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Noontime Sports New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 14th)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Alex Goslin‘s late layup with 10 seconds remaining not only helped Springfield College defeat MIT, but also secure a spot on this week’s New England D3 Women’s Basketball Top 10.

Since falling to Vassar College, the Pride have won three-straight. They will attempt to continue their current momentum this week against both WPI and Babson College (No. 5).

The Beavers also own a winning streak as the Green and White have won 11-straight, including four games this month. Babson is off until Saturday when they visit the Pride in what could be an early preview of a conference semifinal or final.

Trinity College also joined the poll this week, while Bowdoin CollegeAmherst College and Tufts University checked-in first, second and third, respectively, for the second consecutive week.

Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 14th, 2019 

1. Bowdoin College

15-0, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 13-1, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2 
3. Tufts University 14-1, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 15-0, 3-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Babson College 13-2, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Middlebury College 13-2, 3-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
7. Springfield College 10-5, 6-0 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
8. MIT 11-4, 5-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
9. UMass Dartmouth 13-3, 6-1 LEC Last Week: No. 9
10. Trinity College 12-3, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked

On The Rise: Conn. College, Eastern Conn., Emmanuel College, Smith College, Southern Maine and UMass Boston

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

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


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!


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 


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)


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


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another week of New England D3 women’s basketball is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our latest Noontime Sports Top 10, which finds Bowdoin College in the top spot followed by Tufts University and Amherst College for the third consecutive week.

Movers: Trinity College moved into the top five with an impressive win over Connecticut College this past weekend. The Bantams have been a team to watch this month as they have also scored wins over Coast Guard Academy and Stevens. The Blue and Gold return to the hardwood later this month when they face Lehman.

Newcomers: We welcomed Emmanuel College to this week’s poll after scoring some early season (and recent) wins over Connecticut College and Westfield State. Despite falling to MIT, which is on the rise this week, the Saints put fourth an impressive effort in the 72-69 setback. They face Rhode Island College this week before a short break before facing Messiah and Ramapo in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Noontime Sports D3 New England Women’s Basketball Poll | Dec. 10th, 2018 

1. Bowdoin College

8-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week: No. 1

2. Tufts University

8-0, 0-0 NESCAC

Last Week No. 2

3. Amherst College 6-1, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3 
4. St. Joseph’s (Maine) 9-0, 0-0 GNAC  Last Week: No. 4
5. Trinity College 8-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 9
6. UMass Dartmouth 7-1, 3-0 LEC Last Week: No. 7
7. Middlebury College  8-0, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
8.  Eastern Conn. State  6-2, 4-0 LEC Last Week: No. 8 
9. Conn. College   8-2, 0-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
10. Emmanuel College 6-2, 0-0 GNAC  Last Week: No. NR

On The Rise:  Babson College (5-2, 3-1), MIT (6-3, 2-1), Smith (6-3), Springfield (5-3, 3-0) and UMass Boston (7-1, 3-1)

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

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Noontime Basketball: 10 Games To Watch (Dec. 7-9)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Welcome to Friday, everyone – we made it!

Friday’s usually mean 10 Games to Watch on Noontime Sports, so let’s kick-off a brand new weekend with new slate of games we will be watching this weekend (Dec. 7-9).

Last Week: We finished 7-3, which isn’t bad, but we hold ourselves to high standards, so let’s see if we can improve on that mark this weekend and go 10-0! 


Corey Sherman and the Brandeis Judges host Wesleyan in an important December clash on Saturday. (PHOTO COURTESY: Sportspix.com / Mike Broglio)

Men’s Basketball: Wesleyan Univ. at Brandeis University (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): The Judges’ starting five has been impressive this season, especially Collin Sawyer, Corey Sherman and Chandler Jones. Look for this trio to carry the Blue and White to an important non-conference win on Saturday. PREDICTION: Brandeis Univ. 

Men’s Basketball: WPI at Salem State (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): The Engineers scored a hard-fought win earlier this week against Framingham State, thanks to Jake Wisniewski‘s double-double of 11 points and 11 rebounds. Look for the junior to carry the Red and White to their eighth win on Saturday. PREDICTION: WPI 

Men’s Basketball: Pine Manor at St. Joseph’s (Conn.) (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1p.m.): Since falling to Rhode Island College, the Blue Jays have won three-straight, including a 108-63 win over MCLA. Look for Jim Calhoun‘s squad to pick-up their sixth win of the season against the Gators. PREDICTION: St. Joseph’s (CT)

Men’s Basketball: UMass Boston at Western Conn. (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 3 p.m.): The Colonials scored an impressive win earlier this week over Eastern Connecticut, which should provide the Blue and Orange with enough momentum to slow down the Beacons. PREDICTION: Western Conn. 

Men’s Basketball: Trinity College at Anna Maria (Saturday, Dec. 9th | 2 p.m.): The Bantams will place twice this weekend, including Sunday when they visit Anna Maria. Trinity has won three-straight, including a 69-52 win over Springfield College. PREDICTION: Trinity College 

Taylor D MIT WBB

MIT’s Taylor V’Dovec netted a season-best 22 points on Wednesday in her team’s win over WPI. (PHOTO COURTESY: Dave Silverman)

Fitchburg State at So. Vermont (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 12 p.m.): Daniel Nagle‘s Falcons almost defeated Suffolk University on Thursday, but fell short (the Falcons lost to the Rams, 74-71). Look for the Green and Gold to bounce back on Saturday. PREDICTION: Fitchburg State 

Conn. College at Trinity College (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): This one won’t count in the NESCAC standings, but it is a BIG one for both teams. The Bantams enter the game with some momentum, while Connecticut College will also enter the important clash with some momentum from a recent win over Roger Williams. PREDICTION: Conn. College 

Framingham State at Suffolk University (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 1 p.m.): These two teams needed an extra session last season to determine a winner, so don’t be surprised if some extra basketball occurs on Saturday in Boston. PREDICTION: Suffolk Univ. 

Skidmore at Middlebury College (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 2 p.m.): The Panthers have certainly been a team to watch thus far and should continue their early season success  against the Thoroughbreds. Keep an eye on Middlebury’s Catherine Harrison in this match-up. PREDICTION: Middlebury College 

Emmanuel College at MIT (Saturday, Dec. 8th | 3 p.m.): Since falling to Amherst College last month, the Saints have appeared unstoppable, winning three-straight, including a 79-67 win over Connecticut College. They should certainly provide some challenges for the Engineers, who will need big games from Kara Holinski and Taylor V’Dovec to secure an important non-conference win. PREDICTION: MIT 

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