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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Nine (Jan. 15th)


WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Ogechi Ezemma became the 22nd player in Clark University women’s basketball program history to net 1,000 points. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark University | Sr.| Hope Valley, R.I.): Ezemma led Clark to a 3-0 week in three NEWMAC victories over Wellesley, WPI, and Wheaton. She posted 46 total points and two double-doubles with 19 points and 15 rebounds in against WPI and 16 points and 21 rebounds in the victory over Wheaton on Saturday. Ezemma notched her 1,000th career point at home on Saturday to become the 22nd player in program history to reach the milestone.

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Becker College’s Ciara McKissick recorded a triple-double last week against Dean College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ciara McKissick (Becker College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick led Becker to a 3-0 week, highlighted by her second career triple-double during Thursday night’s victory over Dean. The senior team captain finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and two steals. This came a mere two nights after McKissick assisted on a game-winning three from Cassidy Harrison in the Hawk’s 45-43 win at Eastern Nazarene. For the week, McKissick averaged 10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. As of earlier this week, the senior team captain leads the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in assists per game (5.3).

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Avery LaBarbera continues to be a first-year player to watch in the Patriot League with Holy Cross. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | Fr. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera reached double figures in both of her contests this past week, posting 10 points with three rebounds, one block and one assist against Lehigh on Wednesday. In the Crusaders’ first Patriot League win on Saturday over Loyola, LaBarbera had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Catherine Coppinger (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Coppinger posted a double-double of 20 points and 20 rebounds along with two assists, three steals and one block in a 61-54 triumph over Salem State University on Wednesday in the Falcons lone contest of the week.

Brittany Herring (Worcester State | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Herring averaged 17 points and 7.5 rebounds. She connected on 8 of 9 field goals in a three-point setback to Framingham State, while adding nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks. In her team’s win over MCLA, Herring netted 18 points on 8 of 11 shooting, while tallying nine rebounds (three offensive caroms), two assists and two blocks.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis helped guide the Crusaders to their first Patriot League victory with a 20-point, 14-rebound performance against Loyola (Md.) on Saturday for her 12th double-double of the season. She also chipped in three blocked shots and four assists, as well. Earlier in the week, she recorded 15 points and eight rebounds against Lehigh.

Alyssa Paul (WPI | Sr. | Schaghticoke, N.Y.): Bolstered by consecutive career-highs, Paul averaged 16.5 points and five rebounds last week. After establishing a new career-best of 16 points versus Smith on Tuesday the senior totaled 17 at Clark on Thursday.

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | So. | New York, NY): In a 1-2 week for the AMCATS, Wilson averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists, including a week-high 25 points and eight caroms in an exciting 76-74 win over Rivier University, which provided Anna Maria with its initial conference win of the 2018-19 season. Wilson posted 10 points or more in all three contests, while sinking a combined 17 of 22 freebies, including 11 of 15 against Rivier.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Six (Dec. 18th)


WORCESTER  Another busy week of Worcester area basketball has been recorded, which means it is time to unveil our sixth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.


WACBA Women’sPlayer of the Week: Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Sr. |Waterford, Conn.):Berkel put up 19 points on 7-for-13 shooting to go along with 10 rebounds, three assists, and one steal in her team’s exciting 68-60 win over Springfield College last Tuesday.

Korbey HS WACBA Women’s Rookie of the Week: Calli Korbey (Worcester State | Fr. |Hopkinton, Mass.):Korbey netted 10 points, including a pair of triples, while tallying two assists and one steal in her team’s eight-point win over Springfield College last Tuesday.

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Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell posted a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in just 16 minutes last Saturday in her team’s fifth-straight win over Caldwell University. The senior forward connected on 7 of 8 attempts from the floor, while sinking 4 of 6 free throws.

Hannah Favaloro (Clark University | Soph. | Blackstone, Mass.): Favaloro posted a double-double of 10 points and 12 rebounds in a 62-49 setback to Suffolk University last Tuesday. Favaloro has now posted six double-doubles this season, and is currently averaging 11.9 points and 11.0 rebounds per game.

Sienna Johnson (Anna Maria | Jr. | Brockton, Mass.): In her team’s lone contest last Thursday against Gordon College, the Brockton native tallied eight points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi collected 23 points, three rebounds, nine assists and six steals in a 76-71 setback to Regis College last Tuesday evening in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Six (Dec. 18th)


WORCESTER  Another busy week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our sixth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.


WACBA Men’s Player of the Week: Kareem Davis (Becker College | Sr.|Lowell, Mass.): Davis matched his career-high with 34 points in a heroic effort as Becker fell 74-71 to visiting Worcester State last Tuesday evening. The senior team captain also added six assists, two steals and three rebounds. With his jumper off, Davis took it right at the Lancers’ defense, going 12 of 13 from the line. The Hawks will break for the holidays and return to competition on Thursday, Jan. 3 at UMass Dartmouth.

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Branislav Vujadinovic (Assumption College | Jr. | Belgrade, Serbia): Vujadinovic posted his first double-double of the season last Saturday when the Hounds fell to Chestnut Hill, 59-56. The junior scored 16 points with a season-high ten rebounds, two assists and three steals to lead Assumption in the contest.

Bobby Perette (Anna Maria College | Jr. | Marshfield, Mass.): Perette averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and one steal in a pair of setbacks last week against Lesley University and Mitchell College. The junior guard began the week with a 17 point performance against the Lynx, while adding three rebounds and one swipe before registering 14 points, four caroms and one steal against Mitchell.

Kameron Jimenez-Fox (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Jimenez-Fox posted a double-double of 26 points and 12 rebounds, along with as three assists, one steal and one block in a 73-65 victory over Castleton University last Tuesday in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.

Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Jr. | Oxford, Mass.): McCarthy recorded a season-high 32 points in a narrow 74-71 win over Becker College last Tuesday. McCarthy was 13-for-20 from the floor, but also secured eight rebounds, while adding a pair of assists and one steal.

Garrett Stephenson (WPI | So. | Townsend, Mass.): Stephenson notched his second consecutive double-double of the season, this time with 18 points and 11 rebounds to help WPI remain perfect with an 86-71 win over Husson on Sunday. The sophomore scored six of 12 second-half points and hauled in six of his eight second-half rebounds during the decisive 26-5 run by the Engineers.

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Clark’s Paul Phillips To Retire After 2018-19 Season


By Matt Nooonan | @MattNoonan11

Clark University men’s basketball coach Paul Phillips announced late Wednesday evening that he will be retiring at the conclusion of his team’s 2018-19 season.

Phillips, who is in his 21st season with the Cougars, enters his team’s current holiday break with a career record of 438-360, which includes wins from his previous stop at Anna Maria College.

The Cougars’ long-time bench boss has guided the Red and White to 273 wins since arriving on campus prior to the start of the 1996-97 campaign, which is the most wins by any coach in the Clark men’s basketball program history. Additionally, Phillips has led the Cougars to four New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) regular season and conference tournament championships, along with five appearances in the NCAA Tournament. Clark last appeared in the NCAA Tournament in 2010.

As of Thursday morning, Phillips has guided his current squad to four wins, including a pair of recent victories earlier this month against Framingham State and Regis College.

Clark, which sits at 4-5 overall, is off until Saturday, December 29th when they host Curry College on the opening day of the Clark Basketball Holiday Classic.

In a statement last night to the media, which was also seen through the Clark athletic website, Phillips said he has been “contemplating” his retirement for “for quite a while,” but feels its best to walk away after his team’s current season concludes.

“I truly appreciate everything that Clark has done for me and everything that the institution has allowed me to do,” Phillips said in last night’s press release. “I will miss the student-athletes the most, but will also miss the action and camaraderie that is developed on and off the court.”


Paul Phillips is currently the all-time winningest coach in Clark University men’s basketball program history. (PHOTO COURTESY: Frank Poulin)

Phillips was tabbed the 1999-2000 NEWMAC Coach of the Year, while earning the Paul N. Johnson Memorial Award from Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) in 2016.

Prior to his arrival at Clark, Phillips enjoyed a successful 10-year stint (1986-96) with the Anna Maria men’s basketball program, which included six Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) crowns, along an appearance in the 1995-96 NCAA Division III Tournament’s ‘Sweet Sixteen.’

Phillips’ 1995-96 AMCATs squad set the program’s current record for most wins (25) in a singles-season, which was almost matched by the 2012-13 squad that finished its season with 21 victories.

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D3 Football: 10 Games To Watch In Week 10 (Nov. 3rd)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

The tenth week of the New England D3 football season is set to kickoff tomorrow – are you ready for some football?

Similar to last week, it is time to dish out our 10 Games to Watch for Week Ten, as well as who we think will win their respective matchup.

Last Week (Week Nine): We went 9-1 for the second-straight week, so let’s see if we can go a perfect 10-0 this week!

Season Predictions Records: 65-25 (we struggled with picks in week seven, so let’s see how we do this weekend!)

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Western New England at Endicott College (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 12 p.m.): WNE quarterback Alec Coleman should continue his current success, both through the air and on the ground against the Gulls in Beverly. PREDICTION: WNE 28, Endicott 17 

Castleton Univ. at Dean College (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 12 p.m.): Dean has a chance to finish its second season as a Division III program at 5-5, so look for first-year signal-caller Terrell Watts to lead the Bulldogs to their fourth victory. PREDICTION: Dean 28, Castleton 13 

WPI at Coast Guard Academy (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 12 p.m.): The Engineers of Worcester defeated the Engineers of Cambridge for the third consecutive season one week ago and should continue their late season momentum in New London, Connecticut. PREDICTION: WPI 21, Coast Guard 10 

Nichols College at Salve Regina (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 12 p.m.): Since falling to WNE at the end of September, the Seahawks have been on a roll and should continue their winning ways against the Bison at home. PREDICTION: Salve Regina 29, Nichols 14 

Anna Maria at Alfred State (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 1 p.m.): A win for the AMCATs would provide the program with two conference wins for the first time since 2011. PREDICTION: Anna Maria 14, Alfred State 13 

Amherst College at Trinity College (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 1 p.m.): Since falling to Williams, Trinity has been on a roll and should find a way to beat the undefeated Mammoths in Hartford. PREDICTION: Trinity 21, Amherst 17 

Wesleyan University at Williams College (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 1 p.m.): The Ephs should capture the first of possibly two Little Three contests this week, as long as they can contain Wesleyan quarterback Mark PiccirilloPREDICTION: Williams 21, Wesleyan 17 

Colby College at Tufts University (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 1 p.m.): Quarterback Ryan McDonald should lead the Jumbos back into the win column with a much-needed bounce-back win for the Powder Blue and White. PREDICTION: Tufts 28, Colby 16 

Framingham State at Western Conn. (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 5 p.m.): A win for the Colonials most likely secures the Blue and Orange the conference crown. PREDICTION: Western Conn. 31, Framingham State 21 

Bates College at Bowdoin College (Saturday, Nov. 3rd at 5:30 p.m.): After falling to Colby College last week in the snow, one should expect coach Malik Hall‘s crew to bounce back against the Polar Bears on the road. PREDICTION: Bates 21, Bowdoin 14 

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