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Mass. College Hoops: WACBA Honor Roll (Week 12)

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With yet another week of college basketball in Worcester County in the books, it is time to dole out this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll, including players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the WeekAndrew Musler (Clark, Gr./Belmont, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, Musler averaged 21.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 3.5 blocks while shooting 61.5 percent from the field (13-for-21) and 85 percent from the free throw line (12-for-14). First, in a 70-55 win over Wheaton, Musler just missed out a double-double, finishing with 18 points, nine rebounds and four blocks on 7-for-12 shooting. Then in a narrow 77-73 overtime loss to No. 8 Babson, Musler played 40 of the possible 45 minutes, totaling a season-best 25 points, to go along with four rebounds and three blocks. He was extremely efficient against the Beavers, going 6-for-9 from the field, including 4-for-6 from the three-point line and 9-for-11 from the charity stripe.

Women’s Co-Player of the WeekLaura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr./Ashby, Mass.): Cote averaged 15.5 points per game and 7.5 steals per game over two contests for Fitchburg State. The senior guard registered 16 points in a 63-58 victory over Anna Maria, while becoming the 10th member of the program’s exclusive 1,000 point club. In the Falcons 66-62 loss to Bridgewater, Cote tallied 15 points with 11 steals.

Women’s Co-Player of the WeekDani Davis (WPI, Sr./East Granby, Conn.): Davis averaged 18.5 points and five rebounds in a 1-1 week for the Engineers.  The senior became the 17th member of the program’s 1,000 point club during WPI’s 62-57 victory Wednesday over Emerson. Davis,  who reached the milestone with a jumper with 2:32 remaining before halftime, ended the triumph with 12 points. The forward did not slow down from there, pouring in a career-best 25 points Saturday in a loss to Wheaton. Davis drained 9-of-17 attempts from the field, including connecting on 3-of-4 3-point attempts.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekSam O’Gara (Clark, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): In a 2-0 week, the first-year lead guard averaged 10.5 points and 5.0 assists as the Cougars won back-to-back games for the first time this season. In a 41-36 win over Wellesley, she finished with 12 points, two rebounds and two assists helping the Scarlet and White snap a 12-game losing streak. Then the next night in a 72-66 win over Pine Manor, she just missed a double-double with nine points and eight assists.

Honor Roll:

Justin Burrell (Holy Cross, Sr./Dumfries, Va.): Burrell led the Crusaders with a season-high 26 points and five rebounds in the victory at Army and was limited to seven points and four assists in the win over Lehigh. The senior hit 14 of 16 free throws on the week, including seven of eight in the last minute of the Army game, and four of four in the last minute of the Lehigh game.

Jimmy Zenevitch (Assumption, Sr./Methuen, Mass.): Zenevitch averaged 14.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game last week, highlighted by an 18-point, seven-rebound showing at Stonehill as he was 8-for-10 from the field in that game.

Patrick Bradanese (Anna Maria, Jr./ Billerica, Mass.): Bradanese averaged 17.7 points per game in a 1-2 week for the AMCATS. In the team’s lone win, an 85-84 win against Emmanuel, Bradanese scored a game-high 28 points and hit a team-best six three-pointers. On the week, Bradanese shot at 44.7 percent from the floor (17-38) and 43.5 percent from long-distance (10-23) while adding a 9-10 effort at the free-throw line. The junior guard added five assists and five steals on the week.

Nick DaPrato (Clark, Gr./Marshfield, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Cougars, DaPrato averaged 19.0 points, 4.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 2.5 steals, while eclipsing the 100 made three-pointers mark for his career. In a 70-55 win over Wheaton, DaPrato totaled 15 points and three rebounds. Then in a narrow overtime loss to No. 8 Babson, he racked up 23 points, six rebounds four assists and four steals, connecting on four three-pointers and he now sits at 101 made triples.

