WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our tenth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Worcester State’s Mya Mosley was a player to watch for the Lancers this past week against Framingham State and Westfield State. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State University Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Despite a pair of narrow conference setbacks, Worcester State senior Mya Mosley was a player to watch on the Lancers, averaging 26.5 points per game. Mosley began the week with 23 points, eight rebounds, and four assists against Westfield State last Wednesday, before putting up 30 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists against Framingham State on Saturday.


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Nichols College first-year Alexis Finnerty averaged 16 points in a pair of games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Alexis Finnerty (Nichols College | Fr. | Chester, Conn.): Finnerty averaged 16 points per game for the Bison, who went 1-1 last week. She dropped in 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting in a one-point loss to Salve Regina on Saturday. She went 8-of-9 from the charity stripe and also knocked down three trifectas, falling one-point shy of her career-high. She also averaged one steal per game, too.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Sienna Johnson (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Brockton, Mass.): In her team’s lone outing of the week against Norwich University, Johnson scored a team-high (and season-high) 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting to go with six rebounds (two offensive caroms), one steal, and one assist in 34 minutes.

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr.| Washington Township, N.J.):  Capacchione led the Hounds to a 1-1 week, averaging 16.0 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 34.4 percent from the floor, 38.5 percent from three and 100.0 percent from the foul line. Against Saint Anselm, Capacchione put up eight points with four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. In Assumption’s thrilling overtime win over Southern New Hampshire, Capacchione led the Hounds with 24 points and five rebounds while going 5-for-10 from three-point land and 8-for-19 from the floor.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 17.5 points, nine rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals per contest for the Falcons last week. She posted a game-best 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a 56-41 triumph over MCLA last Wednesday before adding 12 points, nine boards, four assists, and two steals in a 92-64 setback to Westfield State on Saturday.

Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | So. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera led the Crusaders against Boston University this past Saturday with a team-high 17 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. She has recorded double-figure points in each of the last seven games.

Maddie Blake (WPI | Jr. | Bedford, NH): Blake delivered her first double-double of 14-point, 10-rebound effort in WPI’s 59-50 loss to MIT last Wednesday.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

 

WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 11th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our tenth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Anna Maria College’s Mike Rapoza averaged a double-double in back-to-back contests for the AMCATs last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): Rapoza helped the AMCATs win a pair of games last week by averaging a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds. The senior forward began the week by netting 20 points on 10 of 14 shooting while recording eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal against Saint Joseph’s (Maine) before producing a team-high 38 points on 12 of 15 shooting to go with 16 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal against Johnson & Wales University.


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John Lowther averaged 9.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in a 2-0 week for WPI men’s basketball. (PHOTO COURTESY: WPI ATHLETICS)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: John Lowther (WPI | Fr.| Hingham MA): Lowther continued his recent strong play, averaging 9.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists as the Crimson and Gray won a pair of games last week to improve to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in league play. The first-year center connected on 7-of-11 (63.6%) shots from the floor and drained both of his 3-point attempts.


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Tyler Davern became the 29th player in Clark University men’s basketball program history to net 1,000 points last weekend against Babson College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Milestone of the Week: Tyler Davern (Clark University | Jr. |Webster, Mass.): Davern was a player to watch last week for the Cougars, averaging 23.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in back-to-back games while becoming the 29th member of the Clark University men’s basketball program to net 1,000 points. The third-year forward reached 1,000 points this past Saturday against Babson College when he registered 24 points to go with nine rebounds in 35 minutes. Three days earlier against WPI, Davern produced 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting to go with 11 rebounds, one assist, and one block.


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Malik Brown (Assumption College | RS-Jr. | Waldorf, Md.): Brown finished the week with a total of 32 points in two games. He started the week with 10 points and five rebounds in a setback to Saint Anselm before leading the Hounds with 22 points and nine rebounds at Southern New Hampshire on Saturday.

Mateus Ribeiro (Becker College | Jr. | Sao Paulo, Brazil): Ribeiro continued to produce for the Hawks this past week, averaging 11.5 points per game with 8.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals over two games.

Devon Johnson (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Washington, D.C.): Johnson averaged 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals per contest for the Falcons. He totaled a career-best 20 points, ten rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in an 83-80 setback to MCLA on Wednesday before adding six points, two caroms, three assists and four steals in a 72-55 loss to Westfield State on Saturday.

