WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 4th, 2020)

 

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our ninth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Biko Gayman averaged 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists in two games last week for the Clark University men’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Biko Gayman (Clark University | Jr. | Fort Pierce, Fla.): Gayman averaged 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists in a pair of games last week for the Cougars. The junior guard began the week netting 27 points in a six-point setback to MIT before tallying 21 points against Springfield College. He registered seven assists, five rebounds, and one steal against the Engineers before recording seven rebounds against the Pride. Gayman has now netted 20 points or more in 11 contests this season.


Men’s Rookie of the Week: Sam Dion (Worcester State | Fr. | Barre, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Dion averaged 15 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and three steals. Against Baruch, the first-year guard produced 19 points to go with four rebounds (three defensive caroms), four steals, and one block. Two days later against Bridgewater State, Dion registered 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting along with three defensive caroms and two assists.


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Anna Maria College senior Bobby Perette netted his 1,000th career point last week against Colby-Sawyer. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Milestone: Bobby Perette (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Marshfield, Mass.): Perette averaged 20 points and three rebounds in back-to-back games last week for the AMCATs. He eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in a one-point setback to Colby-Sawyer last Saturday to bump his total to 1,009 points in 87 contests. The Marshfield, Massachusetts native concluded the game with 19 points, five rebounds, two steals, and one assist. Prior to netting his 1,000th career point, the senior guard posted 21 points, one rebound, and one assist in a 95-82 setback to Emmanuel College.


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Guney Kilitcioglu (Becker College | Jr.| Istanbul, Turkey): Kilitcioglu had a standout week for the Hawks, averaging 8.5 points per game over two games on 55.6 percent shooting. The junior transfer also averaged 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game.

Erik Bjorn (Worcester State | Jr. | Holden, Mass.): In his lone outing of the week against Bridgewater State, the junior forward recorded a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds to go with three assists, three steals, and two blocks. 

Jake Wisniewski (WPI | Sr. |West Brookfield, Mass.): The senior forward posted a season-high (and game-high) 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting to help WPI cap its week with an 86-73 win over Wheaton College last Saturday. Wisniewski also recorded 13 rebounds (seven defensive caroms) and four assists in the win after tallying just four points and three rebounds in 17 minutes against Springfield College three days earlier. 


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 28th, 2020)

 

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our eighth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Anna Maria College’s Amber Wilson was named the WACBA Women’s Player of the Week for the second-straight week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Jr. | New York, N.Y.): In a pair of games last week for the AMCATs, Wilson averaged a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds to go with four-and-a-half assists and two blocks. She began the week by scoring a team-high 25 points against Suffolk University of 8 of 17 shooting to go with seven rebounds (all defensive caroms), one assist, and one block. Four days later against Lasell University, the third-year forward came close to recording a triple-double with 31 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists while recording three blocks and two steals.


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Nichols College first-year Alexis Finnerty averaged 19.5 points in a pair of games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Alexis Finnerty (Nichols College | Fr. | Chester, Conn.): Finnerty averaged 19.5 points per game this past week as the Bison went 1-1 in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action. Finnerty started the week off strong with a 17-point effort against Salve Regina to go along with five assists and four rebounds. The Chester, Connecticut native followed that performance up with a 22-point effort against Wentworth as the Bison took the season sweep with a 78-62 final. Finnerty added six assists and four rebounds in the game. She is now averaging a team-best 15.9 points per game this season.


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Cassidy Harrison became the second Becker College women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 points last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: BECKER COLLEGE ATHLETICS)

Women’s Basketball Milestone: Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison had a week for the ages, averaging 23.3 points per game on 46.4 percent shooting over three games with 4.7 steals, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. The senior captain opened the week by leading the Hawks to a 70-56 win at Elms College. Then on Thursday, Harrison exploded for 32 points (matching a career-high) in Becker’s upset-bid at New England College. During the game, Harrison became just the second Hawk in the history of the program to reach 1,500 career points, reaching the milestone on a two-point jumper with 6:06 to go in the second quarter. Finally, on Saturday, Harrison led the Hawks with 24 points as the team cruised to a 78-49 win over Bay Path. At press time, Harrison ranked eighth in the nation among all active players in career points.


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Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Senior | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione was influential for Assumption last week averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 43.8 percent from the floor, 52.9 percent from three and 100.0 percent from the foul line. At Adelphi, Capacchione led the Hounds with 13 points and six rebounds and went 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. In Assumption’s win over New Haven, the senior tied her career-high 26 points and went 9-for-18 from the floor and 6-for-11 from beyond the arc.

