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Mass. College Hoops: Holy Cross Rallies To Defeat Lehigh

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our friends from the Holy Cross sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release pertaining toward the women’s basketball team, which rallied past Lehigh in a Patriot League contest:

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Holy Cross sophomore guard Ashley Cooper (Colts Neck, N.J.) scored a career and team-best 19 points and connected on six of seven from behind the arc to help lead the Crusaders to a come-from-behind, 72-66, triumph over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon at Stabler Arena. Holy Cross snapped a 10-game losing streak versus the Mountain Hawks and improves to 12-11 on the season and 4-4 in the Patriot League. Lehigh falls to 10-13 overall and 2-6 in the conference.

The Mountain Hawks scored four quick points over the first 47 seconds of the game, but the Crusaders answered with an 11-2 rally to gain the 11-6 lead at the 13:15 mark of the first half. However, Lehigh would counter with a 13-3 scoring surge to go on top 19-14 with 9:20 left in the half.

Holy Cross junior guard Alex Smith (Delran, N.J.) drilled a pair of threes to put the Crusaders back on top (20-19) at the 6:16 mark, but Lehigh then went ahead by five points just two minutes later (25-20). The Crusaders scored four straight to trail by one (25-24) with 1:48 on the clock, but the Mountain Hawks pushed their lead back to five and went into the locker room on top 29-24.

Lehigh kept the five point advantage over the first three-plus minutes of the second half as it led 34-29 (16:34). Holy Cross would then go on a 6-0 rally that was capped off with a Cooper three-pointer to put the Crusaders on top 35-34 at the 14:51 mark of the second half.

The two teams traded buckets over the next six minutes as there were five lead changes and three tied scores, but Lehigh held the 49-48 advantage. Holy Cross then embarked on a 16-6 run to grab its largest lead of the contest thus far (64-55) with 4:09 on the clock. Cooper drained a pair of threes as sophomore forward Emily Parker (Johnston, Iowa) scored five points for Holy Cross during the rally.

Lehigh put up seven quick points to trail 64-62, but Smith hit a momentum-shifting three-pointer to give the Crusaders the 67-62 lead with 1:27 left in regulation. Cooper, Parker and senior forward Amy Lepley (Norfolk, Mass.) combined to go five of six from the charity stripe over the next minute to push the lead to 10 points (72-62). Lehigh ended the contest with four points over the final 30 seconds, but that would not be enough as the Crusaders held on for the victory.

In addition to Cooper for Holy Cross, Smith finished the contest with 14 points on four treys, a season and game-high nine assists and six rebounds. Lepley scored 13 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds, while Parker posted nine points and a game-best nine rebounds. Junior forward Christine Ganser (Needham, Mass.) scored six points for HC, while freshman forward Raquel Scott (Ridgewood, N.J)hauled in six boards.

The Crusaders connected on 24 of their 56 shots in the game (42.9 percent), while the Mountain Hawks hit 41.4 percent from the field (24 of 58). Holy Cross shot lights out from downtown as it drained 13 of its 23 shots from behind the arc (56.5 percent), tying a school record for three-pointers in a game. Lehigh was limited to 4 of 19 on its three-point shots (21.1 percent). Holy Cross held advantages in rebounds (42-33), assists (22-19), offensive rebounds (12-6), second-chance points (16-11) and bench points (35-12).

The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 13, when they travel to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy at 7:00 p.m.

Mass. College Hoops: Wednesday Night Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

There were a few interesting outcomes in the college basketball world on Wednesday evening, and below are highlights from the various contests.

Men’s Basketball:

UMass 61, La Salle 60 Chaz Williams sealed the victory for UMass with a layup with eight seconds remaining, as the Minutemen defeated the Explorers by one point. UMass is now 14-5 overall, 4-2 in Atlantic-10 play. Raphiael Putney paced the Minutemen with a team-high 17 points.

