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Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 14)

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With the regular season and some conference tournaments in the books for most teams, it is time to unveil our final Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll for the 2014-15 season.

Men’s Player of the Week: Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross, Sr./Laytonsville, Md.): Miller led the Crusaders in scoring in both games this week. He had 17 points in the victory over Loyola and followed that up with a career-high 30 points at Boston University. In the Loyola game, Miller hit two free throws with 24.8 seconds remaining to put Holy Cross up 61-60. After Loyola missed a shot on its next possession, he grabbed the rebound and hit two more free throws to conclude the scoring. In the Boston University game, with Holy Cross up 53-51 with 8:34 left to go, Miller hit three-pointers on three of Holy Cross’ next four possessions, one of which he converted into a four-point play, to put the Crusaders up 64-53.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Chris Rodgers (WPI, Fr./Franklin, Mass.): Rodgers was easily WPI’s most dynamic player in the Engineers’ NEWMAC Tournament semifinal tilt against Springfield. The rookie came off the bench and tallied 11 of his 12 points in the second half. Rodgers, who missed his career-high in points by one, also had two of the Crimson and Gray’s four steals on the day.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr./Ridgewood, N.J.): Scott played well in helping the Crusaders pick up two Patriot League wins and secure the No. 3 seed in the upcoming conference tournament. She averaged 10.5 points, 9.0 rebounds, 6.5 assists and 2.0 steals per game last week. During Wednesday’s win at Loyola, Scott recorded her 12th double-double of the season with 14 points and 11 rebounds in 20 minutes of action. In Saturday’s win over Boston University, Scott filled the stat sheet with seven points, seven rebounds, four steals and a career-high nine assists. Scott ranks second in the Patriot League with 9.7 rebounds per game and fourth in the conference with 16.6 points per contest. Scott moved into 22nd place on the Holy Cross all-time scoring list with 1,105 career points. She now has 31 double-doubles in her career and ranks sixth in school history with 742 career rebounds.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Infiniti Thomas (Holy Cross, Fr./Newton, Mass.): Thomas-Waheed averaged 8.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game last week in helping Holy Cross earn two Patriot League wins. At Loyola, she totaled eight points and tied a career-high with eight rebounds. Thomas also recorded two steals and two blocked shots against the Greyhounds. In Saturday’s victory over Boston University, Thomas-Waheed posted eight points, six rebounds and three assists. Thomas-Waheed is averaging 5.6 points and 3.2 rebounds per game this season.

Honor Roll:

Kelli McPherson (Worcester State, Sr./Mansfield, Mass.): Averaged 12.0 points and 2.0 steals with eight three-pointers in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included 15 points on five trifectas in a 78-63 MASCAC Quarterfinal win over Salem State.

Charles Gunter (Worcester State, Sr./Boston, Mass.): Registered a double-double effort with 15 points and 11 rebounds in a 74-63 overtime setback to Fitchburg State in the MASCAC Tournament quarterfinals.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 13)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With yet another week of college basketball in Worcester County in the books, it is time to dole out this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Scott Dulaire (Becker, Jr./Bloomfield, Conn.): Dulaire averaged 25.8 points per game as the Hawks went 4-0 in NECC action this past week. Dulaire also averaged 9.3 boards per game. After scoring a career high 26 points against Wheelock on Monday, Dulaire beat his career high on Thursday with a 32 point performance on Thursday against Daniel Webster. Dulaire match his output on Saturday with yet another 32 point showing against Mitchell College.  Dulaire finished the week with 103 points, shooting 69% percent from the field. Dulaire also had five steals and four blocks.

Tyler Delorey (Anna Maria, Jr./Worcester, Mass.): Delorey had a monster week for the AMCATS, averaging 23.5 points per game on a 54.8 percent effort from the floor. He scored a career-high 34 points in Anna Maria’s seven-point loss to Albertus Magnus on Saturday, shooting 12-for-17 (70.6 percent) from the floor with two three-pointers and a percent eight-for-eight effort from the free-throw line. Additionally, Delorey added 8.5 rebounds on the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr./Millbury, MA): Averaged 25.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including 26 points, six boards and two swipes in a 61-48 win over Fitchburg State before she notched 24 points with six caroms and four trifectas in a 74-50 victory over Framingham State. Hit .485 of her shots for the week (14-29) and went .842 from the line (16-19) helping the Lancers clinch a home game in opening round of the MASCAC Tournament.

