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WACBA Honor Roll (Men’s Basketball) Week Six

 

Jaleel Bell

Fitchburg State’s Jaleel Bell wast tabbed this week’s WACBA Player of the Week honors. (PHOTO CREDIT: Fitchburg State Athletics)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER, Mass. – Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Men’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Player of the Week: Jaleel Bell (Fitchburg St. | Sr. | Dorchester, Mass.): Bell averaged 22.7 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.7 steals per game in three contests for the Falcons last week. He registered 29 points (11-for-17), ten rebounds and four assists in an 88-81 setback to Westfield State on Wednesday before adding a game-best 29 points (11-of-17), nine caroms, two assists and one block in a 71-66 overtime win over Southern Vermont on Saturday afternoon.

Rookie of the Week: Tyler Dion (Nichols | Fr. | Barre, Mass.): Dion knocked 46 percent of his shots from downtown, including 12-of-25 over a two-game stretch, as the Bison went 3-0 and moved into sole possession of first place in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC). Dion averaged 16.3 points per game and recorded a career-high in back-to-back games, scoring 17 points in a win over Curry on Thursday before pouring in a team-high 23 points (7-of-13 FG) in a road win at UNE on Saturday. Dion also averaged 3.3 assist per game. 

Honor Roll:

Marcus Murray (Assumption | Sr. | Washington, D.C.): Murray helped Assumption snap an eight-game losing streak while averaging 21.5 points and 4.5 assists on 50 percent shooting from the floor and beyond the arc. The senior posted 22 points with six assists and three steals, and made 6 of 7 free throws as the Hounds earned a 77-72 win over American International. On Saturday, he scored 20 points and made four threes while grabbing three boards and dishing off three assists in a loss to Le Moyne.

Samuel Durodola (Becker | Jr. | Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola scored 21 points with 11 rebounds in Becker’s 84-81 loss at Keene State.

Marcos Echevarria (Nichols | Soph. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged 19.7 points per game, 5.3 assists per game and 3.7 steals per gams as the Bison improved to 6-0 in the conference with three wins last week. He opened the week by scoring 25 points in a road win at Gordon with the final two shots coming on a buzzer-beating layup to win the game. Two nights later, he dropped in 23 points in 23 minutes against Curry, and then scored 11 in a road win at UNE. Echevarria continues to lead the conference in scoring at 24.9 points per game.

Paul Brooks (Worcester St. | Sr. | Arlington, Mass.): The senior center averaged a double-double of 15.5 points and 11.0 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Brooks tallied 10 points and grabbed a team-high 10 rebounds in a 73-48 win over MCLA, and then picked up a team-best 21 points and 12 rebounds against Salem State. Brooks shot 53.6 percent from the field throughout the week.

Cal Howes (Worcester St. | Fr. | Maynard, Mass.): Howes averaged 10.5 points per game in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He tallied nine points, three rebounds, and two assists in a 73-48 win over MCLA. He then shot 50 percent from the field and scored 12 points and turned away two Viking shots in his team’s loss to Salem State.

Sean Doncaster (WPI | Sr. | Medford, Mass.): Doncaster scored 16 points in each of WPI’s games last week. In addition to totaling team-bests of 16 points in each contest, Doncaster also paced the Engineers with for rebounds Wednesday and six Saturday.

WACBA Honor Roll (Men’s Basketball) Week Five

WPI's Sean Doncaster was tabbed this week's WACBA Men's Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Poulin/WPI Athletics)

WPI’s Sean Doncaster was tabbed this week’s WACBA Men’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Poulin/WPI Athletics)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

Ah, a new year has arrived, which means we’re back to reporting about basketball, specifically in the Worcester area. So, to kick-off another year (2017, to be exact!), here is this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll.

Men’s Player of the Week: Sean Doncaster (WPI | Sr. | Medford, Mass.): Doncaster led the Engineers to a pair of victories last week by stuffing the stat sheets with 31 points, 14 rebounds, 11 assists and four steals in victories over Keene State and Eastern Nazarene. With WPI trailing by a point with less than a minute to go against the Owls, the senior drained the go-ahead triple before ending the contest with 13 points and eight boards. He continued shine from the outside versus Eastern Nazarene, nailing all four of his trifectas against the Lions, while scoring 20 points, grabbing six rebounds and dishing out a game-high six assists.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Cal Howes (Worcester State | Fr. | Maynard, Mass.): The first-year guard averaged 16 points, 2.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He scored 12 points in his team’s win over Sage before tallying 20 points in a 79-63 setback to Roger Williams.

Men’s Honor Roll:

Marcus Murray (Assumption | Sr. | Washington, D.C.): Murray had an impressive game for Assumption last Friday in a 70-68 loss to Molloy. The senior posted 19 points, six rebounds, four assists and four steals while converting four of his six three-point attempts, as the Hounds nearly overcame an eight-point deficit in the final 40 seconds of regulation.

Kyle Credle (Becker | Sr. | Queens, N.Y.): Credle highlighted Becker’s come-from-behind victory over Gordon College last month, netting a game-high 24 points, while stuffing the stat sheet with seven caroms, four assists and three steals. Credle was clutch down the stretch, sinking a pair of free throws before drilling two triples and a jumper minutes later to help Becker defeat the Fighting Scots and enter the holiday break on a four-game winning streak.