Georgia State 78, Northeastern 73 – The Huskies earned their first Colonial Athletic Association setback, as the Panthers clawed back from a seven-point deficit at the break to earn an important road win. R.J. Hunter led all scorers with 27 points with five rebounds, while Northeastern was paced by Reggie Spencer’s 17 points.

Army 80, Holy Cross 66 – The Knights tallied 38 points in the opening session and 42 during the final 20 minutes, which helped them earn their 10th win of the season and drop the Crusaders to 10-11 overall, 2-4 in the Patriot League. Ella Ellis came off the bench for Army and led all scorers with 23 points, while Justin Burrell netted a team-high 14 points for the Crusaders.

WPI 66, Babson College 43 – The Engineers extended their winning streak to 20 games, as they defeated the Beavers for the second time in Babson Park. Ryan Kolb led the unit with 17 points, while Aaron Davis and Sam Longwell each netted 11 points.

MIT 70, Wheaton College 57 – The Engineers earned their third consecutive win by downing the visiting Lyons by 13 points. Paul Dawson paced MIT off the bench with 14 points, while Wheaton’s Brian Johnson recorded a game-high 17 points.

Springfield College 58, Coast Guard 45 – Springfield snapped its two-game skid and received 18 points from Alex Berthiaume in their 15th win of the season.  

Women’s Basketball:

Holy Cross 51, Army 46 – Alex Smith scored a game and season-high 21 points and connected on five triples, which helped the Crusaders earn their 10th win of the season and second in the Patriot League. Amy Lepley scored 12 points and recorded four rebounds and two assists.

Babson College 52, Wellesley College 48 – The Beavers overcame a two-point deficit at halftime to defeat the Blue on the Road by four points. Sarah Collins led all scorers with 16 points and tallied eight rebounds, while Erin Young sank three triples.

Smith College 79, Springfield College 44 – Paulina Solis and Alyssa Barrett each netted 22 points, as the Pioneers cruised to a 35-point victory.

Wheaton College 34, WPI 32 – The Lyons received 12 points from Abbie Brickley and six from Kiley Shoemaker en route to their eighth win of the season.

Mount Holyoke 61, Clark University 59 – Angelica Pascual tallied a game-high 22 points, including six trifectas, as the Lyons defeated the visiting Cougars.    

VIDEO: After fending off WPI during the closing seconds, Wheaton College’s women’s basketball head coach Melissa Hodgdon chats about the Lyons important conference win. 

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Weekly Report (Jan. 7-13)

By NoontimeSports.com

Another week of college basketball is in the books. And without further ado, here is this week’s WACBA Rookies of the Week, Players of the Week and Honor Roll.

NOTE: This week’s write-ups courtesy of the college’s sports information director.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Cullen Hamilton (Holy Cross) Fr., Guard, Washington, D.C.: Hamilton totaled eight points, three rebounds, two assists and one steal in his team’s win against Columbia. Against Lehigh, he added six points and two rebounds. He finished the week 2 of 3 from the charity stripe.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross) Fr., Forward, Ridgewood, New Jersey: The first-year finished the past week with 15 points. She netted 11 points in her team’s win against Brown, and recorded three rebounds, two steals and one assist against Lehigh. Her 11 points were the third most points versus Brown as she connected on 5 of 6 from the free-throw line.

Men’s Player of the Week: Kevin Donahue  (Assumption College) Gr. Student, Guard, Pawcatuck, Conn: Donahue averaged 19 points and knocked down nine three-pointers in a 2-0 week for the Hounds as Assumption improved to 11-2 overall. He began the week with a 25-point effort in a home win over Bentley, knocking down seven three-pointers in the win. In the process, Donahue became the 42nd player in Assumption history to surpass the 1,000-point mark for his career. He then ended the week with a 13-point effort, including two three-pointers, to go along with two rebounds and three steals in an overtime road win at Southern New Hampshire.

