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: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 11)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With yet another week of college basketball in Worcester in the books, it is time to dish this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Irving Eggleston (Nichols, Jr./East Lyme, Conn.): Eggleston averaged 25.0 ppg on 58 percent shooting as the Bison extended their conference-record start to 14-0. After scoring 21 points in a win at Curry on Tuesday, Eggleston dropped in a career-high 33 points in a win over defending conference champion Gordon on Thursday. Two days later, he scored 21 points in 25 minutes of action in a win over Western New England. He also made 13-of-14 from the line (93 percent) and 6-of-11 from behind the arc (55 percent). Eggleston also averaged 3.7 steals and 2.7 assists.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr./Ridgewood, N.J.): Scott had an excellent week for Holy Cross as she averaged 27.5 points and 12.5 rebounds per game to help the Crusaders pick up two wins over Colgate and Bucknell. In the win at Colgate, she posted game-highs of 31 points, 17 rebounds and five assists. She connected on 10-of-19 from the field and hauled in a career-high 17 rebounds. Scott tied a career-high with 31 points scored and recorded her 10th double-double of the season and 29th of her career. Shee also scored her 1000th career point in the win over the Raiders. On Saturday against Bucknell she scored a game-high 24 points and hauled in a team-best eight rebounds, which helped the Crusaders earn the win. Scott canned 3-of-5 from behind the arc during the week (60.0%), and drained 16-of-21 from the free-throw line (76.2%). She currently ranks second in the Patriot League in both points per game (17.7) and rebounds per game (9.7). Scott also became the 31st Holy Cross women’s basketball player to score 1,000 career points and the 12th Crusader to cross the milestone during or before their junior year.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Nani Perez (Worcester State, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Perez averaged 5.5 points, 7.5 assists, 6.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals in a 1-1 week which included nine points, nine rebounds and five swipes in a 54-51 setback against Salem State and 10 assists and six steals in a 50-41 triumph against MCLA.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Biney drained 9-of-15 shots from field as the Crimson and Gray went 1-1 last week in conference play. The freshman posted identical totals of 13 points and six rebounds in both contests (at Clark and vs. Smith) while totaling four assists and two steals for the 14-7 Engineers.

Honor Roll:

Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr./Holbrook, N.Y.): Doherty had another solid week in helping the Crusaders earn two wins over Colgate and Bucknell. In the Crusaders’ win over the Raiders, she posted 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting, to go with three assists and two steals. Against Bucknell, she dished out five assists – a career-best – along with three rebounds and two steals. Doherty ranks fourth on the team with 6.3 points per game and is second with 2.2 assists per contest. In Patriot League games, Doherty is averaging 6.8 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross, Sr./Laytonsville, Md.): Miller led the team with 19 points, eight rebounds, two assists and two blocks against American. He scored 12 points in the victory over Colgate. He totaled 12 points, eight rebounds, four blocks and two assists at Bucknell. Miller Hit 50.0 percent of his shots, 40.0 percent of his three-pointers and 86.7 percent of his free throws on the week.

Caitlin Ackerman (Assumption, Sr./Nashua, N.H.):
 In a 1-1 week for the Hounds, Ackerman averaged 18.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and four steals while shooting 57.7 percent from the field. Highlighting her week was a 21-point, eight-rebound, eight-steal outing at Bentley as the Hounds swept the Falcons for the first time since the 2007-2008 season.

Terrance Bobb-Jones (Assumption, Jr./Wilmington, Del.):
Bobb-Jones averaged 16.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, two assists and two blocks in a pair of games last week. Highlighting his week was a 20-point effort at home vs. Franklin Pierce, along with a 13-point, 10-rebound double-double at Bentley.

Laura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr./Ashby, Mass.): Cote averaged 14 points over three games for Fitchburg State last week. In the Falcons setback to Framingham State, the senior guard scored a game-high 21 points along with 11 rebounds for a double-double, while going 50% (6-12) from the field. Over the three game span, Cote also averaged 6.3 rebounds per game and 4.3 steals per game.

