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

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WORCESTER  Another busy week of Worcester area basketball has been recorded, which means its time to unveil our fourth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’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 Women’sPlayer of the Week: Adrianna Dowdy (Becker College | Sr. | East Haven, Conn.): Dowdy was absolutely dominant this past week, averaging 25.5 points per game with 13.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals and 2.5 assists. The senior team captain exploded for 26 points and 18 rebounds in Becker’s 48-45 victory on Saturday at Elms College. This came after her 25 & 8 performance against New England College earlier in the week, a narrow 63-58 loss to the Pioneers. Dowdy currently leads the NECC in shooting percentage and is ranked third in rebounds.

Korbey HS WACBA Women’s Rookie of the Week: Calli Korbey (Worcester State | Fr. | Hopkinton, Mass.):Korbey enjoyed her best week with the Lancers, netting 23 points in two games, including a game-high 18 points in her team’s 66-58 win last Saturday over Keene State. Against the Owls, she netted a season-high four triples, while finishing the contest with six rebounds, four assists and one steal. Prior to her stellar performance against Keene State, she netted five points on 2 of 4 shooting, while adding a trio of defensive caroms in a 61-46 setback to Connecticut College.

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Catherine Coppinger (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Coppinger averaged a double-double of 12.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per contests as well as four steals and 4.5 assists in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. She netted a double-double of 21 points and 15 boards to go along with four assists, five steals and one block in an 87-62 triumph against Elms on Tuesdays before adding four points, 14 rebounds, five assists, three steals and one block in a 73-54 victory over Lasell on Saturday.

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis posted two double-doubles in a pair of contests last week against Vermont and UMass Lowell. She recorded a double-double of 23 points and 11 rebounds against the Catamounts before tallying 18 points and 17 rebounds against the River Hawks. Manis has now registered six double-doubles this season.

Kate Surprenant (Worcester State | Sr.|Pelham, N.H.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, the senior guard averaged 17 points, 6.5 rebounds, two assists and 1.5 steals. She started the week by netting 14 points, including eight freebies, in her team’s 61-46 setback to Connecticut College before exploding for a season-high 20 points on 6 of 11 shooting, including 2 of 6 from beyond the arc in her team’s sixth win of the season over Keene State. In addition to netting 20 points against the Owls, Surprenant recorded seven rebounds, three assists and three steals.

WACBA Milestone/Highlight: Congratulations to the former Holy Cross assistant women’s basketball coach Melissa Hodgdon, who recently became the all-time winningest coach at Wheaton College last week when the Lyons defeated WPI in their New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) opener. The win over the Engineers provided the tenured bench boss with her 208th win win the Blue and White.

Hodgdon, who has been coaching at Wheaton since 2003, helped Holy Cross capture a trio of Patriot League crowns, while leading the Crusaders to three NCAA Division I Tournaments (2000, 2001 & 2003). She also helped the Crusaders make an appearance in the 2002 National Invitation Tournament (NIT), as well. 


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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Three (Nov. 27th)

WACBABy WACBA Hoops | @WACBAHoops 

WORCESTER  Another busy week of Worcester area basketball has been recorded, which means its time to unveil our third Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’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 Women’sPlayer of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis continued her impressive start to the season by posting back-to-back double-doubles for the Crusaders in a pair of wins last week. Against the University of Rhode Island, she had 17 points and 15 rebounds, including seven offensive boards. She followed that impressive showing a few days later with 16 points and 12 rebounds against the University at Albany. Manos has now posted four double-doubles in her first five games this year, along with a double-digit point total in all five contests, too.

LaBarbera WACBA WEB NS WACBA Women’s Rookie of the Week: Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | Fr. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera’s stellar rookie campaign continued as she guided the Crusaders to a 2-0 week. Against the University of Rhode Island, she recorded 12 points – all in the second half – and four assists to guide Holy Cross in a come-from-behind victory. Against the University at Albany on Sunday, she chipped in 11 points, including three 3-pointers, along with a career and season-best seven rebounds. LaBarbera has now recorded double-digits in four of five games this year.

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Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College |Sr. |Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 62.1% from the floor, 66.7% from three and 64.3% from the foul line last week. In Assumption’s close loss against eighth-ranked Bentley University, O’Donnell led the team with 32 points, her second 30-point performance this year, along with three rebounds and one assist. In the Hounds’ victory over Georgian Court, O’Donnell contributed 15 points, five assists, and six rebounds in just 18 minutes of action.

Hannah Favaloro (Clark Univ.| Soph.| Douglas, Mass.): In her team’s lone outing last week against Anna Maria College, the second year forward posted a double-double of 17 points and 15 rebounds, while adding four steals, one assist and one block.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi netted a double-double of 25 points and ten rebounds to go along with two assists and five steals in a 67-63 setback to Curry College last Tuesday evening in the Falcons’ lone contest of the week.

