D3 Basketball: Women’s Top 10 Poll (Monday, Jan. 13th, 2020)


By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

Tufts University remained the TOP team in our seventh New England D-III Women’s Basketball Top 10 after winning a trio of games last week, including their conference opener against Wesleyan University. The Jumbos will be on the road this week with contests at Hamilton College on Friday, January 17th and Amherst College on Saturday, January 18th.

The Mammoths of Amherst opened conference play with back-to-back wins over Middlebury College and Williams College to extend their current winning streaks to 10-games. Amherst is in action three times this week, including Tuesday, January 14th when they host Wesleyan.

Similar to Tufts, Bowdoin College enters the week riding an impressive 14-game winning streak, which will be put to the test three times this week against Maine-Presque Isle, Middlebury, and Williams.

WPI joined the poll this week following a few impressive regional wins over Westfield State, Williams, and Western New England. The Engineers will host Middlebury on Tuesday before hopping into conference play eight days later against Clark University.

And finally, Rhode Island College checked-in fifth overall after picking up their tenth-straight win this past weekend against Keene State. RIC visits ninth-ranked Eastern Connecticut on Wednesday for an important conference clash.

New England D-III Basketball Women’s Top 10 Week Seven Poll| Monday, January 13th, 2020

1. Tufts University 14-0, 1-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Bowdoin College  14-0, 2-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
3. Amherst College 13-1, 2-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
4. WPI  10-4, 0-0 NEWMAC Last Week: Not Ranked
5. Rhode Island College 13-1, 6-0 LEC Last Week: No. 8
6. Brandeis University 10-2, 0-1 UAA Last Week: No. 6 
7. Williams College 12-2, 1-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4
8. Smith College 13-1, 0-0 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 5
9. Eastern Connecticut 11-2, 5-0 LEC Last Week: No. 9
10. Western New Eng. 11-3, 4-1 CCC Last Week: No. 7

ON THE RISE: Babson College, Bates College, Emmanuel College, Middlebury College, Springfield College, Trinity College, UMass Boston, University of New England, and Wesleyan University,

Previous Polls: Preseason Poll |Week OneWeek TwoWeek Three|Week Four Week FiveWeek Six 


Mass. College Hoops: Thursday Afternoon Roundup

By Matt Noonan 

Despite some snow (or a lot of snow!) there were indeed a few basketball games that occurred this afternoon, and below are their outcomes and summaries.

Men’s Basketball

Boston University 70, Holy Cross 60: The Terriers picked up their first Patriot League win, thanks to Maurice Watson Jr., who led the Terriers with 12 points. Dom Morris and John Papale notched 12 points, respectively, while Cullen Hamilton led Holy Cross and all scorers with 16 points.

Eastern Nazarene 75, Maine-Presque Isle 56: Eric Lynch led the Lions with a game-best 21 points, which helped Eastern Nazarene earn their seventh win of the season.

Brandeis 81, Roger Williams 74: Derek Retos scored a team-high 19 points off the bench in 18 minutes, while Alex Stoyle notched 12 points as the Judges defeated the Hawks.

Women’s Basketball

Holy Cross 69, Boston University 59: Raquel Scott recorded her fifth double-double of the season with a career-best 24 points and 10 rebounds, which helped the Crusaders cruise to their first Patriot League victory. Meghan Green, who registered a double-double of 11 points and a game-high 12 caroms, led BU.

Eastern Nazarene 70, Maine-Presque Isle 61: Katy Teare posted her first double-double with career-highs of 24 points and 18 rebounds, which helped the Lions claim their fourth overall victory.

UMass Boston 60, Salve Regina 54: Kirsten Morrison scored a game-high 18 points off the bench, while Olivia Murphy netted 14 points and recorded seven boards, as the Beacons defeated the Seahawks and earned their eighth overall win.

Wheaton 72, Roger Williams 59: Kiley Shoemaker recorded a double-double of 22 points and 14 rebounds (11 defensive boards), while Abbie Brickley registered 24 points and seven caroms as the Lyons defeated the Hawks and improved to 10-0.

Emmanuel 68, Bridgewater State 62


* Wheaton College at Gordon College (MBB)

* Western Conn. at Western New England (MBB)

* Nichols College at Westfield State (MBB)

* Plymouth State at Wentworth (WBB)

* St. Joe’s (CT) at Westfield State (WBB)

Mass. College Hoops: Thursday Schedule Changes

By NoontimeSports.com

Due to weather, there have been changes for tomorrow’s men’s and women’s basketball game times. Below is an updated list of time changes.

We will make sure to update any changes that may be announced between now and tomorrow.

Men’s Basketball: 

* Holy Cross at BU, 1 p.m.

* Wheaton at Gordon, 1 p.m.

* Maine-Presque Isle at Eastern Nazarene, 2 p.m.

* Worcester State at Regis, CANCELLED

Women’s Basketball: 

* Maine-Presque Isle at Eastern Nazarene, 12 p.m.

* UMass Boston at Salve Regina, 1 p.m.

* BU at Holy Cross,  3 p.m.

* Roger Williams at Wheaton, 3 p.m.

* Curry at Coast Guard, CANCELLED

* Plymouth State at Wentworth, POSTPONED