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Mass. College Hoops: D3 Conference Championships Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Four more teams earned themselves spots in the upcoming Division III basketball tournament and below are the highlights from the NEWMAC and NESCAC championships.

Men’s Basketball

WPI 79, Springfield College 72 – Ryan Kolb scored a career-best 29 points, which helped the Engineers defeat the Pride in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) championship in Worcester. WPI’s Marc Coppola filled the stat sheet with 14 points, seven assists and five boards, while Zach Karalis netted 12 points off the bench. Springfield’s Robbie Burke connected on 7 of 13 shots from the field to conclude the contest with a team-high 18 points and nine boards.

Amherst College 74, Williams College 73 – Taylor Epley scored a game-high 22 points, but that wasn’t enough to fuel the Ephs as the Lord Jeffs defeated their rival in the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) championship by one tally. Allen Williamson paced Amherst with a team-best 17 points, while Peter Kaasila scored 14 points and pulled down eight boards.

Women’s Basketball

Babson College 66, Wellesley College 55 – Sarah Collins netted a career-best 32 points, which helped the Beavers claim their fifth consecutive NEWMAC championship. Babson led by 10 at the break, but Wellesley’s Malia Maier trimmed the deficit to three with a layup at 11:49. That would be the closest the Blue would get as Kristen Ferola‘s triple at 10:19 sparked the Beavers to go on a 14-7 run to secure the win. Ferola finished with 10 points, while Wellesley’s Leslie Leong concluded with a team-high 13 points off the bench.   

Amherst College 53, Williams College 38 – Marcia Voigt scored 19 of her game-best 21 points during the final session to lift the Lord Jeffs past the Ephs in the NESCAC championship. Voigt also recorded five rebounds, five steals and three assists, while teammate Megan Robertson concluded with 12 points, seven points and two blocks. Ellen Cook led Williams with a team-high nine points.

Mass. College Sports: Wednesday Night Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Another evening of college basketball and hockey are in the books, and below are their summaries.

Men’s Ice Hockey:

Salve Regina 7, Becker College 1 –Peter Gintoli netted three goals and recorded one assist for the Seahawks, while David Graham scored a power play goal for the Ice Hawks in the second period. The loss drops Becker to 1-10-1 in the ECAC Northeast and 10-12-1 overall.

Nichols College 3, Johnson & Wales 0 – Alex Larson recorded his second shutout of the season with 27 saves, while Frank Butler recorded one goal and one assist. With the win, Nichols improves to 15-7-1 overall, 8-3-1 in ECAC Northeast play.

Men’s Basketball:

Boston College 66, Wake Forest 63 – Joe Rahon sank two free throws with seven seconds left, which capped an 8-0 run and provided the Eagles with their 11th win of the season. Patrick Heckmann paced the Eagles with 14 points, while Rahon and Ryan Anderson netted 12 points, respectively.

Delaware 76, Northeastern University 74 (OT) – The Huskies four-game winning streak concluded with their first setback since January. Jonathan Lee paced Northeastern with 23 points and Quincy Ford added 21 points.

UMass Lowell 74, Stonehill College 63 – The River Hawks secured a 12-point lead and never looked back, as they defeated the Skyhawks in Easton. UMass Lowell’s Akeem Williams registered 22 points, five assists and three rebounds in the win, while Jack Cole and Brian Hamor each netted 16 points for Stonehill.

New Haven 70, Assumption College 64 (OT) – Tim Beinert’s tip-in at the buzzer forced an extra session. However, the additional five minutes didn’t help the Hounds, as the Chargers charged past the visitors for their 15th win. Assumption’s Kevin Donahue led all scorers wit 21 points.

MIT 69, WPI 60 – The Engineers from Cambridge ballooned a six-point lead at the break into a nine-point victory. Mitchell Kates led MIT with 16 points, while Marco Coppola registered a game-high 22 points.

Regis College 79, Newbury College 66 – The Pride extended their current winning streak to five games by defeating the second place Nighthawks at home. Newbury’s Tim Young scored a game-high 21 points, while Regis’ Carlos Bermudez-Glean poured in a team-high 18 points.

Women’s Basketball:

Navy 59, Holy Cross 39 – The Crusaders struggled to contain Navy’s Alix Membreno, who finished the contest with 11 points and 11 rebounds, which helped the Midshipmen to their 15th win of the season. Holy Cross’ Christine Ganser led the unit with nine points and four rebounds.

Stonehill College 103, UMass Lowell 93 – Bianca Simmons scored a game-high 35 points, but that wasn’t enough for the visitors, as the Skyhawks soared to their 19th win of the season. Asia Ewing and Tori Faieta each netted 22 points in the win, while Mary Louise Dixon added 19 points.

Assumption College 78, New Haven 69 –Gabrielle Gibson tallied a career-high 32 points, along with 11 rebounds, two assists and two steals as the Hounds defeated the Chargers in Connecticut.

Babson College 71, Clark University 46 – Sarah Collins matched her career-high with 30 points, Kristen Ferola and Alicia Wilde each netted 10 points and the Beavers extended their current winning streak by beating the Cougars. Clark’s Emily Reilly led her unit with 19 points.