Sarah Blomgren (Worcester State | So.| Lunenburg, Mass.): Worcester State sophomore Sarah Blomgren averaged 13 points per game last week as the Lancers went 2-0 in conference play. Blomgren shot lights out 9-for-11 (82 percent) from the floor in both games while averaging seven rebounds per game.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

 

WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 28th, 2020)

 

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our eighth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Biko Gayman became the 28th player in Clark University men’s basketball program history to reach 1,000 points last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Biko Gayman (Clark University | Jr. | Fort Pierce, Fla.): Despite being a part of two setbacks last week against Coast Guard Academy and WPI, Gayman was a player to watch for the Cougars last week, averaging 20 points per game to go with four-and-a-half assists, three rebounds, and two steals. The junior guard began the week by netting 22 points on 9 of 19 shooting against the Bears to become the 28th member of the Clark men’s basketball program to reach 1,000 points. Three days later against the Engineers of WPI, he tallied 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting along with four assists, three rebounds, and one steal. As of press deadline, Gayman is averaging a team-best 19.6 points per game. 


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John Lowther averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for WPI men’s basketball. (PHOTO COURTESY: WPI ATHLETICS)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: John Lowther (WPI | Fr. | Hingham MA): Lowther shot an eye-popping 68.4% (13-of-19) from the floor as the Crimson and Gray tallied a pair of road victories last week.  The freshman registered 15 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Engineers bested Emerson before narrowly missing a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds in a road triumph as Clark.  For the week, Lowther averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. 


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Bobby Perette (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Marshfield, Mass.): In a pair of wins for the AMCATs last week, the senior guard from Marshfield, Massachusetts averaged 25.5 points, three-and-a-half assists, and two-and-a-half rebounds. Against Rivier University, he matched classmate Mike Rapoza with a game and team-high 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting, including five three-pointers to go with three assists, three steals, and two rebounds. Three days later against Regis College, Perette scored 25 points on 8 of 19 shooting, including 7 of 12 from beyond the arc. 

Matthew Kelly (Assumption College | Jr.|North Potomac, Md.): Kelly finished the week with 31 points in two games for the Hounds. He put up 17 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists, and three steals in a setback at Adelphi on Wednesday. He added 14 points, five assists, and three steals in a setback to New Haven at home on Saturday.

Jamir Carr (Becker College | Jr. | Philadelphia, Penn.): Carr averaged 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for the week over two games for the Hawks this past week, to go along with 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals. The junior forward helped spark Becker to a 72-67 win at Elms College last Wednesday before posting his first double-double of the season on Saturday of 18 points and 10 rebounds in a near-upset of New England College.

Tyler Dion (Worcester State | Sr. | Barre, Mass.): Tyler Dion enjoyed another successful week, averaging 18.5 points and 5.0 assists per game. In an overtime defeat against MCLA last Wednesday, Dion scored 13 points with seven assists while going 50 percent from long distance, which was followed up with a 24-point performance in a win over Fitchburg State. Dion went six-for-eight from three-point land in the win.

Jake Wisniewski (WPI | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): Wisniewski was WPI’s leading scorer as the Engineers notched a pair of road wins last week, extending their win streak to four, all away from Harrington Auditorium. The senior averaged 17.5 points on 56.5% shooting from the floor and 5.5 rebounds per game in the two contests. Wisniewski established a new career-high with 21 points in a rematch of last year’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship game with Emerson College before pouring in 14 points in a road win at Clark University. The returning NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year also anchored a defensive effort that limited opponents to less than 40% (38.7%) shooting from the floor.   


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 21st, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our seventh Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Anna Maria College’s Amber Wilson averaged a double-double of 19.5 points and 14 rebounds in two games last week for the AMCATs. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Jr. | New York, N.Y.): In a 1-1 week for the AMCATs, Wilson averaged a double-double of 19.5 points and 14 rebounds to go along with five assists, five steals, and two blocks. Against Rivier University, Wilson registered a double-double of 30 points and 16 rebounds to go along with five steals, four assists, and two blocks. Three days later against Emmanuel College, the third-year guard recorded nine points, 12 rebounds (all defensive caroms), six assists, five steals, and two blocks.


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Lindsay McDonald averaged 10.5 points, three rebounds, and 1.5 assists in two games last week for the Falcons. (PHOTO COURTESY: Fitchburg State University Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Lindsay McDonald (Fitchburg State | Fr. | Stoughton, Mass.): McDonald averaged 10.5 points, three rebounds and 1.5 assists per game over two contests for the Green and Gold last week. She posted 12 points, two rebounds, and one assist in a 65-49 triumph over MCLA last Tuesday before adding nine points, four caroms, two assists and one steal ina 106-76 setback to Westfield State on Thursday.


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Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr. | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione averaged 12.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game this week while shooting 36.0 percent from the floor, 30.0 percent from three and 100.0 percent from the foul line. In the Hounds game against Pace, Capacchione scored nine points with six rebounds, three assists, and one steal. Against American International, she led all scorers with 16 points and recorded the double-double with 11 rebounds while going 2-for-4 from three and 6-for-9 from the field.

