D3 Hoops: Cardoso Leads Worcester State Past Clark In Midnight Meeting

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Chris Cardoso of Worcester State recorded his first double-double of the season as the Lancers defeated Clark University shortly after midnight on Thursday morning. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Chris Cardoso registered a double-double of 12 points and 11 rebounds as Worcester State commenced its 2018-19 campaign with an 87-81 win earlier this morning against Clark University in the fourth annual Midnight Madness.

The early morning win for the Lancers was the program’s first against the Cougars in the Midnight Madness series, which began in 2015 with Clark scoring an 83-78 win at home that season.

Tyler Dion led the Lancers with a team-high 21 points, while Clark’s Biko Gayman tallied a game-high 23 points. Brendan Kittredge chipped in 17 points and 10 rebounds for the Red and White.

Worcester State led Clark, 39-30, at the break, while the Cougars outscored the hosts, 51-48, in the second half.

The Lancers return to the hardwood on Sunday when they visit Roger Williams for a 2 p.m. tip-off, while Clark heads to Newbury College on Monday for a 7 p.m. start.


Games to Watch in New England D3 Hoops (Thursday, Nov. 8th, 2018) 

MBB: Albertus Magnus at Anna Maria, 6 p.m.

WBB: Stevens at Western Connecticut, 6 p.m.

WBB: Bay Path at Mount Holyoke, 6 p.m.

MBB: Springfield College at Western New England, 7 p.m.

WBB: MIT at Simmons College, 7 p.m.

WBB: Fitchburg State at Rivier, 7 p.m.

WBB: Emerson College at Gordon College, 7 p.m.

MBB: Roger Williams at Coast Guard Academy, 7 p.m.

MBB: Fitchburg State at Rhode Island College, 7 p.m.


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Mass. College Lax: Conference Tourney Scoreboard (#d3lax)

By Matt Noonan 

Here are the results from today’s Division 3 conference tournament games.

Men’s Lacrosse

* Lasell 12, Rivier 1

* Becker 9, St. Joe’s (Maine) 5

* Norwich 11, Mount Ida 7

* Emmanuel 13, JWU 3

Women’s Lacrosse

* MIT 18, Mount Holyoke 17

Mass. College Hoops: Hersey Nets 100th Win As Smith Tops Mount Holyoke

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Smith College sports information department, here’s this evening’s release about the Pioneers, who defeated Mount Holyoke College and delivered their head coach, Lynn Hersey, her 100th with with the program:

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. – Rosa Drummond scored 18 points and pulled down 11 defensive rebounds to notch her third consecutive double-double as the Smith College basketball team defeated visiting Mount Holyoke 63-56 on Wednesday night in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference matchup inside Ainsworth Gym.

With the win, Smith, who improved to 9-10 on the year and 9-5 in the conference, delivered Lynn Hersey her 100th victory as the Pioneers head coach. Mount Holyoke, meanwhile, moved to 5-14 on the season and 2-12 in the loop.

Paulina Solis and Sydney Parkmond each scored in double figures with 13 and 11, respectively, Jazmine Collins hauled in six boards and doled out a career-high five assists while Alyssa Barrett chipped in with a career-best four steals for the Pioneers.

Mount Holyoke was led by Kate Karraker with 15 points and Amber Legare, who narrowly missed a double-double, with 15 points and nine boards. Genelle Green tacked on 10 points for the Lyons as Nicole DeMarchena was credited with four swipes.

After trading early buckets, Karraker sparked a 12-2 run that saw Green push the Lyons lead to 10 with a layup just over five minutes into the contest. Nearly two-and-a-half minutes later, Drummond began a Pioneer 12-2 run with a traditional three-point play. She went on to tie the game at 16-all with a pair of freebies with under nine minutes left in the half. After the Pioneers took a pair of four-point leads, DeMarchena combined with Jennine Vizcaino to take the 24-22 lead with 3:36 to go in the stanza. After a Legare jumper to make it a four-point game, Solis and Drummond teamed up to give the hosts a 29-26 advantage heading into the break.

The Pioneers slowly built a double-digit lead and were up by as much as 15 (52-37) following a triple by Mandy Castro midway through the second half. The Lyons then used a 12-3 run to get within six with 3:34 to go. The trio of Drummond, Parkmond and Solis pushed the advantage back to 11 before Legare and Green each hit a layup and Karraker drained a free throw to make it a six-point ballgame with under a minute left. The Pioneers sank three free throws and DeMarchena countered with a layup in the waning moments for the 63-56 final.