Anthony Muccioli (Fitchburg State, Jr./Nashua, N.H.): Muccioli averaged 15.5 points per game for Fitchburg State over three games last week. The junior guard had a season-high 27 points in the Falcons’ 81-69 victory over Salem State on Thursday. In the win, Muccioli went 8-13 (62%) from the field, while shooting 75% (3-4) from beyond the arc. Over the three games the Nashua native averaged a 56% (14-25) field goal percentage and shot 54% (6-11) from the perimeter.

David Mercier (Clark, Soph./Milford, Mass.): Mercier averaged 17.0 points and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 12-for-18 from the field (66.7 percent) in a 1-1 week for the Cougars who got a much needed win on Saturday courtesy of Mercier’s career afternoon. First, in a tight 67-66 loss at Coast Guard on Wednesday, Mercier finished with seven points, six rebounds and five assists. Then in the win over Emerson, he pumped in a career-high 27 points on an extremely efficient 9-for-14 shooting, including a 3-for-6 effort from behind the arc. In addition to his scoring outburst, Mercier hauled in six boards and rejected a pair of shots.

Nick DaPrato (Clark, Gr./Marshfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week, DaPrato averaged 21 points on 47 percent shooting as the Cougars dropped a heartbreaker to Coast Guard, 67-66, and then pushed past Emerson, 79-70. In the loss to CGA, he finished with 23 points on 8-for-16 shooting while going 7-for-11 from behind the arc. Then in their huge win over the Lions, DaPrato scored 19 points, going 6-for-14 from the field. In the two games he shot 8-for-15 from three-point land and went 6-for-7 from the charity stripe.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, Soph./Arlington, Mass.): Averaged 10.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 4.0 blocks in an 0-2 week for Worcester State which included 14 points, nine rebounds and a trio of blocks in a 54-49 setback against Salem State and seven points, eight boards and five rejections in a 55-54 loss against MCLA. Connected for .476 from the field (10-21) and established a new program standard for blocks in a single season as he now has 66 to his credit.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr./Millbury, Mass.): Averaged 11.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 10 points and nine boards in a 50-41 victory over MCLA and a team-high 13 points in a 54-51 setback against Salem State.

Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, Mass.): Longwell shot over 60% on the week, averaging 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds as WPI split a pair of contests.  The senior notched his fourth double-double of the season when he amassed 21 points and 10 boards in a 81-73 overtime victory at Emerson.  Longwell added 22 points in a 59-55 loss to Babson in a matchup of nationally-ranked squads.

Obi Obiora (WPI, Fr./Boston, Mass.): Obiora registered 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Engineers.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Week 10 Honor Roll

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With yet another week of college basketball in Worcester in the books, it is time to dish this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr./Annandale, Va.): 
In a 1-1 week, Ziegler averaged 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds to go along with 1.5 assists and steals per game, as well as shooting 48.5 percent from the field. Highlighting his week was a career-high 25 points vs. Southern Connecticut on Saturday.

Patrick Bradanese (Anna Maria, Jr./ Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 23.0 points per game in a 2-0 week for the AMCATS. He scored a team-best 24 points and hit five three-pointers in Anna Maria’s come-from-behind 77-74 win against Johnson & Wales before adding 22 points on a 69.2 percent effort from the floor in the AMCATS’ 105-104 overtime win against St. Joseph’s. On the week, Bradanese hit 18-of-30 (60.0 percent) from the floor, including a 7-for-14 (50 percent) effort from three-point range. He also averaged 5.0 assists per game.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Youssef Fodaile (Anna Maria, Fr./ Worcester, Mass.): Fodaile was one of six AMCATS to reach double-figures in Anna Maria’s 105-104 overtime win against St. Joseph’s on Saturday, scoring 19 points off the bench on a 60 percent effort (six-for-10) from the floor. He also hit four crucial free throws late in the second half. On the week, Fodalie averaged 10.5 points and 4.5 rebounds per game and posted a 53.8 percent effort from the floor.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr./Ridgewood, N.J.): Scott had another solid week for the Crusaders, as she averaged 19.0 points, 8.5 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game. Against Loyola, she totaled seven points and a team-high nine rebounds. In the win over first-place American on Saturday, Scott scored a career-high 31 points on 12-of-20 shooting to go along with eight rebounds and four steals. She also connected on a career-high three trifectas versus the Eagles. Scott ranks fourth in the Patriot League in points per game (16.8) and second in rebounding (9.4) and is 25 points shy of 1,000 for her career.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Nani Perez (Worcester State, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Dealt a season-best 10 assists while finishing with seven points, two boards and one swipe in a 64-52 victory over Framingham State.

