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Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 14)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: Ryan Sheehan (Nichols) – The senior forward averaged 22 points per game, 4.0 rebounds per game and 1.7 steals per game as the Bison advanced to the CCC Championship for the first time in program history. He began the week with 18 points against Western New England in the quarterfinals, and then scored 24 in both an 83-80 OT win over Salve Regina in the semifinals and in a four-point loss to Gordon in the championship on Saturday. He also became the program’s all-time leading scorer with a first-half layup against the Golden Bears. Last week, Sheehan was named CCC Player of the Year, Senior Student-Athlete of the Year, and CCC First Team.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The freshman guard capped off his rookie season with a 20-point, seven-assist showing in a 71-62 road setback at Southern New Hampshire.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The freshman center averaged 14.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks while connecting on .550 percent of his shots in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included game highs of 19 points, 13 rebounds and three blocks in a 71-51 MASCAC Quarterfinal victory over Framingham State.

Women’s Player of the Week: Shannon Ray (Assumption) –In a 2-0 week that landed the Hounds in the Northeast-10 semifinals, the senior guard averaged 15 points, three rebounds, 4.5 assists and 2.5 steals per game. She shot 45.8 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point land and was 4-for-4 from the free throw line. Highlighting her week was a game-high 21-point outing in a road win over New Haven in the NE-10 Quarterfinals.

Honor Roll:

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross) – The junior forward led the team with 20 points and eight rebounds in the victory at Loyola, while hitting four of eight attempts from three-point range. Miller added eight points, seven rebounds and four assists in the narrow loss to Boston University.

Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard totaled 12 points and four assists in the victory at Loyola. He then added nine points in the narrow loss to Boston University. Four of his points against the Terriers came during a 6-0 Holy Cross run in the final five minutes, as the Crusaders trimmed an eight-point deficit down to two points (63-61). Thompson made all 12 of his free throw attempts on the week.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State) – The sophomore guard sank .571 percent of her attempts for a game high 20 points in addition to four rebounds and three assists in a 75-63 MASCAC Quarterfinal setback to Framingham State.

Dane Jobst (Worcester State) – The senior forward averaged 14 points, 12.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 2.0 assists in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 15 points, 11 boards and four assists in a 71-51 MASCAC Quarterfinal win over Framingham State before he logged 13 points, 14 caroms and four swipes in a 66-62 MASCAC semifinal setback against Bridgewater State.

Ryan Kolb (WPI) – The senior forward tallied 12 first half points against MIT to become the 25th player in WPI history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.

Mass. College Hoops: NE-10 Quarterfinals Roundup

By NoontimeSports.com 

A few local squads competed in today’s Northeast-10 Conference Quarterfinals and below is their outcomes and summaries.

Men’s Basketball

St. A’s 79, Bentley 78: Roy Mabrey‘s jumper with 11 seconds remaining provided St. A’s with the lead for good as the Hawks edged the Falcons in Manchester. Tyler McFarland led Bentley with 20 points, as well as recorded eight rebounds, three blocks, two steals and one assist, while Alex Furness registered eight points, seven rebounds, five assists, one steal and one block.

Women’s Basketball

Assumption 61, New Haven 58: Jamie Insel recorded three straight layups during the final four minutes, while Shannon Ray and Caitlin Ackerman combined for the final three points as the Greyhounds defeated the Chargers in Connecticut. Ray recorded a team-best 21 points, while Insel finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds.

Stonehill 75, AIC 60: Tori Faieta recorded a double-double of 13 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists and four blocks as the Skyhawks soared past the Yellow Jackets in Easton. Stonehill’s Mary Louise Dixon led all scorers with 22 points, while Alyssa Roach paced AIC with 13 points.

Bentley 77, Le Moyne 51: Lauren Battista and Jacqui Brugliera combined for 25 points, 18 rebounds, seven assists, four steals and one block as the Falcons defeated the Dolphins in Waltham.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: David Dudzinski (Holy Cross) – The senior forward posted double doubles in both of Holy Cross’ games last week. He totaled 17 points and 11 rebounds against Lafayette and added 22 points and 10 rebounds in the victory over Navy. He now has 10 double doubles is his collegiate career.

