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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: Holy Cross Tops UML In Fourth Annual “Get Fit with the Crusaders”

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER, Mass. – Lisa Mifsud’s (Erie, Pa.) 3-pointer with less than four and a half minutes to play ignited a 14-1 outburst to help lift Holy Cross to a 78-63 victory over visiting UMass Lowell in a non-conference women’s basketball matchup on Monday morning.

The game was part of the fourth annual “Get Fit with the Crusaders” event that saw a record crowd of 2,824, including an estimated 2,700 Worcester Public School children from 19 schools. The previous Get Fit record of 2,134 was set on January 8, 2013 against Brown. In all, the event has boasted 7,971 attendees, or approximately 1992 per game, in four years.

“As a Worcester Public school alum, this day is very special for me,” said head coach Bill Gibbons. “I want to thank everyone who helped make this day possible and would also like to thank the kids who supported us throughout the game. This was our biggest crowd yet for the ‘Get Fit Game’ and it was a great atmosphere for our team!”

Holy Cross head strength and conditioning coach Jeff Oliver, along with several Holy Cross student-athletes, gave a presentation at halftime about eating healthy foods and exercising. The official attendance number was the most for a Holy Cross home women’s basketball game since the all-time record of 4,000 was set on Feb. 11, 2006 against Bucknell.

The Crusaders, who are undefeated (4-0) in Get Fit games, pick up their third win of the season (3-8) while the River Hawks slip to 5-6 in its second season as a Division I program.

Raquel Scott (Ridgewood, N.J.) opened the game with six for the Crusaders while Jasmine McRoy (Gaithersburg, Md.) canned a 3-pointer for the guests in the first four-plus minutes of action.  The River Hawks eventually took a 7-6 advantage following a triple by Shannon Samuels (Windsor, Conn.) only to have Holy Cross reclaim the lead with a pair of freebies by Emily Parker(Johnston, Iowa) moments later.

“Coach Gibbons said before the opening tip that there should be an investigation if we don’t have energy,” commented Misfud. “I think the kids brought us a lot of energy. We came out [and] we executed well.”

UMass Lowell pushed ahead twice more before the hosts went on a 15-4 run to take a 26-16 lead with 7:56 left in the frame.  Holy Cross went on to increase its margin to 16 courtesy of a Molly Hourigan (Memphis, N.Y.) layup with 4:40 showing on the scoreboard. Brianna Rudolph (Lynn, Mass.) and Lindsey Doucette (Hopkinton, Mass.) each sank a 3-pointer during an 8-3 run to whittle the River Hawks deficit to 11 twice before the break.

McRoy opened the second half with the seventh UMass Lowell triple of the contest to pull within single digits (8) for the first time since 6:15 in the opening frame. Scott answered for the hosts and bookended another personal run, this time with an 8-1 outburst, with a pair of old fashioned three-point plays to increase the lead back to 14. After a pair of free throws by Kayla Gibbs (Teaneck, N.J.), the River Hawks cut the deficit back to single digits with 14:38 remaining. UMass Lowell continued to chip away and eventually pulled within a pair following Samuel’s layup with 4:30 to play. Ten seconds later, Mifsud canned a trey and later converted a pair of freebies before Scott finished things off with a pair of layups in the final 1:16.

“I think there were points in today’s game where it felt like our shots weren’t dropping or maybe they were getting their hands on loose balls,” remarked Scott. “Being a team and coming together, we controlled the ‘controllables’ today.”

Scott led all players with 26 points and 10 boards while Kate Gillespie (Washington, D.C.) scored 19 and Mifsud added 14 to go along with a game-best seven helpers. Katie Doherty (Holbrook, N.Y.) chipped in with eight and Hourigan tacked on six while Parker scored all five of the Crusaders bench points.  Hourigan also filled the stat sheets with three blocks, two assists and two swipes.

“After the UMass game, we had to regroup a little bit and I think this game was good for us because we played well and we played together as a team,” added Gillespie.

McRoy led a quartet of River Hawk double-digit scorers with 14. Rudolph came off the bench to sink 13 while Samuels (six assists) and Doucette (eight rebounds) each tallied 11 to go along with three steals apiece.

