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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 12)

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: Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption) – The junior forward averaged 29.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 1.5 steals and one block per game in a 2-0 week for the Hounds. He also shot 63.9 percent from the field, hitting 23-of-36. He began the week with a 25-point, seven-rebound effort in a home win over Stonehill. In a comeback home win over Merrimack, Zenevitch erupted for a career-high 34 points to go along with 10 rebounds as he hit 13-of-20 field goal attempts. Trailing by 10 at the half, he posted 23 points in the second half alone as he also hit 8-of-11 free throw tries.

Ryan Sheehan (Nichols) – The senior forward averaged 23.0 points per game, as the Bison went 2-0 last week and established a program-record for wins in a season with 18. He dropped in 21 points in a win over Endicott on Wednesday, then poured in 24 first-half points en route to a 25-point night against UNE on Saturday. The captain is now 20 points shy of becoming the second student-athlete in school history to reach the 2,000-point plateau and 35 shy of becoming the all-time scoring leader.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) –
In a 2-0 week for the Hounds, the freshman guard averaged 12.5 points, 4.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds per game. He shot 40 percent from the field and 9-of-10 at the free throw line in the two games. After a 13-point, four-assist effort vs. Stonehill, Murray capped his week with a 12-point, five-assist outing in a comeback win over Merrimack.

Women’s Player of the Week: Caitlin Ackerman (Assumption) – 
In a 2-0 week, the junior forward averaged 14.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assist and one steal per game while also shooting 57.1 percent from the field. She was also 5-for-6 at the free throw line. In a win over Stonehill, she posted 15 points, six rebounds, and four assists and was 5-for-6 at the line. In the win over Merrimack, she led the team with 14 points and seven rebounds while adding three assists and shooting 7-for-10 from the field.

Honor Roll:

Dave Dudzinski (Holy Cross) – The senior forward totaled 26 points, seven rebounds and three steals in the victory over Army. He added 10 points and six rebounds in the win at Lehigh. His 26 points against Army tied his season high, and were the most he has scored in regulation this year. Dudzinski hit three of six shots (50.0 percent) from three-point range on the week.

Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The freshman guard totaled 13 points, two rebounds and two assists in the victory at Lehigh. He posted six points and four assists in the win over Army. Thomas hit 83.3 percent of his three-point attempts (five of six) on the week, and 100.0 percent of his free throws (100.0 percent).

Amber Litwinko (Nichols) – The junior guard averaged 15.5 ppg, 9.5 rpg and 3.0 apg in a pair of games for Nichols last week. The junior transfer tallied 12 points, seven boards and three dimes against Endicott on Wednesday, then recorded her seventh double-double of the season and third in four games with 19 points and 12 boards against nationally-ranked UNE on Saturday. Litwinko also handed out three assists as the Bison nearly upset the No. 24 team in the country.

Brendan Rios (Worcester State) – The junior guard averaged 22 points, 5.5 rebounds and three assists in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including a game-best 24 points and four boards in a 62-58 victory over Westfield State and 20 points, seven caroms and four helpers in a 75-70 setback against Bridgewater State. Connected on .472 percent from the field (17-36) and .353 from beyond the arc (6-17).

Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 16.5 points and 5.5 rebounds in an 0-2 week for Worcester State, including 19 points and eight caroms in a 79-62 setback against Bridgewater State before she added 14 points and three boards in a 62-51 loss against Westfield State. Burns shot .452 from the field on the week (14-31).

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI) –The junior forward came off the bench to share top scoring honors with his 18-point effort in a key road win at MIT. He combined with his younger brother John (career high on 4-for-4 shooting) for 27 points on the night. Mastascusa came back and tossed in 15 points in a home victory against Coast Guard.  For the week, the junior forward averaged 16.5 points and four rebounds on 52.0% shooting from the floor.

John Mastascusa (WPI) – The freshman forward recorded a career-best nine points on a perfect 4-for-4 shooting performance from the floor, in a key road victory against MIT.

Siena Mamayek (WPI) – The senior forward averaged 13.5 points and 8.5 bounds and the Engineers bolstered their playoffs chances with a pair of victories. The senior forward notched her first career double-double with 14 points and 12 rebounds in a triumph against Wellesley on Saturday. Earlier in the week, Mamayek, who shot 55.6% from the floor and drained all seven of her free throws, amassed 13 points and five rebounds in a road win at Emerson.

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

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: Sam Longwell (WPI) – The junior guard averaged 24 points and 6.5 rebounds as the fifth-ranked Engineers won a pair of contests last week. The junior set a career-high with 31 points as WPI in a 81-69 victory over Clark before compiling 17 points, six rebounds and three assists is a come-from-behind 83-69 road win at Wheaton. For the week, Longwell shot 61.5% from the floor and 85.7 from the free throw line while playing in 71 out of 80 possible minutes.

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Marcus Murray (Assumption) – The first-year guard posted a team-high 17 points in the team’s lone game of the week, shooting 6-for-13 from the field and 4-for-4 from the free throw line. He added six rebounds, three assists and two steals.