Both squads host league games on Saturday as Smith hosts first-place Wellesley at 2:00 p.m. and Mount Holyoke entertains MIT at 1:00 p.m.

Mass. College Hoops: Saturday Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are scores and highlight from some of today’s men’s and women’s basketball contests.

Men’s Basketball:

UNC 82, Boston College 71: The Tar Heels ballooned a four-point lead at intermission into an 11-point victory, their 11th overall win of the season. Ryan Anderson registered a double-double of 11 points and 12 rebounds, while Olivier Hanlan led the Eagles with 16 points.

Holy Cross 61, Lehigh 42: Malcolm Miller registered 14 points, seven rebounds, two steals and two blocks in 29 minutes as the Crusaders defeated Lehigh and improved to 3-3 in Patriot League play. David Dudzinski netted 10 points, while Justin Burrell added 11 points and two assists.

Bentley 78, AIC 64: Tyler McFarland was a perfect 12-for-12 from the field, including 4-for-4 from beyond the arc as the sophomore forward netted 32 points in the Falcons’ 13th win of the season.

No. 5 WPI 64, Emerson 50: Sam Longwell netted a game-best 17 points, while Zach Karalis and Sean Doncaster scored nine points, respectively, as the Engineers defeated the Lions and earned their 11th straight win. Michael Thorpe led Emerson with 15 points.

No. 6 Amherst 82, Bates 71: David Kalema paced the Lord Jeffs with 20 points, while Aaron Toomey netted 19 points as Amherst defeated the Bobcats and improved to 4-0 in NESCAC play.

No. 10 Williams 69, Colby 62: Duncan Robinson scored a game-best 27 points, while Michael Mayer added 15 points and nine boards as the Ephs defeated the Mules and improved to 13-2 overall and 3-1 in NESCAC play.

Nichols 75, Wentworth 63: Ryan Sheehan recorded 18 points and eight rebound, while Sam Horning registered 11 points, six rebounds, one steal and one assist as the Bison extended their current winning streak to six games. Jherson Colon led Wentworth with 16 points.

Endicott 82, WNE 76: Lachlan Magee and John Henault combined for 35 points, nine rebounds, four assists and two steals as the Gulls soared past the Golden Bears. Dennis Rinaldi led WNE with 19 points.

Bridgewater State 78, Worcester State 65: Michael Lofton stuffed the stat sheet for the Bears with 17 points, eight rebounds, four assists and four steals, which lifted the Bears over the Lancers. Brendan Rios led Worcester State with 18 points.

Salem State 80, Westfield State 75: Jon Perez recorded 20 points and six boards off the bench, which helped the Vikings edge the Owls in Salem. Grant Cooper led Westfield State with a double-double of 36 points and 14 rebounds.

UMass Dartmouth 103, Keene State 90: Ryan Walsh converted on 12-of-17 shots from the field, including three from beyond the arc as the first-year guard scored a game-best 29 points for the Corsairs.

MIT 55, Springfield 51: Justin Pedley scored a game-best 27 points, while Dakota Pierce netted 12 points as the Engineers defeated the Pride in Cambridge. Nick McKenna led Springfield with 14 points off the bench.

Babson 80, Wheaton 59: John Wickey and Joe Flannery combined for 40 points, 15 rebounds, four assists, one steal and one block as the Beavers defeated the Lyons in Norton. Agyei Gregory led the Lyons with a double-double of 15 points and 11 boards.

Women’s Basketball:

Lehigh 87, Holy Cross 82: Raquel Scott registered a double-double of 23 points and 16 rebounds (11 on defense), but that wasn’t enough to lift the Crusaders past Lehigh in Pennsylvania. Alex Smith netted 19 points and recorded six boards, five assists and two steals in the setback.

No. 1 Bentley 84, AIC 46: Courtney Finn buried a school record eight triples and finished with a career-high 25 points as the Falcons defeated the Yellow Jackets in Springfield and improved to 16-0.

No. 21 Adelphi 95, Assumption 93: The Greyhounds’ 90+ point effort, which was the most they’ve scored since registering 92 points against Saint Michael’s on January 29, 2003, wasn’t enough to beat the Panthers, who registered 50 points in the second half. Shannon Ray led Assumption with 22 points, while Kelly Conley added 19 points, four boards, three assists and one steal.

No. 3 Amherst 88, Bates 54: Hannah Peterson scored a game-high 30 points, while Ali Doswell finished with a double-double of 16 points and 11 rebounds as the Lord Jeffs defeated the Bobcats in Maine.