Kate Surprenant (Worcester State | Sr. | Pelham, N.H.): Surprenant averaged 14.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and three assists in a pair of wins last week for the Lancers. The New Hampshire native started the week 12 points, four rebounds and four assists in a 66-54 win over Western New England before netting a season-high 17 points on 7 of 10 shooting, including 2 of 4 from beyond the arc in a 55-36 win over Wellesley College. In addition to 17 points against the Blue, Surprenant also recorded three rebounds and three steals.

Spencer Vinson (WPI | Jr. | Los Angeles, Calif.): Vinson came off the bench to score 11 points and haul in a career-high 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s home win over Nichols College. The junior currently leads the 4-1 Crimson and Gray in scoring (11.8 points per game), rebounding (8.8 rebounds per game) and blocks (4), while checking-in second in steals (5).


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Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 13)

Becker's Samuel Durodola recorded his 10th double-double of the season this past week. (Photo Credit: Becker College Athletics)
Becker’s Samuel Durodola recorded his 10th double-double of the season this past week. (Photo Credit: Becker College Athletics)

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WORCESTER, Mass. – Another week of college basketball has concluded so now 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 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He was one assist shy of a triple-double in Tuesday’s win against Rivier, as he finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. On Saturday, he scored a season-best 32 points to go with five boards in the AMCATS’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Maine). On the week, Bradanese shot 50% overall (18-36), 40.9% from three-point range (9-22) and 87.5% from the free-throw line (14-16).

Samuel Durodola (Soph.) Becker (Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola led the Hawks to a 3-0 record this week. Durodola averaged 23.3 points and 10.7 boards per game. Samuel started his week with his tenth double-double of the season after an 18 point and 13 rebound showing against Wheelock. Durodola then helped the Hawks earn a double overtime victory over Daniel Webster with 26 points and ten rebounds. Durodola capped off his week with 26 points and nine boards in a 91-85 win over Mitchell.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Fr.) Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged a team-leading 24.5 points per game as the Bison ran their win streak to 14 games heading into the conference playoffs this week. After scoring 17 points in a road win at Gordon on Tuesday, he dropped in 32 points on 9-of-14 shooting in a win over Eastern Nazarene on Saturday. He canned 8-of-10 from downtown against the Lions, which is one shy of the program-record of nine. For the week, Echevarria also sank 15 -of-16 from the line (94 percent) and finished the week 10-of-17 from 3-point land (59 percent). His 18.6 ppg scoring average is third in the conference.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kate Surprenant (Fr.) Worcester State (Pelham, N.H.): Surprenant averaged eight points; two assists and one steal in a 0-2 week for the Lancers. She netted eight points at 44.4 percent in the loss to Framingham State. She then scored eight again in the setback to Westfield, going 50 percent from the field.

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Kareem Davis (Fr.) Becker (Lowell, Mass.): Davis helped lead the Hawks to a perfect 3-0 record this past week in NECC action. Davis averaged 18 points and 3.7 assists per game. He averaged 47.8 percent from beyond the arc for the week, too. Davis began his week with 11 points and six assists in a win over Wheelock before leading all scorers with 31 points in a double-overtime victory against Daniel Webster on Thursday. Davis finished his week with 12 points and three assists in the Hawks season finale victory over Mitchell College.

Bilal Shakir (Jr.) Worcester State (Worcester, Mass.): Shakir averaged 19.5 points, four rebounds and 3.5 assists in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Shakir netted a game-high 24 points in the loss to Framingham State, going 12-for-13 (92.3%) from the free-throw line. Shakir then scored 15 points in the win over Westfield State on Saturday, making four three’s and grabbing six boards and five assists.

Alex Santos (Fr.) Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 12.5 points, four assists and two rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Santos scored 15 points in the setback to Framingham State, and then netted 10 in the win over Westfield State.

Clyde Niba (Sr.) WPI (Atlanta, GA): Niba shot a blistering 61.5% from the floor while averaging 19 points and eight rebounds as the Engineers won both of their contests last week. On Wednesday the senior notched his second double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead WPI past visiting Wheaton 70-55.  Niba wrapped up his week by scoring all 14 of his points in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting from the field in a decisive 88-60 road victory at Clark.

 Jamani Spencer (Fr.) WPI (Closter, N.J.): Spencer reached double figures in scoring twice last week as WPI wrapped up the regular season with two victories.  The freshman poured in 12 points in a 70-55 triumph over Wheaton before registering 11 points in a 88-60 road win at Clark.  Spencer also doled out seven assists and totaled five steals in the two contests.

Ama Biney (Soph.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Amassed 24 points, 12 rebounds and four steal during a 1-1 week for the Crimson and Gray.