Jaleel Bell (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Dorchester, Mass.): Bell netted 26 points on 10-of-17 shooting to go along with nine rebounds, eight assists and four steals in a 79-70 win over Brandeis University.

Marcos Echevarria (Nichols | Soph. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria poured in a team-high 27 points in a 104-73 win over Anna Maria last Friday. He knocked down six three-pointers and collected seven rebounds and four steals in 34 minutes.

DeAnte Bruton (Nichols | Fr. | New London, Conn.): Bruton filled the stat sheet with 19 points (8-of-13 from the field), three assists, two boards, and two swipes in a win over Anna Maria last Friday. He is averaging 21.9 points per game this season.

Paul Brooks (Worcester St. | Sr. | Arlington, Mass.): The senior center averaged 17 points, four rebounds, and four blocks per game in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He scored 13 points against Sage and then netted a team-high 21 points against Roger Williams. Over the span of the two games, Brooks shot 80 percent from the field, sinking 16-of-20 buckets.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 14)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: Ryan Sheehan (Nichols) – The senior forward averaged 22 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 1.7 steals per game as the Bison advanced to the CCC Championship for the first time in program history. He began the week with 18 points against Western New England in the quarterfinals, and then scored 24 in both an 83-80 OT win over Salve Regina in the semifinals and in a four-point loss to Gordon in the championship on Saturday. He also became the program’s all-time leading scorer with a first-half layup against the Golden Bears. Last week, Sheehan was named CCC Player of the Year, Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, and CCC First Team.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The freshman guard capped off his rookie season with a 20-point, seven-assist showing in a 71-62 road setback at Southern New Hampshire.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The freshman center averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks while connecting on .550 percent of his shots in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included game highs of 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a 71-51 MASCAC Quarterfinal victory over Framingham State.

Women’s Player of the Week: Shannon Ray (Assumption) –In a 2-0 week that landed the Hounds in the Northeast-10 semifinals, the senior guard averaged 15 points, three rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She shot 45.8 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point land and was 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Highlighting her week was a game-high 21-point outing in a road win over New Haven in the NE-10 Quarterfinals.

Honor Roll:

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross) – The junior forward led the team with 20 points and eight rebounds in the victory at Loyola, while hitting four of eight attempts from three-point range. Miller added eight points, seven rebounds and four assists in the narrow loss to Boston University.

Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard totaled 12 points and four assists in the victory at Loyola. He then added nine points in the narrow loss to Boston University. Four of his points against the Terriers came during a 6-0 Holy Cross run in the final five minutes, as the Crusaders trimmed an eight-point deficit down to two points (63-61). Thompson made all 12 of his free throw attempts on the week.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State) – The sophomore guard sank .571 percent of her attempts for a game high 20 points in addition to four rebounds and three assists in a 75-63 MASCAC Quarterfinal setback to Framingham State.

Dane Jobst (Worcester State) – The senior forward averaged 14 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 15 points, 11 boards and four assists in a 71-51 MASCAC Quarterfinal win over Framingham State before he logged 13 points, 14 caroms and four swipes in a 66-62 MASCAC semifinal setback against Bridgewater State.

Ryan Kolb (WPI) – The senior forward tallied 12 first half points against MIT to become the 25th player in WPI history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: David Dudzinski (Holy Cross) – The senior forward posted double doubles in both of Holy Cross’ games last week. He totaled 17 points and 11 rebounds against Lafayette and added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over Navy. He now has 10 double doubles is his collegiate career.

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) – The junior forward posted a pair of double-doubles as he led the No.12 ranked Engineers to a pair of victories and the outright NEWMAC regular season championship.  The junior forward tallies 12 points and 11 rebounds in WPI’s 58-46 home victory over Wheaton before erupting for 16 points and 10 boards in the Crimson and Gray’s 65-60 WACBA win over city rival Clark. For the week, Mastascusa averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 55.6% from the floor and 87.5% from the line as WPI earned its ninth conference regular season championship in the last 11 years.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard scored 13 points in the Lafayette game. Thompson tied his career-high with 17 points against Navy, to go along with three rebounds and three steals. He has now scored in double figures in three straight games, and 11 times overall this season. Also, he made 50.0 percent of his three-pointers and 90.9 percent of his free throws on the week.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The freshman center averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 blocks and 3.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Worcester State to go with a .625 effort from the field (15-24). Brooks started off the week with 18 points, seven blocks and three boards in a 79-66 triumph over Fitchburg State before finished with 16 points, five blocks and a trio of boards in a 67-58 win over Framingham State to help Lancers earn a first-round home game in the upcoming MASCAC Tournament and their highest final regular-season standing since 2002-03.

Women’s Player of the Week: Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State) – The sophomore guard averaged 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 19 points and 10 boards in a 54-47 victory over Fitchburg State. Logged a .476 effort from the floor on the week for the Lancers (10-21).