No. 7 Tufts 68, Trinity 48: Hayley Kanner poured in 16 points, while Hannah Foley recorded nine points and seven rebounds as the Jumbos defeated the Bantams in Medford.

No. 18 Williams 71, Colby 54: Ellen Cook netted a team-high 15 points, which was also a game-high, while recording six rebounds, five assists, two steals and two blocks, which lifted the Ephs past the Mules in Williamstown.

WNE 53, Endicott 49: Ali Pessolano recorded 12 points, three rebounds and one assist in 27 minutes, which helped the Golden Bears even their overall mark at 7-7. Samantha Crough led the Gulls with 16 points.

Bridgewater State 63, Worcester State 48: Jenna Williamson scored a game-best 29 points, while adding eight rebounds, four assists and three steals, which helped the Bears defeat the Lancers in Worcester. Meghan Burns led the hosts with 14 points.

Wellesley 72. Mount Holyoke 47: The Blue claimed their 10th consecutive victory, 12th of the season, thanks to 17 points from Leslie Leong and 11 points by Morgyne Weaver.

Babson 68, Clark 65: The Beavers won their sixth consecutive NEWMAC contest and improved to 7-7 overall. Linnett Graber scored a team-high and game-high 18 points, while Kristen Ferola stuffed the stat sheet with 15 points, eight boards, six assists and two steals. Emily Reilly led Clark with 14 points.

Mass. College Hoops: Springfield’s Graves Earns 400th Win, Pride Rallies Past Mount Holyoke

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of the Springfield College sports information department, here’s today’s release about women’s basketball head coach Naomi Graves, who picked up her 400th win on the sidelines this evening as the Pride rallied to beat Mount Holyoke:

Springfield, Mass. – January 15, 2014 – Springfield College head women’s basketball coach Naomi Graves won her 400th career game as the Pride rallied past Mount Holyoke, 54-47, on Wednesday night in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) showdown.

The Pride snapped its two-game slide to improve to 9-5, 5-4 in league play, while the Lyons slip to 4-10, 1-8.

For Graves, the milestone win came in her 29th season as a head women’s basketball coach. To date, Graves has a record of 400-349, including a mark of 331-266 in her 24 seasons on the sidelines at Springfield College.

Lexi Winder (Milton, Mass.) was sensational on the night for the Pride as she netted a career-high 22 points, canning eight of her 15 shots, including 4-of-7 from downtown. Jaimie Bickelhaupt (Brookfield, Conn.) registered her eighth double-double of the season with 12 points and 12 boards, and Ava Adamopoulos (Ludlow, Mass.) chipped in eight points off the bench.

The Lyons were paced by the play of Amber Legare (Chicopee, Mass.), who scored 17 points and pulled down 10 boards to go along with four steals. Kate Karraker (Morgantown, W.V.) finished with a team-best 18 points for the visitors, who were daunted by 19 turnovers in the game.

For the game, both teams shot just 35% from the floor, but the Pride were able to offset a shaky offensive first half by hitting 14-of-24 in the second half for a 58.3% shooting percentage.

The Pride owned an early 9-6 lead following a pair from the charity stripe by Tamara Tribble (White Plains, N.Y.) at the 13:25 mark of the opening half. Over the next nine-plus minutes, Mount Holyoke shut down Springfield as it poured on a 16-4 spurt that was capped off by a Legare inside bucket. The hosts scored the final four points of the half, with Emily Taylor’s (West Springfield, Mass.) jumper in the final minute cutting Mount Holyoke’s lead to 22-17 heading into the break.

The Lyons lead grew to 26-20 just 1:35 into the second half after Jennine Vizcaino (New York, N.Y.) leaked out for a fast-break bucket. Springfield was able to respond however, and over the next 5:24, the hosts scored 14 of the game’s next 16 points to snag a six-point cushion of their own after a Tribble layup at the 12:51 mark. Winder was huge in the stretch, burying a pair of trifectas to kick start the run.

Mount Holyoke got within a point on four different occasions, but would never reclaim the lead as the Pride proved to be too tough down the stretch. After Legare converted a conventional three-point play get within two at 46-44 with 4:10 to go, the Pride benefited from a Bickelhaupt putback and Winder’s fourth three of the night to regain a seven-point lead.

Despite Karraker answering with a three of her own with 1:21 on the clock, Springfield hit three of four from the charity stripe in the final 20 seconds to seal the win.

Springfield will continue conference play on Saturday morning when it hosts Coast Guard at 10:00 am in Blake Arena.