Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 13)

Becker's Samuel Durodola recorded his 10th double-double of the season this past week. (Photo Credit: Becker College Athletics)

Becker’s Samuel Durodola recorded his 10th double-double of the season this past week. (Photo Credit: Becker College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – Another week of college basketball has concluded so now it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Patrick Bradanese (Sr.) Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 29.5 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 5.0 assists in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He was one assist shy of a triple-double in Tuesday’s win against Rivier, as he finished with 27 points, 11 rebounds, and nine assists. On Saturday, he scored a season-best 32 points to go with five boards in the AMCATS’ win over Saint Joseph’s (Maine). On the week, Bradanese shot 50% overall (18-36), 40.9% from three-point range (9-22) and 87.5% from the free-throw line (14-16).

Samuel Durodola (Soph.) Becker (Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola led the Hawks to a 3-0 record this week. Durodola averaged 23.3 points and 10.7 boards per game. Samuel started his week with his tenth double-double of the season after an 18 point and 13 rebound showing against Wheelock. Durodola then helped the Hawks earn a double overtime victory over Daniel Webster with 26 points and ten rebounds. Durodola capped off his week with 26 points and nine boards in a 91-85 win over Mitchell.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Fr.) Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged a team-leading 24.5 points per game as the Bison ran their win streak to 14 games heading into the conference playoffs this week. After scoring 17 points in a road win at Gordon on Tuesday, he dropped in 32 points on 9-of-14 shooting in a win over Eastern Nazarene on Saturday. He canned 8-of-10 from downtown against the Lions, which is one shy of the program-record of nine. For the week, Echevarria also sank 15 -of-16 from the line (94 percent) and finished the week 10-of-17 from 3-point land (59 percent). His 18.6 ppg scoring average is third in the conference.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kate Surprenant (Fr.) Worcester State (Pelham, N.H.): Surprenant averaged eight points; two assists and one steal in a 0-2 week for the Lancers. She netted eight points at 44.4 percent in the loss to Framingham State. She then scored eight again in the setback to Westfield, going 50 percent from the field.

Honor Roll:

Kareem Davis (Fr.) Becker (Lowell, Mass.): Davis helped lead the Hawks to a perfect 3-0 record this past week in NECC action. Davis averaged 18 points and 3.7 assists per game. He averaged 47.8 percent from beyond the arc for the week, too. Davis began his week with 11 points and six assists in a win over Wheelock before leading all scorers with 31 points in a double-overtime victory against Daniel Webster on Thursday. Davis finished his week with 12 points and three assists in the Hawks season finale victory over Mitchell College.

Bilal Shakir (Jr.) Worcester State (Worcester, Mass.): Shakir averaged 19.5 points, four rebounds and 3.5 assists in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Shakir netted a game-high 24 points in the loss to Framingham State, going 12-for-13 (92.3%) from the free-throw line. Shakir then scored 15 points in the win over Westfield State on Saturday, making four three’s and grabbing six boards and five assists.

Alex Santos (Fr.) Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 12.5 points, four assists and two rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Santos scored 15 points in the setback to Framingham State, and then netted 10 in the win over Westfield State.

Clyde Niba (Sr.) WPI (Atlanta, GA): Niba shot a blistering 61.5% from the floor while averaging 19 points and eight rebounds as the Engineers won both of their contests last week. On Wednesday the senior notched his second double-double of the season with 24 points and 10 rebounds to lead WPI past visiting Wheaton 70-55.  Niba wrapped up his week by scoring all 14 of his points in the first half on 6-of-8 shooting from the field in a decisive 88-60 road victory at Clark.

 Jamani Spencer (Fr.) WPI (Closter, N.J.): Spencer reached double figures in scoring twice last week as WPI wrapped up the regular season with two victories.  The freshman poured in 12 points in a 70-55 triumph over Wheaton before registering 11 points in a 88-60 road win at Clark.  Spencer also doled out seven assists and totaled five steals in the two contests.

Ama Biney (Soph.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Amassed 24 points, 12 rebounds and four steal during a 1-1 week for the Crimson and Gray.

