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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Two (Tuesday, Nov. 28th)

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WORCESTER  With the second week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil the initial Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll for the 2017-18 season, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


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Player of the Week: Samuel Durodola (Becker College | Sr. | Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola demonstrated his inside dominance this past week in strong performances against both 7th ranked Babson and Western New England. First, against the Beavers, Durodola posted 22 points with nine rebounds with two blocks. Then, in a 72-68 win over Western New England, the senior posted 23 points and eight rebounds. For the week, Durodola shot 46.7 percent from the floor. As of press time, Durodola ranks second in the NECC in scoring at 21.3 points per game through four games.


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Rookie of the Week: Matthew Kelly (Assumption | Fr. | North Potomac, Md.)Kelly averaged 15.0 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in a 1-1 week. The freshman led the Hounds to a 79-70 victory with a career-high 21 points, including 13 in the second half while missing just a single shot as Assumption outscored Molloy by 12 in the period. He also dished off four assists in the game. In Kelly’s first action of the week he scored nine points with three steals and two assists in a loss to Bentley.


Honorable Mentions

Karl Charles (Holy Cross | Jr. | Roselle, N.J.): Totaled 17 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals in the Fairleigh Dickinson game. Charles led the team with 16 points and two assists against Albany. He connected on 50.0 percent of his three-pointers and 80.0 percent of his free throws on the week.

Cal Howes (Worcester State | Soph. | Maynard, Mass.): The sophomore guard recorded 19 points in the Lancers’ 88-72 setback to WPI on Tuesday. He also collected three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Noontime Sports (and NoontimeSports.com) will once again be the home to WACBA this winter, and will post the weekly awards every Tuesday morning. Selections will also be published in the Telegram & Gazette each Wednesday as part of Jen Toland’s Campus Notes. Make sure to keep up with WACBA (@WACBAHoops) for up-to-date news, notes, scores and more, while also following Noontime Sports on Facebook and Twitter (@NoontimeSports and @MattNoonan11). 

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 10)

Molly Hourigan was tabbed WACBA Women's Player of the Week after netting a career-high 18 points in her team's win over Navy. (Photo Credit: Holy Cross Athletics)

Molly Hourigan was tabbed WACBA Women’s Player of the Week after netting a career-high 18 points in her team’s win over Navy. (Photo Credit: Holy Cross Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: Bilal Shakir (Jr.) Worcester State (Worcester, Mass.): Shakir averaged 29.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals and 1.5 assists in a 2-0 week for the Lancers. Shakir swished a three-pointer from two steps inside half court as time expired, vaulting Worcester State past Westfield State, 89-88, in MASCAC action last Wednesday evening. Not only did he win the game for the Lancers, but he also scored a career-high 34 points against the Owls. He went 12-for-21 (57.1%) from the field, 5-for-12 (41.6%) from beyond the arc, and a perfect 5-for-5 (100%) from the free throw line. In Worcester State’s 104-96 overtime win over MCLA on Saturday, Shakir netted 25 points and went 9-for-10 from the free throw line to help edge the Lancers over the Trailblazers.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Alex Santos (Fr.) Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 26.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in a 2-0 week for Worcester State. Santos scored 23 points in the 89-88 victory over Westfield State, draining a huge 3-pointer with 21 seconds remaining to keep the Lancers tied up with Westfield. Santos then scored a team-high 30 points in a 104-94 overtime win against MCLA, connecting at the free throw line going 15-for-21 (71.4%).

Women’s Player of the Week: Molly Hourigan (Sr.) Holy Cross (Memphis, N.Y.): Hourigan had a great week both offensively and defensively for Holy Cross, as she averaged a double-double with 14.5 points and 10.0 rebounds per game … in the victory over American on Tuesday, Hourigan totaled 11 points, 10 rebounds, three blocks and a trio of steals in just under 40 minutes of action … at Navy on Saturday, she scored a career-high 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting to go with 10 boards, two steals and a pair of blocks.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Fr.) Clark (Hope Valley, R.I.): In what might be considered her best stretch of games in her early career, Ezemma averaged 15.5 points and 8.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field. In a 65-52 loss to Wheaton, Ezemma totaled a career-high 16 points, nine rebounds and three steals shooting a career-best 10-for-12 from the charity stripe. Then in the Scarlet and White’s 71-55 win over Wellesley on Saturday, Ezemma was at it again, finishing with 15 points, seven rebounds, three steals and two assists.

