WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Seven (Weds. Jan. 17th)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER  With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


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Women’s Player of the Week: Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Soph. | Lowell, Mass.): Worcester State University’s sophomore guard capped off a 1-2 week for the Lancers with a triple-double of 13 points, 13 rebounds and 11 assists with three blocks and a steal in a 63-52 win over MCLA on Saturday. Earlier in the week, Sweeney put up six points with 15 rebounds, four steals and three assists against one of the top teams in the country, Tufts, and chipped in five points with 10 rebounds and six assists in the setback to Framingham State. Overall this week, Sweeney averaged eight points, 12.7 rebounds, 6.7 assists, 1.7 steals, and 1.3 blocks. She shot 60% (9-15) from the field and 75% (6-8) from the charity stripe.


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Women’s Rookie of the Week: Mikaela Mitchell (Fitchburg State | Fr. | Millbury, Mass.): Averaged 9.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.5 steals and 0.5 blocks per game in a 1-1 week for the Falcons. Netted seven points, four rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block in an 84-53 win over Anna Maria on Monday before adding a double-double of 12 points and 13 boards as well as one assist and four steals in a 69-45 setback against Salem State on Wednesday.


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Kristina Russo (Anna Maria College | Sr. | South Windsor, Conn): In a trio of games last week, Russo averaged 13.3 points. Her best performance of the week came against Fitchburg State when she netted a team-high 17 points. Three days later against Suffolk University, she scored 10 points and pulled down five rebounds. She concluded the week with 13 points in a setback to St. Joe’s (Conn).

Shannon Hofmiller (Anna Maria College | Jr. | Oxford, Conn): Hoffmiller scored a career-high 15 points against Fitchburg State last week while also pulling down eight rebounds. She also recorded a trio of blocks in the setback, as well, while concluding the game with four assists. Against Suffolk and St. Joe’s, she recorded six rebounds in each contest, while scoring four and seven points, respectively.

Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Jr. | Easton, Mass.): Morgan O’Donnell led Assumption to a 2-0 week, averaging 13.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, one steal and one block per game. The junior scored 13 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two blocks as the Hounds upset No. 17/23 St. Thomas Aquinas, 72-60. O’Donnell followed that up with 14 points, five rebounds and two assists in just 21 minutes, as Assumption outlasted Pace by a score of 67-50.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker | Soph. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison averaged 22.7 points and 4.0 steals per game over three games this past week, leading Becker to an overtime win over MCLA and carrying the Hawks in narrow losses to Dean and Newbury.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Manchester, N.H.): Averaged 16.5 points, five rebounds, 1.5 assists and 2.5 steals per contest in a 1-1 week for the Falcons. Posted 21 points, three boards, three assists and three steals in an 84-53 win over Anna Maria on Monday before adding 12 points, seven rebounds and two steals in a 69-45 setback to Salem State on Wednesday

Allison Cerrato (Nichols College | Sr. | Rockland, Mass.): Cerrato averaged 12.3 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.0 assists, and 2.3 steals per game this week. Cerrato had six points, four rebounds, an assist, and two steals in a 64-38 setback to Curry. She followed that up with 11 points, three rebounds, and assist, and five steals as the Bison fell to Salve Regina, 71-57. She wrapped up the week with a career-high 20 points to go with nine rebounds and an assist in a 72-71 defeat at Wentworth.

Ama Biney (WPI | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Biney averaged 21 points, nine rebounds to go with 14 assists, 13 steals, and three blocks in a 2-1 week. The local product began with 20 points and six boards versus Clark and narrowly missed her career-high with 27 points and 10 rebounds against Coast Guard. In Saturday’s OT setback at MIT, Biney netted 16 points and 11 rebounds. Her week was bookended with five assists while the first two games featured five steals apiece.


#ICYMI: Ciara McKissick (Becker | Jr. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick finished with her first career triple-double as the Becker College women’s basketball team prevailed 78-72 over visiting Mount Ida College on Tuesday, January 2nd. McKissick scored 12 points with 14 rebounds and ten assists, the latter two totals representing game-highs for the Hawks of Becker (6-4). The junior also recorded two steals and a block on the defensive end while shooting 54 percent from the floor.

WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Four (Tuesday, Dec. 12th)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER  With the fourth week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil the initial Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll for the 2017-18 season, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


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Player of the Week: Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Holy Cross | Sr. | Newton, Mass.): Thomas notched her 1,000th career point in her team’s 64-53 win over Vermont this past weekend, while also recording her second double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds. Additionally, she has now scored 20 points or more three times this season. Prior to her team’s victory against Vermont, she tallied 15 points, three caroms, two assists and one assist in 70-61 setback to Boston College. For the week, Thomas-Waheed recorded 39 points, including four trifectas, 13 rebounds, two steals and one assist.