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 12)

Assumption's Allison Stoddard was tabbed this week's WACBA Women's Player of the Week. (Photo Credit: Assumption College Athletics)

Assumption’s Allison Stoddard was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (Photo Credit: Assumption College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Co-Player of the WeekPatrick Bradanese (Sr.) Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week. He scored a game-high 22 points in Anna Maria’s one-point loss to Emmanuel on Saturday to become the second AMCAT 1,000-point scorer this season. He also had 17 points in the team’s key win over Albertus Magnus.

Men’s Co-Player of the WeekIrving Eggleston (Sr.) Nichols (East Lyme, Conn.): Eggleston averaged 21.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 3.5 spg, and 2.5 apg as the Bison extended their win streak to 12 and secured the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament for the third-straight season. he filled the stat sheet with 22 points, eight rebounds, and four assists in a road win at Salve Regina on Wednesday. Three days later, he went for 20 points, seven rebounds, four steals, and three assists in just 20 minutes as the Bison secured home-court advantage throughout the playoffs with a win over Curry. Nichols also ran its win streak to 12 games last week, equaling the program-record, established last season.

Men’s Rookie of the WeekMarcos Echevarria (Fr.) Nichols (Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged a team-leading 23.5 ppg as the Bison secured the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament with a pair of wins last week. He opened the week by dropping 25 points in a road win at Salve Regina, then netted 22 in a home win over Curry that locked up the No. 1 seed. He also averaged 4.0 apg and 3.0 rpg while playing nearly 37 minutes a game.

Women’s Player of the WeekAllison Stoddard (Jr.) Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.): In a 1-1 week, Stoddard averaged 20 points per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from three-point land (8-for-13). After a 21-point effort at Saint Anselm, Stoddard posted a game-high 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three in a road win at Stonehill. She also added 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekBritt Herring (Fr.) Worcester St. (W. Brookfield, Mass.): Herring averaged 17.5 points and 9.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She marked a game-high 19 points and nine rebounds in the 47-29 win over Fitchburg State, and then registered a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds in the setback to Bridgewater State.

Honor Roll:

Christina Gauvin (Jr.) Anna Maria (Dudley, Mass.): In her lone game of the week, a 73-65 victory over Rivier, Gauvin tallied 24 points (6-15 FG, 3-6 3PT, 9-10 FT), three boards and six steals.

Allison Stoddard (Jr.) Assumption (East Lyme, Conn.): In a 1-1 week, Stoddard averaged 20 points per game while shooting 51.6 percent from the field and 61.5 percent from three-point land (8-for-13). After a 21-point effort at Saint Anselm, Stoddard posted a game-high 19 points on 5-for-8 shooting from three in a road win at Stonehill. She also added 1.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

Kwame Lee (Sr.) Fitchburg St. (Brockton, Mass.): Lee Averaged 17.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and three blocks in a 1-1 week for the Falcons. Had 16 points, four blocks and three rebounds in the 85-68 win over MCLA and added 19 points, 16 rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the 73-71 setback to Worcester State.

Malachi Alexander (Jr.) Holy Cross (Bowie, Md.): In the Crusaders only game last week, Alexander led the team with 14 points, nine rebounds and three assists during the victory over Lafayette. Alexander hit four of five shots from three-point range against the Leopards, and posted the best three-point field goal percentage by a Holy Cross player in a single game this season (minimum five attempts).

Karl Charles (Fr.) Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): In the Crusaders’ only game last week, Charles totaled 10 points, six rebounds and two assists during the victory over Lafayette. He has now scored in double-figures 14 times this season.

Molly Hourigan (Sr.) Holy Cross (Memphis, N.Y.): Hourigan posted a solid all-around week in helping the Crusaders claim two important Patriot League victories. At Lafayette on Wednesday, she filled the stat sheet with nine points, eight rebounds, four steals and two blocked shots. In the overtime victory against Lehigh on Saturday, Hourigan notched her sixth double-double of the season with 11 points and 13 rebounds, while also recording three blocked shots.

Ama Biney (So.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney totaled 31 points to go along with eight rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Engineers.

