D3 Hoops: The 2018-19 All-Noontime Men’s Basketball Team


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another exciting season of New England D3 basketball has concluded, which means it is time to unveil our end of the year All-Noontime Teams, along with our Coach, Rookie, and Player of the Year, too.

This year’s All-Noontime Team was assembled by our Noontime Basketball committee, which is made up of coaches, media members, and athletic communication directors.

As always, make sure to stay connected with our Noontime Sports basketball coverage on Twitter by following @Noontime_Hoops. 

Roger Williams and Nichols College

Nichols College’s Scott Faucher was named our Noontime Sports Men’s Basketball Coach of the Year after guiding the Bison to its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Sectional Finals earlier this month. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley/Nichols College Athletics)

Coach of the Year: Scott Faucher (Nichols College): In his first season with the Bison, Faucher guided Nichols to a 28-3 mark, as well as the program’s first appearance in the NCAA Division III sectional finals. Additionally, the first-year coach also led Nichols to its third-straight Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) title with a 105-90 victory over Gordon College last month.


Marcos Echevarria capped an impressive four-year career with the Nichols College men’s basketball team by becoming the 16th all-time scorer in Division III history. (PHOTO COURTESY: Mark Seliger)

Player of the Year: Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College): The Lynn, Massachusetts native concluded an impressive four-year career with the Bison by becoming the 16th all-time scorer in Division III history with 2,519 points and third in three-pointers with 479. A three-time Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) first-teamer, Echevarria guided the Bison to the program’s first-ever appearance in the NCAA sectional finals this month after leading Nichols to postseason victories against Middlebury College, Rowan College, and Amherst College. Echevarria ended the 2018-19 season averaging 20.3 points per game to go along with 3.9 assists and 1.8 steals. He was recently named to the D3Hoops.com All-America Second Team.

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Emerson College’s Zach Waterhouse became the first member of the men’s basketball program to be tabbed NEWMAC Rookie of the Year. (PHOTO COURTESY: Kate Foultz/Emerson College Athletics)

Rookie of the Year: Zach Waterhouse (Emerson College): Waterhouse enjoyed an impressive first season with the Lions, averaging 16.6 points per game to go along with 3.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists. He canned 74.5 percent of his free throws while canning 68 trifectas in 28 contests. Waterhouse became the first Emerson men’s basketball player to be named New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Rookie of the Year last month.

All-Noontime Men’s Basketball First Team 

Kena Gilmour

Hamilton College 

New Paltz, N.Y. 

Ty Nichols 

Keene State 

Springfield, Mass. 

Bradley Jomard


Paris, France

AJ Jurko 


Weston, Fla.

Marcos Echevarria 

Nichols College 

Lynn, Mass. 

All-Noontime Men’s Basketball Second Team 

Grant Robinson 

Amherst College 

McLean, Va.

DeAnte Bruton 

Nichols College 

New London, Conn.

Jake Ross 

Springfield College 

Northampton, Mass.

Austin Hutcherson 

Wesleyan University 

Freehold, N.J.

James Heskett 

Williams College 

Cincinnati, Ohio

All-Noontime Men’s Basketball Third Team 

Geoffrey Gray

Emerson College 

Newton, Mass. 

Tim Roberts 


Oak Bluffs, Mass.

Austin Coene 

Roger Williams 

Tyngsborough, Mass.

Sean Bryan 

Salem State University 

Lowell, Mass. 

Bobby Casey 

Williams College 

Scranton, PA

All-Noontime Men’s Basketball Rookie Team 

Devonn Allen 

Amherst College 

Danvers, Mass.

Noah Tyson 

Colby College 

Rutland, Vt.

Zach Waterhouse 

Emerson College

Hampton, N.H.

Mikey Spencer

Salve Regina 

Abington, Mass.

Chris Child

University of Saint Joseph

Bronx, N.Y.

Endicott Breaks Single-Game Record For Three’s, Soars Past Roger Williams, 101-71


Endicott’s Keith Brown sank five three-pointers, while finishing with a team-high 21 points as the Gulls beat Roger Williams on Saturday afternoon in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) play. (PHOTO CREDIT: David Le)

By Matt Noonan (@MattNoonan11

Beverly, Mass. – Three days after a disappointing setback to Nichols College, the Endicott College men’s basketball bounced back, defeating Roger Williams at home by a score of 101-71, on Saturday afternoon at the MacDonald Gymnasium.

The win, highlighted by a single-game program record 20 three-pointers, avenged an earlier setback to the Hawks and created a two-way tie atop the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC).

Endicott and Nichols boast identical 18-5 (overall) and 13-3 (conference) records, while Roger Williams, which has won 18 games, slips to 12-4 in league play.

Endicott’s Kamahl Walker, who is the program’s all-time leading scorer, netted 20 points, including a quartet of three’s, while Keith Brown scored a team-high 21 points on 7 of 14 attempts from the field. Brown also registered a team-high five trifectas, Vinny Clifford recorded four three’s, while Chris Lipscomb and Max Motroni each registered a trio of three-pointers, respectively.

Roger Williams led a majority of the opening session, jumping out to a 14-7 advantage before pushing ahead, 25-18, with 11:07 remaining. The Hawks’ lead – and their advantage – would disappear minutes later as they recorded four consecutive fouls, which allowed the Gulls to soar back and end the session on a 12-5 run.

Endicott led, 45-35, at the break, but truly pushed ahead for good early in the second half, thanks to three-pointers from Walker, Lipscomb and Brown.

The numerous three-pointers provided the hosts with a 67-49 lead with 13:24 remaining, but that advantage would balloon minutes later to 78-51 following a trifecta by Brown.

Roger Williams concluded the contest 28 of 67 from the floor, including 7 of 20 from beyond the arc. Austin Coene and Andrew Wasik led the Blue and Gold with 11 points, respectively, while Nick Marini netted 10 points.

Endicott converted 36 of 79 shots, while pulling down 51 caroms – two shy of the team’s season-high of 53. The Gulls tallied 53 rebounds in a trio of games this season.

Both teams return to the hardwood next Tuesday, February 14 as Endicott hosts Salve Regina, while Roger Williams visits Western New England. Both games are scheduled to tip-off at 7:30 p.m.