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Rookie of the Week:
Mikaela Mitchell (Fitchburg State | Fr. | Millbury, Mass.): Mitchell averaged 7.3 points, 6.3 rebounds, 0.7 assists and 1.3 steals per contest over three games for the Green and Gold. Registered a double-double of ten points and 11 boards to go along with two assists in a 94-80 setback to Mount Ida on Tuesday before adding four points, five caroms and one steal in a 69-61 loss to Suffolk on Thursday. Finished the week with eight points, three rebounds and three steals in a 63-57 setback to Curry on Saturday.


Honorable Mentions

Kayla Odegaard (Anna Maria | Sr. | Milton, Mass): Odegaard scored a career high, 27 points, against Framingham State last week. She also added 8 rebounds for the AMCATS.

Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Jr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell came up big for Assumption in a 1-1 week, averaging 16.5 points and 7.5 rebounds while shooting 57.9 percent from the floor. The junior opened the week with 10 points, ten rebounds and two assists in a loss to Stonehill but followed it up with a career-high 24 points on 8 of 11 shooting in a 20-point win over Franklin Pierce. She added five rebounds and two blocks in the contest as well.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Soph. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison averaged 10.5 points with 2.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals, while shooting 33 percent from behind the arc during a 1-1 week for the Hawks.

Ogechi Ezemma (Clark University | Jr. | Hope Valley, R.I.): Ezemma had a solid week for the Cougars with highlights on the defensive end. She averaged 14.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 3.5 blocks and 2.0 steals per game. In a setback to conference foe Wheaton, Ezemma notched 16 pints while adding 10 boards and four steals. In a non-conference victory over Nichols, she tallied 13 points, nine boards and seven steals.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 17.3 points, four rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.3 steals per game over three contests for the Green and Gold last week. She posted 22 points, seven rebounds, four assists and one steal in a 94-80 setback to Mount Ida on Tuesday before adding 19 points, three caroms, one assist and one steal in a 69-61 loss to Suffolk on Thursday. She concluded the week with 11 points, two boards, two assists and two steals in a 63-57 setback to Curry on Saturday.

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Soph. | Lowell, Mass.): The sophomore guard put up double-double averages of 11.5 rebounds and 10 assists with 8.5 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She was one assist shy of a triple-double in the Lancers’ win over Nichols as she recorded 13 points, 11 rebounds, nine assists and six steals, while shooting 50% from the field. In the setback to Springfield, she managed to register her second double-double of the week with 12 rebounds and 11 assists.

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Ama Biney was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Poulin)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops) 

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ama Biney (WPI | Jr. | Worcester, Mass.): Biney wrapped up her third campaign by averaging 15.7 points and 5.7 rebound to go with 10 steals, six assists and three blocks in a 2-1 week. She totaled 18 points in each of the first two games of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament before adding 11 points in the championship against Babson. In the semifinal versus Clark, Biney amassed seven rebounds and seven steals.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Fr. | Franklin, Mass.): In a 1-1 week, the first-year forward averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while sinking 8 of 10 freebies. Against Loyola – a 59-58 win for the Crusaders – Manis tallied a new career-best with five steals, while posting her fourth 20-point game of the season. She concluded the contest with 22 points, seven rebounds, five steals, three blocks and one assist. Against Boston University, she netted 13 points, sank a pair of free throws, while recording six caroms and two assists.

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Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Fr. | Lowell, Mass.): The first-year guard tallied a career-high 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in the Lancers’ Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) quarterfinal setback to MCLA. Sweeney went 4-for-5 (80%) from the field and made 8-of-8 (100%) free throws to total the 16 points.

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Worcester State’s Catherine Sweeney was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Rookie of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Worcester State Athletics)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Aretha Sullivan (Clark | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): In a 1-1 week, Sullivan averaged an impressive 22.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. In a loss to MIT, she finished with a team-best 20 points and five boards while shooting 10-for-18 from the field. Then in a must-win over Emerson on Saturday, she pumped in a season-best 24 points on 7-for-15 shooting, including a 4-for-6 effort from three-point land. For the week, she shot a sizzling 51.5 percent from the field (17-for-33).

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Fr. | Lowell, Mass.): Sweeney averaged 10 points, eight rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.5 blocks in a 2-0 week for the Lancers. She picked up six points and six rebounds in the win over Fitchburg State and then marked a career-high 14 points and 10 rebounds for her first collegiate double-double in the 70-62 win over Bridgewater State.

