three-pointers in a road win at Saint Michael’s.

Kamali Bey (Soph.), Assumption (Springfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week, Bey averaged a team-high 13.5 points per game to go along with four rebounds and 1.5 assists per contest. He shot 55 percent from the field overall and highlighting his week was a 21-point effort at home vs. Stonehill.

Deja Taitt (Jr.), Anna Maria (Cambia Heights, N.Y.): Taitt led the team in scoring in a 2-1 week, averaging 15.7 points per game on a 54.3 percent shooting effort from the floor. In addition, she dished out 5.3 assists per game as the team’s primary ball handler. She had her best performance in the team’s 83-80 loss to Salem State, in which she finished with a double-double of 18 points and 10 assists.

Corey Pryor (GS), Anna Maria (Whitinsville, Mass.): Pryor scored 28 points on a 66.7 percent shooting effort in Anna Maria’s 95-93 overtime victory against Becker on Wednesday. He hit 12-for-18 from the floor, including 3-of-6 from three-point range. Pryor had a crucial play in the early minutes of overtime–with the AMCATS trailing by three, he finished an old-fashioned three-point play to even the score at 85-85.

Josh Bosworth (Soph.), Fitchburg State (Springfield, Mass.): Averaged 12.6 points and 8.3 rebounds per contest in a 3-0 week for the Falcons. Registered 14 points, 7 boards, 2 assists and two steals in an 84-77 overtime win over Clark on Tuesday, while adding 10 points, five caroms and four steals in a 77-73 win against RIC on Thursday. Bosworth concluded the week, registering 14 points, 13 rebounds, one assist and one steal in a 74-65 triumph over Becker on Saturday.

Ama Biney (Soph.), WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney totaled 28 points, 14 rebounds and five steals as the Engineers split a pair of contests last week against Little East conference foes.  The sophomore guard tallied 11 points and eight rebounds in a 57-43 triumph over Rhode Island College after netting a team-best 17 points and six boards in an overtime loss at UMass Dartmouth.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

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 12)

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With yet another week of college basketball in Worcester County in the books, it is time to dole out this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the WeekAndrew Musler (Clark, Gr./Belmont, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, Musler averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks while shooting 61.5 percent from the field (13-for-21) and 85 percent from the free throw line (12-for-14). First, in a 70-55 win over Wheaton, Musler just missed out a double-double, finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks on 7-for-12 shooting. Then in a narrow 77-73 overtime loss to No. 8 Babson, Musler played 40 of the possible 45 minutes, totaling a season-best 25 points, to go along with four rebounds and three blocks. He was extremely efficient against the Beavers, going 6-for-9 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the three-point line and 9-for-11 from the charity stripe.

Women’s Co-Player of the WeekLaura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr./Ashby, Mass.): Cote averaged 15.5 points per game and 7.5 steals per game over two contests for Fitchburg State. The senior guard registered 16 points in a 63-58 victory over Anna Maria, while becoming the 10th member of the program’s exclusive 1,000 point club. In the Falcons 66-62 loss to Bridgewater, Cote tallied 15 points with 11 steals.

Women’s Co-Player of the WeekDani Davis (WPI, Sr./East Granby, Conn.): Davis averaged 18.5 points and five rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Engineers.  The senior became the 17th member of the program’s 1,000 point club during WPI’s 62-57 victory Wednesday over Emerson. Davis,  who reached the milestone with a jumper with 2:32 remaining before halftime, ended the triumph with 12 points. The forward did not slow down from there, pouring in a career-best 25 points Saturday in a loss to Wheaton. Davis drained 9-of-17 attempts from the field, including connecting on 3-of-4 3-point attempts.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekSam O’Gara (Clark, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): In a 2-0 week, the first-year lead guard averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 assists as the Cougars won back-to-back games for the first time this season. In a 41-36 win over Wellesley, she finished with 12 points, two rebounds and two assists helping the Scarlet and White snap a 12-game losing streak. Then the next night in a 72-66 win over Pine Manor, she just missed a double-double with nine points and eight assists.

