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Mass. College Hoops: Assumption Tops AIC, Earns 20-Win Season

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Assumption College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release on the women’s basketball team, who defeated American International College (AIC) and earned their 20th win of the season:

Worcester, Mass. (February 26) — Assumption jumped out to an early 8-0 lead and pushed that lead up to as many 21 in the opening period as the Hounds pulled away in the second for a comfortable 64-49 victory over American International on Senior Night. Assumption is receiving votes in the USA Today Sports Division II National Poll for the 11th straight week.

Prior to the game, the women’s basketball honored seniors Courtney Donovan (Sagamore Beach, Mass./Bourne)Gabrielle Gibson (Amityville, N.Y.)Katy Howard (Medway, Mass./Medway)Sabrina Siciliano (Fairfield, Conn./Fairfield-Warde) and Marissa Velez (Barre, Vt./Spaulding) for their contributions to the Assumption College women’s basketball program during their careers.

In the opening minutes, the Hounds jumped out to a 10-2 advantage and pushed that lead in double digits for the first time at 18-8 with 10:31 left in the first on a jumper from Siciliano. A 13-2 run by the Hounds, capped by a jumper from the top of the key by sophomore Caitlin Ackerman (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South), pushed the lead to 31-10 with 6:38 on the clock. Four straight AIC points, including a hoop from Krista Ferrertino, sent the game into the half at 35-19 in favor of the Greyhounds as Assumption shot 40 percent in the period. Early in the period, Gibson moved into third on the Assumption all-time scoring list, passing Katie Kerr ’00 at 1,529 career points.

In the second half, it was all Assumption as the Hounds led by as many as 23 points before a late Yellow Jacket run closed it to a 64-49 final as the Hounds ran their winning streak to six straight.

Velez scored a career-high 15 points, along with 12 from Gibson as she ended the game with 1,541 points. Ferrentino led three Yellow Jackets in double figures with an 18-point showing.

The Hounds complete the regular season at 20-6 overall and 17-5 in Northeast-10 play and earned the No. 3 seed in the Northeast-10 Tournament. The 20-win season is the sixth all-time for the Assumption women’s program, all of which have come under the direction of 17th-year head coach Kerry Phayre.

Assumption returns to action in the Northeast-10 Conference Tournament Quarterfinals as the Hounds will host No. 6 seeded University of New Haven on Sunday, March 3rd at Laska Gym beginning at 2 p.m. That will game will be available live online at www.assumptiongreyhounds.tv with Roei Biberstain calling all the action from Worcester.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Weekly Report (Feb. 18-24)

WPI's Zach Karalis recorded a layup with two seconds remaining on Saturday, which lifted the Engineers past Babson in the NEWMAC semifinals! (Photo Credit: WPI Athletics)

WPI’s Zach Karalis recorded a layup with two seconds remaining on Saturday, which lifted the Engineers past Babson in the NEWMAC semifinals! (Photo Credit: WPI Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

With another week of college basketball in Worcester officially in the books, here’s this week’s WACBA Rookies of the Week, Players of the Week and Honor Roll.

QUICK NOTE: Write-ups courtesy of the college’s sports information department. 

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Zach Karalis (WPI) Fr., Guard, North Andover, MA: With roughly two seconds remaining in the second session, the first-year followed a shot by Aaron Davis and recorded a reverse layup to seal a 66-64 victory against Babson College in the NEWMAC semifinals on Saturday. Karalis finished the game with 10 points and four boards. On Sunday against Springfield College in the conference tournament’s championship, he added 12 points and four rebounds to help the Engineers to a 79-72-overtime victory, along with their first conference crown since 2006.

