WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 4th, 2020)

 

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our ninth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Biko Gayman averaged 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists in two games last week for the Clark University men’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Biko Gayman (Clark University | Jr. | Fort Pierce, Fla.): Gayman averaged 24 points, six rebounds, and four assists in a pair of games last week for the Cougars. The junior guard began the week netting 27 points in a six-point setback to MIT before tallying 21 points against Springfield College. He registered seven assists, five rebounds, and one steal against the Engineers before recording seven rebounds against the Pride. Gayman has now netted 20 points or more in 11 contests this season.


Men’s Rookie of the Week: Sam Dion (Worcester State | Fr. | Barre, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Dion averaged 15 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and three steals. Against Baruch, the first-year guard produced 19 points to go with four rebounds (three defensive caroms), four steals, and one block. Two days later against Bridgewater State, Dion registered 11 points on 4 of 6 shooting along with three defensive caroms and two assists.


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Anna Maria College senior Bobby Perette netted his 1,000th career point last week against Colby-Sawyer. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Milestone: Bobby Perette (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Marshfield, Mass.): Perette averaged 20 points and three rebounds in back-to-back games last week for the AMCATs. He eclipsed the 1,000-point mark in a one-point setback to Colby-Sawyer last Saturday to bump his total to 1,009 points in 87 contests. The Marshfield, Massachusetts native concluded the game with 19 points, five rebounds, two steals, and one assist. Prior to netting his 1,000th career point, the senior guard posted 21 points, one rebound, and one assist in a 95-82 setback to Emmanuel College.


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Guney Kilitcioglu (Becker College | Jr.| Istanbul, Turkey): Kilitcioglu had a standout week for the Hawks, averaging 8.5 points per game over two games on 55.6 percent shooting. The junior transfer also averaged 6.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game.

Erik Bjorn (Worcester State | Jr. | Holden, Mass.): In his lone outing of the week against Bridgewater State, the junior forward recorded a double-double of 19 points and 13 rebounds to go with three assists, three steals, and two blocks. 

Jake Wisniewski (WPI | Sr. |West Brookfield, Mass.): The senior forward posted a season-high (and game-high) 23 points on 10 of 16 shooting to help WPI cap its week with an 86-73 win over Wheaton College last Saturday. Wisniewski also recorded 13 rebounds (seven defensive caroms) and four assists in the win after tallying just four points and three rebounds in 17 minutes against Springfield College three days earlier. 


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 28th, 2020)

 

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our eighth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Biko Gayman became the 28th player in Clark University men’s basketball program history to reach 1,000 points last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Biko Gayman (Clark University | Jr. | Fort Pierce, Fla.): Despite being a part of two setbacks last week against Coast Guard Academy and WPI, Gayman was a player to watch for the Cougars last week, averaging 20 points per game to go with four-and-a-half assists, three rebounds, and two steals. The junior guard began the week by netting 22 points on 9 of 19 shooting against the Bears to become the 28th member of the Clark men’s basketball program to reach 1,000 points. Three days later against the Engineers of WPI, he tallied 18 points on 7 of 13 shooting along with four assists, three rebounds, and one steal. As of press deadline, Gayman is averaging a team-best 19.6 points per game. 


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John Lowther averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for WPI men’s basketball. (PHOTO COURTESY: WPI ATHLETICS)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: John Lowther (WPI | Fr. | Hingham MA): Lowther shot an eye-popping 68.4% (13-of-19) from the floor as the Crimson and Gray tallied a pair of road victories last week.  The freshman registered 15 points, six rebounds and four assists as the Engineers bested Emerson before narrowly missing a double-double with 12 points and nine rebounds in a road triumph as Clark.  For the week, Lowther averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. 


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Bobby Perette (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Marshfield, Mass.): In a pair of wins for the AMCATs last week, the senior guard from Marshfield, Massachusetts averaged 25.5 points, three-and-a-half assists, and two-and-a-half rebounds. Against Rivier University, he matched classmate Mike Rapoza with a game and team-high 26 points on 10 of 17 shooting, including five three-pointers to go with three assists, three steals, and two rebounds. Three days later against Regis College, Perette scored 25 points on 8 of 19 shooting, including 7 of 12 from beyond the arc. 

Matthew Kelly (Assumption College | Jr.|North Potomac, Md.): Kelly finished the week with 31 points in two games for the Hounds. He put up 17 points to go along with five rebounds, four assists, and three steals in a setback at Adelphi on Wednesday. He added 14 points, five assists, and three steals in a setback to New Haven at home on Saturday.

Jamir Carr (Becker College | Jr. | Philadelphia, Penn.): Carr averaged 13.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for the week over two games for the Hawks this past week, to go along with 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals. The junior forward helped spark Becker to a 72-67 win at Elms College last Wednesday before posting his first double-double of the season on Saturday of 18 points and 10 rebounds in a near-upset of New England College.