Honor Roll:

Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr./Holbrook, N.Y.): Doherty averaged 7.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game last week. Against Loyola, she posted team-highs of 13 points and four assists. Doherty also went 3-of-7 from behind the arc versus the Greyhounds. In the win over American, she totaled two points, two rebounds and two assists. Doherty ranks fourth on the team with 6.3 points per game.

Caitlin Ackerman (Assumption, Sr./ Nashua, N.H.): 
Ackerman averaged 13.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in two games last week while shooting 48 percent from the

Katie Pryor (Anna Maria, Sr. / Whitinsville, Mass.): Pryor tallied 22 points in the AMCATS’ 70-50 win against Mount Ida on Saturday. In 33 minutes of action, she hit seven-of-11 from the floor, including an impressive six-for-eight from three-point range. She also dished out an assist and tallied two steals in the win.

Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, MA): Longwell averaged 18 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two steals as the No. 6 Engineers split a pair of contests for the Engineers last week.  The senior is now 12th on the all-time scoring list with 1,288 career points.

Dani Davis (WPI, Sr./ East Granby, CT): Davis paced the Crimson and Gray with a team-best 11 points as WPI downed NEWMAC tri-leader Springfield 56-55 in overtime on Saturday.  The senior canned two free throws with 12.7 seconds remaining in overtime to give the Engineers the lead for good.

Obi Obiora (WPI, Fr./Boston, MA): Obiora continued his strong play by totaling 17 points and seven rebounds in a 1-1 week for WPI.  The freshman connected on eight of 10 field goal attempts on the week.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, MA): Biney amassed 10 points as WPI defeated Springfield 56-56 in overtime in its only contest of the week.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, So. /Arlington, Mass.): Brooks finished with nine points, nine caroms and a duo of blocks while shooting .500 (4-8) from the field in a 41-37 victory over Framingham State.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr./Millbury, Mass.): Frankian tallied 15 points with a trio of three-pointers and eight rebounds in a 64-52 triumph over Framingham State. She entered the weekend ranked third in Division III in three-point percentage (.495-47-95).

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week Nine)

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in Worcester in the books, it is now time to unveil this week’s – the ninth week – Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, MA): Longewell averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as the eighth-ranked Engineers won a pair of contests last week. The senior erupted for a game-best 24 points, 12 rebounds and career-high 10 assists without a turnover in WPI’s 92-68 victory Saturday versus Wheaton. Saturday’s performance – his first triple-double in a Crimson and Gray uniform – was the first by an Engineer player since Scott Misiaszek accomplished the feat a decade ago. Longwell, who had a first half for the ages against the Lyons with 22 points and eight assists, also tossed in 11 points and added five rebounds and three assists during Wednesday’s 63-42 triumph over Clark.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, Soph./Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged 13.0 points, 14.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included 11 points, 14 boards and a school record tying 8 blocks in a 79-72 victory over Fitchburg State to go with 15 points, 15 caroms and a 3 rejections in a 68-62 setback against Westfield State. Also connected on .667 percent of his field goal attempts (12-18).