Jaekwon Spencer (Nichols College | Soph. | Bristol, Conn.): Spencer poured in a career-high 26 points on 11-of-12 shooting (.917 FG pct.) in a win over Salve Regina this past Saturday at the Nichols Athletic Center. Spencer was also a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown and also collected five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 28 minutes.

Corey Olivier (Worcester State | So. | Maynard, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Olivier averaged a team-high 18.5 points per game while averaging 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game with an assist to turnover ratio of 1.6.

Kahleb Downing (WPI | Jr. | Middletown, Conn.): During a 2-0 week for the Engineers, the junior point guard doled out 17 assists while committing just two turnovers. Downing averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 assists, and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 50% from the floor and an eye-popping 54.5% from 3-point land. In a 90-81 victory over Coast Guard Academy this past Saturday, the junior flirted with a triple-double, notching 20 points while dishing out eight assists and hauling in seven rebounds.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 28th, 2020)

 

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our eighth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Anna Maria College’s Amber Wilson was named the WACBA Women’s Player of the Week for the second-straight week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Amber Wilson (Anna Maria College | Jr. | New York, N.Y.): In a pair of games last week for the AMCATs, Wilson averaged a double-double of 28 points and 11 rebounds to go with four-and-a-half assists and two blocks. She began the week by scoring a team-high 25 points against Suffolk University of 8 of 17 shooting to go with seven rebounds (all defensive caroms), one assist, and one block. Four days later against Lasell University, the third-year forward came close to recording a triple-double with 31 points, 15 rebounds, and eight assists while recording three blocks and two steals.


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Nichols College first-year Alexis Finnerty averaged 19.5 points in a pair of games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Alexis Finnerty (Nichols College | Fr. | Chester, Conn.): Finnerty averaged 19.5 points per game this past week as the Bison went 1-1 in Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) action. Finnerty started the week off strong with a 17-point effort against Salve Regina to go along with five assists and four rebounds. The Chester, Connecticut native followed that performance up with a 22-point effort against Wentworth as the Bison took the season sweep with a 78-62 final. Finnerty added six assists and four rebounds in the game. She is now averaging a team-best 15.9 points per game this season.


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Cassidy Harrison became the second Becker College women’s basketball player to reach 1,000 points last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: BECKER COLLEGE ATHLETICS)

Women’s Basketball Milestone: Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison had a week for the ages, averaging 23.3 points per game on 46.4 percent shooting over three games with 4.7 steals, 4.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists. The senior captain opened the week by leading the Hawks to a 70-56 win at Elms College. Then on Thursday, Harrison exploded for 32 points (matching a career-high) in Becker’s upset-bid at New England College. During the game, Harrison became just the second Hawk in the history of the program to reach 1,500 career points, reaching the milestone on a two-point jumper with 6:06 to go in the second quarter. Finally, on Saturday, Harrison led the Hawks with 24 points as the team cruised to a 78-49 win over Bay Path. At press time, Harrison ranked eighth in the nation among all active players in career points.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Senior | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione was influential for Assumption last week averaging 19.5 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 43.8 percent from the floor, 52.9 percent from three and 100.0 percent from the foul line. At Adelphi, Capacchione led the Hounds with 13 points and six rebounds and went 3-for-6 from beyond the arc. In Assumption’s win over New Haven, the senior tied her career-high 26 points and went 9-for-18 from the floor and 6-for-11 from beyond the arc.

Sarah Blomgren (Worcester State | So.| Lunenburg, Mass.): Worcester State sophomore Sarah Blomgren averaged 13 points per game last week as the Lancers went 2-0 in conference play. Blomgren shot lights out 9-for-11 (82 percent) from the floor in both games while averaging seven rebounds per game.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

 

D3 Basketball: Men’s Basketball Top 10 Poll (Monday, Jan. 20th, 2020)

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By NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation

The Colby College men’s basketball team extended its current winning streak to 15 games this past weekend by defeating both Middlebury College and Williams College on the road.

Colby, which improves to 4-0 in New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) play, has been an impressive story this season – can they continue their momentum later this week against Husson University on Tuesday, January 21st and Bowdoin College on Saturday, January 25th? We’ll have to wait and see.

Brandeis University was this week’s biggest mover, checking in third overall after securing the tenth position one week ago. The Judges scored an exciting 75-73 win yesterday over Emory University, handing the Eagles their second setback of the 2019-20 season, along with their initial loss against a member of the University Athletic Association (UAA).

The Judges are currently tied for first in the UAA with Washington University – the two teams will meet on Friday, January 24th in a VERY important match-up.