Men’s Player of the Week: Ryan Kolb (WPI) Jr., Forward, Southington, CT: Kolb netted a career-best 29 points against Springfield College in the NEWMAC championship, which helped the Engineers defeat the Pride in overtime. Excluding his point total, he also recorded six boards, three steals and two assists. Against Babson College in the semifinals on Saturday, he finished with 16 points, three rebounds, as well as one assist and one steal.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Molly Hourigan (Holy Cross) Fr., Center, Memphis, NY: Hourigan enjoyed her best week of the season by sinking all four shots against Lafayette, while snagging six rebounds and recording three blocks in her team’s victory. Against Buckell she scored a career-high 16 points and hauled in a team-best seven rebounds. According to this week’s notes, Hourigan leads the Crusaders with 23 blocks this season.

Women’s Player of the Week: Gabrielle Gibson (Assumption College) Sr., Guard, Amityville, NY: In another 2-0 week for Assumption, Gibson averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists while shooting 50 percent from three-point land (8-for-16) and 1.000 from the free throw line (9-for-9). She began the week with 31 points, four assists and six three-pointers in a home win over Saint Rose, followed by 18 points, six rebounds and three assists at Pace as she moved into a tie for third on the Assumption all-time scoring list at 1,529 points.

Honor Roll

Brisje Malone (Holy Cross) Jr., Guard, Springfield, MA: Against Bucknell she registered her second double-double of the season with 11 points and 10 assists, which helped the Crusaders dismantle the Bison in Worcester. Malone finished 6 of 11 from the field against Lafayette with 15 points, eight assists, four rebounds and two steals. Her 10 assists against the Bison were a season-high.

Kevin Donahue (Assumption College) GS, Guard, Pawcatuck, CT: In another 2-0 week for the Hounds, Donahue averaged 17 points and two rebounds last week while shooting 44.4 percent from three-point land as he hit 8-of-18 attempts. After a 14-point effort in a home win over Saint Rose, Donahue led the Hounds with 20 points in a road win at Pace.

Theresa Logan (WPI) Sr., Forward, Southborough, MA: Logan finished the week by tallying her 1,000 point during her team’s setback to Babson College in the NEWMAC semifinals on Saturday. She finished her final game in an Engineers uniform with 11 points and now ranks 16th on WPI’s all-time scoring list with 1,010 points. Against Coast Guard in the conference tournament’s quarterfinals, she netted 11 of her 13 points in the second stanza, which lifted the Engineers past the Bears in Worcester.

Dane Jobst (Worcester State) Jr., Forward, Athol, MA: Finished with his 18th double-double of the season with 24 points and 12 rebounds in an 86-78 setback to Salem State in the MASCAC Quarterfinals. Jobst, who is top 10 in the NCAA Division III in average and total rebounding, finished their setback against the Vikings 13-for-13 from the charity stripe. Jobst is also ranked second in Division III in double doubles, fifth in average rebounding (12.1 RPG) and sixth in total rebounds (314).

Meaghan O’Keefe (Worcester State) Sr., Forward, Warren, MA: Notched game-highs of 11 points and 13 rebounds in a 45-36 setback to Westfield State in the MASCAC Quarterfinals. Finished the season with the third highest total rebounding sum (411), the sixth-most points (411) and the fourth-most boards in club history (757).

Mass. College Hoops: Wednesday Night Roundup (LINKS)

By NoontimeSports.com 

There were some critical basketball games that occurred this evening and below are links to box scores and recaps:

* St. Bonaventure’s seven-point advantage at the break proved to be the difference, as Bonnies defeated UMass, 99-94.

John Papale and D.J. Irving each netted 18 points, as Boston University defeated Albany, 79-69.

Quincy Ford scored 14 points, Reggie Spencer netted 13 points as Northeastern University edged James Madison, 66-64.

Tony Johnson‘s game-high 20 points helped Lafayette top Holy Cross at the Hart Center, 79-76.

Tim Beinert‘s 18 points helped Assumption College extend its winning streak to two, as the Hounds topped Saint Rose, 63-58.

* Bentley University’s women’s basketball team earned its 24th victory and clinched the Northeast-10, as the Falcons soared past Franklin Pierce, 74-63.

Mary Louise Dixon scored 22 points, Asia Ewing added 19 points as Stonehill College defeated Southern New Hampshire, 90-65.

