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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Jan. 18th-20th)

10 Games Jan 2019

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops

Welcome to Friday, everyone!

A new weekend means a brand new edition of 10 Games to Watch, so let’s dish out some New England D3 basketball games to follow, watch or attend over the next few days.

Last week, we finished 7-3, which is not, but we know we can do better – we hold ourselves to high standards! Our overall record now for picks this winter is 35-15.


MCLA at Trinity College (WBB) | (Friday, Jan. 18th at 5 p.m.): The Bantams have rebounded from a difficult setback one week ago against Bowdoin with back-to-back wins over Colby and Western New England. Look for their recent momentum to continue on Friday. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

SUNY Canton at Husson (WBB) | (Friday, Jan. 18th at 7:30 p.m.): The Eagles should be fired-up for this one as a victory against the Kangaroos would provide coach Kissy Walker with her 500th win on the sidelines. PREDICTION: Husson University

Chicago at Brandeis University (MBB) | (Friday, Jan, 18th at 8 p.m.): The Maroons are one of the best teams in the Judges’ conference, so this will be a real test for Brandeis, which looks to win its 10th game of the season. PREDICTION: Chicago 

Babson College at Springfield College (WBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 10 a.m.): This could be a potential conference championship preview, so make sure to wake up early, grab your coffee and watch two talented teams compete for 40 minutes. PREDICTION: Springfield College 

Middlebury College at Williams College (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 1 p.m.): Sometimes you need just a little home cooking. Look for the Ephs to bounce back from their initial loss earlier this week on the road in Amherst with a win over the Panthers in Williamstown on Saturday. PREDICTION: Williams 

Babson College at MIT (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 2 p.m.): This is almost a must-win for the Engineers, who will attempt to derail the Beavers’ current momentum, which dates back to last month with a 74-65 win over Catholic. Look for a big game from Babson’s Brandon Jackson, who recorded a double-double earlier this week in his team’s sixth-straight win over Wheaton. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Saint Joseph’s (ME) at Johnson & Wales (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 2 p.m.): Both teams need a win to keep pace with Emmanuel and Suffolk. PREDICTION: Johnson & Wales 

Tufts University at Bates College (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): After falling to Williams last Friday, the Jumbos bounced back with an impressive win over Middlebury. Will their momentum continue one week later up at Bates? We’ll find out! PREDICTION: Tufts University 

Bridgewater State at Framingham State (WBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): After suffering a heartbreaker the other night to Westfield State, coach Walter Paschal‘s Rams should find a way to bounce back against the Bears of Bridgewater State. PREDICTION: Framingham State 

WPI at Clark University (MBB) | (Saturday, Jan. 19th at 3 p.m.): This is a rivalry game, which should favor the Engineers once the final horn sounds. WPI has won three-straight since starting conference play with back-to-back losses to Babson and MIT. PREDICTION: WPI 


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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Nine (Jan. 15th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes our men’s player and rookie of the week.

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

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Marcos Echevarria became the Nichols College men’s basketball all-time steals leader last week.(PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College | Sr. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged 19.7 points and broke the program’s all-time steals record as the Bison went 3-0 last week. He scored 22 points in a road win at Western New England on Tuesday, then collected 16 points, seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals in a road win at Wentworth two days later. On Saturday, Echevarria recorded five steals to surpass former teammates Irving Eggleston and Gustave Koumare for the top spot at Nichols in steals. He finished the contest with 21 points, six dimes and three rebounds.

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Worcester State’s Shaun McCarthy averaged in a pair of games last week for the Lancers. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Jr. | Oxford, Mass.): In a pair of conference wins this past week, the Oxford native averaged 17.5 points, 10 rebounds and 1.5 assists. Against MCLA, McCarthy tallied his second double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 points, while adding a pair of blocks and one assist as the Lancers rolled Framingham State, 77-59. Three days later against MCLA, McCarthy recorded 13 points, nine rebounds and two assists.

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Assumption College’s Cal Connelly was dominant last week in a pair of contest for the Hounds. (PHOTO COURTESY: Assumption College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Cal Connelly (Assumption | Fr. | Rochester, N.H.): Connelly was dominant last week, averaging 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game while shooting 55.0 percent overall and 53.8 percent from downtown in a pair of games. The first-year posted 19 points, four rebounds and three assists in a one-point loss to Adelphi. He followed it up with 14 points and four rebounds at New Haven.

Men’s Basketball Milestone: Brian Gorman (Becker College Men’s Basketball Coach): Gorman won his 200th career game last week when the Hawks prevailed 82-66 over visiting Mitchell College in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play – the win occurred on the Becker campus in Leicester. Gorman has coached the Hawks since the 2008-2009 season, and has led the program to unprecedented success. Becker has won two NECC championships under his guidance and has reached the NCAA Tournament three times. Gorman himself has been voted NECC Coach of the Year five times.

Jehve Floyd (Holy Cross | Sr. | Sayreville, N.J.): Floyd averaged 23.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 7.0 assists per game last week, while hitting 82.6 percent of his field goal attempts (19 of 23), as well. He opened the week with 22 points, nine rebounds and eight assists in the 99-94 overtime loss to Lehigh before posting a career-high 25 points, six rebounds and six assists in the 77-70 victory over Lafayette.