Mass. College Hoops: Sunday Afternoon/Evening Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

Due to the Blizzard of 2013, numerous college basketball games were postponed to Sunday afternoon and evening. And below is a quick roundup from the various conference tilts.

Men’s Basketball:

Columbia 78, Harvard 63 – The Crimson saw their four-game winning streak conclude, as the Lions outscored the visitors, 40-29 during the second stanza, which earned them their first win against Harvard in their last eight meetings. Harvard’s Wesley Saunders netted a career-best 27 points in the setback.

Duke 62, Boston College 61Despite being tied at 27 after one session, the Blue Devils managed to tally an additional point in the second, which lifted them past the Eagles in Chestnut Hill. BC’s Olivier Hanlan tallied a game-high 20 points in the win, while Ryan Anderson finished with 17 points, six rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Southern New Hampshire 85, UMass Lowell 73The River Hawks were no match for their opponent; as the Penmen outscored the hosts, 51-33 during the final stanza to secure their 13th overall win of the season. Akeem Williams, who finished the contest with a game-high 24 points, paced UMass Lowell in the setback.

Amherst College 65, Williams College 48 – Allen Williamson recorded 16 points, Aaron Toomey netted 14 points and Willy Workman added 13 points, as the visiting Lord Jeffs topped the Ephs for the second time this season. Williams’ Michael Mayer led all scorers with a game-high 17 points.

Case Western Reserve 56, Brandeis University 46 – The Judges couldn’t overcome an eight-point deficit at the break, as the Spartans handed their conference foe their sixth loss of the season. Brandeis’ Youri Dascy led all players with 16 points, while Gabriel Moton recorded 12 points.

Women’s Basketball:

Harvard 69, Cornell 60 (OT) – Victoria Lippert tallied 19 points, Christine Clark chipped in 15 points, and Temi Fagbenle finished with 12 points, as the Crimson defeated the visiting Big Red in overtime and earned their 13th win of the season.

Bentley University 61, St. Anselm 21The Falcons picked up their 21st win of the season, as well as held the Hawks to just eight points in the second half. Courtney Finn led all scorers with 13 points, while Jacqui Brugliera and Kelsey Roberson each netted 11 points.

Stonehill College 67, Merrimack College 55The Skyhawks snapped their one-game skid by earning their 18th overall win of the season. Stonehill’s Tori Faieta led all scorers with 17 points, while Asia Ewing and Mary Louise Dixon tallied 16 points, respectively. Shelby Secor, who registered 11 points, led Merrimack.   

Williams College 71, Amherst College 51 – Claire Baecher filled the stat sheet with 30 points, eight rebounds, two blocks, as well as one assist and one steal, which helped the Ephs defeat the Lord Jeffs in Williamstown.

Babson College 73, Smith College 52 – The Beavers sank 30 of 50 shots from the field and received 22 points and 15 rebounds from Sarah Collins, as Babson defeated Smith College for the second time this season. Paulina Solis led the Pioneers with 17 points off the bench.

Framingham State 74, MCLA 63 – Madeleine Park reached the 1,000-point plateau on a three-pointer at the beginning of the game, as well as finished with 17 points, which helped the Rams get past the Trailblazers. Samantha Irvine led Framingham State with 18 points and 11 boards.

Mass. College Hoops: Five Games To Watch This Weekend (Feb. 1-2)

By NoontimeSports.com 

It’s Friday, which means it is time to unveil our five basketball games to watch this weekend.

Also, make sure to stay up to date on the various games by visiting our blog for press releases, recaps and roundups, and updates via Twitter (@NoontimeSports or @NoonSportsBlog).

Men’s Basketball:

Drexel at Northeastern University (Saturday, 6:00 p.m.) – The Huskies eight-game winning streak was snapped on Wednesday, as Georgia State defeated Northeastern at historic Matthews Arena. The Black and Red will return to the hardwood on Saturday looking to rebound against a Dragons squad that is 4-2 in their last six contests.

Northeastern ranks 77th in the country in field goal percentage (.453) and 83rd in assists per game (14.4), while Joel Smith remains the leading points per game leader with 16.6.

The Huskies will need to stop Damion Lee, who is averaging 18.8 points per game, and if their defense does the job, expect the offense to produce on the opposite end of the court.

Springfield College at MIT (Saturday, 1:00 p.m.) – Both teams remain tied for the second spot in the NEWMAC (New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference), as well as have 15 overall wins, too.

Springfield defeated the Engineers on their home court a few weeks ago, which marked the first time the Pride defeated their highly touted opponent since February 6, 2008. MIT had won the last 11 meetings, including last season’s conference championship, which took place in Cambridge.

Alex Berthiaume (Springfield) continues to lead the conference with 17.7 points per game, while Mitchell Kates (MIT) is two spots below him with 16.5 points. The Engineers will need to stop Berthiaume, who netted a game-high 21 points in their last meeting, in order to claim an important win. Springfield also recorded 23 points off 17 MIT turnovers; so protecting a ball is also a must for Larry Anderson’s crew.