Honor Roll:

Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The freshman guard averaged 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal in two games last week. In addition, he hit 8-of-11 free throw chances, while his week was highlighted by a 15-point outing against first-place Saint Anselm on Saturday.

Shannon Ray (Assumption) – The senior point guard averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and one steal per game in a 2-0 week for the regionally-ranked Hounds. Highlighting her week was a 16-point, five-rebound showing in a Senior Night win over Saint Michael’s.

Gustave Koumare (Nichols) – The sophomore guard averaged a team-high 16.5 points per game as the Bison went 2-0 to secure the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament for the first time in program history. He broke an 82-all tie with a three-pointer with 52 seconds left to put Nichols ahead for good and propel it to an 88-84 win at Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday. Four days later, he poured in a career-high 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a win at Wentworth on Saturday. Koumare also averaged 3.5 rebounds per game and 2.0 steals per game. 

Siena Mamayek (WPI) – The senior forward poured in 22 points in the week, a team-best 15 points in final career contest at MIT and added nine rebounds and a block on the week. 

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 12)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption) – The junior forward averaged 29.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and one block per game in a 2-0 week for the Hounds. He also shot 63.9 percent from the field, hitting 23-of-36. He began the week with a 25-point, seven-rebound effort in a home win over Stonehill. In a comeback home win over Merrimack, Zenevitch erupted for a career-high 34 points to go along with 10 rebounds as he hit 13-of-20 field goal attempts. Trailing by 10 at the half, he posted 23 points in the second half alone as he also hit 8-of-11 free throw tries.

Ryan Sheehan (Nichols) – The senior forward averaged 23.0 points per game, as the Bison went 2-0 last week and established a program-record for wins in a season with 18. He dropped in 21 points in a win over Endicott on Wednesday, then poured in 24 first-half points en route to a 25-point night against UNE on Saturday. The captain is now 20 points shy of becoming the second student-athlete in school history to reach the 2,000-point plateau and 35 shy of becoming the all-time scoring leader.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) –
In a 2-0 week for the Hounds, the freshman guard averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. He shot 40 percent from the field and 9-of-10 at the free throw line in the two games. After a 13-point, four-assist effort vs. Stonehill, Murray capped his week with a 12-point, five-assist outing in a comeback win over Merrimack.

Women’s Player of the Week: Caitlin Ackerman (Assumption) – 
In a 2-0 week, the junior forward averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assist and one steal per game while also shooting 57.1 percent from the field. She was also 5-for-6 at the free throw line. In a win over Stonehill, she posted 15 points, six rebounds, and four assists and was 5-for-6 at the line. In the win over Merrimack, she led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds while adding three assists and shooting 7-for-10 from the field.

Honor Roll:

Dave Dudzinski (Holy Cross) – The senior forward totaled 26 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the victory over Army. He added 10 points and six rebounds in the win at Lehigh. His 26 points against Army tied his season high, and were the most he has scored in regulation this year. Dudzinski hit three of six shots (50.0 percent) from three-point range on the week.

Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard totaled 13 points, two rebounds and two assists in the victory at Lehigh. He posted six points and four assists in the win over Army. Thomas hit 83.3 percent of his three-point attempts (five of six) on the week, and 100.0 percent of his free throws (100.0 percent).

Amber Litwinko (Nichols) – The junior guard averaged 15.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg and 3.0 apg in a pair of games for Nichols last week. The junior transfer tallied 12 points, seven boards and three dimes against Endicott on Wednesday, then recorded her seventh double-double of the season and third in four games with 19 points and 12 boards against nationally-ranked UNE on Saturday. Litwinko also handed out three assists as the Bison nearly upset the No. 24 team in the country.

Brendan Rios (Worcester State) – The junior guard averaged 22 points, 5.5 rebounds and three assists in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including a game-best 24 points and four boards in a 62-58 victory over Westfield State and 20 points, seven caroms and four helpers in a 75-70 setback against Bridgewater State. Connected on .472 percent from the field (17-36) and .353 from beyond the arc (6-17).

Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in an 0-2 week for Worcester State, including 19 points and eight caroms in a 79-62 setback against Bridgewater State before she added 14 points and three boards in a 62-51 loss against Westfield State. Burns shot .452 from the field on the week (14-31).

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) –The junior forward came off the bench to share top scoring honors with his 18-point effort in a key road win at MIT. He combined with his younger brother John (career high on 4-for-4 shooting) for 27 points on the night. Mastascusa came back and tossed in 15 points in a home victory against Coast Guard.  For the week, the junior forward averaged 16.5 points and four rebounds on 52.0% shooting from the floor.

John Mastascusa (WPI) – The freshman forward recorded a career-best nine points on a perfect 4-for-4 shooting performance from the floor, in a key road victory against MIT.

Siena Mamayek (WPI) – The senior forward averaged 13.5 points and 8.5 bounds and the Engineers bolstered their playoffs chances with a pair of victories. The senior forward notched her first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in a triumph against Wellesley on Saturday. Earlier in the week, Mamayek, who shot 55.6% from the floor and drained all seven of her free throws, amassed 13 points and five rebounds in a road win at Emerson.

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