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) – The junior forward posted a pair of double-doubles as he led the No.12 ranked Engineers to a pair of victories and the outright NEWMAC regular season championship.  The junior forward tallies 12 points and 11 rebounds in WPI’s 58-46 home victory over Wheaton before erupting for 16 points and 10 boards in the Crimson and Gray’s 65-60 WACBA win over city rival Clark. For the week, Mastascusa averaged 14 points and 10.5 rebounds while shooting 55.6% from the floor and 87.5% from the line as WPI earned its ninth conference regular season championship in the last 11 years.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard scored 13 points in the Lafayette game. Thompson tied his career-high with 17 points against Navy, to go along with three rebounds and three steals. He has now scored in double figures in three straight games, and 11 times overall this season. Also, he made 50.0 percent of his three-pointers and 90.9 percent of his free throws on the week.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The freshman center averaged 17.0 points, 6.0 blocks and 3.0 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Worcester State to go with a .625 effort from the field (15-24). Brooks started off the week with 18 points, seven blocks and three boards in a 79-66 triumph over Fitchburg State before finished with 16 points, five blocks and a trio of boards in a 67-58 win over Framingham State to help Lancers earn a first-round home game in the upcoming MASCAC Tournament and their highest final regular-season standing since 2002-03.

Women’s Player of the Week: Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State) – The sophomore guard averaged 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 19 points and 10 boards in a 54-47 victory over Fitchburg State. Logged a .476 effort from the floor on the week for the Lancers (10-21).

Honor Roll:

Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The freshman guard averaged 12 points, five rebounds, four assists and one steal in two games last week. In addition, he hit 8-of-11 free throw chances, while his week was highlighted by a 15-point outing against first-place Saint Anselm on Saturday.

Shannon Ray (Assumption) – The senior point guard averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 4.5 assists and one steal per game in a 2-0 week for the regionally-ranked Hounds. Highlighting her week was a 16-point, five-rebound showing in a Senior Night win over Saint Michael’s.

Gustave Koumare (Nichols) – The sophomore guard averaged a team-high 16.5 points per game as the Bison went 2-0 to secure the No. 1 seed in the conference tournament for the first time in program history. He broke an 82-all tie with a three-pointer with 52 seconds left to put Nichols ahead for good and propel it to an 88-84 win at Eastern Nazarene on Tuesday. Four days later, he poured in a career-high 24 points on 8-of-11 shooting in a win at Wentworth on Saturday. Koumare also averaged 3.5 rebounds per game and 2.0 steals per game. 

Siena Mamayek (WPI) – The senior forward poured in 22 points in the week, a team-best 15 points in final career contest at MIT and added nine rebounds and a block on the week. 

Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 11)

By NoontimeSports.com 

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

Men’s Player of the Week: Tyler Roberson (Becker) – The senior guard became the 16th men’s basketball player to score 1,000 points at Becker during a 2-1 week for the Hawks. Roberson netted his 1,000-point during his team’s win over Newbury last Tuesday. He finished that contest with a team-high 17 points.

Dane Jobst (Worcester State) – The senior forward averaged 16.0 points and 17.5 caroms in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including 22 points, 10 boards and three assists in an 82-76 victory over MCLA before he finished off the week with 10 points and a career-best 25 rebounds in a 53-50 triumph over Salem State. Connected for .444 from the floor (12-27) and .444 from beyond the arc (4-9).

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard scored nine points in the victory at Colgate, while adding one assist, one block and one steal. Thompson finished with seven points, four assists, two rebounds and one steals in the win over Bucknell. He finished the week with five assists and no turnovers in 60 minutes played.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State) – The first-year center averaged 12.0 points, 6.0 rebounds and 2.5 blocks in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including a game-high 18 points, 10 rebounds and four blocks in a 53-50 victory over Salem State. Drained .667 of his shots from the field on the week (11-16) and registered a season-best sum against the Vikings.

Women’s Player of the Week: Haley Ooms (Becker) – The senior guard became the sixth women’s basketball player at Becker College to score her 1,000th career point this past week. Ooms averaged 26 points, 10.3 rebound, 5.7 assists and 3.7 steals in three wins for the Hawks. To start the week, the senior guard scored 31 points, hitting five of nine from three-point range in a 75-71 victory at home against Southern Vermont. Ooms scored 25 in a rematch with SVC two days later and dropped 22 points and grabbed 11 boards in a 70-67 win over Daniel Webster.

Honor Roll:

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross) – The junior forward led the team with 17 points, five rebounds and three assists in the victory at Colgate. He hit both ends of a one-and-one with 8.0 seconds left in the Colgate game, to put the Crusaders up 69-65. Miller totaled 14 points, five rebounds, two blocks and two steals in the win over Bucknell. He has now scored in double-figures in three straight and eight of his last 10 games.

Marcus Murray 
(Assumption) – The first-year guard averaged 15 points, four rebounds, four assists and one steal per game for the Hounds. Highlighting his week was a team-high 23-point, six-assist effort in a 74-70 road loss at Franklin Pierce.

