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 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. 


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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 Men’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) 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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Worcester State’s Chris Cardoso nearly averaged a double-double in three games last week for the Lancers. Cardoso concluded the week with 21.67 and 9.0 rebounds (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State University Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Chris Cardoso (Worcester State | Jr. | Jamaica Plain, Mass.): In a 3-0 week for the Lancers, the third-year guard averaged 21.67 points and nine rebounds to go along with 1.67 steals and one assist. Cardoso recorded back-to-back double-doubles against Framingham State and Westfield State while netting a season-high 28 points on 10 of 14 shooting last Tuesday which helped the Lancers secure their first of three-straight conference wins. The Jamaica Plain native scored 14 points against the Rams before adding 23 points this past Saturday in his team’s 80-67 win over Salem State. Through 15 games this season, Cardoso is averaging 15.3 points and 6.9 rebounds.


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Joe Pridgen recorded his first double-double this past weekend against American University. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Joe Pridgen (Holy Cross | Fr. | Winchendon, Mass.): In a pair of games last week for the Holy Cross men’s basketball team, the first-year forward averaged 22.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals in a pair of games while hitting 58.8 percent of his field-goal attempts. He began the week by tallying 17 points, six rebounds, and two steals against Army before leading the Purple and White with 28 points, a career-high 12 rebounds and two steals against American University. The 28 points, 12-rebound effort was Pridgen’s first double-double with the Crusaders.


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Malik Brown (Assumption College | RS-Jr. | Waldorf, Md.): Brown finished the week averaging a double-double of 12 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. He started the week with 11 points and nine rebounds in a 67-61 victory over Pace before recording 13 points and 12 rebounds in a 75-54 win over American International College this past Saturday. Additionally, he added seven assists and came up with four steals on the week.

Mateus Ribeiro (Becker College | Jr.| Sao Paulo, Brazil): Ribeiro led the Hawks to a 78-64 win over Mitchell College this past week, posting another great all-around performance with 18 points, seven rebounds and five assists while shooting 8-of-16 from the floor. As of press time, Ribeiro ranks tenth in the nation in minutes per game and total minutes.

Biko Gayman (Clark University | Jr. | Fort Pierce, Fla.): In a pair of games last week, Gayman averaged 23 points, 4.0 assists, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.0 steals. Against Springfield College last Wednesday, the third-year guard led the Cougars with 21 points on 10 of 17 shooting to go along with four assists, three steals, and one rebound. Three days later against Babson College, Gayman again led the Red and White with 25 points on 7 of 15 shooting while hitting 9 of 12 freebies. Gayman concluded the contest with six rebounds (all defensive caroms), four assists, and one steal, which helped the Cougars claim their first win over the Beavers in Worcester since January 25th, 2014. Heading into a new week, Gayman is seven points shy of becoming the 28th member of the Clark men’s basketball program to reach 1,000 points. 

Colin McNamara (WPI | Jr. | Arlington, MA): McNamara shot 50 percent from the floor and averaged 15 points, five rebounds, four assists and two steals at the Engineers went on the road and posted victories at Wheaton College and Coast Guard Academy.  


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

WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, Dec. 10th, 2019)

 

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 fourth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’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. 

PROGRAM NOTE: This will be our final WACBA Honor Roll report until Tuesday, January 7th, 2020! 


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Becker College’s Mateus Ribeiro averaged 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in a pair of games for the Hawks last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Men’s Player of the Week: Mateus Ribeiro (Becker College | Jr. | Sao Paulo, Brazil): Ribeiro continued his outstanding play this past week, leading the Hawks to back-to-back wins over Clark University and Anna Maria College. The junior averaged 19.0 points, 12.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, all while shooting 60 percent from the floor. Facing the Cougars this past Tuesday, Ribeiro scored 22 points with 15 rebounds – both career-highs – in a 69-54 victory. Then, against the AMCATs on Thursday, the junior scored 16 points with nine boards and five assists to spark a 66-56 win. Ribeiro played every minute of both contests, averaging 40 minutes per game for the week. Ribeiro was named New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Week and Becker Athlete of the Week for the week ending December 8, 2019. At press time, Ribeiro was ranked seventh in the nation in double-doubles with five and fifth in the nation in total minutes.