Holy Cross held advantages in the paint (38-18), off turnovers (24-19), second chance points (17-6) and fast break points (10-8). UMass Lowell enjoyed a 27-5 bulge in bench points.

The Crusaders travel to Stony Brook to face Norfolk St. and Western Michigan at the Seawolves Holiday Classic on Sunday and Monday, respectively. Both games are slated for 12:00 p.m. The River Hawks, meanwhile, host St. Francis (NY) at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 30.

Portion Courtesy Holy Cross Media Relations

Mass. College Hoops: Five Games To Watch This Weekend (Feb. 14 – 16)

By NoontimeSports.com 

With another weekend quickly approaching, it is time to unveil our five games to watch this weekend. As always, make sure to circle back for updates. You can also follow along with in-game updates on Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog), too.

Men’s Basketball

Harvard @ Columbia (Friday, Feb. 14) – Since falling to archrival Yale last week, the Crimson will look to return to the win column by registering their 19th overall victory and sixth Ivy League win. Their weekend trip begins in New York City against a Lions squad that’s 14-9 overall and 3-3 in Ancient Eight play. Columbia is 1-3 in its last four games, but did manage to earn a win against Princeton.

Harvard, which is 4-1 in its last five outings, has received major contributions from Wesley Saunders, who averaging 14.8 points per game. Siyani Chambers is second on the team in points per game; he’s averaging 10.8, while Kyle Casey is averaging 6.3 rebounds.

Saunders led the Crimson in their last outing against the Bulldogs with 16 points, while Casey pulled down six rebounds.

Bentley @ St. Michael’s (Saturday, Feb. 15) – The Purple Knights’ five-game winning streak concluded earlier this week with an 86-85 setback to St. A’s. They’ll look to return to the win column when they host Bentley tomorrow afternoon, a squad they defeated earlier this season in Waltham.

Since falling to St. Michael’s, Bentley has won nine contests, including six Northeast-10 Conference tilts. They’re currently 2-1 in February and are coming off back-to-back wins against Assumption and Merrimack. Alex Furness secured the team’s 16th win on Wednesday when he sank a go-ahead jumper with two-seconds remaining. The Warriors recorded a turnover on the ensuing possession.

Tyler McFarland is currently fifth in the conference in points per game (19.0). He’s recorded 438 points in 23 games this season.

Women’s Basketball

Lehigh @ Holy Cross (Saturday, Feb. 15) – The Crusaders will look to avenge an 87-82 loss earlier this season when they welcome Lehigh to the Hart Center for a 3 p.m. tip-off. The Crusaders enter the contest 15-9 overall and 7-6 in Patriot League play.

Alex Smith is currently eighth all-time in program history in points (1,546), but is 10 points shy of seventh place. She’s also seven assists away from earning fifth pace in both Holy Cross’ and Patriot League’s assists record book. Also, if she records three more steals, she’ll increase her total to 200, which would be 10th most in program history.

Excluding Smith, Brisje Malone is 25 points away from becoming the program’s 30th player to net 1,000 career points. Also, Molly Hourigan, who ranks seventh in blocked shots with 84, is one swat shy of sixth place and three away from tying teammate Emily Parker, who is fifth all-time with 87 blocks.

No. 6 Washington U. @ Brandeis (Friday, Feb. 14) – The Judges will look to extend their current winning streak to seven when they welcome the UAA’s top squad to Waltham for their first of two weekend contests. Their other weekend matchup will be on Sunday against the Maroons of Chicago.

In their first outing against the Bears, Kasey Dean netted 12 points, while Paris Hodges added eight points, six rebounds and three assists, but it wasn’t enough to defeat Washington University. Yet, since that particular setback, the Judges are 6-1.

Washington University enters the contest 18-2 overall and 8-1 in conference play. Their two losses came to conference foe Rochester and D3Hoops.com’s number one squad, DePauw.

In Brandeis’ last outing against Carnegie Mellon, Dean and Maria Jackson each scored 12 points, while Samantha Mancinelli came off the bench and netted seven points, along with three boards and three assists.

Both games are important for the Judges, who’ll look to keep pace with Washington University and New York University, the UAA’s top two teams.

Wheaton @ Babson (Saturday, Feb. 15) – This is indeed a critical contest for both squads.