Christina Gauvin (Anna Maria, So./ Dudley, Mass.): Gauvin scored a career-high 26 points in Saturday’s 81-68 win against Albertus Magnus, shooting 71.4 percent from the floor (10-for-14) with two three-pointers and four free-throws. On the week, Gauvin averaged 15.5 points per game on a 60.0 percent shooting effort. Gauvin also added 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game in the 1-1 week.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr./Holbrook, N.Y.): Doherty had another solid week for the Crusaders in helping them pick up two Patriot League wins. She averaged 9.0 points, 4.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds last week, while connecting on 46.7 percent of her field goals (7-15) and 40.0 percent of her three-pointers (2-5). In the win over Lafayette on Wednesday, she totaled 10 points, three rebounds and a game-high six assists. Against Navy on Saturday, she posted eight points, three boards and three helpers. The only Holy Cross player to start in all 29 games this season; Doherty is averaging 6.5 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. She currently ranks ninth in the Patriot League with a .348 three-point percentage and is 14th in three-pointers per game (1.1) and 15th in assists per game.

Honor Roll:

Emily Parker (Holy Cross, Sr./Johnston, Iowa): Parker played a pivotal role in helping the Crusaders pick up two wins last week over Lafayette and Navy. She averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 rebounds per game, while shooting at a 50.0 percent clip from the floor (9-18. In the team’s win over Lafayette on Wednesday, Parker recorded her fifth career double-double and first of the season with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Against Navy on Saturday, she tallied 12 points and seven boards, and received the Rev. George L. O’Brien Award as the game’s most valuable player in the winter homecoming contest. Parker had a crucial assist in the waning minutes against Navy to put Holy Cross ahead 46-41 with 1:59 on the clock, and with the Crusaders on top 46-44 late in the contest, she knocked down a 12-foot jump shot with 20 seconds on the clock to lift the Crusaders to the four-point win over the Mids.

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross, Sr./ Laytonsville, Md.): Miller led the Crusaders with a career-high 25 points at Lafayette, to go along with eight rebounds, three assists and three steals. He added 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks at Navy. Miller connected on 57.1 percent of his field goals on the week, including 50.0 percent from three-point range.

Kamali Bey (Assumption, So. /Springfield, Mass.): Bey led the Hounds with 19 points per game last week to go along with 6.5 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line. Highlighting his week was a 23-point effort at home vs. Saint Anselm.

Jaclyn Storey (Assumption, So./ Cumberland, Maine): In two games, Storey averaged a team-best 16 points to go along with 7.5 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week. Storey was also 8-for-9 at the free throw line for the week and shot 60 percent from the field.

Donovin Ford-Hayes (Becker, Sr./Windsor Lock, Conn.): Ford-Hayes became the 16th men’s basketball player in program history to score his 1,000th career point. He is the 9th player since Becker joined the NCAA in 1998 to reach the 1,000-point mark and six player since Brian Gorman took over the program.

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI, Sr./ North Reading, Mass.): Mastascusa averaged 15 points and eight rebounds as the Engineers won a pair of games last week to secure the second seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament.  The senior tallied 12 points and nine rebounds in a road win at Wheaton before sharing game-high honors with 18 points to go along with seven boards in a triumph over Clark.  Mastascusa drained 60.9% (14-of-23) field goals in the two victories.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./ Worcester, Mass.): Biney totaled 20 points, eight rebounds and three steals as WPI split a pair of road games last week to finish the regular season with a 16-9 record.

Nani Perez (Worcester State, Fr./Worcester, MA/Holy Name): Averaged 8.0 points, 5.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Worcester State which included 11 points and seven helpers in a 74-50 victory over Framingham State.

