Another season of Watertown Summer Basketball has begun, which means it is time to revisit some of the highlights from the first few weeks, courtesy of the league’s social media coordinator Lindsay Graham. The second week is posted above, while first week’s highlight’s are below.
The league includes a few former players that we have covered over the past few winters, including Joey Flannery (Babson College), Sam Longwell (WPI) and Jesse Vega (Regis College).
New fans of the league can stay connected by following the league on Twitter @watsummerhoop and the Watertown Recreation Department at @Watertownrec.
Fans interested in staying connected with our Noontime Sports Basketball coverage can follow our Twitter handle: @Noontime_Hoops
In addition to McFadden, other reporters, including Rob Dauster and Tim Murrayhave also confirmed via their sources that Engelstad will become the program’s next head coach, too.
Since taking over the Southern Vermont College men’s basketball program five years ago, Engelstad has compiled an impressive record of 104-34. He guided the Mountaineers this past season to a 22-6 ledger, which included a trip to the NCAA Division III Tournament and a New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament crown.
The 2018 N.B.A. Playoffs officially begin tomorrow – yes, welcome to the postseason, basketball fans!
This is one of my favorite postseasons to follow – I do also enjoy playoff hockey as well, but playoff basketball is something I could watch all the time. So, without further ado, here are my predictions for the upcoming N.B.A. playoffs, enjoy!
Care to agree or disagree? Send me a tweet @MattNoonan11 and make sure to stay connected with Noontime Sports’ basketball Twitter (@Noontime_Hoops)
According to multiple reports, including ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Boston Celtics guard KyrieIrving‘s season has officially concluded – he will miss the remainder of the team’s regular season, as well as the postseason, too.
Irving recently had surgery on his left knee and won’t be returning to the hardwood until next season.
Boston is scheduled to compete in four more games before the postseason begins, but without Irving, the Celtics will need their younger players to step-up, including Jaylen Brown and Jayson Tatum. Al Horford will also be expected to lead the Green and White in the postseason, as well.
As of this afternoon, the Raptors appear to be a lock for the top seed in the Eastern Conference, while the Cleveland Cavaliers will most likely finish in third place.
If the postseason was to commence this afternoon or evening, the Celtics would face the seventh-seed Washington Wizards in the opening round.
With another week of New England Division III women’s basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Noontime Sports Top 10 Poll for January 16th, 2018.
This week’s poll – similar to the past five polls this season – is produced by the Noontime Sports College Basketball committee, which is made-up of athletic communication directors, coaches and media members here in New England.
Women’s Basketball Top 10 | Tuesday, January 16th, 2018
1. Amherst College
16-0, 3-0 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 1
2. Bowdoin College
15-0, 3-0 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 2
3. Tufts University
15-2, 3-1 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 3
4. UMass Dartmouth
11-3, 5-0 LEC
Last Week: No. 4
5. Roger Williams
11-3, 5-2 CCC
Last Week: No. 7
6. Conn. College
11-4, 2-2 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 6
7. Middlebury College
12-4, 2-2 NESCAC
Last Week: No. 5
8. Univ. of New England
10-3, 6-1 CCC
Last Week: No. 8
9. UMass Boston
14-1, 5-0 LEC
Last Week: No. 9
10. Brandeis University
9-4, 1-2 UAA
Last Week: NR
On The Rise: Babson College (11-5, 7-1 NEWMAC), Castleton University (11-2, 7-0 NAC), MIT (10-5, 6-2 NEWMAC), Saint Joseph’s (Maine) (13-1, 6-0 GNAC), Smith College (10-4, 4-2 NEWMAC), Springfield College (12-5, 6-3), Williams College (10-6, 2-2 NESCAC) and WPI (12-4, 5-2 NEWMAC)