Matthew Kelly (Assumption | So. | North Potomac, Md.): Kelly was dominant for the Hounds last week, averaging 20.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 55.6 percent from the floor and 40 percent from beyond the arc. The sophomore had 23 points, six rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a one-point loss to Adelphi and followed it up with 18 points, five rebounds, two assists and two steals at New Haven.

Brendan Kittredge (Clark University | Jr. | Clinton, Mass.): Kittredge grabbed 13 rebounds, including 10 defensive rebounds in a 1-1 week for Clark. He added a steal and a block to lead Clark defensively, while putting up 19 points and eight rebounds in the Cougar’s 86-79 conference victory over Springfield on Tuesday.

Jonathan Perez (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Lowell, Mass.): Perez registered a team-best 20 points, eight rebounds and four assists in a 102-96 triumph against Salem State last Wednesday in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.

Dewayne Thomas (Becker College | Sr. | Lowell): Thomas averaged 14 points and 7.7 rebounds for the week. In Tuesday’s win over Mitchell, the senior scored 18 points with seven boards, four assists and two blocks to lead the Hawks to an 82-66 victory. That would represent the 200th win in Coach Brian Gorman‘s career.

Reid Walker (WPI | So. | Lithia, Fla.): Walker averaged 15.5 points and 4.5 rebounds to go with five assists and three steals in a 2-0 week. He followed up a 15-point night against Wheaton with 16 versus Coast Guard.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Nine (Jan. 15th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

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

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Ogechi Ezemma became the 22nd player in Clark University women’s basketball program history to net 1,000 points. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark University | Sr.| Hope Valley, R.I.): Ezemma led Clark to a 3-0 week in three NEWMAC victories over Wellesley, WPI, and Wheaton. She posted 46 total points and two double-doubles with 19 points and 15 rebounds in against WPI and 16 points and 21 rebounds in the victory over Wheaton on Saturday. Ezemma notched her 1,000th career point at home on Saturday to become the 22nd player in program history to reach the milestone.

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Becker College’s Ciara McKissick recorded a triple-double last week against Dean College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Ciara McKissick (Becker College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick led Becker to a 3-0 week, highlighted by her second career triple-double during Thursday night’s victory over Dean. The senior team captain finished with 18 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists, two blocks and two steals. This came a mere two nights after McKissick assisted on a game-winning three from Cassidy Harrison in the Hawk’s 45-43 win at Eastern Nazarene. For the week, McKissick averaged 10.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. As of earlier this week, the senior team captain leads the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) in assists per game (5.3).

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Avery LaBarbera continues to be a first-year player to watch in the Patriot League with Holy Cross. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week: Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | Fr. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera reached double figures in both of her contests this past week, posting 10 points with three rebounds, one block and one assist against Lehigh on Wednesday. In the Crusaders’ first Patriot League win on Saturday over Loyola, LaBarbera had 10 points, six rebounds, three assists and three steals.

Catherine Coppinger (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Coppinger posted a double-double of 20 points and 20 rebounds along with two assists, three steals and one block in a 61-54 triumph over Salem State University on Wednesday in the Falcons lone contest of the week.

Brittany Herring (Worcester State | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Herring averaged 17 points and 7.5 rebounds. She connected on 8 of 9 field goals in a three-point setback to Framingham State, while adding nine rebounds, three assists and three blocks. In her team’s win over MCLA, Herring netted 18 points on 8 of 11 shooting, while tallying nine rebounds (three offensive caroms), two assists and two blocks.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis helped guide the Crusaders to their first Patriot League victory with a 20-point, 14-rebound performance against Loyola (Md.) on Saturday for her 12th double-double of the season. She also chipped in three blocked shots and four assists, as well. Earlier in the week, she recorded 15 points and eight rebounds against Lehigh.

Alyssa Paul (WPI | Sr. | Schaghticoke, N.Y.): Bolstered by consecutive career-highs, Paul averaged 16.5 points and five rebounds last week. After establishing a new career-best of 16 points versus Smith on Tuesday the senior totaled 17 at Clark on Thursday.

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | So. | New York, NY): In a 1-2 week for the AMCATS, Wilson averaged 15.3 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists, including a week-high 25 points and eight caroms in an exciting 76-74 win over Rivier University, which provided Anna Maria with its initial conference win of the 2018-19 season. Wilson posted 10 points or more in all three contests, while sinking a combined 17 of 22 freebies, including 11 of 15 against Rivier.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Seven (Jan. 1st)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER – A busy few weeks 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) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll for Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.

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


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Lauren Manis was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week after a pair of solid performances last month. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis had two solid outings recently, which helped the Crusaders cap their December slate with back-to-back wins. Against Manhattan on Wednesday, December 19th, she posted a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds in addition to two blocks. In their first game back after the holidays, Manis posted a team-leading 22 points to go along with eight rebounds and four assists against Bryant University on Sunday, December 30, earning Patriot League Player of the Week honors. She has had 20 or more points in seven games this year. The Crusaders have posted an 8-3 record to begin the year, which is their best non-conference record since the 2013-14 season.