Tyler Dion (Worcester State | Sr. | Barre, Mass.): Tyler Dion enjoyed another successful week, averaging 18.5 points and 5.0 assists per game. In an overtime defeat against MCLA last Wednesday, Dion scored 13 points with seven assists while going 50 percent from long distance, which was followed up with a 24-point performance in a win over Fitchburg State. Dion went six-for-eight from three-point land in the win.

Jake Wisniewski (WPI | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): Wisniewski was WPI’s leading scorer as the Engineers notched a pair of road wins last week, extending their win streak to four, all away from Harrington Auditorium. The senior averaged 17.5 points on 56.5% shooting from the floor and 5.5 rebounds per game in the two contests. Wisniewski established a new career-high with 21 points in a rematch of last year’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship game with Emerson College before pouring in 14 points in a road win at Clark University. The returning NEWMAC Defensive Player of the Year also anchored a defensive effort that limited opponents to less than 40% (38.7%) shooting from the floor.   


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Reveals 2018-19 All-Star Selections

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By WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Nichols College senior Marcos Echevarria and Holy Cross junior Lauren Manis have repeated as the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Players of the Year, as revealed on Wednesday in Jen Toland’s weekly college column.

The announcement also features the annual All-Stars, Rookies of the Year and Coaches of the Year as voted upon by sports information directors or primary contacts from each of the nine NCAA schools in Worcester County, including Division I Holy Cross and Division II Assumption College, as well as members of the local media.

Echevarria claimed the hardware for the third consecutive year while it was also a threepeat for the Bison with first-year head coach Scott Faucher earning Coach of the Year accolades. Assumption’s Cal Connelly, meanwhile, became the second Greyhound in as many years to secure Rookie of the Year honors. For the women, Manis narrowly missed out on a perfect ballot while fellow Crusader Avery LaBarbera was named as the Rookie of the Year, and Worcester State’s Karen Tessmer was selected as the Coach of the Year.

Nichols’ DeAnte Bruton and Matt Morrow joined Echevarria on the first team, as did Anna Maria’s Mike Rapoza, Becker’s Kareem Davis, and Holy Cross’ Jehyve Floyd. The second team was comprised of Fitchburg State’s Nicholas Tracy, Worcester State’s Tyler Dion, Assumption’s Matthew Kelley, Clark’s Tyler Davern, and WPI’s Jake Wisniewski and Reid Walker.

Manis and LaBarbera along with Worcester State’s Brittany Herring, Assumption’s Morgan O’Donnell, Fitchburg State’s Angelina Marazzi, and Becker’s Adrianna Dowdy were named to the first team. Clark’s Ogechi Ezemma, Anna Maria’s Amber Wilson, Becker’s Cassidy Harrison, Fitchburg State’s Catherine Coppinger, as well as, Worcester State’s Catherine Sweeney and Kaitlyn Berkel landed on the second team.

This year’s Paul N. Johnson and Pat Oroszko Courage Award recipients will be announced at a later date.

WACBA (Worcester Area College Basketball Association) is an organization billed as “one of its kind in the country” featuring nine colleges, 18 programs plus sports information directors and media members to foster friendships and camaraderie along with promoting the GREAT GAME OF BASKETBALL throughout the TRADITION RICH Worcester County Area.

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 MEN‘S ALL-STARS

Player of the Year: Marcos Echevarria (Lynn, Mass.), Nichols (third consecutive)
Rookie of the Year: Cal Connelly (Rochester, N.H.), Assumption (back-to-back for Greyhounds)
Coach of the Year: Scott Faucher, Nichols (third consecutive for a Bison head coach)

First Team
Nichols College Marcos Echevarria*# Lynn, Mass. Sr.
Nichols College DeAnte Bruton*# New London, Conn. Jr.
Anna Maria Mike Rapoza*# Charlton, Mass Jr.
Becker College Kareem Davis^# Lowell, Mass. Sr.
Holy Cross Jehyve Floyd# Sayreville, N.J. Sr.
Nichols College Matt Morrow Leicester, Mass. So.
Second Team
Fitchburg State Nicholas Tracy Indianapolis, Ind. Jr.
Worcester State Tyler Dion Barre, Mass. Jr.
WPI Jake Wisniewski West Brookfield, Mass. Jr.
WPI Reid Walker Lithia, Fla. So.
Assumption College Matthew Kelly& No. Potomac, Md. So.
Clark University Tyler Davern Webster, Mass. So.

