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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Eight (Jan. 8th)

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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 our women’s player and rookie of the week.

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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 back-to-back double-doubles — her 10th and 11th of the year in 13 games — to open Patriot League play. Against Colgate on Thursday, she recorded 11 points and 12 rebounds; at Lafayette on Sunday, she recorded 12 points and 13 rebounds, including four offensive boards. She has recorded double-digit points in every contest this year

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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 reached double figures in both contests this past week, recording 17 points, four rebounds and four assists against Colgate on Thursday before posting 10 points, six rebounds and three assists at Lafayette on Sunday. She has been in double figures nine times this year.


Kaitlyn Berkel (Worcester State | Sr. | Waterford, Conn.): Just days after netting 1,000th point in her team’s 60-56 win over UC Santa Cruz, Berkel posted 12 rebounds, four points, two blocks, one steal and one assist in her team’s 54-44 win over Salem State.

Caitlin Boermeester (WPI | So. | Billerica, Mass.): The sophomore notched a game and career-best five steals to go with six points on 3-4 shooting inside the arc, two assists and two rebounds in Saturday’s 49-26 win over Mount Holyoke. The team leader with 1.3 swipes per game played a game-high 33 minutes, the most for an Engineer since her 37 minutes versus UMass Boston during the WPI Holiday Tournament.

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption | So. | Washington Township, N.J. ): Capacchione came up clutch for the Hounds last weekend in helping them taking down AIC 75-65. The junior scored a team-high 16 points, with six rebounds, four assists and one block in a complete performance.

Sierra Johnson (Anna Maria| Jr. | Brockton, Mass.): Against Northern Vermont-Johnson this past weekend, Johnson netted 20 points on 10 of 20 shooting, while adding five rebounds, three assists and three steals. Johnson has netted 20 points or more four times this season.

Ciara McKissick (Becker College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): McKissick continued to fill up the stat line with seven points, eight rebounds, five assists, two steals against Regis on Saturday in a 49-37 loss. The Hawks will be back in action on Tuesday night when they travel to Eastern Nazarene College for a 5:30 p.m. game in New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) play.


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 7th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

With another busy week (and weekend) of New England D3 Hoops in the books, it is time to unveil our sixth men’s basketball Top 10 poll, which once again finds Williams College in the top spot followed by Hamilton College (second) and MIT (third).

Both Babson College and Amherst College moved-up, along with Gordon College, while Brandeis University joined this week’s poll after scoring their first conference win.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 7th, 2019 

1. Williams College

13-0, 2-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Hamilton College   13-0, 1-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
3. MIT  12-1, 2-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 3
4. Nichols College  11-2, 3-1 CCC Last Week: No. 4
5. Gordon College 13-1, 5-0 CCC Last Week: No. 9
6. Middlebury College 10-4, 1-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
7. Babson College  9-4, 2-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 8 
8. Amherst College 10-1, 1-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 10 
9. Brandeis University 8-3, 1-0 UAA Last Week: Not Ranked
10. Endicott College  9-4, 2-2 CCC Last Week: No. 6

On The Rise: Albertus Magnus, Colby College, Eastern Conn., St. Joseph’s (Maine), Wesleyan University and Western Conn. 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 7th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another BUSY weekend of New England D3 Hoops is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our sixth poll of the 2018-19 season, which finds Bowdoin College in the top spot followed by Amherst College (second) and Tufts University (third).

This week, we welcomed MIT and Eastern Connecticut to our 10 team poll with the Engineers and Warriors checking-in seven and eighth, respectively.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 7th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

12-0, 2-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 11-1, 1-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3 
3. Tufts University 12-1, 1-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 12-0, 0-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Middlebury College 12-0, 2-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Babson College 10-2, 4-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
7. MIT 9-3, 3-1 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
8. Eastern Conn. 8-3, 4-0 LEC Last Week: Not Ranked
9. UMass Dartmouth 10-3, 3-1 LEC Last Week: No. 8
10. Emmanuel College  8-3, 0-0 GNAC  Last Week: No. 9 

On The Rise: Smith College, Springfield College, Southern Maine, Trinity College and Worcester State 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four|Week Five


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D3 Hoops: 10 Games To Watch (Jan. 4-6)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Happy Friday, New England D3 Hoop Fans!

Let’s kick-off a brand the first weekend of 2019 with a brand new edition of Noontime Sports‘ 10 Games to Watch.

Last weekend, we finished 9-1 to boost our overall record to 21-9 this winter. Let’s see if we can go 9-1 or 10-0 this weekend with our picks – we are remaining humble, we promise!

Have a great weekend, everyone, and remember to stay connected with @Noontime_Hoops on Twitter for in-game updates, news, scores and more!