Charles Gunter (Worcester State, Sr./Boston, MA): Averaged 13.5 points. 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which includes a game-best 22 points with six rebounds and two swipes in a 58-56 triumph over Fitchburg State.

Laura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr./ Ashby, Mass.): Cote averaged 17 points over two games for Fitchburg State during the week, while shooting 44.8% from the field. The senior guard had 12 points in the Falcons setback to Worcester State on Tuesday, while contributing a game-high 22 points on Saturday in the loss to Westfield

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 12)

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With yet another week of college basketball in Worcester County in the books, it is time to dole out this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the WeekAndrew Musler (Clark, Gr./Belmont, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, Musler averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks while shooting 61.5 percent from the field (13-for-21) and 85 percent from the free throw line (12-for-14). First, in a 70-55 win over Wheaton, Musler just missed out a double-double, finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks on 7-for-12 shooting. Then in a narrow 77-73 overtime loss to No. 8 Babson, Musler played 40 of the possible 45 minutes, totaling a season-best 25 points, to go along with four rebounds and three blocks. He was extremely efficient against the Beavers, going 6-for-9 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the three-point line and 9-for-11 from the charity stripe.

Women’s Co-Player of the WeekLaura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr./Ashby, Mass.): Cote averaged 15.5 points per game and 7.5 steals per game over two contests for Fitchburg State. The senior guard registered 16 points in a 63-58 victory over Anna Maria, while becoming the 10th member of the program’s exclusive 1,000 point club. In the Falcons 66-62 loss to Bridgewater, Cote tallied 15 points with 11 steals.

Women’s Co-Player of the WeekDani Davis (WPI, Sr./East Granby, Conn.): Davis averaged 18.5 points and five rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Engineers.  The senior became the 17th member of the program’s 1,000 point club during WPI’s 62-57 victory Wednesday over Emerson. Davis,  who reached the milestone with a jumper with 2:32 remaining before halftime, ended the triumph with 12 points. The forward did not slow down from there, pouring in a career-best 25 points Saturday in a loss to Wheaton. Davis drained 9-of-17 attempts from the field, including connecting on 3-of-4 3-point attempts.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekSam O’Gara (Clark, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): In a 2-0 week, the first-year lead guard averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 assists as the Cougars won back-to-back games for the first time this season. In a 41-36 win over Wellesley, she finished with 12 points, two rebounds and two assists helping the Scarlet and White snap a 12-game losing streak. Then the next night in a 72-66 win over Pine Manor, she just missed a double-double with nine points and eight assists.

Honor Roll:

Justin Burrell (Holy Cross, Sr./Dumfries, Va.): Burrell led the Crusaders with a season-high 26 points and five rebounds in the victory at Army and was limited to seven points and four assists in the win over Lehigh. The senior hit 14 of 16 free throws on the week, including seven of eight in the last minute of the Army game, and four of four in the last minute of the Lehigh game.

Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption, Sr./Methuen, Mass.): Zenevitch averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last week, highlighted by an 18-point, seven-rebound showing at Stonehill as he was 8-for-10 from the field in that game.

Patrick Bradanese (Anna Maria, Jr./ Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 17.7 points per game in a 1-2 week for the AMCATS. In the team’s lone win, an 85-84 win against Emmanuel, Bradanese scored a game-high 28 points and hit a team-best six three-pointers. On the week, Bradanese shot at 44.7 percent from the floor (17-38) and 43.5 percent from long-distance (10-23) while adding a 9-10 effort at the free-throw line. The junior guard added five assists and five steals on the week.

Nick DaPrato (Clark, Gr./Marshfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, DaPrato averaged 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals, while eclipsing the 100 made three-pointers mark for his career. In a 70-55 win over Wheaton, DaPrato totaled 15 points and three rebounds. Then in a narrow overtime loss to No. 8 Babson, he racked up 23 points, six rebounds four assists and four steals, connecting on four three-pointers and he now sits at 101 made triples.