Sean Doncaster (Jr.) WPI (Medford, Mass.): Doncaster continued his recent strong play by averaging 17.5 points and 7.5 rebounds during a 2-0 week for the Engineers.  The junior guard posted his second straight double-double with a 17 point, 10 rebound performance in WPI’s 58-50 road win at MIT in a match-up of regionally-ranked teams receiving votes in the D3hoops.com Top 25.  Doncaster then poured in a game-best 18 points to go along with five rebounds and three steals as the Crimson and Gray returned home and defeated Coast Guard 69-60.

Jamani Spencer (Fr.) WPI (Closter, N.J.): Spencer registered a career-best 14 points, including a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line, in WPI’s 69-60 home victory versus Coast Guard on Saturday.

Paul Brooks (Jr.) Worcester St. (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged 18 points, 14 rebounds and four blocks in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He netted 14 points and a game-high 17 rebounds in the 73-71 victory over Fitchburg State. Brooks, once again, registered a double-double of 22 points and 11 rebounds in the 67-65 setback to Bridgewater State later in the week. Overall, Brooks shot 60.7 percent from the field on the week.

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

Anna Maria's Patrick Bradanese netted a career and season-high 30 points in the AMCATs' win over Suffolk last Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Anna Maria’s Patrick Bradanese netted a career and season-high 30 points in the AMCATS’ win over Suffolk last Saturday. (PHOTO CREDIT: Anna Maria College Athletics)

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Patrick Bradanese (Sr.) Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 24.5 points and 6.0 assists per game in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He scored a career-high 30 points while shooting 47.6 percent from the floor in the AMCATS win against Suffolk on Saturday. Earlier in this week, he scored 19 points and dished out seven assists in Anna Maria’s 87-78 win over Mount Ida. Overall, Bradanese saw a 42.9 percent success rate from the floor.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Karl Charles (Holy Cross) Fr. (Piscataway, N.J.): Charles had 20 points, a career-high 15 rebounds and two assists in the Crusaders’ victory over Army, for his first career double-double. He converted a three-point play with 1:46 left in the Army game to give Holy Cross the lead for good, and added two free throws with 1.3 seconds remaining to put the game away. Charles also scored seven points at Colgate, while making 83.3 percent of his free throws on the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Kelly Carey (Jr.) Assumption) (Long Beach, N.Y.): In a 1-0 week for the Hounds, Carey posted a team-high 18 points on 6-for-9 shooting from beyond the arc as the team defeated Pace for its second straight win. Carey also added one rebound and two assists in the win.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Britt Herring (Fr.) Worcester State (W. Brookfield, Mass.): Herring averaged 13.5 points, 10.0 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks in a 0-2 week for the Lancers. In the 65-50 setback to Bridgewater State, Herring was just two rebounds shy of a double-double, scoring 10 points and tallying eight boards (four offensively). She also had a game-high five blocks against the Bears. In the 78-51 loss to Framingham, Herring netted a team-high 17 points and 12 rebounds for her seventh double-double of the season. Overall this week, she shot 45 percent from the field.

Honor Roll:

Malachi Alexander (Holy Cross), Jr. (Bowie, Md.): Alexander finished with a season-high 20 points, six rebounds and three steals in the Crusaders’ victory over Army. He scored 14 of his points against the Black Knights in the second half, as Holy Cross rallied from an eight-point deficit to win. He also added seven points at Colgate, while making 55.6 percent of his field goal attempts on the week.

LK Metz (Fr.) Anna Maria (West Yarmouth, Mass.): Metz averaged 7.5 points per game in just 17.5 minutes per game off the bench in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He shot 3-for-4 in both games to shoot at 75.0 percent on the week. In addition, Metz added seven rebounds, four assists, and three steals over the two games.

Gustave Koumare (Sr.) Nichols (Harlem, N.Y.): Koumare led the Bison to a pair of wins last week to keep them on top of the conference. He opened the week with a 23-point, five rebound, four steal, four steal effort in a win over Salve Regina, then racked up 14 points, eight assists, seven rebounds, and two steals in a win over Wentworth. For the week, he averaged 18.5 points per game, 6.0 rebounds per game, 6-0 assists per game, and 3.0 steals per game.

Paul Brooks (Jr.) Worcester State (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged double-double figures of 15.5 points and 11.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. He registered a double-double of 13 points and 11 rebounds in the 69-66 setback to Bridgewater State, and then had another of 18 points and 12 rebounds in the 70-58 victory over Framingham State on Saturday. Overall this week, Brooks went 59.1 percent (13-22) from the field in 56 minutes of play.