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Avery LaBarbera continues to be a first-year player to watch as she turned in two impressive performances at the end of last month. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | Fr. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera led the team with 12 points, four rebounds and three steals against Manhattan on Wednesday, December 19. She also had 13 points, eight rebounds and four steals for the Crusaders in their first game back after the holiday against Bryant University on Sunday, December 30, earning Patriot League Rookie of the Week honors. She has recorded double-digit points in seven of the team’s 11 contests this year, while Holy Cross has posted an 8-3 record in non-conference play, which is its best non-conference record since the 2013-14 season.


Women’s Basketball Milestone: Sam O’Gara (Clark University | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.):  O’Gara became the 21st student-athlete in program history to net 1,000 points during her team’s 70-65 win on Saturday over Regis College. The senior guard finished the game with a team-high 17 points on 6 of 18 shooting, while stuffing the stat sheet with five defensive rebounds, five assists and three steals. One day later against Framingham State, O’Gara tallied 11 points, seven assists and six rebounds in a 70-66 setback. Her impressive efforts led her to earn a spot on the Clark Basketball Holiday All-Classic Team.

Women’s Basketball Milestone: Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Sr. | Waterford, Conn.): Berkel became the 20th student-athlete to net 1,000 points in a Lancers uniform on Monday when Worcester State defeated UC Santa Cruz in non-conference action. The senior forward netted 20 points on 8 of 16 shooting, while adding 10 rebounds, including a trio of offensive caroms.


Honorable Mention: Spencer Vinson (WPI | Jr. | Los Angeles, Calif.): Vinson made the most of her first career start with new personal bests of 20 points and 14 rebounds Sunday versus UMass Boston.


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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Seven (Jan. 1st)

By WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER  A busy few weeks 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 Basketball Honor Roll for Tuesday, January 1st, 2019.

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


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Marcos Echevarria averaged 29 points at the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic this past weekend at Springfield College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Co-Player of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Nichols College | Sr. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged 29 points at the Hampton Inn West Springfield/Naismith Classic this past weekend at Springfield College. He dropped in a game-high 30 points in a win over Eastern Connecticut State Saturday before scoring 28 in a loss to No. 22 Salisbury University on Sunday. In the process, he became the college’s all-time leading scorer with his 2,107th point in the first half against Salisbury. Echevarria also averaged four rebounds, 3.5 assists, and two steals while shooting 54 percent from the field – including 46 percent from downtown.

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Jacob Grandison averaged 18 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists in a trio of games at the end of last month. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Men’s Co-Player of the Week:  Jacob Grandison (Holy Cross | Soph. | Oakland, Calif.): Grandison averaged 18 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.7 assists in a trio of games late last month. He recorded 15 points and seven rebounds in a 65-63 win of Canisius on Thursday, December 22 before tallying 14 points and seven caroms in a 60-57 victory over Siena two days later. He then led the Crusaders with a career-high 25 points, nine rebounds, and eight assists in a 78-71 win over Iona on Sunday, December 30. In all three games, he made 50.0 percent of field goals, 46.7 percent of his three-pointrs and 81.8 percent of his free throws.


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Brendan Kittredge (Clark University | Jr. | Clinton, Mass.): In a pair of Clark Basketball Holiday Classic Tournament games, Kittredge averaged 12.5 points, four rebounds, two assists and 1.5 steals. Against Curry College on the opening day of the tournament, the Clinton native came close to posting a double-double with 18 points and seven rebounds, while adding three assists, one swipe and one block. One day later against Wentworth Institute of Technology, Kittredge registered seven points, two steals and one rebound. For his effort in both contests, Kittredge was named two day, four-team tournament team.

Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Jr. | Oxford, Mass.): McCarthy was instrumental in helping the Lancers score a pair of wins over Curry College and Wentworth Institute of Technology this past weekend – both contests were a part of the Clark University Holiday Tournament. In his team’s 72-67 win over the Leopards, McCarthy netted 12 points on 34 of 8 shooting, while also adding six rebounds (five defensive caroms) and two assists. Against Curry on Sunday, McCarthy scored a season-high 30 points on 10 of 13 shooting, while connecting on 10 of 12 freebies. He also recorded six rebounds (four offensive) and two assists against the Colonels, too.

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria | Jr. | Charlton, Mass.): In a pair of non-conference tilts this past weekend, the Charlton native averaged 17.5 points and 15.0 rebounds. Against Vassar College last Saturday, Rapoza poured in 20 points on 8 of 11 shooting, while adding 11 rebounds (10 defensive) in a 78-69 setback. Against Fredonia one day later, the junior forward registered a season-high 19 rebounds, including 15 defensive caroms, along with 15 points, which helped the AMCATs score an exciting 74-62 win.

Reid Walker (WPI | Jr. | Lithia, Fla.): Walker averaged 18.5 points and six rebounds, and was named to the Tampa Bay Shootout All-Tournament team this past week. After narrowly missing a double-double with 15 points and nine rebounds versus Maryville (TN), Walker scored a game-high 22 against host DePauw (IN).


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