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WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week 12 (Feb. 5th)

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WORCESTER – With another week of Worcester basketball in the books, it’s now time to unveil our latest Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, which includes women’s player and rookie of the week.

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Lauren Manis was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week after a pair of solid performances last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Jr. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis recorded a pair of double-doubles in a 1-1 week for the Crusaders. In a loss to American last Wednesday, she recorded 19 points and 10 rebounds, along with four assists and two blocks. In a home victory on Saturday over Lafayette, she had 19 points and 11 rebounds and also scored the go-ahead basket in overtime. Mannis now has 16 double-doubles on the year – she is now tied for fifth-most in single-season program history.

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Bailey Savage secured her first WACBA Rookie of the Week honor after leading WPI to a 1-1 week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Frank Poulin)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Bailey Savage (WPI | Fr. | Charlton, Mass.): Savage shot 59.1 percent (13-22) from the field, including 57.1 (8-14) from beyond the arc, in a 1-1 week. After tying her career high of 15 points at Coast Guard, the rookie went off for 20 in a setback to Babson College. In 34 minutes against the NEWMAC-leading Beavers, Savage was 7-10 (70%) and 5-8 (62.5%) with five 3-pointers.

Brittany Herring (Worcester State | Sr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): In a pair of wins last week for the Lancers, the senior forward averaged 17 points, seven rebounds, and two blocks. She began the week netting eight points of 4 of 7 shooting while recording five rebounds and one block in an exciting 56-55 win over Framingham State. Three days later against the Trailblazers of MCLA, Herring finished 10 of 10 from the field, while sinking six of seven attempts at the charity stripe for a game-high 26 points. Additionally, she totaled nine rebounds, three blocks, one assist, and one steal.

Sienna Johnson (Anna Maria College| Jr. | Brockton, Mass): In a pair of games last week for the AMCATs, Johnson averaged 14 points, two assists, one-and-a-half rebounds, and one steal. She netted 11 points or more in both games, including 17 points against St. Joseph’s (Conn.) last Saturday, while finishing the week four of eight from the charity stripe.

Maya Kerstetter (Clark University | Sr. | Northampton, Mass.): In her team’s lone contest last Wednesday against Mount Holyoke, Kerstetter recorded 17 points on 5 of 6 shooting, along with six rebounds (two offensive caroms), five steals and two assists in 32 minutes. Her impressive effort helped the Cougars race past Mount Holyoke College for an important league win.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 28 points, 3.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal per contests in two games for the Falcons last week.  She netted a game-best 30 points, two rebounds and one assist in a 76-60 setback to Salem State on Wednesday before adding game-leading 26 points, five boards, four assists, and two steals in a 65-62 triumph over Pine Manor on Saturday.

Morgan O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Easton, Mass.): O’Donnell averaged 19.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game this week while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor and 76.9 percent from the foul line. She was the leading scorer for the Hounds in their 76-71 victory over Southern Connecticut with 18 points, six rebounds, four assists and a block in the game. O’Donnell then contributed 21 points and eight rebounds in Assumption’s matchup with Le Moyne on Saturday.

Sarah Ware (Becker College | Jr. | Oakham, Mass.): In Becker’s sole game of the week, Ware led the team to a 65-52 victory over Elms College on Saturday. She finished with 15 points while shooting six-of-seven from the floor, with two rebounds, two assists, and two steals.

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