Charles Gunter (Worcester State, Sr./Boston, Mass.): Gunter averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and connected for 81.3 percent of his free throws (13-16) in an 0-2 week for Worcester State which included 19 points, six boards and three helpers in a 93-82 overtime setback to Bridgewater State and 18 points with six caroms in a 101-81 loss against Westfield State.

Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, Mass.): Longwell continued to produce double-doubles notching one in each of WPI’s two victories last week.  The senior registered a team-high 20 points and a game-best 14 rebounds in an important 69-58 home triumph over MIT before tallying 19 points and 10 boards in a 65-47 road win at Coast Guard.  Longwell shot an impressive 58.3 percent from the field and canned 55.6 percent of his 3-point attempts as he averaged 19.5 points, 12 rebounds and three assists while posting his fifth and sixth double-doubles of the season and eighth and ninth of his career.

Allison Stoddard (Assumption, So./East Lyme, Conn.): In two games, Stoddard averaged 16 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists in a 1-1 week. Highlighting her week was a career-high 21-point effort in the win at Merrimack as she added four rebounds, two steals and two assists in the victory.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr./ Worcester, Mass.): Warburton averaged 17.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 7.0 steals on the week for Anna Maria. in a non-conference game against Fitchburg, she scored a team-high 22 points and added 16 rebounds and six steals. Against Lasell on Saturday, she netted 12 points and eight steals.

Aretha Sullivan (Clark, So./Worcester, Mass.): In a 2-0 week, Sullivan had the best stretch of her sophomore campaign, averaging 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the Cougars won back-to-back games for the first time this season. In a 41-36 win over Wellesley, she had eight points and three rebounds, but then in a 72-66 win over Pine Manor, Sullivan was at her best registering 15 points and a game-best 12 rebounds, while handing out five assists. For the week she also went 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State, Sr./Rutland, Mass.): El-Qasem averaged 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds and shot 56.3 percent from the floor (9-16) in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included 12 points and four boards in a 50-44 victory over Bridgewater State.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Biney continued her strong freshman season by shooting at a 60 percent clip en route to averaging 14 points as WPI split a pair of NEWMAC contests last week.  The rookie netted a team-best 17 points and secured the game with a steal in the waning seconds as the Engineers defeated Emerson 62-57 on Wednesday evening.  Biney came back and tossed 11 points Saturday versus Wheaton and ended the week with 12 rebounds and seven steals.

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Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week Four)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – The fourth week of the college basketball season is officially in the books, and now it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll.

Men’s Player of the Week: Matt Langadas (Nichols, Sr.): Langadas led a pair of second-half comebacks for the Bison last week. He scored 13 of his 20 points in the second half as the Bison rallied from a 15-point deficit to defeat Roger Williams on Wednesday. Three days later, he scored 14 of his 16 points in the second half as Nichols rallied from a 13-point halftime deficit to defeat Salve Regina and move to 2-0 in the conference. Langadas is averaging a career-high 16.0 points per game this season.

Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr.): Longwell averaged 21 points and 7.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists as the 13th-ranked Engineers won a pair of road games last week to improve to 6-1 on the season. The senior poured in 19 points to go along with seven rebounds and five assists in a 68-65 victory at Tufts. Later in the week he tallied 23 points, including 4-of-5 from 3-point land and pitched in with eight rebounds in a 75-61 win at 7-2 Fitchburg State. Longwell shot well for the week, connecting on 57.1% (12-21) of his shots from the field.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Mitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr.): Hahn scored a career-high 22 points in the victory at Albany. He added nine points in the Sacred Heart game and made 83.3 percent of his field goal attempts and 85.7 percent of his three-pointers on the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr.): Scott recorded her third double-double of the season and the 22nd of her career with game-highs of 24 points and 14 rebounds at Bryant. She shot 50.0 percent from the field on 11-of-22 shooting and canned 4-of-4 from the free-throw line. Scott also dished out a team-high four assists, and her points, rebounds and assists totals all were season highs. It was Scott’s third 20-point game this season and the 11th of her career.

