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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 11th)

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Another busy week of New England D3 basketball is in the books with MIT maintaining the top spot, while Amherst College moved-up three positions to check-in second overall. Nichols College, which is currently in a two-way tie for first with Gordon College (seventh this week!) secured the third position.

Middlebury College and Keene State also moved-up, while Colby College returned to the poll following a pair of wins this past weekend over Connecticut College and Wesleyan University.

Finally, a few new additions to our teams on the rise include Emerson CollegeNew England College, and UMass Dartmouth.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 11th, 2019 

1. MIT

20-3, 10-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Amherst College 20-3, 7-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5 
3. Nichols College 21-2, 13-1 CCC Last Week: No. 3
4. Middlebury College 18-6, 7-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
5. Hamilton College 20-3, 6-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
6. Williams College 19-5, 6-4 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4
7. Gordon College 21-2, 13-1 CCC Last Week: No. 7
8. Keene State  17-7, 12-3 LEC Last Week: No. 9 
9. Colby College 17-7, 5-5 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked 
10. Eastern Conn.  18-5, 12-2 LEC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Emerson College, New England College, Suffolk University, UMass Dartmouth, Wesleyan University, and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight|Week Nine|Week 10 


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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Feb. 4th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

We had some movement this week following an exciting few days of New England D3 Hoops.

Once again, MIT remained the top team, while Hamilton College and Nichols College each moved-up, checking in second and third, respectively. The Continentals bounced back from a recent loss to Colby College with back-to-back wins over Bates College and Tufts University. The Blue and Gold will face some tough challenges this week when they travel to Middlebury College on Friday and Williams College on Saturday.

Two Little East Conference (LEC) teams secured spots on this week’s poll, checking-in ninth and tenth, respectively. Keene State secured the ninth position with a current seven-game winning streak, which will be tested this week against both Western Connecticut and Rhode Island College. Eastern Connecticut, which secured the tenth position, will face the Owls next weekend in what could determine the top spot in the conference tournament. The Warriors beat the Owls last month, 79-66.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Feb. 4th, 2019 

1. MIT

19-2, 9-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Hamilton College 19-2, 5-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 5
3. Nichols College 19-2, 11-1 CCC Last Week: No. 3
4. Williams College 19-3, 6-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
5. Amherst College 17-3, 5-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
6. Middlebury College  17-5, 6-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 7 
7. Gordon College 19-2, 11-1 CCC Last Week: No. 8
8. Wesleyan University 15-6, 5-3 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4 
9. Keene State 15-7, 10-3 LEC Last Week: Not Ranked 
10. Eastern Conn.  16-5, 10-2 LEC Last Week: No. 10

On The Rise: Coast Guard Academy, Emmanuel College, Endicott College, Salem State, Suffolk University and WPI 


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight|Week Nine


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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 11 (Jan. 29th)

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WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Catherine Coppinger averaged a double-double last week for the Fitchburg State women’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Fitchburg State Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Catherine Coppinger (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Boston, Mass.): Coppinger averaged a double-double of 14.7 points and 13.3 rebounds per contest as well as one assist and 3.7 steals per game for the Falcons. The junior posted a double-double of 18 points and 14 boards in addition to one assist and three steals in a 99-68 setback to Westfield State on Tuesday before adding another double-double of 18 points and 14 rebounds to go along with two assists and six steals in a 71-65 loss to Bridgewater State on Thursday. She finished the week with eight points, 12 rebounds and two steals in a 90-63 loss to Framingham State on Saturday.

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Emily Sifferlen enjoyed a successful week for the Clark University women’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Emily Sifferlen (Clark University | Fr.| North Andover, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, Sifferlen averaged 18 points, five rebounds, and two steals. Sifferlen matched her career-high of 23 points in an 81-61 setback to Wheaton College last Saturday before pouring in a team-high 13 points off the bench in Clark’s 60-56 win over Wellesley College. Head into the new week, Sifferlen ranks third on the team in points per game (10.7) but leads the Red and White in three-pointers made (32) and three-point percentage (37.2).

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Adrianna Dowdy became the eighth player in Becker College women’s basketball history to net 1,000 points. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Basketball Milestone: Adrianna Dowdy (Becker College | Sr. | East Haven, Conn.): Adrianna Dowdy became the eighth player in Becker College women’s basketball history last week to reach 1000 points for her career in the Hawks’ 66-54 win over Newbury College. Dowdy entered the game with exactly 999 career points but reached the milestone on a jumper with 3:31 remaining in the first quarter. Dowdy would finish the game with 15 points, 12 rebounds, three assists, and three blocks.