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Obi Obiora (WPI, Fr./Boston, Mass.): Obiora shot a blistering 71.4% from the floor while totaling 11 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in wins against Clark and Wheaton.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr./Ridgewood, N.J.): Scott had another solid week in helping the Crusaders earn two Patriot League wins over Lafayette and Navy. Against Lafayette on Wednesday, she posted her ninth double-double of the season and the 28th of her career with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Scott also recorded a season-best six assists versus the Leopards, too. In the win over Navy, she tallied a game-high 16 points to go along with seven boards and four assists. Scott ranks fourth in the Patriot League with 16.5 points per game, while she stands second in the conference with 9.5 rebounds per contest … she is 63 points shy of 1,000 in her career, as she has scored 937 collegiate points.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr./Worcester Mass.): Warburton averaged a double-double of 16.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game in two outings this week. She tallied a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds on Monday at Johnson & Wales, and added 13 points and 15 rebounds on Sunday against Suffolk. Warburton averaged a 55.6 field goal percentage on the week, sparked by a 4-for-5 effort (80 percent) on Sunday. The double-doubles were the 10th and 11th of the season for Warburton.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr./Holbrook, N.Y.): Doherty played a pivotal role in helping Holy Cross pick up two wins over Lafayette and Navy. In the win over Lafayette, she scored a career- and game-high 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting, while canning 3-of-4 from behind the arc. On Saturday against Navy, Doherty totaled seven points, four rebounds and a pair of steals. Doherty is averaging 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game this season, while shooting at a 36.8 percent clip from the floor and a 34.3 percent clip from behind the arc. Her three-point percentage ranks eighth in the Patriot League. In Patriot League games, Doherty is averaging 6.8 points per game.

Honor Roll:

Malachi Alexander (Holy Cross, Soph./Bowie, Md.): Alexander led Holy Cross in scoring in both of its victories last week. The sophomore recorded 17 points and four rebounds in their win over Lafayette. He added 17 points and three rebounds in the victory over Navy. Overall, he connected on 52.9 percent of his field goal attempts and 82.4 percent of his free throws on the week.

Mitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr./Fremont, Neb.): Hahn posted six points and four rebounds in the victory over Lafayette. The freshman converted a three-point play with 50.3 seconds remaining against Lafayette, which gave Holy Cross a 72-71 lead. He added eight points, three rebounds and a career-high eight assists in the win over Navy.

Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr./ Annandale, Va.): In the team’s lone game last week, Ziegler finished with a team-leading 21 points to go along with eight rebounds and 8-for-13 shooting from the field in a road loss at first-place AIC.

Quantez Franklin (Anna Maria, Sr./ South Yarmouth, Mass.): Quantez Franklin, Anna Maria (Sr., G, South Yarmouth, Mass.) – Franklin averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists and shot 73.7 percent (14-19 FG) in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He hit 8-of-11 attempts in a 93-82 win against Lasell before going 6-for-8 in a 78-63 win against Rivier.

Laura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr./Ashby, Mass.): Cote averaged 12.7 points over three games for Fitchburg State last week, while contributing with 12 steals, seven assists, and 13 rebounds. In the Terriers victory over Worcester State the senior guard chipped in 22 points and a season-high eight points.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr./ Millbury, Mass.): Frankian averaged 17.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in an 0-2 week for Worcester State, including 18 points and nine rebounds in a 67-65 overtime loss against Westfield State, and 16 points with four caroms in a 73-67 loss to Fitchburg State.

Dani Davis (WPI, Sr./East Granby, Conn.): Davis led all scorers with 19 points and grabbed five rebounds as WPI went on the road and registered a key 62-49 victory against MIT.  The senior also posted a team-best 14 points to go along with six rebounds earlier in the week in a tough 58-57 road loss at Coast Guard.  Davis is the Engineers leading scorer this season with 12.7 points per game and is second in rebounding with 4.8 boards per game,

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Biney averaged 10 points and seven rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Engineers.  The freshman connected on 5-of-9 shots for the floor and registered 11 points and eight rebounds in a 62-49 triumph at MIT after amassing nine points and six rebounds in a narrow one point loss at Coast Guard.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week Eight)

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is now time to reveal this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the WeekGustave Koumare (Nichols, Jr.): Koumare sparked the Bison to a pair of wins this week, keeping the Bison unbeaten in conference play (8-0). He poured in a career-high 28 points in a win over Endicott on Thursday, scoring nine unanswered points on three 3-pointers in the second half. He finished the contest shooting 50 percent both from the floor (10-of-20) and three-point land (6-of-12) while recording five assists and four steals. Two days later, Koumare filled the stat sheet with 11 points, seven rebounds, five steals, and three assists in a road win at Wentworth.