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Cassidy Harrison (Becker | Fr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison produced a tremendous week for the Hawks, averaging 21 points, four rebounds and 1.7 steals per game over three games while shooting 40 percent from behind the arc. Harrison capped off her week scoring a career-high 30 points in Becker’s 71-59 victory over Bay Path on Saturday. In just her first season, Harrison has consistently been Becker’s leading scorer.

Shabeli Villa (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Lawrence, Mass.): Villa averaged 16 points, 3.5 rebounds, 0.5 assists and 1.5 steals per contests in two games for the Falcons. She registered a new career-high of 21 points, four rebounds and two steals in a 68-52 setback to Worcester State on Wednesday before adding 11 points, three caroms, one assist and one steal in a 64-51 setback to MCLA on Saturday.

Kyra Rose (Fitchburg State | Fr. | Rockland, Mass.): Rose averaged 12.5 points, six rebounds, four assists one steal and one block in two games for the Green and Gold. She collected ten points, five boards, five assists and two steals in a 68-52 setback to Worcester State on Wednesday before adding 15 points, seven caroms, three assists and two blocks in a 64-51 setback to MCLA on Saturday.

Tricia Byrne (Holy Cross | Jr. | Dunmore, Pa.): Byrne posted a career-high 18 points in both games this past week, while notching a new career-best in assists with nine against Lafayette. She netted a career-high four three-pointers in an 80-64 setback to Lehigh.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Fr. | Franklin, Mass.): The first-year forward canned 13 of 27 baskets this past week, netting 17 points against Lafayette and 16 versus Lehigh. Against Lafayette, she pulled down nine rebounds, while finishing the contest with a pair of blocks and one swipe. She concluded the week with a trio of steals and two blocks in an 80-64 setback to Lehigh.

Ama Biney (WPI | Jr | Worcester, Mass.): Biney posted 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, six assists and five blocks in a 1-1 week. After being held to 12 points and four rebounds in the midweek loss to Springfield, Biney put up 19 points and five caroms against Wellesley Saturday.

Britt Herring (Worcester State | Soph. | W. Brookfield, Mass.): Averaged 17.5 points and nine rebounds while shooting 6-of-25 (64%) in a 2-0 week for the Lancers. Scored 12 points and picked up seven rebounds in the 68-52 win over Fitchburg State and then registered a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds in the 70-62 win over Bridgewater State.

WACBA Honor Roll (Women’s Basketball) Week Six

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

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Ogechi Ezemma was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Clark University Athletics)

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark | Soph. | Hope Valley, R.I.): In a 1-1 week, Ezemma averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds, while adding two blocks and two steals per game as well. In a narrow loss to Springfield, Ezemma totaled seven points, seven rebounds and three steals before fouling out. However, in a 60-56 win over Wheaton, she racked up game-highs of 21 points and 17 rebounds while adding three more blocks – her fifth double-double of the year.

Rookie of the Week: Kyra Rose (Fitchburg St. | Fr. | Rockland, Mass.): Rose averaged 33.0 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game in a pair of contests for the Falcons last week. She netted a game-best 27 points (8-for-16), eight rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in a 102-74 setback to Westfield State on Wednesday before tying a Fitchburg State single-game points record with 39 points to go along with four boards and two steals in a 71-58 setback to Colby-Sawyer on Saturday afternoon.

Honor Roll:

Kelly Carey (Assumption | Sr. | Long Beach, N.Y.): Carey paced the offense in a 1-1 week as the Hounds as they saw their eight-game win streak come to an end.  The senior posted 16 points and three assist as the Hounds took down AIC 66-56, and followed it up with 15 points three rebounds and two assists in a six-point road loss to Le Moyne.

Adrianna Dowdy (Becker | Soph. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy averaged 19 points and 10.5 rebounds this past week for the Hawks, to go along with 3.0 steals. In Becker’s 63-51 victory over Lesley University, Dowdy finished with a career-high 25 points shooting 11-of-19 from the floor with eight rebounds, four steals and two blocks as the first-place Hawks ran their conference record to 4-0 in the NECC.

Laura Manis (Holy Cross | Fr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis combined for 27 points in a pair of games this past week, including 10 rebounds – seven caroms in a 54-62 setback to Colgate – while tallying a quartet of assists and three swipes. For the week, she converted 60 percent of his free throws (three-for-five), while sinking 12 of 22 shots from the field.