Gabrielle Gibson (Assumption, Sr.): In a 2-0 week for the Hounds, Gibson averaged 16.5 points, four rebounds, three assists and 2.5 steals while shooting 44 percent from the field. After a 12-point, three-steal, two-assist showing on ‘Senior Night’ vs. AIC, Gibson posted a game-high 21 points to go along with seven rebounds and four assists in a league semifinal win over New Haven. Gibson, who lifted the Hounds into their eighth all-time league semifinal, is third on the Assumption scoring list with 1,562 points and 50 points behind second-place Kelly Meredith ’12.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr.): Doherty was the only other Crusader besides Scott to record double-digit points against Bryant, as she tallied 10 points and three assists in 33 minutes versus the Bulldogs. She connected on 4-of-5 from the field and went 1-of-2 from behind the arc, and it was her third double-digit scoring game of the season and the second in a row for the freshman.

Honor Roll:

Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross, So.): Thomas scored 15 points in the victory at Albany, while hitting all five of his three-point field goal attempts. He is tied for the team lead with 16 points in the Sacred Heart game.

Jessy Michaud (Becker, Jr.): Michaud helped lift the Hawks to a 3-0 record this past week with wins over Brandeis, Clark and Newbury. Michaud averaged 16.3 points per game, while earning nine steals and nine assists.  Michaud was 20 of 32 from the field, while pulling down 3.7 boards per game. Michaud scored 24 points in an 81-62 victory over Newbury in the Hawks NECC opener.

Givaughn Jones (Fitchburg State, Jr.): Averaged 12.3 points to go along with six assists, ten rebounds, 11 steals and three blocks in a 2-1 week for the Falcons. He registered nine points, two assists and three steals in a 78-45 win over NEC on Tuesday before adding a game best 20 points, eight boards and five steal in a 91-74 triumph against Wheaton College on Thursday. Jones capped the week with an eight point, three steal and one block effort in a 75-61 setback to WPI on Saturday.

Maurice Greene (Fitchburg State, Fr.): Averaged seven points and 7.7 rebounds per game with three assists, six steals and three block shots in a 2-1 week for the Green and Gold. Posted eight points, 12 caroms and three steals in a 78-45 win over NEC on Tuesday, while adding ten points and seven boards in a 91-74 victory against Wheaton College on Thursday.

Kristen Enright (Fitchburg State, Sr.): Averaged 13.0 points and 8.7 rebounds per game as well as two steals and three blocks in a 2-1 week for Fitchburg State. Collected a career high 18 points, seven caroms and one block in a 63-60 win over Lasell College on Tuesday evening before posting a double-double of 16 points and a career best 18 caroms to go along with a pair of blocks in a 85-60 triumph against Suffolk University on Thursday.

Alexis Wegrzynek (Nichols, Sr.): Wegrzynek recorded a double-double with 16 points and 13 boards at Roger Williams on Wednesday; they dropped in a career-high 24 points to go along with eight rebounds against Salve Regina Saturday. She also recorded four blocks and four steals last week.

Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State, Sr.): El-Qasem averaged 16.3 points and 6.0 points in a 2-1 week for Worcester State which included 23 points in a 76-66 victory over Mount Saint Vincent, 14 points and five boards in a 76-67 triumph over St Joseph (CT) and 12 points and 10 caroms in a 70-50 setback against UMass Dartmouth. Connected on .576 from the floor (19-33) and .917 of her free throws  (11-12) for the week.

Charles Gunter (Worcester State, Sr.): Gunter averaged 10.3 points and 8.0 rebounds in a 1-2 week for Worcester State, including 14 points and 11 boards in a 58-51 victory over Coast Guard. He sank .810 of his attempts from the charity stripe (17-21) while also earning a spot on the Conn College/Coast Guard Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Dani Davis (WPI, Sr.): Davis averaged 17.5 points and 5.0 rebounds as the Crimson and Gray won its first two NEWMAC contests this past week.  The senior registered 16 of her game-best 21 points in the first half and pitched in with six rebounds, three assists and three steals as WPI knocked off visiting Coast Guard 59-50 on Wednesday.  Davis tallied 14 points, including the game-winning free throw with 0.2 seconds remaining, in the Engineers’ thrilling 63-62 victory Saturday over Babson.