Mass. College Hoops: D3 March Madness Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

The first round of the NCAA Division III women’s March Madness tournament commenced this evening and below are the local scores.

* Amherst College 67, Farmingdale State 39

* University of New England 67, Bridgewater State 58

* Babson College 61, SUNY New Paltz 45

* Montclair State 87, Regis College 47

* Williams College 79, Scranton 59

* Rochester 70, Emmanuel College 66

* Smith College 80, Southern Maine 58

* Tufts University 57, St. Lawrence 32

Mass. College Hoops: D3 Women’s NCAA Pairings

By NoontimeSports.com 

The NCAA announced the 64 teams that’ll be competing in this year’s NCAA Division III women’s basketball tournament and below are the local squads that’ll be starting their quest for Michigan in the first round on Friday, March 1.

* Farmingdale State at Amherst College

* Bridgewater State vs. University of New England @ Amherst College

* St. Lawrence at Tufts University

* Babson College vs. New Paltz State @ Tufts University

* Smith College at Southern Maine

* Williams College at University of Scranton

* Emmanuel College at Rochester

* Regis College at Montclair State

Mass. College Hoops: D3 Men’s NCAA Pairings

By NoontimeSports.com 

The 2013 NCAA Division III men’s basketball pairings were announced this afternoon and below are the first round games, which will commence this Saturday, March 2.

Amherst College won’t be playing this weekend as they earned a bye, but will host the winner of Husson-Plattsburgh on Saturday, March 9.

First-Round: 

* Wesley at Williams College

* MIT at St. Mary’s (Maryland)

* Elms College at SUNY Cortland

* Curry College at Middlebury College

* Fitchburg State at Rochester (New York)

* Ithaca College at Springfield College

* SUNY Purchase at WPI

WPI’s McClune Earns Liberty League Defensive Performer Of The Week Honor

By NoontimeSports.com 

Courtesy of our friends from WPI’s athletic department — here is today’s press release pertaining toward graduate student Mitch McClune, who was selected as this week’s Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week.

Against St. Lawrence on Saturday, the Pembroke native set a school record with four interceptions in his team’s first conference win of the season.

For more information on the Engineers football team — HOP HERE.

Troy, NY —  WPI graduate student Mitch McClune (Pembroke, MA) has been selected Liberty League Defensive Performer of the Week for games played on Saturday, October 27th.  McClune, along with Hobart running back Steven Webb (Dundee, NY) headline the weekly award winners announced by the conference on Monday.

McClune set a school record with four interceptions in WPI’s 36-17 victory over St. Lawrence on Saturday afternoon. The graduate student’s pick right before halftime thwarted a St. Lawrence scoring drive and set up an Engineer touchdown which gave the Crimson and Gray a 22-3 lead at the intermission. McClune added to his standout day with five tackles, including 1.5 for loss, and returned four kickoffs for 98 yards with a long of 41.

McClune becomes the third WPI player this season to receive top billing in the conference’s weekly awards.  Back after the opening weekend, Zach Grasis (East Brookfield, MA) was tabbed Offensive Performer of the Week honors while placekicker Mitch Lewis (Farmington, CT) took home Special Teams Performer of the Week.  McClune is WPI’s first Defensive Performer of the Week award winner since John Perron (Worcester, MA) earned the destination back in September of last season.

In addition to McClune’s award, quarterback John Antonopoulos was named to the Liberty League honor roll.  The junior accounted for four touchdowns and passed for a career-best 347 yards to life the Engineers to its first Liberty League victory of the season in a 36-17 win over St. Lawrence. Antonopoulos completed 26-of 47 passes for the 347 yards and three touchdowns while adding a two-yard rushing score.

WPI football is 2-6 on the season and plays its final road game of 2012 this Saturday afternoon at Rochester.

Mass. College Football: Saturday Scoreboard

By NoontimeSports.com 

Here are the results from Saturday’s afternoon contests.

* Merrimack College 38, Southern Conn. 38

* Mass. Maritime 42, Coast Guard 38

* Fitchburg State 34, Maine Maritime 14

* Western New England College 44, Nichols College 20

* Salve Regina 41, Endicott College 24

* Worcester State 27, Westfield State 20

* Wesleyan University 35, Tufts University 14

* Williams College 41, Colby College 7

* Amherst College 38, Hamilton College 14

* Springfield College 44, Rochester 14

* RPI 39, WPI 17

* Miami (Ohio) 27, UMass 16

* Dartmouth College 13, Holy Cross 10

* Stonehill College 26, Assumption College 24

*Harvard 45, Brown 31

* UMass Dartmouth 23, Plymouth State 21