Women’s Basketball:

Bridgewater State at Westfield State (Saturday, 1:00 p.m.) – Bridgewater defeated Westfield earlier this season, and relied on Elisha Homich and Jenna Williamson to carry the Bears past the Owls. On Saturday, they’ll certainly need both players, as well as their defense to force turnovers, too.

Homich currently ranks fifth in the MASCAC (Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference) with 284 points, while Westfield State’s Gabby Felix ranks eight with 279. Felix recorded a double-double against the Bears with 11 points and 12 rebounds in their last meeting, and will be someone Bridgewater State will need to stop.

Tufts University at Amherst College (Saturday, 4:00 p.m.) – This could potentially be a preview for the NESCAC (New England Small College Athletic Conference) championship. However, since both these teams only meet once, the winner will certainly have the upper hand in regards to home court for the conference semi-finals and finals.

Amherst is coming off a 46-30 victory against Wesleyan, while Tufts picked up their 21st victory against Rhode Island College. The Lord Jeffs rank first in their conference with points per game (64.7), while the Jumbos are second (62.3).

Megan Robertson (Amherst) ranks first in the conference with 9.1 rebounds per game, while Hanna Foley (Tufts) is ninth in points per game (12.1).

Wheaton College at Babson College (Saturday, 1:00 p.m.) – The Lyons snapped their three-game skid with an important conference win against WPI on Wednesday at Emerson Gymnasium. With the victory, Wheaton advanced to 8-12 overall, 5-8 in the NEWMAC. And with five conference games remaining, every contest is critical for Melissa Hodgdon’s squad.

Babson is coming off a win against Wellesley on Wednesday; as the Beavers overcame a two-point deficit at the break to earn their 18th win of the season and 13th victory against conference foes. Sarah Collins continues to lead the Green and White in points and rebounds, and was named this past week’s NEWMAC and NEWBA (New England Women’s Basketball Association) Player of the Week following two dominant performances against Mount Holyoke and WPI.

Wheaton’s Kiley Shoemaker ranks third in the conference with 149 rebounds (45 offensive, 104 defensive) and will be called upon to limit Babson’s chances on offense.

Babson’s Erin Young is second in the conference in three-point percentage (46.3). Young buried five triples against the Lyons in their last meeting in December, and will certainly be someone Wheaton will have to defend, too.

Mass. College Hoops: Wednesday Night Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

There were a few interesting outcomes in the college basketball world on Wednesday evening, and below are highlights from the various contests.

Men’s Basketball:

UMass 61, La Salle 60 Chaz Williams sealed the victory for UMass with a layup with eight seconds remaining, as the Minutemen defeated the Explorers by one point. UMass is now 14-5 overall, 4-2 in Atlantic-10 play. Raphiael Putney paced the Minutemen with a team-high 17 points.

Georgia State 78, Northeastern 73 – The Huskies earned their first Colonial Athletic Association setback, as the Panthers clawed back from a seven-point deficit at the break to earn an important road win. R.J. Hunter led all scorers with 27 points with five rebounds, while Northeastern was paced by Reggie Spencer’s 17 points.

Army 80, Holy Cross 66 – The Knights tallied 38 points in the opening session and 42 during the final 20 minutes, which helped them earn their 10th win of the season and drop the Crusaders to 10-11 overall, 2-4 in the Patriot League. Ella Ellis came off the bench for Army and led all scorers with 23 points, while Justin Burrell netted a team-high 14 points for the Crusaders.

WPI 66, Babson College 43 – The Engineers extended their winning streak to 20 games, as they defeated the Beavers for the second time in Babson Park. Ryan Kolb led the unit with 17 points, while Aaron Davis and Sam Longwell each netted 11 points.

MIT 70, Wheaton College 57 – The Engineers earned their third consecutive win by downing the visiting Lyons by 13 points. Paul Dawson paced MIT off the bench with 14 points, while Wheaton’s Brian Johnson recorded a game-high 17 points.

Springfield College 58, Coast Guard 45 – Springfield snapped its two-game skid and received 18 points from Alex Berthiaume in their 15th win of the season.  

Women’s Basketball:

Holy Cross 51, Army 46 – Alex Smith scored a game and season-high 21 points and connected on five triples, which helped the Crusaders earn their 10th win of the season and second in the Patriot League. Amy Lepley scored 12 points and recorded four rebounds and two assists.

Babson College 52, Wellesley College 48 – The Beavers overcame a two-point deficit at halftime to defeat the Blue on the Road by four points. Sarah Collins led all scorers with 16 points and tallied eight rebounds, while Erin Young sank three triples.

Smith College 79, Springfield College 44 – Paulina Solis and Alyssa Barrett each netted 22 points, as the Pioneers cruised to a 35-point victory.

Wheaton College 34, WPI 32 – The Lyons received 12 points from Abbie Brickley and six from Kiley Shoemaker en route to their eighth win of the season.

Mount Holyoke 61, Clark University 59 – Angelica Pascual tallied a game-high 22 points, including six trifectas, as the Lyons defeated the visiting Cougars.    

VIDEO: After fending off WPI during the closing seconds, Wheaton College’s women’s basketball head coach Melissa Hodgdon chats about the Lyons important conference win. 

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