* Bianca Simmons netted a game-high 19 points as UMass Lowell beat Saint Anselm, 65-54.

* Gabrielle Gibson netted a game-best 31 points, which helped Assumption defeat Saint Rose, 68-58.

John Wickey‘s 13 points lifted Babson College past Clark University in the first-round of the NEWMAC tournament, 52-34.

* Wellesley College outscored Clark University, 33-12 at the break and went onto defeat the Cougars in the first-round of the NEWMAC tournament, 59-51. Clark’s Brooke Brennan netted a game-high 18 points in the setback.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Weekly Report (Feb. 11-17)

By NoontimeSports.com 

With another week of college basketball in Worcester officially in the books, here’s this week’s WACBA Rookies of the Week, Players of the Week and Honor Roll.

QUICK NOTE: Write-ups courtesy of the college’s sports information department. 

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Zack Karalis (WPI) Fr., Guard, North Andover, MA: Karalis tossed in a career-best 25 points in WPI’s NEWMAC regular season title clinching victory over Clark.  The freshman helped WPI complete the comeback over the Cougars with 14 points in the final five minutes.

Men’s Player of the Week: Tim Beinert (Assumption College) Sr., Forward, Bellerose Village, NY:Beinert averaged a double-double with 14.5 points and 11.5 rebounds per game last week while shooting 54.5 percent from the field. He also added two blocks; two steals and one assist per game. Beinert began the week with a 13-point, 10-rebound showing at New Haven, including a tip-in at the buzzer to force OT. He then posted 16 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks in a home win over Adelphi.

Women’s Player of the Week: Hayley Zophin (Nichols College) Sr., Forward, Framingham, MA: The nation’s No. 8 rebounder at 13.0 rebounds per game, Zophin scored a career-high 27 points in her final collegiate game, a 76-63 win at Gordon on Saturday afternoon. She also snared 11 rebounds en route to her 16th double-double of the season.  

Honor Roll:

Alex Smith (Holy Cross) Jr., Guard, Delran, NJ: Smith finished the week with 28 points, seven assists, seven caroms and one steal in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. The New Jersey native tallied a game-high 20 points against American, won the Winter Homecoming MVP honors, and tied for a season-high eight field goals, too.

Gabrielle Gibson (Assumption College) Sr., Guard, Amityville, NY: In a 2-0 week, Gibson averaged 24.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She began the week with a career-high 32 points to go along with 11 rebounds for the double-double in a road win at New Haven. She followed that with 17 points, four rebounds, three assists and three steals in a home win over Adelphi. She now sits in fourth place on the Assumption all-time scoring list with 1,480 points.

Katie Pryor (Anna Maria College) Soph., Guard, Whitinsville, MA: Pryor had a career week for the AMCATS. The sophomore guard averaged 21.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists en route to a 2-1 week for Anna Maria. In the AMCATS first GNAC win of the season vs. Lasell College, Pryor poured in a career-high 27 points shooting a terrific 50% (8-of-16) from the field including 3 FG’s from beyond the arc. Anna Maria picked up a second GNAC win in the season finale against Mount Ida; Pryor had a game high 21 points, 6 rebounds and 4 assists.

Ryan Kolb (WPI) Jr., Forward, Southington, CT: Kolb averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Engineers went 1-1 on the week and in the process, secured the top seed and hosting rights for next week’s NEWMAC Tournament.  Kolb capped a 12-0 run with seven straight points as WPI turned around a seven point deficit to a 15 point victory against Clark.

Cindy Chelius (WPI) Sr., Center, Northfield, NJ:  Chelius registered a career-high 17 points to help the Engineers clinch a home game in the NEWMAC Tournament and provide her head coach Cherise Galasso with her 200th win at WPI with a 59-49 road victory at Coast Guard.

Alex Lopez (Worcester State) Fr., Guard, Springfield, MA: Averaged 11.6 points, 6.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds in a 2-1 week for Worcester State including 11 points and eight points in 78-77 overtime loss to Bridgewater State, 14 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 73-73 overtime triumph (scored six of 12 points in OT) and 10 points and seven helpers in an 89-75 victory over Fisher.