Honor Roll:

Malachi Alexander (Jr.) Holy Cross (Bowie, Md.): Totaled a career-high 26 points, eight rebounds, three assists and two blocked shots in the victory over Navy. Alexander converted a three-point play with 2:33 left in overtime against Navy to give the Crusaders the lead for good. He then made seven of eight free throws in the final minute to secure the win. Alexander also had 11 points, four rebounds and three steals against Loyola.

Karl Charles (Fr.) Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): Charles led the team with 17 points and eight rebounds in the Loyola game. He also added four points, three rebounds and a career-high seven assists in the victory over Navy.

Declan Soukup (Jr.) Assumption (Melbourne, Australia): In two games last week, Soukup led the team with 15 points per game as he shot 47.4 percent from the field, was 6-for-10 from three-point land and shot 85.7 percent from the free throw line. He also added three rebounds, three steals and two assists per game.

Jo Impellizeri (Jr.) Assumption (Seaford, N.Y.): In two games, Impellizeri nearly averaged a double-double with 12.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per contest to go along with two blocks, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game. She was 11-for-14 at the free throw line and shot 46.7 percent from the field.

Ciara McKissick (Fr.) Becker (Charlton, Mass.): McKissick was named the New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Rookie of the Week. She led the Hawks to a 1-2 week after averaging 17.3 points and ten rebounds per game. McKissick started her week with a 20 points and nine rebounds against Daniel Webster. She then gathered 13 boards and scored nine points in a loss to Wheelock. McKissick closed out the week with 23 points and eight rebounds in a 58-48 win over Newbury on Saturday.

Sam O’Gara (Soph.) Clark (Worcester, Mass.): O’Gara averaged 14.5 points, 6.0 assists and 2.0 steals as the Cougars went 1-1 during the week. In a 65-52 loss to Wheaton, O’Gara posted 11 points, four assists and four steals and then in the win over Wellesley she posted 18 points and a season-best eight assists.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Fr.) Worcester State (Waterford, Conn.): Berkel averaged 17.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists in a 0-2 week for the Lancers. She registered a double-double of 21 points and 12 rebounds in the 97-77 setback to Westfield State, and then scored 14 points and collected six rebounds in the 61-58 loss to MCLA on Saturday. Overall, Berkel shot 50 percent from the field and 81.3 percent from the free throw line.

Ian Converse (Jr.) WPI (Woodstock, Conn.): Converse had 14 of his career-high 21 points in the first half leading #13 WPI to a 78-58 win over Coast Guard in a NEWMAC game Wednesday evening.  The junior was 8 for 9 from the field and 5 of 6 from the foul line to lead the way as the Engineers helped head coach Chris Bartley became the Engineers all-time wins leader as he picked up the 291st win of his career passing the mark of 290 held by Ken Kaufman.

Priscilla Dunphy (Jr.) WPI (Barrington, R.I.): Dunphy tossed in a career-high 18 points as WPI equaled the best winning streak in school history with a 54-35 over MIT on Saturday evening. The junior canned 8-of-11 shots from the field, grabbed six rebounds and shared game-high honors with four assists as the Engineers equaled the 1982-83 squad for consecutive victories with 16. Earlier in the week, Dunphy totaled seven points and eight rebounds in a road win at Mount Holyoke.

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

Anna Maria's Patrick Bradanese netted a career and season-high 30 points in the AMCATs' win over Suffolk last Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Anna Maria’s Patrick Bradanese netted a career and season-high 30 points in the AMCATS’ win over Suffolk last Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Maria College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: Patrick Bradanese (Sr.) Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 24.5 points and 6.0 assists per game in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He scored a career-high 30 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor in the AMCATS win against Suffolk on Saturday. Earlier in this week, he scored 19 points and dished out seven assists in Anna Maria’s 87-78 win over Mount Ida. Overall, Bradanese saw a 42.9 percent success rate from the floor.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Karl Charles (Holy Cross) Fr. (Piscataway, N.J.): Charles had 20 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and two assists in the Crusaders’ victory over Army, for his first career double-double. He converted a three-point play with 1:46 left in the Army game to give Holy Cross the lead for good, and added two free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining to put the game away. Charles also scored seven points at Colgate, while making 83.3 percent of his free throws on the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Kelly Carey (Jr.) Assumption) (Long Beach, N.Y.): In a 1-0 week for the Hounds, Carey posted a team-high 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting from beyond the arc as the team defeated Pace for its second straight win. Carey also added one rebound and two assists in the win.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Britt Herring (Fr.) Worcester State (W. Brookfield, Mass.): Herring averaged 13.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in a 0-2 week for the Lancers. In the 65-50 setback to Bridgewater State, Herring was just two rebounds shy of a double-double, scoring 10 points and tallying eight boards (four offensively). She also had a game-high five blocks against the Bears. In the 78-51 loss to Framingham, Herring netted a team-high 17 points and 12 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. Overall this week, she shot 45 percent from the field.

