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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.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 11)

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: Tyler Roberson (Becker) – The senior guard became the 16th men’s basketball player to score 1,000 points at Becker during a 2-1 week for the Hawks. Roberson netted his 1,000-point during his team’s win over Newbury last Tuesday. He finished that contest with a team-high 17 points.

Dane Jobst (Worcester State) – The senior forward averaged 16.0 points and 17.5 caroms in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including 22 points, 10 boards and three assists in an 82-76 victory over MCLA before he finished off the week with 10 points and a career-best 25 rebounds in a 53-50 triumph over Salem State. Connected for .444 from the floor (12-27) and .444 from beyond the arc (4-9).

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard scored nine points in the victory at Colgate, while adding one assist, one block and one steal. Thompson finished with seven points, four assists, two rebounds and one steals in the win over Bucknell. He finished the week with five assists and no turnovers in 60 minutes played.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The first-year center averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including a game-high 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a 53-50 victory over Salem State. Drained .667 of his shots from the field on the week (11-16) and registered a season-best sum against the Vikings.

Women’s Player of the Week: Haley Ooms (Becker) – The senior guard became the sixth women’s basketball player at Becker College to score her 1,000th career point this past week. Ooms averaged 26 points, 10.3 rebound, 5.7 assists and 3.7 steals in three wins for the Hawks. To start the week, the senior guard scored 31 points, hitting five of nine from three-point range in a 75-71 victory at home against Southern Vermont. Ooms scored 25 in a rematch with SVC two days later and dropped 22 points and grabbed 11 boards in a 70-67 win over Daniel Webster.

Honor Roll:

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross) – The junior forward led the team with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in the victory at Colgate. He hit both ends of a one-and-one with 8.0 seconds left in the Colgate game, to put the Crusaders up 69-65. Miller totaled 14 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the win over Bucknell. He has now scored in double-figures in three straight and eight of his last 10 games.

Marcus Murray 
(Assumption) – The first-year guard averaged 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal per game for the Hounds. Highlighting his week was a team-high 23-point, six-assist effort in a 74-70 road loss at Franklin Pierce.

Shannon Ray (Assumption) – The senior point guard averaged 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in an 0-2 week for the Hounds. She also shot 40 percent from three-point land and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line. She had 16 points in a home loss to No. 1 Bentley, along with 12 points and seven assists in a road setback at Franklin Pierce.

Andrew Musler (Clark) – In a 1-1 week, the senior forward averaged 18.5 points and 13.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point land and 100 percent from the charity stripe. In a 71-62 win over Coast Guard, Musler recorded 23 points and a career best 16 rebounds on 8-of-14 shooting and a 6-for-6 performance from the free throw line. Then, in a loss at Emerson, Musler totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds. For the week, he shot 13-for-26 from the field, including 5-for-10 from behind the arc. His two double-doubles give him nine for the year.

Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 16 points, nine boards and a trio of assists in a 59-48 win over MCLA.

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) – The junior forward continued his strong play by averaging 18 points and eight rebounds, including his first career double-double against Babson.

Lisa Mendez (WPI) – The sophomore guard established a new career-high with 10 points versus Smith, while netting six points on a pair of 3-pointers against league-leading Wheaton.

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

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: Sam Longwell (WPI) – The junior guard averaged 24 points and 6.5 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Engineers won a pair of contests last week. The junior set a career-high with 31 points as WPI in a 81-69 victory over Clark before compiling 17 points, six rebounds and three assists is a come-from-behind 83-69 road win at Wheaton. For the week, Longwell shot 61.5% from the floor and 85.7 from the free throw line while playing in 71 out of 80 possible minutes.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The first-year guard posted a team-high 17 points in the team’s lone game of the week, shooting 6-for-13 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He added six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Women’s Player of the Week: Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3 steals in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 21 points and nine boards in a 69-62 setback against Westfield State and 21 points, six boards and four steals in a 56-47 victory over Fitchburg State. Became 18th WSU student-athlete to reach 1,000-point milestone in their setback against the Owls, but scored a game-high to help head coach Karen Tessmer claim her 250th career coaching win against the Falcons.