Charles Gunter (Worcester State, Sr./Boston, Mass.): Gunter averaged 18.5 points, 6.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and connected for 81.3 percent of his free throws (13-16) in an 0-2 week for Worcester State which included 19 points, six boards and three helpers in a 93-82 overtime setback to Bridgewater State and 18 points with six caroms in a 101-81 loss against Westfield State.

Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, Mass.): Longwell continued to produce double-doubles notching one in each of WPI’s two victories last week.  The senior registered a team-high 20 points and a game-best 14 rebounds in an important 69-58 home triumph over MIT before tallying 19 points and 10 boards in a 65-47 road win at Coast Guard.  Longwell shot an impressive 58.3 percent from the field and canned 55.6 percent of his 3-point attempts as he averaged 19.5 points, 12 rebounds and three assists while posting his fifth and sixth double-doubles of the season and eighth and ninth of his career.

Allison Stoddard (Assumption, So./East Lyme, Conn.): In two games, Stoddard averaged 16 points, 2.5 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.5 assists in a 1-1 week. Highlighting her week was a career-high 21-point effort in the win at Merrimack as she added four rebounds, two steals and two assists in the victory.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr./ Worcester, Mass.): Warburton averaged 17.0 points, 11.5 rebounds, and 7.0 steals on the week for Anna Maria. in a non-conference game against Fitchburg, she scored a team-high 22 points and added 16 rebounds and six steals. Against Lasell on Saturday, she netted 12 points and eight steals.

Aretha Sullivan (Clark, So./Worcester, Mass.): In a 2-0 week, Sullivan had the best stretch of her sophomore campaign, averaging 11.5 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists as the Cougars won back-to-back games for the first time this season. In a 41-36 win over Wellesley, she had eight points and three rebounds, but then in a 72-66 win over Pine Manor, Sullivan was at her best registering 15 points and a game-best 12 rebounds, while handing out five assists. For the week she also went 10-for-10 from the free throw line.

Shannen El-Qasem (Worcester State, Sr./Rutland, Mass.): El-Qasem averaged 10.5 points and 4.0 rebounds and shot 56.3 percent from the floor (9-16) in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included 12 points and four boards in a 50-44 victory over Bridgewater State.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Biney continued her strong freshman season by shooting at a 60 percent clip en route to averaging 14 points as WPI split a pair of NEWMAC contests last week.  The rookie netted a team-best 17 points and secured the game with a steal in the waning seconds as the Engineers defeated Emerson 62-57 on Wednesday evening.  Biney came back and tossed 11 points Saturday versus Wheaton and ended the week with 12 rebounds and seven steals.

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

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in Worcester in the books, it is now time to unveil this week’s – the ninth week – Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Sam Longwell (WPI, Sr./Acton, MA): Longewell averaged 17.5 points and 8.5 rebounds as the eighth-ranked Engineers won a pair of contests last week. The senior erupted for a game-best 24 points, 12 rebounds and career-high 10 assists without a turnover in WPI’s 92-68 victory Saturday versus Wheaton. Saturday’s performance – his first triple-double in a Crimson and Gray uniform – was the first by an Engineer player since Scott Misiaszek accomplished the feat a decade ago. Longwell, who had a first half for the ages against the Lyons with 22 points and eight assists, also tossed in 11 points and added five rebounds and three assists during Wednesday’s 63-42 triumph over Clark.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, Soph./Arlington, Mass.): Brooks averaged 13.0 points, 14.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks in a 1-1 week for Worcester State which included 11 points, 14 boards and a school record tying 8 blocks in a 79-72 victory over Fitchburg State to go with 15 points, 15 caroms and a 3 rejections in a 68-62 setback against Westfield State. Also connected on .667 percent of his field goal attempts (12-18).