Hannah Favaloro (Clark University | So. | Blackstone, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, Favaloro registered averaged 11.5 rebounds and 9.5 points. Against Wellesley College last Wednesday, Favaloro recorded a double-double of 11 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Cougars to an important conference win over Wellesley College. Three days later against Wheaton College, the sophomore forward produced eight points on 3 of 11 shooting, while snatching a team-high 10 rebounds in an 81-61 setback.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Jr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison averaged 16 points this past week, along with 2.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds. The junior scored 12 points in Becker’s 66-54 win over Newbury College before pouring in 20 in a 75-50 setback to New England College last Saturday.

Isabella Nerney (Nichols College | So.| Guilford, Conn.): Nerney averaged 19 points in a pair of conference tilts last week, as the Bison concluded the seven-day stretch 1-1. She dropped in a career-high 31 points against Salve Regina on Saturday afternoon, including seven triples. The 31 points are tied for second most all-time in a game for the Bison. Meanwhile, her seven three-pointers on Saturday is tied for the most all-time in a game for Nichols with current head coach MaryLynn Skarzenski. Nerney recorded 38 points, seven rebounds and three assists across the two games, including an early week match-up with Endicott College.

Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell averaged 17.0 points this past week, while shooting 55.0% from the floor, 66.7% from beyond the arc and 83.3% from the foul line. She was leading scorer for the Hounds with 22 points, two rebounds and three assists against American International College and added 12 points and three rebounds against Saint Rose.

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Jr. | Lowell, Mass.): Sweeney averaged 11.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 7.3 assists in a trio of games last week. Sweeney’s strongest outing occurred last Thursday when she recorded her second career triple-double with 17 points, 19 rebounds, and 11 assists as the Lancers defeated Westfield State, 94-79.

Megan Swords (Holy Cross | Jr. | Glen Rock, N.J.): Swords was a key contributor in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. In a tight defensive battle against Army on Wednesday, Swords had 11 points, six rebounds and a block in a 58-39 victory. In a close 75-71 loss to Patriot League-leading Bucknell on Saturday, Swords had a team-high 17 points and added in eight rebounds (including five offensive boards) while shooting 6-for-9 from the field.

Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Soph. | New York, NY): In a 1-1 week for the AMCATs, Wilson averaged 16.5 points, six rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.5 blocks. She began the week netting 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting while recording six rebounds (two offensive), five blocks, two assists and one steal in an 87-61 setback to Suffolk University. Two days later against Lasell College, she netted 20 points on 5 of 8 shootings, while also adding six rebounds and three assists in 27 minutes. Wilson has netted 20 points or more twice this winter – she scored a season-high 25 points in her team’s two-point win earlier this month against Rivier University.

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WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week 11 (Jan. 29th)

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WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes our men’s player and rookie of the week.

Make sure to stay connected with @WACBAHoops today on Twitter for game results, news and more.

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Becker College senior Kareem Davis turned in a trio of impressive performances last week for the Hawks. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week: Kareem Davis (Becker College| Sr.| Lowell, Mass.): Davis continued to demonstrate why he was one of the most dynamic players in the region this past week, as he averaged 35.5 points per game in two games. The senior captain shot 60 percent from the floor, 57.1 percent from behind the arc and 86.7 percent from the free throw line. During last Tuesday’s 107-85 victory at Lesley University, Davis poured in a career-high 40 points with three steals. Facing Eastern Nazarene on Thursday, Davis became Becker’s all-time leading scorer with his 31-point outburst, passing Samuel Durodola, who concluded his career with the Blue and White last winter with 1,699 points.

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Matt Morrow averaged a double-double in a pair of conference games last week for Nichols College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Co-Player of the Week: Matt Morrow (Nichols College | So. | Leicester, Mass.): Morrow shot 68 percent from the field last week while averaging a double-double with 19.0 points and 13.5 rebounds as the Bison went 2-0 and remained atop their conference standings. Morrow collected 10 points, 14 rebounds, two assists, and two steals in a road win at Endicott College last Tuesday before filling the stat sheet with 28 points, 13 rebounds, and two assists in a win at Salve Regina on Saturday.

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In a pair of games last week, Cal Connelly averaged 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Cal Connelly (Assumption College | Fr. | Rochester, N.H.): Connelly came through for Assumption in a 1-1 week, averaging 12.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game while shooting 50 percent from the floor. The forward posted 16 points, five rebounds, one steal and one block in an 11-point win over American International College, before concluding the week with eight points, three rebounds and three assists in a loss to Saint Rose.