Honor Roll:

Justin Burrell (Holy Cross) – The junior guard led the team in scoring in both games this week. He totaled 15 points in the victory at Lafayette, including a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left to put Holy Cross up 59-56. Burrell added 17 points in the win at Navy, as well as made all seven of his free throw attempts on the week, while committing only one turnover.

Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The first-year guard had five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in the victory at Lafayette. He totaled 10 points, four rebounds and two assists in the win at Navy and made 77.8 percent of his free throw attempts on the week.

Alex Smith (Holy Cross) – The senior guard Smith had a strong week for Holy Cross, as she helped end the Crusaders’ three-game losing streak with a win over Lafayette. Against the Leopards, Smith totaled a team-best 22 points to go along with five assists. She went 9 of 15 from the field (.600 FG%) and canned four of nine from behind the arc (.444 3P%). Against Navy, Smith tallied 11 points and a game-best six assists. During the contest versus the Mids, Smith passed the 500 assist milestone and now has 503 in her career, which ranks fifth in Holy Cross history and seventh in the Patriot League record book. Smith is one of six current division one women’s basketball players to have over 1,400 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds during their career. She is the only Crusader ever to have totaled over 1,400 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds in a Holy Cross uniform. She is also 32 points away from 1,500 in her career.

Jamie Insel (Assumption) – The senior forward posted her seventh double-double of the season in Assumption’s lone game of the week as she finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds in a comeback 55-47 win over American International as the Hounds improved to 8-1 at home this year. Insel was 6-for-10 from the field while adding three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

Esther Cohn (Clark) – In a 1-1 week, the senior forward was immense on the glass and defensively. In the win over WPI, she hauled in 11 rebounds handed out two assists and blocked three shots to surpass the 100-block plateau for her career. Then, in a last second loss to Mount Holyoke, Cohn she finished with a career-high 16 points and 14 rebounds. In the two games, she shot a sizzling 64 percent from the field (7-for-11) averaged 9.5 points and 12.5 rebounds.

Brendan Rios (Worcester State) – The junior guard averaged 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2 assists in a 2-0 week for Worcester State, including 18 points, eight boards and three helpers in a 69-66 triumph over Westfield State and a game-best 20 points with five caroms in a 70-53 victory over Fitchburg State. Rios connected for .483 from the field (14-29) and .500 percent from beyond the arc (7-14).

Noris Cuevas-Nova (Worcester State) – The first-year guard averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including 16 points and seven boards in a 69-66 win over Westfield State and 15 points in a 70-53 triumph over Fitchburg State. He connected for .556 from the field (11-18) as 25 of his 31 points came in the second half to help spark come-from-behind wins.

Sean Doncaster (WPI) – The first-year guard recorded career-best seven assists in an 81-69 NEWMAC and WACBA victory over Clark.

Siena Mamayek (WPI) – The sophomore forward recorded a career-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor, along with five rebounds in a tight loss at Clark

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

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: Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) – The junior forward came off the bench to spark WPI by shooting an eye-popping 84.6% from the floor in a pair of victories last week. Mastascusa tallied 15 points in both contests, a 66-62 home win against Babson and a 64-50 road victory at Emerson. For the week, Mastascusa drained 11-of-13 field goals and added five rebounds and a pair of steals.

Men’s Rookie of the WeekMarcus Murray (Assumption) – The first-year guard averaged 12.5 points, five rebounds and 4.5 assists per game in a 1-1 week. Murray posted 20 points in a 60-42-road win at Adelphi.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross) – The sophomore forward led the Crusaders last week by averaging a double-double of 19.0 points and 10.5 rebounds per game. She began the week with 15 points, five rebounds and three steals versus Army. Scott followed that up with her Patriot League-leading eighth double-double of the season versus Lehigh as she had game-highs of 23 points and 16 rebounds (ties a career-best). She shot 50.0 percent from the field (14 of 28) and drained 77.0 percent from the free throw line (10 of 13).

Honor Roll:

Kelly Conley (Assumption) – In a 1-1 week, the sophomore guard averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. She shot 64.3 percent from the field and 92.3 percent from the free throw line. Conley posted 12 points in a one-point home win over Le Moyne, along with 19 points and a 9-for-9 showing from the free throw line in a 95-93 road loss at No. 21 Adelphi.