Riley Berry (Becker College | Soph. | Margate, Fla.): Berry exploded for a career-high 21 points in Becker’s 73-55 win over Dean on Saturday, going five of nine from downtown and three-of-four from inside while dishing out four assists with three rebounds and a steal.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 19 points, eight rebounds, three assists and three steals per contest over two games for the Green and Gold last week. She posted 19 points, nine rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a 65-49 triumph over MCLA last Tuesday before adding 19 points, seven caroms, two assist and four steals in a 106-76 setback to Westfield State on Thursday.

Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Mosley averaged 14.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in three contests last week while netting a season-best 28 points in a 75-73 setback to Framingham State. The senior guard concluded her team’s game with the Rams by sinking 11 of 19 shots, including three of five attempts from beyond the arc and three of six freebies. She concluded the week with nine points in a 64-47 win over Salem State while starting the week with six points against Westfield State.

Maddie Blake (WPI | Jr. | Bedford, NH): Blake narrowly missed a double-double as she stuffed the stat sheets with nine points, nine rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals in WPI’s non-conference loss to Middlebury College. 


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 14th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another 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) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to sponsor with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Fitchburg State’s Emma Thomson averaged 20 points, six rebounds, and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. (PHOTO COURTESY: Fitchburg State Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Emma Thomson (Fitchburg State | Sr. | York, Maine): Thomson averaged 20 points, six boards and one assist in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. She posted 20 points, six rebounds, and two assists in a 70-54 triumph over Pine Manor on Wednesday before adding 20 points, six boards and one steal in a 67-56 victory against Salem State on Saturday.


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Worcester State’s Erin Gallella averaged 8.5 points in two games last week for the Lancers. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Erin Gallella (Worcester State | Fr. | Tewksbury, Mass.): Gallella averaged 8.5 points per game in a pair of contests for Worcester State last week. In the Lancers’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Me.) last Tuesday, Gallella recorded eight points with five assists and two rebounds before recording nine points, two rebounds, and one assist in a victory over Anna Maria on Thursday.


Women’s Basketball Milestone: Cherise Galasso (WPI): With a 64-58 win last Tuesday against Williams, WPI coach Cherise Galasso earned her 350th win on the sidelines, including her 315th with the Engineers. Prior to arriving at the Worcester campus, Gallaso won 35 contests during a three-year stint at Regis in Weston, Massachusetts. Two days after their exciting win over the Ephs, WPI provided Galasso with her 351st win with a 70-40 victory against Western New England.


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Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Sr. | New York, N.Y.): Wilson poured in a career and game-high 36 points on 10 of 22 shooting against Worcester State last Thursday. Wilson, who is averaging 20.5 points per game, concluded the non-conference tilt with 14 made freebies (out of 17 attempts), five rebounds (four defensive caroms), and five blocks. 

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr. | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione averaged 14.0 points and 4.5 rebounds per game this past week while shooting 34.5 percent from the floor and 100.0 percent from the free-throw line. Against Saint Anselm, Capacchione put up 20 points with five rebounds, one assist, and one block to keep Assumption in the game.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison continued to lead the Hawks this past week, averaging 20.5 points and 4.5 steals per game over two games. The senior guard poured in 23 points on Tuesday in Becker’s setback at Mitchell before adding 18 at Eastern Nazarene on Saturday.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Sr. | Franklin, Mass.): In a pair of games for the Crusaders this past week, Manis kicked off the week with a 25-point, 12-rebound, two-steal showing against Lafayette on Wednesday; with 8.6 seconds left, she hit the game-tying layup, was fouled and hit the go-ahead free throw in a 57-56 win over the Leopards. Against Bucknell, she added in a 15-point, five-rebound performance.

Gigi LeMay (Worcester State | Jr. | Grafton, Mass.): LeMay had a breakout week for the Lancers, leading her team to pair of wins off the bench. The junior guard opened the week with a career-high 26 points in a win over Saint Joseph’s (Me.), which included eight rebounds and four steals, before scoring 11 points with eight boards, four assists, and four steals in a win over Anna Maria on Thursday.

Alana Keating (WPI | Sr.| Leominster, Mass.): Keating netted 10 of her game-high 17 points during a game-opening 18-0 run as host WPI defeated Western New England last  Thursday at Harrington Auditorium. The senior guard connected on all four attempts from beyond the arc en route to a career-best point total. She has now reached double digits in five straight games, which has coincided with a five-game winning streak for the Engineers, who improved to 10-4 overall with the victory over the Golden Bears.  Earlier in the week, Keating tallied 10 points, including a trio of three-pointers as the Crimson and Gray knocked off undefeated Williams to deliver head coach Cherise Galasso her 350th career victory.  


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more.