Honor Roll:

Justin Burrell (Holy Cross, Sr./Dumfries, Va.): Burrell led the Crusaders with a season-high 26 points and five rebounds in the victory at Army and was limited to seven points and four assists in the win over Lehigh. The senior hit 14 of 16 free throws on the week, including seven of eight in the last minute of the Army game, and four of four in the last minute of the Lehigh game.

Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption, Sr./Methuen, Mass.): Zenevitch averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last week, highlighted by an 18-point, seven-rebound showing at Stonehill as he was 8-for-10 from the field in that game.

Patrick Bradanese (Anna Maria, Jr./ Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 17.7 points per game in a 1-2 week for the AMCATS. In the team’s lone win, an 85-84 win against Emmanuel, Bradanese scored a game-high 28 points and hit a team-best six three-pointers. On the week, Bradanese shot at 44.7 percent from the floor (17-38) and 43.5 percent from long-distance (10-23) while adding a 9-10 effort at the free-throw line. The junior guard added five assists and five steals on the week.

Nick DaPrato (Clark, Gr./Marshfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, DaPrato averaged 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals, while eclipsing the 100 made three-pointers mark for his career. In a 70-55 win over Wheaton, DaPrato totaled 15 points and three rebounds. Then in a narrow overtime loss to No. 8 Babson, he racked up 23 points, six rebounds four assists and four steals, connecting on four three-pointers and he now sits at 101 made triples.

Charles Gunter (Worcester State, Sr./Boston, Mass.): Gunter averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and connected for 81.3 percent of his free throws (13-16) in an 0-2 week for Worcester State which included 19 points, six boards and three helpers in a 93-82 overtime setback to Bridgewater State and 18 points with six caroms in a 101-81 loss against Westfield State.

Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, Mass.): Longwell continued to produce double-doubles notching one in each of WPI’s two victories last week.  The senior registered a team-high 20 points and a game-best 14 rebounds in an important 69-58 home triumph over MIT before tallying 19 points and 10 boards in a 65-47 road win at Coast Guard.  Longwell shot an impressive 58.3 percent from the field and canned 55.6 percent of his 3-point attempts as he averaged 19.5 points, 12 rebounds and three assists while posting his fifth and sixth double-doubles of the season and eighth and ninth of his career.

Allison Stoddard (Assumption, So./East Lyme, Conn.): In two games, Stoddard averaged 16 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists in a 1-1 week. Highlighting her week was a career-high 21-point effort in the win at Merrimack as she added four rebounds, two steals and two assists in the victory.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr./ Worcester, Mass.): Warburton averaged 17.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 7.0 steals on the week for Anna Maria. in a non-conference game against Fitchburg, she scored a team-high 22 points and added 16 rebounds and six steals. Against Lasell on Saturday, she netted 12 points and eight steals.

Aretha Sullivan (Clark, So./Worcester, Mass.): In a 2-0 week, Sullivan had the best stretch of her sophomore campaign, averaging 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the Cougars won back-to-back games for the first time this season. In a 41-36 win over Wellesley, she had eight points and three rebounds, but then in a 72-66 win over Pine Manor, Sullivan was at her best registering 15 points and a game-best 12 rebounds, while handing out five assists. For the week she also went 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State, Sr./Rutland, Mass.): El-Qasem averaged 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds and shot 56.3 percent from the floor (9-16) in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included 12 points and four boards in a 50-44 victory over Bridgewater State.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Biney continued her strong freshman season by shooting at a 60 percent clip en route to averaging 14 points as WPI split a pair of NEWMAC contests last week.  The rookie netted a team-best 17 points and secured the game with a steal in the waning seconds as the Engineers defeated Emerson 62-57 on Wednesday evening.  Biney came back and tossed 11 points Saturday versus Wheaton and ended the week with 12 rebounds and seven steals.

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