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Obi Obiora (WPI, Fr./Boston, Mass.): Obiora shot a blistering 71.4% from the floor while totaling 11 points, 13 rebounds and two blocks in wins against Clark and Wheaton.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr./Ridgewood, N.J.): Scott had another solid week in helping the Crusaders earn two Patriot League wins over Lafayette and Navy. Against Lafayette on Wednesday, she posted her ninth double-double of the season and the 28th of her career with 13 points and 11 rebounds. Scott also recorded a season-best six assists versus the Leopards, too. In the win over Navy, she tallied a game-high 16 points to go along with seven boards and four assists. Scott ranks fourth in the Patriot League with 16.5 points per game, while she stands second in the conference with 9.5 rebounds per contest … she is 63 points shy of 1,000 in her career, as she has scored 937 collegiate points.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr./Worcester Mass.): Warburton averaged a double-double of 16.5 points and 13.0 rebounds per game in two outings this week. She tallied a game-high 20 points and 11 rebounds on Monday at Johnson & Wales, and added 13 points and 15 rebounds on Sunday against Suffolk. Warburton averaged a 55.6 field goal percentage on the week, sparked by a 4-for-5 effort (80 percent) on Sunday. The double-doubles were the 10th and 11th of the season for Warburton.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr./Holbrook, N.Y.): Doherty played a pivotal role in helping Holy Cross pick up two wins over Lafayette and Navy. In the win over Lafayette, she scored a career- and game-high 16 points on 5-of-8 shooting, while canning 3-of-4 from behind the arc. On Saturday against Navy, Doherty totaled seven points, four rebounds and a pair of steals. Doherty is averaging 6.2 points and 3.1 rebounds per game this season, while shooting at a 36.8 percent clip from the floor and a 34.3 percent clip from behind the arc. Her three-point percentage ranks eighth in the Patriot League. In Patriot League games, Doherty is averaging 6.8 points per game.

Honor Roll:

Malachi Alexander (Holy Cross, Soph./Bowie, Md.): Alexander led Holy Cross in scoring in both of its victories last week. The sophomore recorded 17 points and four rebounds in their win over Lafayette. He added 17 points and three rebounds in the victory over Navy. Overall, he connected on 52.9 percent of his field goal attempts and 82.4 percent of his free throws on the week.

Mitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr./Fremont, Neb.): Hahn posted six points and four rebounds in the victory over Lafayette. The freshman converted a three-point play with 50.3 seconds remaining against Lafayette, which gave Holy Cross a 72-71 lead. He added eight points, three rebounds and a career-high eight assists in the win over Navy.

Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr./ Annandale, Va.): In the team’s lone game last week, Ziegler finished with a team-leading 21 points to go along with eight rebounds and 8-for-13 shooting from the field in a road loss at first-place AIC.

Quantez Franklin (Anna Maria, Sr./ South Yarmouth, Mass.): Quantez Franklin, Anna Maria (Sr., G, South Yarmouth, Mass.) – Franklin averaged 18.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists and shot 73.7 percent (14-19 FG) in a 2-0 week for Anna Maria. He hit 8-of-11 attempts in a 93-82 win against Lasell before going 6-for-8 in a 78-63 win against Rivier.

Laura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr./Ashby, Mass.): Cote averaged 12.7 points over three games for Fitchburg State last week, while contributing with 12 steals, seven assists, and 13 rebounds. In the Terriers victory over Worcester State the senior guard chipped in 22 points and a season-high eight points.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr./ Millbury, Mass.): Frankian averaged 17.0 points and 6.5 rebounds in an 0-2 week for Worcester State, including 18 points and nine rebounds in a 67-65 overtime loss against Westfield State, and 16 points with four caroms in a 73-67 loss to Fitchburg State.

Dani Davis (WPI, Sr./East Granby, Conn.): Davis led all scorers with 19 points and grabbed five rebounds as WPI went on the road and registered a key 62-49 victory against MIT.  The senior also posted a team-best 14 points to go along with six rebounds earlier in the week in a tough 58-57 road loss at Coast Guard.  Davis is the Engineers leading scorer this season with 12.7 points per game and is second in rebounding with 4.8 boards per game,

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr./Worcester, Mass.): Biney averaged 10 points and seven rebounds during a 1-1 week for the Engineers.  The freshman connected on 5-of-9 shots for the floor and registered 11 points and eight rebounds in a 62-49 triumph at MIT after amassing nine points and six rebounds in a narrow one point loss at Coast Guard.