Tufts University moved into the fifth position after rebounding from an early week loss to Suffolk University with back-to-back wins over Amherst College (No. 10) and Hamilton College.

Finally, the Blues Jays of St. Joseph’s (Conn.) joined our poll at the ninth position – the Blue and Gold have not lost a game since falling to the Jumbos last November.


New England D-III Basketball Men’s Top 10 Week Eight Poll| Monday, January 20th, 2020

1. Colby College 15-0, 4-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 2
2. Middlebury College 16-2, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 1 
3. Brandeis University 11-3, 3-0 UAA Last Week: No. 10
4. Springfield College 12-3, 3-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 4
5. Tufts University 13-3, 3-0 NESCAC Last Week: No. 6
6. WPI  12-3, 3-1 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 7
7. Babson College 12-3, 2-2 NEWMAC Last Week: No. 3
8. Albertus Magnus  12-2, 1-0 GNAC Last Week: No. 5
9. St. Joseph’s (Conn.) 13-2, 1-0 GNAC Last Week: Not Ranked
10. Amherst College 11-5, 2-2 NESCAC Last Week: No. 8

ON THE RISE: Emerson College, Endicott College, Hamilton College, Nichols College, Rhode Island College, UMass Boston, Wesleyan University, and Western New England


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

 

WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, January 14th, 2020)

 

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our sixth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to sponsor with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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DeAnte Bruton averaged 28.3 points in three games last week for the Nichols College men’s basketball team. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: DeAnte Bruton (Nichols College | Sr. | New London, Conn.): Bruton averaged 28.3 points (49.2 field goal percentage) as the Bison were a perfect 3-0 in three consecutive conference matchups. Bruton began the week with a 27-point, seven-rebound, three-assist, three steal effort against Endicott to snap the Gulls’ six-game winning streak. Two nights later, he poured in 30 points in just 24 minutes of action in a win over Roger Williams. Bruton capped the week with a 28-point outing at the University of New England on Saturday. He also dished out seven assists and snared five rebounds against the Nor’easters as the Bison moved to 5-0 in conference play for the first time since the 2016-17 campaign.


Men’s Rookie of the Week: Keegan Sharp (Fitchburg State | Fr. |Townsend, Mass.): Sharp averaged 14.0 points and eight rebounds per game for the Falcons over three games last week. The first-year posted seven points, five rebounds and one assist in a 78-55 setback to Williams College on Monday before adding a double-double of 19 points and ten caroms as well as one steal and two blocks in an 83-80 loss to Regis College on Thursday. Sharp concluded the week with 16 points and nine rebounds in a 79-61 triumph against Salem State on Saturday.


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): In his team’s lone contest of the week, the senior forward recorded his 14th straight double-double with 25 points and 18 rebounds as the AMCATs defeated Norwich University in an early January conference matchup. Rapoza netted 15 of his 25 points in the second half – he finished 11 of 13 from the field. 

Jordan White (Assumption College | RS-Jr. | Prince Frederick, Md.): White put up double figures in two games for the Hounds last week. He started the week with 16 points off the bench in a setback at Saint Anselm. He went 7-for-9 from the field and added six rebounds in his 16 minutes of play. White put up 15 points and grabbed eight rebounds at Saint Rose on Saturday. He came up with two steals and a block in the setback.

Mateus Ribeiro (Becker College | Jr. | Sao Paulo, Brazil): Ribeiro continued to lead the Hawks this past week, averaging 15.7 points per game on 47.4 percent shooting over three games. The junior also averaged 6.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.7 steals per contest. Facing the Bulldogs of Dean College on Saturday, Ribeiro nearly carried Becker to victory with 21 points and eight boards before the Hawks came up just short. As of press time, Ribeiro ranks fourth in the nation in total minutes.

Tyler Dion (Worcester State | Sr. | Barre, Mass.): Dion was impressive in a come-from-behind win for Worcester State over Becker last Monday evening. The senior scored 23 points with five three-pointers, while also grabbing three rebounds, one steal, and one assist.

Garrett Stephenson (WPI | Jr. | Townsend, MA): Garrett Stephenson shot an eye-popping 80% during a 1-1 week for the Engineers. The junior center collected 12 points in WPI’s 68-52 conference-opening win over MIT before pouring in 22 points in a 93-81 setback to Babson in a match-up of nationally-ranked teams. Stephenson connected on 16-of-20 shots from the field and added six assists and five rebounds in the two contests. 


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more.