Shannon Ray (Assumption) – The senior point guard averaged 14 points, five rebounds and four assists in an 0-2 week for the Hounds. She also shot 40 percent from three-point land and was 4-for-4 at the free throw line. She had 16 points in a home loss to No. 1 Bentley, along with 12 points and seven assists in a road setback at Franklin Pierce.

Andrew Musler (Clark) – In a 1-1 week, the senior forward averaged 18.5 points and 13.0 rebounds while shooting 50 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point land and 100 percent from the charity stripe. In a 71-62 win over Coast Guard, Musler recorded 23 points and a career best 16 rebounds on 8-of-14 shooting and a 6-for-6 performance from the free throw line. Then, in a loss at Emerson, Musler totaled 14 points and 10 rebounds. For the week, he shot 13-for-26 from the field, including 5-for-10 from behind the arc. His two double-doubles give him nine for the year.

Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 11.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 16 points, nine boards and a trio of assists in a 59-48 win over MCLA.

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) – The junior forward continued his strong play by averaging 18 points and eight rebounds, including his first career double-double against Babson.

Lisa Mendez (WPI) – The sophomore guard established a new career-high with 10 points versus Smith, while netting six points on a pair of 3-pointers against league-leading Wheaton.

Mass. College Hoops: Assumption’s Phayre Wins 300th Game, Hounds Top AIC

By NoontimeSports.com

Courtesy of the Assumption College sports information department, here’s this afternoon’s release from the women’s basketball game, which saw head coach Kerry Phayre earn her 300th win as the coach of the Hounds:

Worcester, Mass. (January 25) — Assumption College head coach Kerry Phayre won her 300th game as the Assumption College women’s basketball head coach as the Hounds defeated American International by a 55-47 final in Northeast-10 Conference play on Saturday afternoon at Laska Gym. The victory improves the Hounds to an 8-1 mark at home this season.

In an extremely slow-moving opening half to start, the Hounds opened up a 9-6 edge with 15:43 left after a fastbreak layup following a steal by sophomore Kelly Conley (Ellington, Conn./Ellington). The Hounds continued to lead at 13-12 with just 6:38 remaining before AIC eventually regained the advantage at 14-13 on a layup from Kamika Mason. After the Yellow Jackets pushed the lead up to 15-13, the Hounds embarked on an 8-1 run, capped by a turnaround jumper from junior Caitlin Ackerman (Nashua, N.H./Nashua South). The hosts seemed in control at 21-16 after Ackerman’s basket with just 48 seconds left in the period and continued to lead 23-18 with 4.1 left after a pair of free throws from senior Shannon Ray (Yonkers, N.Y./Ursuline Academy). However, AIC’s Alyssa Roach caught the ensuing inbounds pass and drain a near-halfcourt three at the buzzer to send the game into the break at just 23-21 in favor of Assumption.

The Hounds shot just 27.3 percent from the field in the half and were 1-for-7 from three, with Ray leading the first-half scoring with 11 points. The Yellow Jackets struggled as well, shooting just 31.8 percent while turning the ball over nine times over the first 20 minutes. Assumption held a 24-18 first-half edge on the boards, led by seven rebounds from senior captain Jamie Insel (Clinton, N.J./Voorhees).

In the second half, the visitors took a 27-25 lead with 16:44 left on a layup from Sydney Tepley. The Yellow Jackets extended that lead up to as many as five at 36-31 before a Hounds 5-0 rally tied the contest after an Insel layup. Another Insel layup at the 6:06 mark pushed Assumption in front at 38-36 before an AIC three from Brianna Bishop gave the Yellow Jackets their final lead of the game.

AIC pulled within 43-41 on a layup from Mason with 3:15 remaining, but the Hounds were a perfect 12-for-12 from the line over the rest of the game, including 6-for-6 from Conley.

Ackerman paced the Hounds with 15 points, including a 5-for-5 showing at the free throw line. Ray added 13 points and three assists in 34 minutes, while Insel finished with a 12-point, 16-rebound double-double. Insel’s showing was her seventh double-double of the season.

No Yellow Jackets finished in double figures in scoring or rebounding as AIC was led in scoring by Krista Ferrentino with nine points and in rebounding by Tepley with nine boards.

Assumption shot 29.8 percent from the field for the game and was 1-for-13 from three, but knocked down a season-best 20-of-22 free throw attempts. AIC shot 32.2 percent from the field in the game, but just 46.2 percent from the charity stripe.

With the win, the Hounds improve to 11-6 overall and 7-5 in Northeast-10 play, while the Yellow Jackets drop to 11-7 overall and 5-7 in the league.

Assumption is back in action on Tuesday, January 28th as the Hounds host Pace University for a 5:30 p.m. start at Laska Gym.

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