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Joe Pridgen averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game on the week while hitting 53.6 percent of his field-goal attempts last week for Holy Cross. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Joe Pridgen (Holy Cross | Fr. | Winchendon, Mass.): Pridgen led the Crusaders in scoring in both games this past week. He netted career-highs of 21 points and nine rebounds in his team’s win over Mercer before adding 16 points and matching his career-best with nine boards at San Diego. Pridgen averaged 18.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game on the week while hitting 53.6 percent of his field-goal attempts.


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Matthew Kelly (Assumption College | Jr. | North Potomac, Md.): Kelly led the Hounds in their lone game of the week by tallying 27 points to go along with four rebounds and a game-leading six assists against Bentley University. He also picked up three steals while concluding the contest shooting 57.9% (11-19) from the field and 45.5% (5-11) from behind the arc.

Biko Gayman (Clark University | Jr. | Fort Pierce, Fla.): Gayman was an integral part of the Cougars’ offense this past week. In a victory over Framingham State, the junior netted a season-high 28 points, moving his average for the week to 21.5 points and his points per game shooting percentage to 80%. Prior to his team’s meeting against Framingham State, Gayman was able to produce a team-high 15 points against Becker College.

Nicholas Tracy (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Indianapolis, Ind.): Tracy averaged 12 points, 6.5 rebounds, one assist, 2.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game over two contests for the Green and Gold. He collected eight points, six rebounds, one assist, four steals and one block in a 91-82 setback to Gordon College on Thursday before adding 16 points, seven caroms, one assist and one steal in an 80-75 loss to MIT on Saturday.

Garrett Stephenson (WPI | Jr. | Townsend, MA): Stephenson averaged 13 points and 6.5 rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Engineers. The junior paced the WPI with a game-best 21 points on 8-of-11 from the floor to go along with six rebounds and two assists in a 72-62 victory over previously undefeated Tufts last Tuesday. 


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

 

WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week One (Nov. 13th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER  A brand new season of college basketball in Worcester has officially begun, which means its time to unveil our very first Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors, of the season.

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


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WACBA PLAYER OF THE WEEK

Chris Cardoso (Worcester State | Soph. | Jamaica Plain, Mass.):
Cardoso averaged 13.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and two assists in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He scored 12 points with 11 rebounds in a thrilling 87-81 Midnight Madness victory over Clark University before adding a double-double of 15 points and 10 boards in an 88-68 setback to Roger Williams University.

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WACBA ROOKIE OF THE WEEK

Cal Connelly (Assumption | Fr. | Rochester, New Hampshire): Connelly was the lone Assumption freshman to start both games as the Hounds opened the year 2-0 for the first time since the 2015-16 season. He averaged 9.0 points and 3.5 rebounds per game while shooting 38.5 percent from the floor. In his first game he scored seven points with five rebounds in a 15-point win and followed it up with 11 points and two boards in a 17-point victory.


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Branislav Vujadinovic (Assumption College | Jr. | Belgrade, Serbia): Vujadinovic had a pair of strong performances to help the Hounds start 2-0 for the first time since the 2015-16 season. The junior averaged 20.5 points per game while shooting 76.2 percent from the floor and 60 percent from downtown, in addition to 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 1.5 assists per game. In the second-opener he had 23 points, two rebounds and made three triples in a 15-point win. Vujadinovic followed it up with 18 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals with three threes as the Hounds won by 15 points.

Biko Gayman (Clark University | Soph. | Fort Pierce, Fla.): Gayman started the season with 23 points for the Cougars on 60.0 field goal shooting percentage and 66.7 three-point shooting percentage. He also added five assists and two rebounds in the setback at Worcester State on Thursday morning.


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