Clyde Niba (Sr.), WPI (Atlanta, Ga.): Niba averaged 17 points as the Engineers improved to 15-2 overall with a pair of victories last week. The senior totaled 22 of his game-best 28 points in the first half of WPI’s 79-57 road win at Wheaton. Niba drained 11-of-18 shots from the floor, including a trio of 3-pointers.  Earlier in the week in a dramatic 67-66 win over Clark, he had tallied six points in limit action due to foul trouble but converted a key tradition 3-point play with less than three minutes to go before fouling out.

Ama Biney (Soph.) WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney amassed a team-best 12 points while adding six rebounds, three assists and three steals in a hard-earned 63-57 road win Saturday afternoon at Clark.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Karl Charles (Fr.), Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): Led the team with 21 points, eight rebounds, five assists, four blocks and three steals in the victory over Colgate. Charles set new career highs for points, rebounds and blocks against Colgate, while tying his career high for assists. He added 12 points and three rebounds at Bucknell and hit 57.1 percent of his shots, 57.1 percent of his three-pointers and 86.7 percent of his free throws on the week.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Alex Santos (Fr.), Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 16.5 points, 3.5 assists, and 2.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Santos scored 12 points and tallied up five assists in the 77-61 victory over MCLA. He then netted a team-high 21 points in the 94-83 loss to Salem State. This week, Santos went a perfect 10-10 from the free throw line and shot 38.9% from behind the 3-point line.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ama Biney (Soph.), WPI (Worcester, Mass.): Biney continued her strong season by averaging 12.5 points and totaling 14 rebounds, four assists, three steals and a pair of blocks during a 2-0 week for the 13-1 Engineers. The sophomore posted game-bests of 14 points and eight rebounds as the Crimson and Gray defeated Wellesley 67-35. On Saturday, Biney paced WPI with 11 points and six rebounds as the Engineers rallied from a double-digit second half deficit to defeat visiting Wheaton 56-46. In the comeback the guard netted the game-tying basketball as WPI pushed its winning streak to 11 games.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Morgan O’Donnell (Fr.), Assumption (Easton, Mass): 
O’Donnell averaged 12 points, 4.5 rebounds and two steals per game as she shot 66.7 percent from the field. Highlighting her week was a 21-point, seven-rebound effort vs. Le Moyne as she was 7-for-10 from the field in the game.

Honor Roll:

Molly Hourigan (Soph.), Holy Cross (Memphis, N.Y.): Hourigan had a strong week defensively for Holy Cross in helping the Crusaders go 1-1. She began the week with 16 points on 8-of-11 shooting at Colgate to go along with seven rebounds and eight blocked shots – the eight blocks tied her career-high and are the third-most by a Crusader in Holy Cross single-game history. Against Bucknell on Saturday, Hourigan posted seven points, nine rebounds and four blocks.

Tre Owens (Sr.), Assumption (Rota, Spain):
Owens averaged 17 points, three rebounds and one steal per game in a 1-1 week for the Hounds. He also shot 52 percent from the field 46.7 percent from three (7-for-15) and highlighted his week with a 21-point effort in a home win over Le Moyne.

Declan Soukup (Jr.), Assumption (Melbourne, Australia):
Soukup averaged 15.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and three assists per game in a 1-1 week as he shot 56.3 percent from the field. He also shot 55.6 percent from three, was 8-for-9 at the free throw line and tallied 17 points on 7-for-9 shooting from the field in a home win over Le Moyne.

Patrick Bradanese (Sr.), Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 21.7 points, 6.7 assists and 6.3 rebounds in a 1-2 week for the AMCATS. He scored a week-high 26 points in the AMCATS’ 92-87 win against Emmanuel on Thursday before dishing out a season-best nine assists in a four-point loss at Lasell on Saturday. Bradanese shot 42.0 percent from the floor and 81 percent from the free-throw line this week.

Kwame Lee (Sr.), Fitchburg State (Brockton, Mass.): Registered a team-best 18 points on 7-of-10 shooting from the field to go along with three rebounds, one steal and one block in an 88-67 win over Westfield State University on Wednesday evening.

