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Mass. College Hoops: NE-10 Quarterfinals Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

A few local squads competed in today’s Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals and below is their outcomes and summaries.

Men’s Basketball

St. A’s 79, Bentley 78: Roy Mabrey‘s jumper with 11 seconds remaining provided St. A’s with the lead for good as the Hawks edged the Falcons in Manchester. Tyler McFarland led Bentley with 20 points, as well as recorded eight rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist, while Alex Furness registered eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

Women’s Basketball

Assumption 61, New Haven 58: Jamie Insel recorded three straight layups during the final four minutes, while Shannon Ray and Caitlin Ackerman combined for the final three points as the Greyhounds defeated the Chargers in Connecticut. Ray recorded a team-best 21 points, while Insel finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Stonehill 75, AIC 60: Tori Faieta recorded a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists and four blocks as the Skyhawks soared past the Yellow Jackets in Easton. Stonehill’s Mary Louise Dixon led all scorers with 22 points, while Alyssa Roach paced AIC with 13 points.

Bentley 77, Le Moyne 51: Lauren Battista and Jacqui Brugliera combined for 25 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one block as the Falcons defeated the Dolphins in Waltham.

Mass. College Hoops: Assumption’s Phayre Wins 300th Game, Hounds Top AIC

By NoontimeSports.com

Courtesy of the Assumption College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the women’s basketball game, which saw head coach Kerry Phayre earn her 300th win as the coach of the Hounds:

Worcester, Mass. (January 25) — Assumption College head coach Kerry Phayre won her 300th game as the Assumption College women’s basketball head coach as the Hounds defeated American International by a 55-47 final in Northeast-10 Conference play on Saturday afternoon at Laska Gym. The victory improves the Hounds to an 8-1 mark at home this season.

In an extremely slow-moving opening half to start, the Hounds opened up a 9-6 edge with 15:43 left after a fastbreak layup following a steal by sophomore Kelly Conley (Ellington, Conn./Ellington). The Hounds continued to lead at 13-12 with just 6:38 remaining before AIC eventually regained the advantage at 14-13 on a layup from Kamika Mason. After the Yellow Jackets pushed the lead up to 15-13, the Hounds embarked on an 8-1 run, capped by a turnaround jumper from junior Caitlin Ackerman (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South). The hosts seemed in control at 21-16 after Ackerman’s basket with just 48 seconds left in the period and continued to lead 23-18 with 4.1 left after a pair of free throws from senior Shannon Ray (Yonkers, N.Y./Ursuline Academy). However, AIC’s Alyssa Roach caught the ensuing inbounds pass and drain a near-halfcourt three at the buzzer to send the game into the break at just 23-21 in favor of Assumption.

The Hounds shot just 27.3 percent from the field in the half and were 1-for-7 from three, with Ray leading the first-half scoring with 11 points. The Yellow Jackets struggled as well, shooting just 31.8 percent while turning the ball over nine times over the first 20 minutes. Assumption held a 24-18 first-half edge on the boards, led by seven rebounds from senior captain Jamie Insel (Clinton, N.J./Voorhees).

In the second half, the visitors took a 27-25 lead with 16:44 left on a layup from Sydney Tepley. The Yellow Jackets extended that lead up to as many as five at 36-31 before a Hounds 5-0 rally tied the contest after an Insel layup. Another Insel layup at the 6:06 mark pushed Assumption in front at 38-36 before an AIC three from Brianna Bishop gave the Yellow Jackets their final lead of the game.

AIC pulled within 43-41 on a layup from Mason with 3:15 remaining, but the Hounds were a perfect 12-for-12 from the line over the rest of the game, including 6-for-6 from Conley.

Ackerman paced the Hounds with 15 points, including a 5-for-5 showing at the free throw line. Ray added 13 points and three assists in 34 minutes, while Insel finished with a 12-point, 16-rebound double-double. Insel’s showing was her seventh double-double of the season.

No Yellow Jackets finished in double figures in scoring or rebounding as AIC was led in scoring by Krista Ferrentino with nine points and in rebounding by Tepley with nine boards.

Assumption shot 29.8 percent from the field for the game and was 1-for-13 from three, but knocked down a season-best 20-of-22 free throw attempts. AIC shot 32.2 percent from the field in the game, but just 46.2 percent from the charity stripe.

With the win, the Hounds improve to 11-6 overall and 7-5 in Northeast-10 play, while the Yellow Jackets drop to 11-7 overall and 5-7 in the league.

Assumption is back in action on Tuesday, January 28th as the Hounds host Pace University for a 5:30 p.m. start at Laska Gym.

Mass. College Hoops: Early Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan

There were more than a handful of contests that took place earlier this afternoon and below are their outcomes and summaries.

Men’s Basketball 

No. 14 WPI 88, Keene State 69: Sam Longwell netted a game-best 22 points, along with seven rebounds, four steals and one assist as the Engineers defeated Keene State in Worcester and improved to 9-1 overall.  Zach Karalis scored 15 points off the bench, while Ryan Kolb and Aaron Davis scored 12 points, respectively.