Honor Roll:

Malachi Alexander (Holy Cross), Jr. (Bowie, Md.): Alexander finished with a season-high 20 points, six rebounds and three steals in the Crusaders’ victory over Army. He scored 14 of his points against the Black Knights in the second half, as Holy Cross rallied from an eight-point deficit to win. He also added seven points at Colgate, while making 55.6 percent of his field goal attempts on the week.

LK Metz (Fr.) Anna Maria (West Yarmouth, Mass.): Metz averaged 7.5 points per game in just 17.5 minutes per game off the bench in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He shot 3-for-4 in both games to shoot at 75.0 percent on the week. In addition, Metz added seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals over the two games.

Gustave Koumare (Sr.) Nichols (Harlem, N.Y.): Koumare led the Bison to a pair of wins last week to keep them on top of the conference. He opened the week with a 23-point, five rebound, four steal, four steal effort in a win over Salve Regina, then racked up 14 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in a win over Wentworth. For the week, he averaged 18.5 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 6-0 assists per game, and 3.0 steals per game.

Paul Brooks (Jr.) Worcester State (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged double-double figures of 15.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He registered a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds in the 69-66 setback to Bridgewater State, and then had another of 18 points and 12 rebounds in the 70-58 victory over Framingham State on Saturday. Overall this week, Brooks went 59.1 percent (13-22) from the field in 56 minutes of play.

Clyde Niba (Sr.), WPI (Atlanta, Ga.): Niba averaged 17 points as the Engineers improved to 15-2 overall with a pair of victories last week. The senior totaled 22 of his game-best 28 points in the first half of WPI’s 79-57 road win at Wheaton. Niba drained 11-of-18 shots from the floor, including a trio of 3-pointers.  Earlier in the week in a dramatic 67-66 win over Clark, he had tallied six points in limit action due to foul trouble but converted a key tradition 3-point play with less than three minutes to go before fouling out.

Ama Biney (Soph.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney amassed a team-best 12 points while adding six rebounds, three assists and three steals in a hard-earned 63-57 road win Saturday afternoon at Clark.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: Karl Charles (Fr.), Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): Led the team with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals in the victory over Colgate. Charles set new career highs for points, rebounds and blocks against Colgate, while tying his career high for assists. He added 12 points and three rebounds at Bucknell and hit 57.1 percent of his shots, 57.1 percent of his three-pointers and 86.7 percent of his free throws on the week.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Alex Santos (Fr.), Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Santos scored 12 points and tallied up five assists in the 77-61 victory over MCLA. He then netted a team-high 21 points in the 94-83 loss to Salem State. This week, Santos went a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line and shot 38.9% from behind the 3-point line.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ama Biney (Soph.), WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney continued her strong season by averaging 12.5 points and totaling 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a pair of blocks during a 2-0 week for the 13-1 Engineers. The sophomore posted game-bests of 14 points and eight rebounds as the Crimson and Gray defeated Wellesley 67-35. On Saturday, Biney paced WPI with 11 points and six rebounds as the Engineers rallied from a double-digit second half deficit to defeat visiting Wheaton 56-46. In the comeback the guard netted the game-tying basketball as WPI pushed its winning streak to 11 games.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Morgan O’Donnell (Fr.), Assumption (Easton, Mass): 
O’Donnell averaged 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals per game as she shot 66.7 percent from the field. Highlighting her week was a 21-point, seven-rebound effort vs. Le Moyne as she was 7-for-10 from the field in the game.