Bilal Shakir (Jr.), Worcester State (Worcester, Mass.): Shakir averaged 17.5 points, 5.0 assists, and 3.0 steals in a 1-1 week for the Lancers. Shakir netted a game-high 21 points in the 77-61 win over MCLA on Wednesday. He then registered 14 points, five assists, four rebounds, and three steal in the 94-83 setback to Salem State on Saturday. Overall this week, Shakir shot 46.7 percent from the field and 37.5 from behind the 3-point arc.

Kaitlyn Berkel (Fr.), Worcester State (Waterford, Conn.): Berkel averaged 11.7 points, 10.7 rebounds, and 2.0 blocks and assists in a 2-1 week for the Lancers. Berkel registered a double-double of 13 points and 12 rebounds in the loss to Suffolk on Monday. She then was one rebound shy of a double-double in Wednesday’s MASCAC opener against MCLA, netting 11 points and nine rebounds with the addition of three assists and two steals. In Saturday’s setback to Salem State, she recorded 11 points and 11 rebounds. Overall, Berkel shot 34.4 percent from the field and 66.7 from the line.

Ian Converse (Jr.), WPI (Woodstock, Conn.): Converse missed averaging a double-double by a single rebound as nationally-ranked WPI defeated Springfield and MIT during the opening week of NEWMAC play.  The junior netted a career-high-equaling 19 points and was one off his career-best rebounding total with 14, including eight offensive caroms in the Crimson and Gray’s 70-62 triumph Saturday over MIT.  Converse, who shot 58.8% for the week and added three assists and three steals in the wins, began the week by stuffing the stat sheet with six points and five rebounds in a 69-56 road win at Springfield.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With a few days of January basketball (and some end of December hoops, too) in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area Collegiate Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including the players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Jaleel Bell (Jr.), Fitchburg State (Dorchester, Mass.): Averaged 25.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists per contest in a 2-0 week for the Falcons. Totaled a game best 28 points, eight rebounds, two assists and one steal in an 88-82 overtime win over Brandeis on Wednesday before adding 23 points, nine boards, one steal and four assists in an 82-74 victory against Western New England on Saturday.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Karl Charles (Fr.), Holy Cross (Piscataway, N.J.): Totaled 15 points, six rebounds, a career-high five assists and two blocked shots in the victory over Boston University. Charles recorded a career-best 16 points, five rebounds, three steals and two assists at Navy. He hit 56.3 percent of his field goals and 84.6 percent of his foul shots on the week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ama Biney (Soph.), WPI (Worcester, MA/Holy Name): Biney averaged 14.3 points per game to help the Engineers continue their best start in program history with three victories over the holiday break. The sophomore guard helped the Engineers sweep their two contests in Florida by notching a career-high 21 points, to go along with a game-best six rebounds and three assists in the second game of the tournament with a 67-51 victory over Alvernia. Biney continued her strong play by leading all players with 17 points as WPI opened 2016 with a 59-46 road victory at Simmons.

Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Fr.), Holy Cross (Newton, Mass): Thomas-Waheed posted her two best games as a Crusader last week in helping Holy Cross begin the Patriot League slate with a 2-0 record. She averaged 20.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.0 steals, 2.5 assists and 2.0 blocks per game, while shooting 46.9 percent from the field (15-32) and 57.1 percent from behind the arc (8-14). Against Boston University, she totaled 20 points on 7-of-19 shooting, to go along with six rebounds and a career-high five steals. Against Navy, Thomas-Waheed recorded a game- and career-high 21 points – including a personal-best 5-of-6 clip from behind the arc – to go along with three rebounds, three assists and a trio of steals.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Kaitlyn Berkel (Fr.), Worcester State (Waterford, Conn.): Berkel led the Lancers in a 0-2 week at the Arizona Shootout in Phoenix. Berkel averaged 12 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, while shooting 55 percent from the field. Berkel tacked on a game-high four blocks against Eastern Connecticut, while also registering a double-double against the Warriors with 10 rebounds and 13 points.

Honor Roll:

Robert Champion (Jr.), Holy Cross (Charlotte, N.C.): Totaled 11 points, five assists, three steals and two rebounds in the victory over Boston University. Champion led the team with game highs of 20 points and seven rebounds at Navy. He hit 46.2 percent of his three-pointers and 83.3 percent of his free throws on the week.