Robert Hunter (Worcester State) Jr., Forward St. Louis, MO: Averaged 20.7 points, 7.7 rebounds and 2.7 steals in a 2-1 week for Worcester State including 20 points and 10 caroms in a 76-73 overtime victory at Salem State to help the Blue and Gold achieve their first victory in Salem since 1984-85 season. Hunter also netted a season-best 29 points in a 78-77 extra session setback to Bridgewater State and shot .528 from the field for the week (28-53).

Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) Jr., Guard, N. Brookfield, MA: Averaged 16.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, three steals and 2.5 blocks in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 14 points, eight boards and a trio of rejections in a 59-47 victory over Salem State to help Lancers secure second-seed and first-round bye in this week’s MASCAC Tournament.

Mass. College Hoops: Five Games To Watch This Weekend (Feb. 15-17)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday, which means it is officially time to unveil our five college basketball games to watch this weekend. And as noted on this week’s hockey game post, make sure to check back throughout the weekend for recaps and roundups.

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Men’s Basketball:

Princeton at Harvard (Saturday, 7:00 p.m.) – After last week’s shocker against Columbia, Harvard now has one blemish on their conference mark. However, they can certainly turn the page with back-to-back wins against Penn on Friday and Princeton on Saturday.

Princeton remains a half game behind Harvard for first in the Ivy League, and enters the weekend having won one of their last three games.

Harvard ranks 11th in the country in field goal percentage (.487%) and 94th in assists per game (14.2). Wesley Saunders has tallied 10 points or more in every game this season, as well as registered a season-high 27 points against Columbia.

WPI at Clark University (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) – After earning two back-to-back losses to MIT and Springfield College, the Engineers will look to conclude their regular season with a victory against the Cougars, a squad that’s dropped two straight.

WPI was ranked second in the country last week, but their loss to Springfield dropped them three spots. The Engineers, though, are most likely not worried about their spot in the recent D3Hoops.com rankings, but instead, capping their successful campaign with a win.

Keep your eyes on Clark’s Brian Vayda (16.9 points per game) and WPI’s Marco Coppola (15.8), as both players will be the players to watch in tomorrow’s contest.

Mount Ida College at Anna Maria College (Saturday, 3:00 p.m.) The AMCATs enter the final weekend of the regular season with a 14 game winning streak. Coach Shawn Conrad told Noontime Sports that their game against Mount Ida College earlier this season was a turning point. And ever since their 72-62 victory against the Mustangs in Newton, the AMCATs have been unstoppable.

Anna Maria’s Anthony Clink ranks second in the GNAC (Great Northeast Athletic Conference) in points per game (19.5), while Mount Ida’s Kenny Jean ranks fourth in field goal percentage (55.4%).

Women’s Basketball:

Harvard at Princeton (Saturday, 6:00 p.m.) – Similar to the men’s game, this particular clash is very important too.

Harvard’s won three straight, while Princeton is on a seven-game winning streak. The Crimson’s only blemish in Ivy League play came against Dartmouth College on January 26.

Princeton ranks first in scoring, while Harvard ranks second with 68.6 points per game. The Tigers are first in scoring defense and have limited their opponents to roughly 54 points per game.

Excluding team statistics, this game will feature the league’s two best scorers – Princeton’s Niveen Rasheed (321 points) and Harvard’s Christine Clark (316 points).

Adelphi at Assumption College (Saturday, 1:30 p.m.) – This particular tilt is an important one for the Hounds, who’re currently tied for third place in the Northeast-10 Conference with UMass Lowell.

Last time Adelphi and Assumption met; the Panthers defeated the Hounds, 66-58. Assumption finished the contest 23 of 65 from the field, while Adelphia managed to connect on 23 of 52 shots.

Assumption will certainly lean on Gabrielle Gibson, who is third in the conference in points per game (16.8). Adelphi will counter with Jessica Kitrys, whose second in the conference in points per game (17.8). 

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