Men’s Rookie of the WeekMitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr.): Hahn led the Crusaders in scoring in an 0-2 week, including an outstanding game against Army. The forward dropped 18 points to go with career highs of seven rebounds, five blocks and three assists in the OT setback to the Black Knights. With 2:59 left in regulation, Hahn canned a pair of free throws to give Holy Cross a 59-56 lead. He later hit a 3-pointer with 25.3 seconds remaining in overtime to pull the Crusaders within one. On Saturday, he paced the club with 12 points at Lehigh.

Women’s Player of the WeekKelly Conley (Assumpton, Jr.): In a 1-1 week, Conley averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, one assist and one steal while shooting 52.6 percent from the field and connected on 16-of-21 free throws. Highlighting her week was a career-high 35-point effort, the third-highest single-game scoring total in Assumption history.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekAma Biney (WPI, Fr.): Biney shot a sizzling 67.9% from the field to help WPI to a pair of victories in a three-game week.  The freshman guard began her week by draining 6-of-7 shots from the floor and registering 14 points in a home victory over Mount Holyoke.  After stuffing the stat sheets with 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals and a block in a loss at Babson, Biney led all scorers with 15 points and pitched in with three steals as the Engineers improved to 3-0 at home in 2015 with a win against city rival Clark.

Honor Roll:

Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr.): Doherty started in both games last week and played well for the Crusaders. On Wednesday at Army she totaled two points, four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals. Later in the week versus Lehigh, Doherty tallied eight points, six rebounds and a career-best four steals. Doherty ranks 11th in the Patriot League and second on Holy Cross with a 32.2 three-point field goal percentage this season (19-59). Through 19 games, she is averaging 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest and is tied for third on the team with 16 steals this season.

Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr.): Ziegler averaged 18 points, four rebounds and one assist while shooting 59.1 percent from the field (13-for-22). He also connected on 10 of 11 free throw attempts.

Kamali Bey (Assumption, So.): In a 1-1 week, Bey averaged 17 points, 2.5 rebounds and one steal per game while shooting 59.1 percent from the field and hitting 7-of-9 free throws.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr.): Warburton averaged a double-double of 12.5 points and 15.0 rebounds in a two-game win for Anna Maria. Warburton tallied 14 points and 22 rebounds in Monday’s win against Pine Manor, and added 11 points and eight rebounds against St. Joseph’s on Saturday. She also added 12 steals and nine assists on the week.

Patrick Bradanese (Anna Maria, Jr.): Bradanese was the AMCATS’ leading scorers in both games in a 2-0 week, scoring 17 points against Mount Ida and 23 points against St. Joseph’s. The junior guard shot 51.9 percent from the floor, including a 53.8 percent effort (7-13) from three-point range. On the week, Bradanese averaged 20 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, So.): Brooks averaged 18 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in an 0-2 week for Worcester State with a .667 effort from the field (18-27) which included 22 points, 14 boards and two rejections in a 71-65 setback to Bridgewater State and 14 points and 11 caroms in a 62-54 loss against Salem State.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr.): Frankian averaged 12.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-2 week for Worcester State including 11 points, five boards and two helpers in a 63-48 win over Salem State and 16 points in a 70-48 setback to Bridgewater State . Connected for.519 percent from the floor (13-25) and .462 percent from long-range (6-13).

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI, Sr.): Mastascusa shot a blistering 61.9% from the floor while leading the Engineers to a 2-0 week.  On Wednesday the senior posted teams-bests of 16 points, six rebounds and two blocks as WPI defeated host Babson 67-57 in a matchup of nationally-ranked squads. Mastascusa followed that performance up by canning 6-of-8 shots from the floor en route to notching a game-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds in the Crimson and Gray’s 73-58 triumph over Emerson at Harrington Auditorium.

Obi Obiora (WPI, Fr.): Obiora poured in 12 points and six rebounds in WPI’s 73-58 victory over Emerson on Saturday.  Earlier in the week the freshman pitched in with six points as the 13th ranked Engineers went on the road and defeated No. 15 Babson 67-57.  For the week Obiora connected on 58.3% of his shots from the field.