Devon Spirka (Nichols) – The senior guard averaged 17.5 ppg and 6.5 rpg in a pair of games last week for the Bison. After scoring 12 points at Endicott on Wednesday, Spirka poured in a career-high 23 points in Saturday’s win over Wentworth. The senior captain knocked down four 3-pointers and 7-of-8 from the charity stripe to go along with seven rebounds, five assists and two steals in 38 minutes.

Jalen Hurst (Nichols) – The sophomore guard shot 56 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point lead as the Bison went 3-0 last week. He scored 14 points on 6-of-8 from the field to go along with three steals and two rebounds in a win at Endicott. Three days later, he knocked down three 3’s en route to 13 points in a win over Wentworth. He also had four rebounds and two assists as the Bison snapped a six-game losing streak to the Leopards. Nichols has now won seven-straight games for the first time since the 1965-66 season.

Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 16.7 points and nine rebounds in a 2-1 week for Worcester State and connected for .400 percent from the field (20-40). She tallied 17 points, nine boards and added a trio of assists in a 74-62 victory over Salem State before registering a double-double effort of 19 points and 14 caroms, including the game-winning basket with 15 seconds left in a 49-46 triumph over Johnson & Wales.

Brendan Rios (Worcester State) – The junior guard averaged 20.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in an 0-2 week for Worcester State, which included a contest highs of 23 points in a 71-62 setback against Salem State and 18 points in a 78-65 loss against Bridgewater State.

Amaia Gritsko (WPI) – The junior forward registered her first career double-double (10 points and 11 rebounds) in a 51-49 home win against MIT

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Another week of college basketball in Worcester is in the books and below is this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll.

Men’s Player of the Week: Sam Longwell  (WPI) – The junior guard averaged 24 points and 6.5 rebounds as the nationally-ranked Engineers won a pair of contests last week. The junior poured in a career-best 26 points and chipped in with six rebounds as WPI went on the road to defeat Colby-Sawyer 85-66. Longwell then led all players with 22 points, while sharing team-high honors with seven boards, in the Crimson and Gray’s 88-69 victory over Keene State. For the week he shot 65.5% from the floor and 54.5% from 3-point land as he totaled 48 minutes in just 50 minutes of action.

Women’s Player of the Week: Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria) – The junior forward averaged 24 points, 11.7 rebounds, 4 steals and two assists over the seven day span. On the road at Wheelock College the forward poured in 26 points, grabbed 13 boards and made four steals in the 72-55 victory. Versus WPI, Warburton was one rebound shy of a double-double, handling 9 caroms and contributing a team-high 17 points. In the week’s final match-up vs. Elms College, Warburton posted a match-high 29 points and 13 rebounds in a 72-49 whitewashing for the AMCATs, who picked up their fifth win of the season.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Tess Nogueira (WPI) – The first-year forward stuffed the stat sheets with eight points, seven rebounds, two assists, a pair of steals and a block in a 51-43 WACBA victory over Anna Maria.

Honor Roll:

Shannon Ray (Assumption) – In a 69-62 win over Southern New Hampshire, the senior guard led the Hounds with 17 points, eight rebounds and five assists as Assumption has now won three of its last four games.

Nick DaPrato (Clark) – The senior guard/forward was magnificent again in the Cougars’ lone contest of the week, racking up 31 points, eight rebounds and five steals as Clark dispatched city rival Worcester State, 63-58. DaPrato shot 50 percent from the field (12-for-24) and a perfect 5-for-5 from the charity stripe. During a key stretch in the contest when the Cougars’ took the lead for good midway through the first half, DaPrato scored ten straight points en route to his second game this season with 30 points or more and fifth with 20 or more.

Dani Davis (WPI) – The junior guard paced all scorers with 17 points as WPI defeated Worcester County foe Anna Maria 51-43

Brendan Rios (Worcester State) – The junior averaged 14 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in an 0-2 week for the Lancers, including 10 points, six boards and five assists in a 63-58 setback to Clark University and a game-best 18 points in the 91-49 loss to Springfield College.

Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior averaged 12.5 points in an 0-2 week for the Lancers, including a contest-best 19 points in a 54-40 loss to Springfield College.

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