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

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is now time to reveal this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the WeekGustave Koumare (Nichols, Jr.): Koumare sparked the Bison to a pair of wins this week, keeping the Bison unbeaten in conference play (8-0). He poured in a career-high 28 points in a win over Endicott on Thursday, scoring nine unanswered points on three 3-pointers in the second half. He finished the contest shooting 50 percent both from the floor (10-of-20) and three-point land (6-of-12) while recording five assists and four steals. Two days later, Koumare filled the stat sheet with 11 points, seven rebounds, five steals, and three assists in a road win at Wentworth.

Men’s Rookie of the WeekMitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr.): Hahn led the Crusaders in scoring in an 0-2 week, including an outstanding game against Army. The forward dropped 18 points to go with career highs of seven rebounds, five blocks and three assists in the OT setback to the Black Knights. With 2:59 left in regulation, Hahn canned a pair of free throws to give Holy Cross a 59-56 lead. He later hit a 3-pointer with 25.3 seconds remaining in overtime to pull the Crusaders within one. On Saturday, he paced the club with 12 points at Lehigh.

Women’s Player of the WeekKelly Conley (Assumpton, Jr.): In a 1-1 week, Conley averaged 19.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, one assist and one steal while shooting 52.6 percent from the field and connected on 16-of-21 free throws. Highlighting her week was a career-high 35-point effort, the third-highest single-game scoring total in Assumption history.

Women’s Rookie of the WeekAma Biney (WPI, Fr.): Biney shot a sizzling 67.9% from the field to help WPI to a pair of victories in a three-game week.  The freshman guard began her week by draining 6-of-7 shots from the floor and registering 14 points in a home victory over Mount Holyoke.  After stuffing the stat sheets with 15 points, eight rebounds, three steals and a block in a loss at Babson, Biney led all scorers with 15 points and pitched in with three steals as the Engineers improved to 3-0 at home in 2015 with a win against city rival Clark.

Honor Roll:

Katie Doherty (Holy Cross, Fr.): Doherty started in both games last week and played well for the Crusaders. On Wednesday at Army she totaled two points, four rebounds, two assists and a pair of steals. Later in the week versus Lehigh, Doherty tallied eight points, six rebounds and a career-best four steals. Doherty ranks 11th in the Patriot League and second on Holy Cross with a 32.2 three-point field goal percentage this season (19-59). Through 19 games, she is averaging 5.7 points and 3.1 rebounds per contest and is tied for third on the team with 16 steals this season.

Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr.): Ziegler averaged 18 points, four rebounds and one assist while shooting 59.1 percent from the field (13-for-22). He also connected on 10 of 11 free throw attempts.

Kamali Bey (Assumption, So.): In a 1-1 week, Bey averaged 17 points, 2.5 rebounds and one steal per game while shooting 59.1 percent from the field and hitting 7-of-9 free throws.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr.): Warburton averaged a double-double of 12.5 points and 15.0 rebounds in a two-game win for Anna Maria. Warburton tallied 14 points and 22 rebounds in Monday’s win against Pine Manor, and added 11 points and eight rebounds against St. Joseph’s on Saturday. She also added 12 steals and nine assists on the week.