Women’s Player of the Week: Meaghan Burns (Worcester State) – The senior guard averaged 21 points, 7.5 rebounds and 3 steals in a 1-1 week for Worcester State including 21 points and nine boards in a 69-62 setback against Westfield State and 21 points, six boards and four steals in a 56-47 victory over Fitchburg State. Became 18th WSU student-athlete to reach 1,000-point milestone in their setback against the Owls, but scored a game-high to help head coach Karen Tessmer claim her 250th career coaching win against the Falcons.

Honor Roll:

Justin Burrell (Holy Cross) – The junior guard led the team in scoring in both games this week. He totaled 15 points in the victory at Lafayette, including a pair of free throws with 19 seconds left to put Holy Cross up 59-56. Burrell added 17 points in the win at Navy, as well as made all seven of his free throw attempts on the week, while committing only one turnover.

Anthony Thompson (Holy Cross) – The first-year guard had five points, two rebounds, one assist and one steal in the victory at Lafayette. He totaled 10 points, four rebounds and two assists in the win at Navy and made 77.8 percent of his free throw attempts on the week.

Alex Smith (Holy Cross) – The senior guard Smith had a strong week for Holy Cross, as she helped end the Crusaders’ three-game losing streak with a win over Lafayette. Against the Leopards, Smith totaled a team-best 22 points to go along with five assists. She went 9 of 15 from the field (.600 FG%) and canned four of nine from behind the arc (.444 3P%). Against Navy, Smith tallied 11 points and a game-best six assists. During the contest versus the Mids, Smith passed the 500 assist milestone and now has 503 in her career, which ranks fifth in Holy Cross history and seventh in the Patriot League record book. Smith is one of six current division one women’s basketball players to have over 1,400 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds during their career. She is the only Crusader ever to have totaled over 1,400 points, 500 assists and 400 rebounds in a Holy Cross uniform. She is also 32 points away from 1,500 in her career.

Jamie Insel (Assumption) – The senior forward posted her seventh double-double of the season in Assumption’s lone game of the week as she finished with 12 points and 16 rebounds in a comeback 55-47 win over American International as the Hounds improved to 8-1 at home this year. Insel was 6-for-10 from the field while adding three assists and one steal in 34 minutes.

Esther Cohn (Clark) – In a 1-1 week, the senior forward was immense on the glass and defensively. In the win over WPI, she hauled in 11 rebounds handed out two assists and blocked three shots to surpass the 100-block plateau for her career. Then, in a last second loss to Mount Holyoke, Cohn she finished with a career-high 16 points and 14 rebounds. In the two games, she shot a sizzling 64 percent from the field (7-for-11) averaged 9.5 points and 12.5 rebounds.

Brendan Rios (Worcester State) – The junior guard averaged 19 points, 6.5 rebounds and 2 assists in a 2-0 week for Worcester State, including 18 points, eight boards and three helpers in a 69-66 triumph over Westfield State and a game-best 20 points with five caroms in a 70-53 victory over Fitchburg State. Rios connected for .483 from the field (14-29) and .500 percent from beyond the arc (7-14).

Noris Cuevas-Nova (Worcester State) – The first-year guard averaged 15.5 points and 3.5 rebounds in a 2-0 week for Worcester State including 16 points and seven boards in a 69-66 win over Westfield State and 15 points in a 70-53 triumph over Fitchburg State. He connected for .556 from the field (11-18) as 25 of his 31 points came in the second half to help spark come-from-behind wins.

Sean Doncaster (WPI) – The first-year guard recorded career-best seven assists in an 81-69 NEWMAC and WACBA victory over Clark.

Siena Mamayek (WPI) – The sophomore forward recorded a career-high 19 points on 7-of-12 shooting from the floor, along with five rebounds in a tight loss at Clark

Mass. College Hoops: WPI Men’s & Women’s Basketball Discuss The Upcoming Season (VIDEO)

By NoontimeSports.com 

The WPI men’s and women’s basketball teams held their media day earlier this week and below are video interviews with both teams from the Worcester Polytechnic Institute YouTube channel.

Men’s Basketball: Seniors Ryan Kolb and Chad LaBove, and junior Sam Longwell talk about the Engineers past season and look ahead to this season.

 

Women’s Basketball:  Seniors Siena MamayekIsabel Pagliaccio and Kelly Morgan talk about last year and look ahead to this season.

Worcester City Tournament: Clark 59, WPI 53

By Matt Noonan 

WORCESTER, MA — The Clark University women’s basketball team captured their 20th Worcester City Women’s Basketball Tournament on Saturday with a 59-53 victory against WPI.

The Cougars were led by Emily Reilly, who led all scorers with 24 points. She also had eight rebounds, one assist and one steal, while Brooke Brennan tallied 15 points and five rebounds.

Dani Davis paced the Engineers with 18 points and also recorded nine rebounds, four assists, four steals and three blocks. Kelly Morgan chipped in 15 points and Siena Mamayek led all players with 12 rebounds.

Clark outscored WPI in both halves, as well as made 18-of-23 free throws. The Engineers tallied 49 rebounds, 12 assists and eight steals, while the Cougars finished the game with 46 rebounds, nine steals and three blocks.

Below are post-game interviews with Clark’s Megan Grondin and Reilly, as well as WPI’s Morgan.