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Matt Morrow and Nichols College hosts Gordon College on Saturday in Dudley. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Wesleyan University at Williams College (Friday, Jan. 4th at 7 p.m.): The Ephs remain the team to beat in New England, but if they are going to continue their recent success, they must find ways to outlast their upcoming opponents, including Wesleyan on Friday evening. PREDICTION: Williams College 

Southern Vermont at Dean College (Saturday, Jan. 5th at 1 p.m.): The Mountaineers head into the second half of their 2018-19 schedule with some momentum – they have won five-straight meetings dating back to early December. SVC currently has six players on its roster, including Donnell Frayer Jr., who are averaging 10 points or more through 10 games this season. PREDICTION: So. Vermont 

Worcester State at Salem State (Saturday, Jan. 5th at 1 p.m.): The Lancers are flying under the radar at 7-6 overall, but will need to play their best basketball against a Vikings squad, which capped the month of December with a trio of wins, including a 114-112 double-overtime win against Colby-Sawyer. PREDICTION: Salem State 

WPI at Babson College (Saturday, Jan. 5th at 2 p.m.): Jack Coolahan‘s late triple on Wednesday evening highlighted his team’s exciting conference win over Springfield College. The win should provide the spark these Beavers need heading into another important conference clash with the Engineers, who have dropped three-straight. PREDICTION: Babson College 

Gordon College at Nichols College (Saturday, Jan. 5th at 3 p.m.): This game could come down to free throws, along with second and third opportunities on offense. Both teams play great defense, too. We think whoever wins this contest will win by at least two or three points – maybe five. PREDICTION: Nichols College 


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Lauren Bondi and the Smith College women’s basketball team host MIT in an important conference clash on Saturday. (PHOTO COURTESY: Smith College Athletics)

Middlebury College at Conn. College (Friday, Jan. 4th at 7 p.m.): Middlebury enters tonight’s clash with a ton of momentum, thanks to Maya Davis, who has enjoyed her best season with the Panthers by averaging career-highs in points per game (13.1) and rebounds per game (7.7). Look for the Milton native to lead the Panthers to an important conference win this evening. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Roger Williams at Endicott College (Saturday, Jan. 5th at 1 p.m.): The Gulls scored an important conference win on Thursday over Western New England, so expect that momentum to continue on Saturday in the battle of the birds. Endicott’s Emily Pratt has enjoyed a very successful junior season and should certainly be a player to watch in this match-up. PREDICTION: Endicott College

MIT at Smith College (Saturday, Jan. 5th at 2 p.m.): MIT ended the month of December with some momentum, thanks to a recent win over TCNJ. Can they continue their current momentum against Lauren Bondi and the Smith Pioneers on Saturday? PREDICTION: Smith College

Bowdoin College at Tufts University (Saturday, Jan. 5th at 3 p.m.): This could be a preview of the 2018 NESCAC Championship. Both Bowdoin and Tufts enter the second half of the season undefeated, along with aspirations of continuing their momentum over the next few weeks and months. PREDICTION: Tufts University 

Hamilton College at Trinity College (Sunday, Jan. 6th at 2 p.m.): Two days after Trinity hosts Amherst College, the Bantams will attempt to wrap-up the weekend with at least one win, possibly two wins when they host Hamilton. This is an important game for both teams, who look to remain in the hunt for a NESCAC crown. PREDICTION: Trinity College 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 1st)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Happy New Year, New England D3 Hoops fans!

Let’s kick-off the new year with our fifth poll of the 2018-19 season, which once again finds Bowdoin College in the top spot followed by Tufts University (second) and Amherst College (third).

Movers: Middlebury College moved-up two spots to the sixth position after previously checking-in seventh overall. The Panthers have two tough tests this week against Conn. College (on the rise) and Wesleyan University.

Newcomers: Babson College and Smith College checked-in fifth and tenth, respectively. The Beavers enter 2019 on a seven-game winning streak, which will be tested on Saturday when they visit Clark University. The Pioneers have won two-straight and will look to continue their late December momentum on Saturday, as well, when they host MIT, which is one of our ‘teams on the rise this week.’


Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 1st, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

10-0, 0-0 NESCAC Previously: No. 1

2. Tufts University

11-0, 0-0 NESCAC Previously: No. 2
3. Amherst College  10-1, 0-0 NESCAC Previously: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 12-0, 0-0 GNAC Previously: No. 4
5. Babson College 9-2, 3-1 NEWMAC Previously: Not Ranked
6. Middlebury College 10-0, 0-0 NESCAC Previously: No. 7
7. Trinity College 10-1, 0-0 NESCAC Previously No. 5
8. UMass Dartmouth 9-2, 3-0 LEC Previously: No. 6
9. Emmanuel College  8-3, 0-0 GNAC Previously: No. 10
10. Smith College 8-3, 2-2 NEWMAC Previously: Not Ranked

On The Rise: Conn. College, Eastern Conn., Hamilton College, MIT, Springfield, UMass Boston and Western New England 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week Three| Week Four


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