Honor Roll:

Molly Hourigan (Soph.), Holy Cross (Memphis, N.Y.): Hourigan had a strong week defensively for Holy Cross in helping the Crusaders go 1-1. She began the week with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting at Colgate to go along with seven rebounds and eight blocked shots – the eight blocks tied her career-high and are the third-most by a Crusader in Holy Cross single-game history. Against Bucknell on Saturday, Hourigan posted seven points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Tre Owens (Sr.), Assumption (Rota, Spain):
Owens averaged 17 points, three rebounds and one steal per game in a 1-1 week for the Hounds. He also shot 52 percent from the field 46.7 percent from three (7-for-15) and highlighted his week with a 21-point effort in a home win over Le Moyne.

Declan Soukup (Jr.), Assumption (Melbourne, Australia):
Soukup averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and three assists per game in a 1-1 week as he shot 56.3 percent from the field. He also shot 55.6 percent from three, was 8-for-9 at the free throw line and tallied 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field in a home win over Le Moyne.

Patrick Bradanese (Sr.), Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 21.7 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds in a 1-2 week for the AMCATS. He scored a week-high 26 points in the AMCATS’ 92-87 win against Emmanuel on Thursday before dishing out a season-best nine assists in a four-point loss at Lasell on Saturday. Bradanese shot 42.0 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the free-throw line this week.

Kwame Lee (Sr.), Fitchburg State (Brockton, Mass.): Registered a team-best 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field to go along with three rebounds, one steal and one block in an 88-67 win over Westfield State University on Wednesday evening.

Bilal Shakir (Jr.), Worcester State (Worcester, Mass.): Shakir averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.0 steals in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Shakir netted a game-high 21 points in the 77-61 win over MCLA on Wednesday. He then registered 14 points, five assists, four rebounds, and three steal in the 94-83 setback to Salem State on Saturday. Overall this week, Shakir shot 46.7 percent from the field and 37.5 from behind the 3-point arc.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Fr.), Worcester State (Waterford, Conn.): Berkel averaged 11.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks and assists in a 2-1 week for the Lancers. Berkel registered a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Suffolk on Monday. She then was one rebound shy of a double-double in Wednesday’s MASCAC opener against MCLA, netting 11 points and nine rebounds with the addition of three assists and two steals. In Saturday’s setback to Salem State, she recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds. Overall, Berkel shot 34.4 percent from the field and 66.7 from the line.

Ian Converse (Jr.), WPI (Woodstock, Conn.): Converse missed averaging a double-double by a single rebound as nationally-ranked WPI defeated Springfield and MIT during the opening week of NEWMAC play.  The junior netted a career-high-equaling 19 points and was one off his career-best rebounding total with 14, including eight offensive caroms in the Crimson and Gray’s 70-62 triumph Saturday over MIT.  Converse, who shot 58.8% for the week and added three assists and three steals in the wins, began the week by stuffing the stat sheet with six points and five rebounds in a 69-56 road win at Springfield.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With a few days of January basketball (and some end of December hoops, too) in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area Collegiate Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including the players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Jaleel Bell (Jr.), Fitchburg State (Dorchester, Mass.): Averaged 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. Totaled a game best 28 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in an 88-82 overtime win over Brandeis on Wednesday before adding 23 points, nine boards, one steal and four assists in an 82-74 victory against Western New England on Saturday.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Karl Charles (Fr.), Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): Totaled 15 points, six rebounds, a career-high five assists and two blocked shots in the victory over Boston University. Charles recorded a career-best 16 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists at Navy. He hit 56.3 percent of his field goals and 84.6 percent of his foul shots on the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ama Biney (Soph.), WPI (Worcester, MA/Holy Name): Biney averaged 14.3 points per game to help the Engineers continue their best start in program history with three victories over the holiday break. The sophomore guard helped the Engineers sweep their two contests in Florida by notching a career-high 21 points, to go along with a game-best six rebounds and three assists in the second game of the tournament with a 67-51 victory over Alvernia. Biney continued her strong play by leading all players with 17 points as WPI opened 2016 with a 59-46 road victory at Simmons.

Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Fr.), Holy Cross (Newton, Mass): Thomas-Waheed posted her two best games as a Crusader last week in helping Holy Cross begin the Patriot League slate with a 2-0 record. She averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per game, while shooting 46.9 percent from the field (15-32) and 57.1 percent from behind the arc (8-14). Against Boston University, she totaled 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting, to go along with six rebounds and a career-high five steals. Against Navy, Thomas-Waheed recorded a game- and career-high 21 points – including a personal-best 5-of-6 clip from behind the arc – to go along with three rebounds, three assists and a trio of steals.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kaitlyn Berkel (Fr.), Worcester State (Waterford, Conn.): Berkel led the Lancers in a 0-2 week at the Arizona Shootout in Phoenix. Berkel averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 55 percent from the field. Berkel tacked on a game-high four blocks against Eastern Connecticut, while also registering a double-double against the Warriors with 10 rebounds and 13 points.