Chris Cardoso (Worcester State | So. | Jamaica Plain, Mass.): Cardoso averaged 16 points and 6.6 rebounds in a trio of games last week as the Lancers went 1-2 with their lone win coming against Westfield State last Thursday. The sophomore guard tallied 11 points or more in all three games with his biggest output coming against the Owls with 24 points on 8 of 14 shooting while finishing the game with seven rebounds, one assist, and one steal. For the week, Cardoso recorded 48 points, 20 rebounds, nine assists, and five steals.

Tyler Davern (Clark University | So. | Webster, Mass.): In a pair of games last week against MIT and Springfield, the sophomore forward averaged 13.5 points and 7.5 rebounds. Against MIT, Davern tallied nine points and six rebounds before netting 18 points on 8 of 14 shooting in a 61-53 setback to Springfield. Davern concluded his team’s game against the Pride one rebound short of a double-double as he collected nine caroms while tallying one steal and one block.

Andre Ruff (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Chicago, Ill.): Ruff averaged 15.0 points, 3.3 rebounds, three assists and three steals per contest over three games for the Falcons. He posted 20 points, three rebounds, one assist and two steals in a 79-77 win over Westfield State on Tuesday before adding 16 points, two boards, six assists and five steals in a 95-90 setback to Bridgewater State on Thursday. The junior concluded the week with nine points, five caroms, two assists and two steals in a 68-67 loss to Framingham State on Saturday.

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Jr. | Charlton, Mass.): In just one contest last week, the Charlton native poured in a team-high 20 points on 10 of 14 shooting, while also recording a game-high 15 rebounds, including six offensive caroms.

Austin Butler (Holy Cross | So. | Latrobe, Pa.): Butler averaged 16.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game on the week. After posting 11 points and six rebounds at Army, the sophomore totaled 22 points, three rebounds and three steals in the victory over Navy. He scored 17 of his points against the Midshipmen in the second half and received the Martin J. O’Malley Award as the MVP of Holy Cross’ Winter Homecoming game.

Matthew Kelly (Assumption College | Soph. | North Potomac, Md.): In a 1-1 week for the Hounds, Kelly averaged 21.0 points with 3.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game while shooting 57.7 percent from the floor and making 9 of 14 three-point attempts. The sophomore had 16 points and four rebounds in an 11-point win over American International College before tallying 26 points, seven assists and four steals in a tight seven-point loss to Saint Rose.

Ethan Harrell (WPI | So. | Wexford, Pa.): Harrell averaged 19 points and seven rebounds while totaling three assists, three blocks and a steal in the Engineers’ 2-0 week. After exploding for a career-high 26 points on 10-15 shooting, including 4-6 from beyond the arc, against Springfield College, the sophomore posted 12 points and a career-best nine rebounds at Wheaton College last Saturday.

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Noontime Sports New England D3 Men’s Basketball Top 10 (Jan. 28th)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeSports & @Noontime_Hoops 

Another busy few days of New England D3 hoops is in the books. And similar to last week, we had some movers, including Nichols College and Williams College moving up, while Colby College and Eastern Connecticut joined this week’s poll.

Additionally, Amherst College and Middlebury College each moved-up, too – keep an eye on both the Mammoths and Panthers as we head into the final few weeks of the regular season.

Finally, a few teams to watch from ‘on the rise,’ including Emmanuel College and WPI – both teams seem to be gaining some serious momentum heading into the final few days of January, as well as the last month of the regular season.


Noontime Sports D3 New England Men’s Basketball Poll | Jan. 28th, 2019 

1. MIT

17-2, 7-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 1
2. Williams College  17-2, 5-1 NESCAC Last Week: No. 3
3. Nichols College  18-2, 10-1 CCC Last Week: No. 5
4. Wesleyan University 15-5, 5-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Hamilton College  16-2, 3-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
6. Amherst College  15-3, 3-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8 
7. Middlebury College  15-5, 4-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 10 
8. Gordon College 17-2, 9-1 CCC Last Week: No. 9 
9. Colby College  15-5, 3-3 NESCAC Last Week: Not Ranked 
10. Eastern Conn.  15-4, 9-1 LEC Last Week: Not Ranked 

On The Rise: Emmanuel College, Endicott College, Keene State, and WPI


Previous Polls: Preseason | Week One | Week Two | Week ThreeWeek Four | Week Five| Week Six | Week Seven |Week Eight


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