 WOMEN‘S ALL-STARS

Player of the Year: Lauren Manis (Franklin, Mass.), Holy Cross (back-to-back)
Rookie of the Year:
 Avery LaBarbera, Holy Cross
Coach of the Year: 
Karen Tessmer, Worcester State

First Team
Holy Cross Lauren Manis*# Franklin, Mass. Jr.
Worcester State Brittany Herring*# West Brookfield, Mass. Sr.
Assumption College Morgan O’Donnell# Easton, Mass. Sr.
Fitchburg State Angelina Marazzi& Manchester, N.H. Jr.
Holy Cross Avery LaBarbera Harrison, N.Y. Fr.
Becker College Adrianna Dowdy& East Haven, Conn. Sr.
Second Team
Clark University Ogechi Ezemma*& Hope Valley, R.I. Sr.
Anna Maria Amber Wilson New York, N.Y. So.
Becker College Cassidy Harrison*# Foxborough, Mass. Jr.
Worcester State Catherine Sweeney& Lowell, Mass. Jr.
Worcester State Kaitlyn Berkel Waterford, Conn. Sr.
Fitchburg State Catherine Coppinger Boston, Mass. Jr.

* 2017 First Team
^ 2017 Second Team
# 2018 First Team
& 2018 Second Team

WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Four (Dec. 4th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER  Another busy week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means its time to unveil our fourth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.

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


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WACBA Men’s Player of the Week: Matt Morrow (Nichols College | Soph. | Leicester, Mass.):Morrow averaged a double-double with 18 points and 14 rebounds while shooting 74 percent from the floor in a pair of conference wins for the Bison last week. He dropped in 18 points and pulled down seven boards in a win over Salve Regina on Wednesday, then posted 18 points and pulled down a career-high 21 rebounds in a win over arch rival Endicott. Morrow is averaging 14.5 points and 11.2 rebounds in six games this season.

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Kareem Davis (Becker College | Sr.| Lowell, Mass.): Davis averaged 24.3 points per game over three games this past week, with 5.3 assists, 2.7 rebounds and 2.0 steals. The senior team captain shot 45 percent from the floor and 32 percent from behind the arc. Unquestionably the highlight of his season so far came on Tuesday as the Hawks hosted Springfield College, who had been ranked #7 in the country the week before. Davis scored a career-high 34 points to lead Becker to the upset victory, their first of the season.

Jacob Grandison (Holy Cross | Soph.|Oakland, Calif.): Led the team with 21 points, four rebounds, three assists and two steals at Harvard. He also made all five of his three-point attempts at Harvard, to tie the school single-game record for three-point percentage. He then totaled 13 points, seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in the victory over Fairleigh Dickinson. For the week, Grandison averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals on the week, while hitting 54.5 percent from three-point range.

Jake Wisniewski (WPI | Jr.|West Brookfield, Mass.): Wisniewski narrowly missed a double-double with 9.5 points and 10.5 rebounds as the 6-0 Engineers went 2-0 last week. He began with 11 points and a game-best 10 rebounds at Tufts on Tuesday. The local product then scored eight points and hauled in 11 boards in a WACBA showdown Saturday at Fitchburg State.

Shaun McCarthy (Worcester State | Jr.|Oxford, Mass.): McCarthy averaged 15 points and 5.5 rebounds per game as the Lancers went 2-0 on the week. McCarthy opened the week with a 16-point, 10-rebound double-double in a win over Lasell College on Thursday, before putting up 14 points in a win over Connecticut College on Saturday. McCarthy currently ranks second on the Lancers with 13.1 points per game.


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D3 Hoops: Wednesday Night Conference Tournament Scoreboard

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By NoontimeSports.com 

Four New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament games took place this evening and below are this evening’s outcomes.

Men’s Basketball: No. 4 WPI 95, No. 5 Wheaton 76: Aaron Todd netted 15 of his 21 points in the second half as the Engineers defeated the Lyons in Worcester to secure a spot in this weekend’s semifinals. WPI’s Jake Wisniewski concluded the game with 17 points – he netted 14 points in the first half – while Wheaton’s Ryan Fogarty matched Todd with a team-high 21 points.

Women’s Basketball: No. 2 WPI 72, No. 7 Coast Guard Academy 42: Meg Donovan came off the bench and netted a team-high 14 points, while Maura Buckley and Stasha Greenalch combine for 21 points – both student-athletes each netted double-figures – as the Engineers defeated the Bears of Coast Guard in Worcester. Coast Guard’s Micaela Martinelli netted a game-high 19 points, including five trifectas.

Women’s Basketball: No. 3 Babson 85, No. 6 Emerson 57: Katherine Tamulionis was one of three Babson players to net double figures – she concluded the game with 19 points – as the Beavers defeated the Lions in Babson Park. Quinn Madden paced Emerson with a team-high 12 points.

Women’s Basketball: No. 5 MIT 66, No. 4 Springfield 55: Dolly Yuan netted a season-best 26 points to lead the Engineers past the Pride in Springfield. MIT secured the lead for good by racing out to a 20-11 advantage after one quarter before securing a 36-27 lead at the break. Springfield’s Alex Goslin concluded the game with a team-high 15 points.