Brooke Packard (Nichols | Jr.| Dudley, Mass.): Packard averaged 15.7 ppg and made nine 3-pointers for Nichols last week. She scored 22 points at Gordon on Tuesday, including the game-tying three to force overtime. On Saturday, she netted 17 points and shot 50 percent from behind the arc at UNE. Packard also averaged 3.0 spg and 2.7 rpg.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester St. | Soph. | Waterford, Conn.): The sophomore forward averaged 18.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 blocks, and 2.5 steals in a 2-0 week for the Lancers. Berkel racked up 17 points and 10 rebounds with three blocks in the 63-54 win over MCLA, and then scored a team-best 20 points and 10 rebounds in the second conference win of the week over Salem State. Berkel shot 55.2 percent from the field throughout the week.

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester St. | Fr. | Lowell, Mass.): The freshman guard posted nine points and five assists in the Lancers’ 63-54 win over MCLA, and then made two field goals and registered six boards and five assists in the 63-56 win over Salem State.

Maura Buckley (WPI | Jr. | Melrose, Mass.): Buckley averaged 10 points and five rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Engineers. She concluded the week by tying her career and season high of 12 points to go along with a career-best three steals versus Coast Guard. Buckley also filled the stat sheet with seven rebounds, three assists, and one block.

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Ogechi Ezemma was tabbed this week's WACBA Women's Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Clark University Athletics)

Ogechi Ezemma was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Clark University Athletics)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER, Mass. – For the fourth-staight week, the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) and Noontime Sports is proud to unveil our WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Week Four), including our player and rookie of the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark | Soph. | Hope Valley, R.I.): Ezemma averaged 11.5 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.5 steals and 2.5 blocks as the Scarlet and White improved to 6-2. In her team’s win over Coast Guard last Wednesday, Ezemma racked up 11 points, nine rebounds, three steals and one rejection. Then, in a non-league win at Nichols on Saturday, she had quite possibly her best career contest, finishing with 12 points, a career-best 17 rebounds, four steals and four blocks. In Clark’s first eight games, Ezemma ranks fifth in the conference in rebounding (8.6), fourth in steals (2.8) and second in blocks (1.5) while averaging 11.6 points per game.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Fr. | Franklin, Mass.): This past week, Manis tallied 33 points in a pair of games, including a career-high 22 points during her team’s 62-47 win. For the week, she converted 12 of 20 field goals, connected on 9 of 17 free throw attempts, while registering 13 rebounds, two steals, one assist and one block.

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Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption | Soph. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell put up a pair of impressive performances last week in helping Assumption extend its winning streak to five games. The sophomore averaged 14.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals per game, while shooting 54.5 percent from the floor. In 17 minutes off the bench against Saint Anselm, she had nine points, three steals and two rebounds in a 62-52 win. Two days later she scored 20 points in just 21 minutes of action, with six rebounds and three assists as the Hounds held off Merrimack 63-47.

Aretha Sullivan (Clark | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): In a 2-0 week for the Cougars, Sullivan was excellent, averaging 21.0 points and 9.0 rebounds, while shooting 53 percent from the field. On Wednesday in a 64-52 win at Coast Guard, she registered a double-double with 24 points and 11 rebounds – scoring 17 points in the third quarter when the Cougars broke the game open. In the victory, Sullivan shot 9-for-17 from the field, including 3-for-5 from behind the arc. Then, in a 61-46 win at Nichols on Saturday, Sullivan was again effective, totaling 18 points and seven rebounds and two assists on 6-for-11 shooting in 35 minutes of action. So far in her senior campaign, Sullivan is averaging 13.6 points, 6.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists as the Cougars sit at 6-2.

Kyra Rose (Fitchburg State | Fr. | Rockland, Mass.): Registered a double-double of 20 points and 12 rebounds as well as seven assists and one steal in the Falcons 74-43 win over Mount Ida College on Tuesday in Fitchburg State’s lone contest of the week.

Katelynn Rizzuto (Fitchburg State | Soph. | West Boylston, Mass.): Collected a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards to go along with two assists, five steals and a pair of blocks in a 74-43 win over Mount Ida College on Tuesday in the Falcons lone contest of the week.

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Fr. | Lowell, Mass.): Sweeney averaged 6.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in a 1-2 week for the Lancers. She racked up eight points, seven rebounds, and three assists in a setback to Keene State. She then tallied five points, seven rebounds, seven assists, two steals, and a block in the win over Nichols. In the Lancers’ final game of the week, she registered seven points, three rebounds, two assists and two steals in an overtime loss to Springfield. Overall, she shot 53.3 percent from the field and 66.7 percent from the stripe.

Priscilla Dunphy (WPI | Sr. | Barrington, R.I.): Dunphy equaled her career-high of 19 points as the Engineers reeled off their eighth consecutive win, and third in NEWMAC action, at Smith. The co-captain was a perfect four-for-four from the line and three-for- four from three-point land, while totaling five rebounds, two assists and a steal.