Wheaton, which is 19-4 overall and 14-4 in NEWMAC play, will look to extend its current winning streak to six. They currently own the top spot in the conference, but a loss to Babson and a Smith College win against Coast Guard could make things interesting.

Babson has won 10 of 13 contests, including a come-from-behind win on Tuesday against No. 5 Tufts University. Linnett Graber and Giovanna Pickering combined for 32 points and were a major part in the Beavers’ second half effort. Babson outscored Tufts during the final 20 minutes, 45-20.

The last time these two squads met, Babson secured a 37-29 halftime lead and never looked back. Graber paced the Green and White with 16 points, while Erin Young netted nine points in 14 minutes off the bench.

Wheaton’s last victory over Babson occurred during the 2008-09 season when the Lyons defeated the Beavers on their home court, 71-61.

Mass. College Hoops: Holy Cross Rallies To Defeat Lehigh

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our friends from the Holy Cross sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release pertaining toward the women’s basketball team, which rallied past Lehigh in a Patriot League contest:

BETHLEHEM, Pa. – Holy Cross sophomore guard Ashley Cooper (Colts Neck, N.J.) scored a career and team-best 19 points and connected on six of seven from behind the arc to help lead the Crusaders to a come-from-behind, 72-66, triumph over Lehigh on Sunday afternoon at Stabler Arena. Holy Cross snapped a 10-game losing streak versus the Mountain Hawks and improves to 12-11 on the season and 4-4 in the Patriot League. Lehigh falls to 10-13 overall and 2-6 in the conference.

The Mountain Hawks scored four quick points over the first 47 seconds of the game, but the Crusaders answered with an 11-2 rally to gain the 11-6 lead at the 13:15 mark of the first half. However, Lehigh would counter with a 13-3 scoring surge to go on top 19-14 with 9:20 left in the half.

Holy Cross junior guard Alex Smith (Delran, N.J.) drilled a pair of threes to put the Crusaders back on top (20-19) at the 6:16 mark, but Lehigh then went ahead by five points just two minutes later (25-20). The Crusaders scored four straight to trail by one (25-24) with 1:48 on the clock, but the Mountain Hawks pushed their lead back to five and went into the locker room on top 29-24.

Lehigh kept the five point advantage over the first three-plus minutes of the second half as it led 34-29 (16:34). Holy Cross would then go on a 6-0 rally that was capped off with a Cooper three-pointer to put the Crusaders on top 35-34 at the 14:51 mark of the second half.

The two teams traded buckets over the next six minutes as there were five lead changes and three tied scores, but Lehigh held the 49-48 advantage. Holy Cross then embarked on a 16-6 run to grab its largest lead of the contest thus far (64-55) with 4:09 on the clock. Cooper drained a pair of threes as sophomore forward Emily Parker (Johnston, Iowa) scored five points for Holy Cross during the rally.

Lehigh put up seven quick points to trail 64-62, but Smith hit a momentum-shifting three-pointer to give the Crusaders the 67-62 lead with 1:27 left in regulation. Cooper, Parker and senior forward Amy Lepley (Norfolk, Mass.) combined to go five of six from the charity stripe over the next minute to push the lead to 10 points (72-62). Lehigh ended the contest with four points over the final 30 seconds, but that would not be enough as the Crusaders held on for the victory.

In addition to Cooper for Holy Cross, Smith finished the contest with 14 points on four treys, a season and game-high nine assists and six rebounds. Lepley scored 13 points to go along with five assists and four rebounds, while Parker posted nine points and a game-best nine rebounds. Junior forward Christine Ganser (Needham, Mass.) scored six points for HC, while freshman forward Raquel Scott (Ridgewood, N.J)hauled in six boards.

The Crusaders connected on 24 of their 56 shots in the game (42.9 percent), while the Mountain Hawks hit 41.4 percent from the field (24 of 58). Holy Cross shot lights out from downtown as it drained 13 of its 23 shots from behind the arc (56.5 percent), tying a school record for three-pointers in a game. Lehigh was limited to 4 of 19 on its three-point shots (21.1 percent). Holy Cross held advantages in rebounds (42-33), assists (22-19), offensive rebounds (12-6), second-chance points (16-11) and bench points (35-12).

The Crusaders return to action on Wednesday, Feb. 13, when they travel to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy at 7:00 p.m.