Patrick Bradanese (Anna Maria, Jr.): Bradanese was the AMCATS’ leading scorers in both games in a 2-0 week, scoring 17 points against Mount Ida and 23 points against St. Joseph’s. The junior guard shot 51.9 percent from the floor, including a 53.8 percent effort (7-13) from three-point range. On the week, Bradanese averaged 20 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, So.): Brooks averaged 18 points, 12.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks in an 0-2 week for Worcester State with a .667 effort from the field (18-27) which included 22 points, 14 boards and two rejections in a 71-65 setback to Bridgewater State and 14 points and 11 caroms in a 62-54 loss against Salem State.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr.): Frankian averaged 12.7 points and 5.0 rebounds in a 1-2 week for Worcester State including 11 points, five boards and two helpers in a 63-48 win over Salem State and 16 points in a 70-48 setback to Bridgewater State . Connected for.519 percent from the floor (13-25) and .462 percent from long-range (6-13).

Domenick Mastascusa (WPI, Sr.): Mastascusa shot a blistering 61.9% from the floor while leading the Engineers to a 2-0 week.  On Wednesday the senior posted teams-bests of 16 points, six rebounds and two blocks as WPI defeated host Babson 67-57 in a matchup of nationally-ranked squads. Mastascusa followed that performance up by canning 6-of-8 shots from the floor en route to notching a game-high 20 points to go along with six rebounds in the Crimson and Gray’s 73-58 triumph over Emerson at Harrington Auditorium.

Obi Obiora (WPI, Fr.): Obiora poured in 12 points and six rebounds in WPI’s 73-58 victory over Emerson on Saturday.  Earlier in the week the freshman pitched in with six points as the 13th ranked Engineers went on the road and defeated No. 15 Babson 67-57.  For the week Obiora connected on 58.3% of his shots from the field.

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

By NoontimeSports.com 

WORCESTER, Mass. – With another week of college basketball in the books, it is now time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, including our players and rookies of the week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Quantez Franklin (Anna Maria, Sr.): Franklin averaged 17.7 points per game on 79.3 percent shooting from the floor in a 3-0 week for the AMCATS. He tallied a week-best 22 points in a 10-for-13 shooting effort (76.9 percent) on Saturday against Emmanuel, but posted his best shooting percentage, 85.7 percent, by hitting six-of-seven shots from the floor in a 17-point effort against Norwich on Tuesday. The senior forward added 7.3 rebounds per game on the week alongside five steals and four blocks.

Irving Eggleston (Nichols, Jr.): Eggleston averaged 23.0 ppg, 3.0 rebounds, and 2.3 assists as the Bison went 3-0 in conference play last week and moved to a perfect 6-0 on the season. After registering 18 points, five rebounds, and four assists in a win over Curry on Tuesday, Eggleston dropped in a career-high 29 points on 12-of-20 shooting (60.0 percent) in a road win at Western New England two nights later. He closed his week with a 22-point effort against UNE on Saturday. Eggleston leads the team and ranks third in the CCC in scoring (18.2 ppg).

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Aaron Todd (WPI, Fr.): Todd headlined four Engineers in double figures in scoring with a career-best 10 points as nationally-ranked WPI opened NEWMAC conference play with a 73-53 victory over visiting Springfield Wednesday evening. The freshman, who connected on 4-of-5 shots from the field and grabbed four rebound against the Pride, also added four points in a road loss Saturday at MIT.

Women’s Player of the Week: Raquel Scott (Holy Cross, Jr.): Scott averaged a double-double last week in helping the Crusaders remain at .500 in the Patriot League. During the team’s setback to Colgate, she was one point shy of a double-double with nine points and a game-best 13 rebounds. In the 53-52 road win at Bucknell, Scott recorded her eighth double-double of the season and the 27th of her career with game-highs of 18 points and 10 rebounds, to go along with a team- and season-best five assists. Scott also posted a career-high two blocks in the win over the Bison.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Infiniti Thomas-Waheed (Holy Cross, Fr.): Thomas-Waheed played in both games last week and averaged 25.5 minutes per game off the bench. She totaled two points and three assists versus Colgate. Thomas-Waheed’s best game of the week came in the 53-52 win at Bucknell when she scored 15 points on 4-of-7 shooting, with two three-pointers and a pair of rebounds. She also connected on 5-of-5 from the charity stripe, including three free throws midway through the second half to give the Crusaders a 46-40 lead. She was one point shy of her career-high (16) in points scored versus Bucknell. Thomas-Waheed has averaged 5.1 points, 2.7 rebounds, 1.6 assists, 0.9 steals and 0.8 blocks per game in 22.1 minutes per contest. She is 13th in the Patriot League in blocks per game.

