Daily Noontime: Thursday, July 2, 2020

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By Matt Noonan 

It’s Thursday – how are we doing, everyone?

As usual, we hope these posts find everyone – that means our fans and friends of the site – doing well, staying safe and healthy, but also happy, too.

Let’s all have a wonderful day – it is almost the weekend! – and continue to think optimistically about the road ahead.


Noontime’s Headlines for Thursday, July 2, 2020 

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The Daily Noontime

By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports 

Welcome to Thursday, everyone – get excited because it’s almost Friday (insert happy emoji)!

Let’s kick-off the day with a brand new edition of the Daily Noontime – hope you have a great day, minus the rain we’re experiencing here in Boston!


In the News


In Case You Missed It (ICYMI)


Social Media Post of the Day: Shoutout to the Billerica boy’s basketball team for getting us hyped for Thursday

Have a great day, everyone, and remember to say hello to someone you hold the door for because it good brighten their day! 

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.


Stay connected with our New England Basketball coverage by following @Noontime_Hoops on Twitter! 

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.