Honor Roll:

Robert Champion (Jr.), Holy Cross (Charlotte, N.C.): Totaled 11 points, five assists, three steals and two rebounds in the victory over Boston University. Champion led the team with game highs of 20 points and seven rebounds at Navy. He hit 46.2 percent of his three-pointers and 83.3 percent of his free throws on the week.

Kamali Bey (Soph.), Assumption (Springfield, Mass.): In a 1-2 stretch, Bey averaged 18 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 62.9 percent from the field. He posted 19 points in each game of the East Region Classic vs. Holy Family and Philadelphia, followed by a 16-point performance vs. Merrimack.

Kelly Carey (Jr.), Assumption (Long Beach, N.Y.): In a 3-0 stretch for the No. 21 Hounds, Carey averaged 13 points, three rebounds and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 40 percent from three and a perfect 7-for-7 at the line. Highlighting her performance was a 16-point, six-rebound effort in a road win at Merrimack to keep the Hounds alone in first place.

Nicole Mareiro (Jr.), Anna Maria (Acushnet, Mass.): Mareiro had a career day for the AMCATS against Clark, hitting six three-pointers en route to a 22-point performance in Anna Maria’s 65-56 comeback win. She shot 46.7 percent from the floor in the victory. On the week, Mareiro averaged 15 points per game while tallying 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Patrick Bradanese (Sr.), Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese was the team’s best scorer on the week, dropping 15 points against Trinity and 23 points in a win against Pine Manor to average 19.0 points per game. He finished the week shooting 39.1 percent from the floor, alongside a 9-for-10 effort from the charity stripe.

Tyler Huffman (Sr.), Clark (West Hartford, Conn.): Huffman was huge for the Cougars as they snapped an eight game losing streak by winning both of their contests in the first-ever Clark Alumni Holiday Invitational. In the Cougars’ 99-94 double-overtime win over Wentworth, Huffman hit the game-tying three-pointer as time expired to force a second overtime and he scored nine of his 12 points after regulation. Then, in a 63-58 win over Roger Williams, Huffman recorded a game-high 19 points including going a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line as the Scarlet and White won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Luca McCormic (Fr.), Clark (Bradenton, Fla.): In a pair of wins at the first-ever Clark Holiday Invitational, McCormick was extremely efficient, scoring 17 points per game as the Cougars went 2-0. He pumped in 20 points in just 24 minutes in the Scarlet and White’s 99-94 double-overtime win over Wentworth. Then coming off the bench, he posted 14 points – all in the second half as Clark held on for a 63-58 win over Roger Williams. In the two contests, McCormick shot 61 percent from the field (11-for-18) and 80 percent from the charity stripe (8-for-10), while also averaging 4.5 rebounds per game.

Paul Brooks (Jr.), Worcester State (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged 13 points, 9.3 rebounds, and six blocks in a 3-0 week for the Lancers. Brooks registered a double-double in the 61-58 win over Roger Williams, and then was just one rebound shy of another in the 81-66 victory over Wentworth. Brooks met the Worcester State all-time record for blocks in a single game with eight on Saturday (vs. Gordon) – this is his second time matching this record. Brooks shot 59.4 percent from the field and was named to the 2015 Clark Alumni Holiday Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Alex Santos (Fr.), Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 16.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in a 3-0 week for the Lancers. Santos went a stunning 80% (4-5) from 3-point range in the 81-66 win over Wentworth on Wednesday, as Worcester State overall drained 13 3-pointers (one short of the school record). Overall this week, Santos shot 41.5% (17-41) from the field, and 42.3% (11-26) from 3-point range.

Clyde Niba (Sr.), WPI (Atlanta, Ga.): Niba averaged 13.5 points and nine rebounds as the Engineers closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule with a pair of tough road victories last week. The senior led all scorers with 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and added eight rebounds as WPI defeated 2015 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 participant Bates. Niba then grabbed a game-best 10 rebounds to go along with seven points as the nationally-ranked Crimson and Gray handed previously undefeated Eastern Nazarene its first loss 67-65 on a buzzer-beater.

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