Honor Roll:

Malcolm Miller (Holy Cross, Sr.): Miller led the team in scoring in both games last week as he totaled 14 points and three rebounds at Colgate and finished with 14 points and four rebounds in the Crusaders’ win over Bucknell. He connected on 9 of 10 free throws against the Bison, including 7 of 8 in overtime. Two of his free throws came with 5.8 seconds left in overtime, to put Holy Cross up 65-62. Miller made 14 of 15 free throws on the week.

Mitchell Hahn (Holy Cross, Fr.): Hahn scored nine points in the victory over Bucknell, including a key layup with 2:27 left in regulation to trim the Bison’s lead to two points (52-50). With 24.0 seconds left in overtime, he was fouled while driving to the basket and made both free throws to give Holy Cross the lead for good (63-62).

Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr.): 
In a 1-1 week for the Hounds, Ziegler led the team with 16.5 points per game. Highlighted by a 20-point effort in a win over Saint Rose, he also added 4.5 rebounds per game and shot 59.1 percent from the field.

Kelly Conley (Assumption, Jr.): Conley averaged 15 points and 2.5 assists per game in two contests for the Hounds. She also added 1.5 rebounds per contest and shot 45.8 percent from the field.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr.): Warburton tallied a game-high 20 points on a 53.8 percent effort from the floor to lead Anna Maria to a 61-59 win against Norwich in the AMCATS’ lone outing of the week. She hit seven-of-13 field goal attempts with a three-pointer and added five foul shots in 32 minutes of action. Her most important basket of the day was the deciding one, scored as time expired in the second half. In addition to her efforts on offense, Warburton added 11 rebounds, posting her league-leading eighth double-double, and tallied five steals.

Andrew Musler (Clark, Gr.): In two games last week, Musler averaged 12.5 points, 6.5 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 3.0 steals as the Cougars went 1-1. He shot 10-for-18 from the field (56 percent), with six of his eight misses coming from behind the three-point line. In a much needed win over Wheaton on Saturday, Musler finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and three steals as the Scarlet and White won their first conference contest of the year.

Keyon Armstrong (Fitchburg State, Jr.): Armstrong averaged 15.3 points per game over three contests this past week for Fitchburg State. The junior guard shot 60% (6-10) from beyond the arc and 50% (16-32) from the field over the three games, while contributing with nine steals, ten assists, and nine rebounds over the span.

Laura Cote (Fitchburg State, Sr.): Cote averaged 14.7 points per game over three contests for Fitchburg State on the week. The senior guard netted double figured in all three games, including 16 points in the Falcons 58-44 setback against Keene State on Tuesday. Cote also contributed with nine steals, nine assists, and seven rebounds over the week span.

Matt Langadas (Nichols, Sr.): Langadas became the 25th student-athlete in program history to reach the 1,000-point mark for his career with a 17-point effort Thursday night at Western New England. He ranks second on the Bison in scoring and fifth in the CCC at 16.7 ppg.

Paul Brooks (Worcester State, So.): Brooks averaged 15.0 points and 10.5 rebounds in a 0-2 week for Worcester State with a .684 field goal percentage including 18 rebounds, 13 caroms and six blocks in an 81-73 setback to Fisher.

Julie Frankian (Worcester State, Sr.): Frankian averaged 14.7 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists to go with a .400 shooting percentage in a 3-0 week for Worcester State. Her efforts included 20 points in a 60-55 victory over Johnson and Wales and a game-best 16 points in a 60-37 MASCAC triumph over MCLA.