TCNJ 71, Westfield State 66: Grant Cooper led the Owls with 20 points and 17 rebounds, but that wasn’t enough for Westfield State, which saw its six point lead at the break disappear in the second half.

MIT 81, Wheelock 51: Andrew Acker and Justin Pedley each netted 20 points as the Engineers defeated the Wildcats in Cambridge. Acker also registered 16 rebounds, 12 on defense. Joe Reedy led Wheelock with 14 points.

Elms 73, Framingham State 57: Jerry Buchanon scored a game-high 27 points, as well as recorded seven rebounds, five steals and four assists as the Blazers defeated Framingham State in Chicopee. Charles Collins led the Rams with 17 points.

Women’s Basketball

Marist 76, Boston University 65: The Red Foxes outscored the Terriers, 40-27, in the second half, which helped them earn a non-conference victory in Boston. BU’s Sarah Hope led all players with 19 points, while Melissa Gallo contributed 12 points and Danielle Callahan scored 10 points.    

Anna Maria 72, Elms 49: Trafficia Warburton recorded a double-double with 29 points and 13 rebounds, along four assists, three steals and one block as the AMCATs defeated the Blazers in Chicopee. Gianna Youngblood led Elms with 20 points, while Denisha Parks registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds.

St. Joe’s (ME) 69, Framingham State 57: Morgan Cahill recorded a double-double with 15 points and 10 rebounds, while Mackenzie Dufour scored 15 points as the Monks defeated the Rams in Maine. Kristen Hoffman led Framingham State with 17 points.

Rhode Island College 48, UMass Boston 30: Olivia Murphy and Andrea Suffredini combined for 23 points in the Beacon’s first conference setback of the season.

Southern Maine 63, Salem State 34: Rachel Carter scored 10 points, while Jessica Kuzmickas registered six points off the bench, but that wasn’t enough to spark the Vikings to victory.

Gordon 67, Lesley 31: Fredi Nielsen poured in a game-high 18 points and pulled down 12 rebounds, as the Fighting Scots picked up their third win of the season. Tara Coleman led Lesley with 15 points.

Lasell 64, Plymouth State 59: Kayla Vincelette, Molly Lauver and Alexis Chappell each scored double figures as the Lasers beat the Panthers in New Hampshire.  

Wentworth 66, Maine-Farmington 61: The Leopards snapped their four-game skid thanks to 19 points from Rachael Camara and a double-double by Carly Rogers, who tallied 11 points and 15 rebounds.

Saint Rose 76, AIC 72: Alyssa Roach tallied 16 points, while Sarah Noble notched 14 points, but that wasn’t enough to lift the Yellow Jackets past Saint Rose.

Merrimack 67, So. New Hampshire 58: Chloe Rothman led the Warriors with 15 points, as well as recorded six assists and five rebounds, as Merrimack defeated Souther New Hampshire on the road.

Andover hangs on to beat New Bedford, 54-46

Andover celebrates on Friday after winning the MIAA Division I North Finals

By Matt Noonan

BOSTON, MA – Andover seemed determined to keep their winning ways going against a physical New Bedford team, as the Warriors prevailed against the Whalers with a 54-46 victory on Monday at the TD Garden and are now headed to Worcester’s DCU Center for the MIAA Division I state finals.

“Winning a state title was the main thing and now we’re back there in the same position and hopefully we can capitalize on that,” said Andover junior guard Nicole Boudreau.

Andover was indeed impressive from the start, but so was their offense too, which didn’t just feature the Gatorade Player of the Year, Boudreau, but instead, sophomore forward Devon Caveney who finished the game with 13 points and senior guard Natalie Gomez-Martinez who ended the game with only five points.

However, every member of the Warriors offense played tremendously well and clearly, their head coach seemed happy after the game, especially with the teams performance.

“We’re a team of streaks,” said Andover head coach James Tildsley. “They played hard, give credit to New Bedford they’re a team similar to us. They like to [play] pressure defense, they like to run, [but] it was kind of fun to play that game. They were tough and they gave us all we could handle and just glad we came out on top.”

As for New Bedford, the team that easily took down Braintree and then snuck by Mansfield for the MIAA Division I South title, seemed completely out of sync and didn’t have the opportunity for more than one shot on various offensive series. In fact, it almost seemed that they knew when they had the ball that their shot selection had to be perfect in order to play a game of “horse” with Andover.

“I just thought we were a little careless with the basketball on two or three occasions, which led to easy baskets,” said New Bedford head coach Michael Gonsalves. “It didn’t allow our defense to set [up] and when it comes down to it, it could have been a difference in the game.”

The Whalers didn’t seem too powerful for the entire 32-minutes, as well as seemed clueless when trying to stop the Warriors on transition or offense.

New Bedford tallied less than 15 points each quarter and combined for 26 points in the second and third quarter. A majority of their offense completely was shut down and clearly credit is owed to Tildsley and his coaching staff that designed a rather tough defense to score on.

Some of New Bedford’s main players were incredibly quiet during the fourth quarter, such as senior forward Arielle Gomes senior guard Alyssa Roach both finished with only one basket a piece.

Although now with their final win at the TD Garden under their belt there is only one question that remains for Andover, can they win the championship and end their season a high note?