Women’s Player of the Week: Meaghan O’Keefe (Worcester State) Sr., Center, Warren, Mass: Averaged 17.3 points, 14.7 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in a 2-1 week for Worcester State including 21 points and 19 boards in a 49-48 triumph over Westfield State before she added 25 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks in a 62-46 win over MCLA. Also connected for .500 from the field (20-40) and 46 percent from beyond the arc (6-13).

Honor Roll:

Amy Lepley (Holy Cross) Sr., Forward/Guard, Norfolk, Mass: Lepley finished the past week with 30 points and tied a game-best 17 points and four assists in a loss to Lehigh, while recording a season-best five assists against Brown. Lepley is now the 24th leading scorer in Holy Cross history with 1,033 career points. Through seven games played this season, Lepley ranks second on the team in points (11.9) and leads the squad in rebounds (5.7).

Justin Burrell (Holy Cross) Soph., Forward, Dumfries, Virginia: Burrell tallied 29 points, four assists and three rebounds in a win against Columbia. His 29 points were his second-most this season. Against Lehigh, he led the Crusaders with 16 points. In both games, he connected on 13 of 14 shots from the stripe.

Katy Howard (Assumption College) Sr., Guard, Medway, Mass: In a 1-1 week for the Hounds, Howard averaged 17 points per game while shooting 47.8 percent from the field and 60 percent from three-point land. She also added 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. In a home loss to No. 2 ranked Bentley, Howard posted 16 points, including 4-for-5 from three-point land. She then ended her week with an 18-point effort on 6-for-11 shooting from the field in a 71-51 road win at Southern N.H.

Anthony Click (Anna Maria College) Sr., Forward, Springfield, Mass: Click averaged 29.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in leading the AMCATS to back-to-back overtime GNAC victories.  In a 4 OT thriller vs. Lasell the senior scored a career-high 39 points on 13-for-26 shooting from the field and 13-of-18 from the free-throw line as well as grabbing 11 rebounds and notching 6 blocks. Click had the game winning assist as the AMCATS connected on a last second 3-pointer for the 96-93 win. On the road at Norwich, Click was 6-for-14 from the field and a perfect 7-for-7 from the charity stripe for 19 points. With two seconds remaining in the first overtime, Click hit the game-winning layup for the 72-70 victory.

Matt Langadas (Nichols College) Soph., Forward, Casco, Maine: Langadas averaged 17.3 points per game and 5.3 rebounds per game, as the Bison won their first two Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) games of the season. He began the week by scoring 17 points to go along with four rebounds and three steals as the Bison scored a school-record 130 points in a win over defending conference champion Endicott in Beverly. Following a loss to Eastern Nazarene on Thursday in which he went for 13 points and eight boards, Langadas scored a team-high 22 points to go along with five rebounds and two assists in a road win at UNE on Saturday. He also recorded one steal in each game.

Dane Jobst (Worcester State) Jr., Forward, Athol, Mass: Averaged 15.7 points, 9.7 boards and 2.0 blocks in an 0-3 week for Worcester State including 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 75-71 loss to MCLA and 23 points and 10 caroms in an 87-71 setback against nationally-ranked WPI.

Sam Longwell (WPI) Sophomore, Guard, Acton, Mass: Longwell averaged 17 points and 6.3 points and the Engineers remained unbeaten by winning all three of their contest last week.  The guard fell a rebound short of a double-double when he tallied games-bests of 22 points and nine rebounds in a 58-41 road win at Wheaton on Saturday.  Earlier in the week the sophomore registered 18 points in a road triumph at Worcester State and added 11 points as the Crimson and Gray defeated Coast Guard.  For the week Longwell drilled 6-of-14 3-pointers and added six assists and five steals.