Kamali Bey (Soph.), Assumption (Springfield, Mass.): In a 1-2 stretch, Bey averaged 18 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game while shooting 62.9 percent from the field. He posted 19 points in each game of the East Region Classic vs. Holy Family and Philadelphia, followed by a 16-point performance vs. Merrimack.

Kelly Carey (Jr.), Assumption (Long Beach, N.Y.): In a 3-0 stretch for the No. 21 Hounds, Carey averaged 13 points, three rebounds and 1.6 steals per game while shooting 40 percent from three and a perfect 7-for-7 at the line. Highlighting her performance was a 16-point, six-rebound effort in a road win at Merrimack to keep the Hounds alone in first place.

Nicole Mareiro (Jr.), Anna Maria (Acushnet, Mass.): Mareiro had a career day for the AMCATS against Clark, hitting six three-pointers en route to a 22-point performance in Anna Maria’s 65-56 comeback win. She shot 46.7 percent from the floor in the victory. On the week, Mareiro averaged 15 points per game while tallying 11 rebounds, six assists and four steals.

Patrick Bradanese (Sr.), Anna Maria (Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese was the team’s best scorer on the week, dropping 15 points against Trinity and 23 points in a win against Pine Manor to average 19.0 points per game. He finished the week shooting 39.1 percent from the floor, alongside a 9-for-10 effort from the charity stripe.

Tyler Huffman (Sr.), Clark (West Hartford, Conn.): Huffman was huge for the Cougars as they snapped an eight game losing streak by winning both of their contests in the first-ever Clark Alumni Holiday Invitational. In the Cougars’ 99-94 double-overtime win over Wentworth, Huffman hit the game-tying three-pointer as time expired to force a second overtime and he scored nine of his 12 points after regulation. Then, in a 63-58 win over Roger Williams, Huffman recorded a game-high 19 points including going a perfect 10-for-10 from the free throw line as the Scarlet and White won back-to-back games for the first time this season.

Luca McCormic (Fr.), Clark (Bradenton, Fla.): In a pair of wins at the first-ever Clark Holiday Invitational, McCormick was extremely efficient, scoring 17 points per game as the Cougars went 2-0. He pumped in 20 points in just 24 minutes in the Scarlet and White’s 99-94 double-overtime win over Wentworth. Then coming off the bench, he posted 14 points – all in the second half as Clark held on for a 63-58 win over Roger Williams. In the two contests, McCormick shot 61 percent from the field (11-for-18) and 80 percent from the charity stripe (8-for-10), while also averaging 4.5 rebounds per game.

Paul Brooks (Jr.), Worcester State (Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged 13 points, 9.3 rebounds, and six blocks in a 3-0 week for the Lancers. Brooks registered a double-double in the 61-58 win over Roger Williams, and then was just one rebound shy of another in the 81-66 victory over Wentworth. Brooks met the Worcester State all-time record for blocks in a single game with eight on Saturday (vs. Gordon) – this is his second time matching this record. Brooks shot 59.4 percent from the field and was named to the 2015 Clark Alumni Holiday Invitational All-Tournament Team.

Alex Santos (Fr.), Worcester State (Lawrence, Mass.): Santos averaged 16.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, and 2.7 assists in a 3-0 week for the Lancers. Santos went a stunning 80% (4-5) from 3-point range in the 81-66 win over Wentworth on Wednesday, as Worcester State overall drained 13 3-pointers (one short of the school record). Overall this week, Santos shot 41.5% (17-41) from the field, and 42.3% (11-26) from 3-point range.

Clyde Niba (Sr.), WPI (Atlanta, Ga.): Niba averaged 13.5 points and nine rebounds as the Engineers closed out the non-conference portion of their schedule with a pair of tough road victories last week. The senior led all scorers with 20 points, including four 3-pointers, and added eight rebounds as WPI defeated 2015 NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 participant Bates. Niba then grabbed a game-best 10 rebounds to go along with seven points as the nationally-ranked Crimson and Gray handed previously undefeated Eastern Nazarene its first loss 67-65 on a buzzer-beater.