Nani Perez (Worceste State, Fr.): Perez averaged 7.7 points, 4.0 assists and 3.3 rebounds in a 3-0 week for Worcester State including 10 points and four boards in a 60-38 victory over MCLA to go with 10 points and five helpers in a 72-63 win over Suffolk.

Ama Biney (WPI, Fr.): Biney led all players with 11 points off the bench in WPI’s 38-35 NEWMAC road loss Saturday at Wellesley. Earlier in the week the guard registered four points in a loss at league-leading Springfield.

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

By NoontimeSports.com

WORCESTER, Mass. – With the holidays officially in the book, we return to our weekly Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) honor roll, which includes highlights from the past few weeks.

Men’s Player of the Week: Paul Brooks (Worcester State, So.): Brooks averaged 11.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 3.7 blocks in a 1-2 week for Worcester State, which included 12 points and 18 boards in a 70-62 setback against Hood, 12 points, 14 caroms and four blocks in a 64-52 victory over Otterbein before finishing week with 11 points, five rebounds and five blocks in a 67-55 loss against Gordon. He also earned a spot on the Christopher Newport Captains Shootout Tournament team for grabbing 32 boards (a record) over two contests.

Zach Karalis (WPI, Jr.): Karalis was tabbed Most Valuable Player as the Engineers won a pair of contests at the Salem State Classic. The junior drained a three-pointer with 5.8 seconds remaining in the second half to provide WPI with a dramatic 73-71 triumph over the 2014 NCAA Tournament finalist Williams College Ephs in the tournament’s opening game. Karalis finished with a team-best 21 points, including 5-of-9 shooting (triples) versus the Ephs, while pitching in with four points and four rebounds in limited action in the Crimson and Gray’s second game victory against FDU-Florham.

Women’s Player of the Week: Kelly Carey (Assumption, So.): In a 3-0 stretch for the No. 22 ranked Greyhounds, Carey averaged 16.7 points while shooting 64 percent from the field and a blistering 70 percent from three-point land (14-for-20). Adding 3.7 rebounds per game and shooting 1.000 from the free throw line, Carey’s performance was highlighted by a career-high 27 points in a road win at Bloomfield.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Ama Biney (WPI, Fr.): Biney – the Tournament MVP – scored 11 of her 17 points in a decisive second half to lead WPI to a 72-48 win over host Westfield State in the championship game Tuesday.  The rookie finished 6-10 from the floor, 3-3 from three point range, and garnered two steals and an assist without a turnover in just 18 minutes of play.  Later in the week, Biney netted nine points in just 11 minutes of action in WPI’s 82-40 home victory over Simmons.

Honor Roll:

Karl Ziegler (Assumption, Jr.): In a 1-2 stretch for the Hounds, Ziegler averaged 14.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while also shooting 51.4 percent from the field and 72.7 percent from the free throw line.

Trafficia Warburton (Anna Maria, Sr.): Warburton averaged 13.0 points, 9.7 rebounds, and 5.0 steals per game in a 1-2 week for the AMCATS. She had her best performance, a 16-point, 10-rebound, eight-steal game in Anna Maria’s 43-42 win against Regis on Dec. 31, and followed that up with 14 points, nine rebounds and seven steals in the AMCATS’ overtime defeat to Middlebury on Saturday. She opened the week with nine points and 10 boards against Keene State. The senior forward shot 34.1 percent from the floor on the week.

Rachel Pineda (WPI, Sr.): Pineda was a model of consistency as the Engineers went a perfect 3-0 over the break, including taking home the Westfield State Holiday Tournament. The senior point guard netted nine points each in victories over Southern Maine and host Westfield State in the tourney and then registered 10 points as the Crimson and Gray opened 2015 with a home triumph over Simmons. Pineda stuffed the stat sheets by pitching in with team highs of seven assists and six steals in the three games to go along with seven rebounds.

Bianca Langford (Worcester State, Jr.): Langford netted a season-best 25 points to go with 16 rebounds and three blocks in a 70-65 victory over Salem College.

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