Theresa Logan (WPI) Sr., Forward, Southboro, Mass: Logan narrowly missed averaging a double-double last week as she posted averages of 14.3 points and 9.3 rebounds during a 2-1 week for WPI.  The senior co-captain began her week by notching 18 points and nine rebounds in a 74-53 victory against crosstown rival Clark.  The forward followed that performance by totaling a team-high 21 points and a game-best 12 boards as the Engineers defeated Mount Holyoke 67-54.  Finally, Logan corralled team-best seven rebounds in a road loss to Wellesley.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Rookies & Players Of The Week/Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com

Now that 2013 has officially begun, it is time to resume our weekly WACBA reporting. And without further ado, here is this week’s Rookies of the Week, Players of the Week and Honor Roll.

Rookies of the Week

Men’s Basketball: Zach Karalis (WPI/Fr./ Guard) – The freshman from North Andover made an impact in the Engineers past three games, as he reached double figures in all three contests. Karalis came off the bench against Colby-Sawyer and netted a game-best 14 points, while netting 11 points against St. Joe’s (Maine) and Babson College.

Women’s Basketball: Molly Hourigan (Holy Cross/Fr./Center) – The New York native scored a career-best 10 points in the Crusaders win against Dartmouth, as well as recorded career-highs in minutes played (19), steals (2) and assists (2).

Players of the Week

Men’s Basketball: Marco Coppola (WPI/Soph./Guard) – The Watertown native enjoyed a successful week with the Engineers by averaging 12.7 points per game and sinking 53.1% from the field. Against Babson, he netted a game-best 18 points.

Women’s Basketball: Hayley Zophin (Nichols College/Sr./Forward) – Against Wentworth Institute of Technology last weekend, the Framingham native recorded her sixth double-double of the season with 13 points and 14 rebounds in a win against the Leopards.

Honor Roll

Amy Lepley (Holy Cross/Sr./Forward) – The Norfolk native recorded her eighth double-double of her career, as she helped the Crusaders defeat Dartmouth by providing 10 points, 10 rebounds, three assists and three steals. Also, Lepley became the 28th Crusader and 75th player in the Patriot League to score 1,000 points.

Ryan Sheehan (Nichols College/Jr./Forward) – Against Westfield State, the junior from North Attleboro netted 39 points in the Bison’s 88-74 victory. He drained 7-of-10 triples and tallied seven rebounds. Three days later, he recorded 13 points in a loss to Wentworth.

Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State/Soph./Forward) – The Rutland native finished the week averaging 11.8 points per game and 5.0 rebounds. She scored 17 points and recorded seven rebounds in the Lancers win against Framingham State and 14 points in a setback to Chapman.

Robert Hunter (Worcester State/Jr./Forward) – The junior concluded the week averaging 17 points per game and 9.5 rebounds. Hunter was clearly a factor against Framingham State, as he finished the contest with 23 points and 11 boards.

Alex Lopez (Worcester State/Fr./Guard) – The Springfield native make an impact on a 1-1 week for the Lancers by averaging 13.5 points per game, 6.5 assists and 5.0 rebounds. Lopez scored a game-best 18 points against Albertus Magnus, while tallying nine points, 10 assists and five boards against Framingham State.

Theresa Logan (WPI/Sr./Forward) – Against Coast Guard last Saturday, the Southboro native recorded a team-high 18 points and recorded six boards (five on defense), while also tallying one block, one steal and one assist in the Engineers victory against the Bears.

Mass. College Hoops: Locals Produce For Holy Cross, Northeastern On Friday

By Matt Noonan

A few local players for Holy Cross and Northeastern University were instrumental in their team’s wins on Friday, and below are their highlights:

* In her first game of the season, Norfolk’s Amy Lepley finished 7-of-7 from the field for 16 points in the Crusaders, 68-66 win against Bryant University.

* Needham’s Christine Ganser added nine points in the Crusaders’ fifth win, as well as one trifecta, four rebounds and one block. Springfield’s Brisje Malone ended with 15 points, five assists and three steals.

* The former Brimmer and May School postgrad Marco Banegas-Flores registered one rebound and one assist in a span of three minutes during Northeastern University’s, 82-63 win against Central Connecticut.