WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 18th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our eleventh Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Temi Falayi averaged a double-double of 10.5 points and 14.5 rebounds in a pair of games last week for Assumption College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Gil Talbot)

Women’s Player of the Week: Temi Falayi (Assumption College | Jr. | Peabody, Mass.): Falayi averaged a double-double this week with 10.5 points and 14.5 rebounds per game while shooting 40.9 percent from the floor. Falayi helped lead her team to a 53-40 win over Saint Michael’s on Tuesday where the junior forward contributed her seventh double-double of the season with 11 points and 20 rebounds. Falayi then went into Saturday against Stonehill and recorded 10 points and a career-high 19 rebounds for her eighth double-double.


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Becker College’s Natasha Pacheco averaged a double-double last week for the Hawks. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Natasha Pacheco (Becker College | Fr. | Fairfax, Va.): Pacheco once again showed her dominance in the paint as she averaged a double-double for the week with 11.0 points and 10.0 rebounds per game in Becker victories over Elms (68-63) and Dean (60-45). The rookie further averaged 3.5 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.0 blocks per contest, all while shooting an incredible 72.7 percent from the floor. At press time, Pacheco was leading the WACBA in rebounding while ranking seventh in assists per game.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxboro, Mass.): Harrison continued her outstanding senior season, averaging 27.5 points per game for the Hawks in two Becker victories, leading her team to wins over Elms College (68-63) and Dean College (60-45). The senior team captain shot 45.2 percent from the floor and 36.8 percent from behind the arc, all while averaging 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 assists per contest.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 23.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, two assists and one steal per contest for the Falcons in two games. She notched a season-best 30 points, four boards, two assists, and two steals in a 79-67 triumph over Dean on Tuesday before adding 17 points, five caroms and two assists in an 86-58 setback to Bridgewater State on Saturday.

Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Mosley went off for 22 points per game this week as the Lancers went a perfect 2-0 in league contests. Mosley opened the week with 16 points, six assists, and five rebounds in a win over Salem State on Wednesday, before scoring 28 points with four assists, three steals, and two rebounds against MCLA on Saturday.

Melanie Presseau  (WPI | Soph.|Manchester, NH): Presseau netted a team-best 14 points off the bench, shooting 5-7 from the field, including 4-6 from behind the three-point line to boost the Engineers’ postseason aspirations with a solid 65-33 victory over visiting Wheaton this past Saturday. The sophomore spearheaded a WPI bench effort that outscored their Lyon counterparts by a jaw-dropping 41-0 margin.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

 

WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 18th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our eleventh Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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DeAnte Bruton averaged 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in back-to-back games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: DeAnte Bruton (Nichols College | Sr. | New London, Conn.): Bruton averaged 19.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in a 2-0 week for the Bison to pull Nichols within a half a game of first-place entering the final week of the regular season. Bruton began the week with a 26-point effort in a monumental comeback win over Western New England, scoring six points in the final minute of the game as the Bison rallied from a 15-point deficit to score the final 20 points of the contest and stun the Golden Bears. He closed the week with 13 points, eight rebounds, six dimes, and three steals in just 25 minutes of action against Curry College.


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Joe Pridgen averaged 27.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Crusaders. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: Joe Pridgen (Holy Cross | Fr. | Winchendon, Mass.): The first-year forward averaged 27.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in a pair of games last week for the Crusaders while connecting on 19 of 27 field goals (70.4 percent). Additionally, he sank 16 of 21 freebies (76.2 percent). Pridgen began the week by netting 30 points on 11 of 14 shooting against Lehigh before netting 25 points to go with eight rebounds, two assists, and two blocks against Lafayette.


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

Jordan Rose-Wheatley (Becker College | Sophomore | New Bedford, Mass.): Rose-Wheatley put up a strong week for the Hawks, averaging 12.5 points per game with 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists. The sophomore shot 66.7 percent from the floor.

Tyler Dion (Worcester State | Sr. | Barre, Mass.): Dion averaged 19.5 points, 6.5 assists, and 1.5 rebounds in a pair of wins last week for the Lancers, who enter the final week of the regular season as one of the top squads in their conference. Against Salem State last Thursday, the senior tallied 10 points, five assists, and three rebounds before exploding for 29 points on 8 of 12 shooting, including three of five from beyond the arc in a 96-89 victory over MCLA. Dion concluded his team’s contest against the Trailblazers a perfect 10 for 10 from the charity stripe.

Dakota Wheeler (WPI | Jr. | Easthampton, MA): Wheeler averaged 18 points and six rebounds while shooting 68.4% from the floor and an eye-popping 62.5% from 3-point land during a 2-0 week for the Engineers. The junior knocked down three consecutive trifectas late in the second half to help the Engineers go on the road and defeat Babson College, 75-56, last Wednesday. Wheeler ended up with 17 points versus the Beavers before tossing in 19 more points, including five 3-pointers in a comprehensive 85-64 victory over Emerson College.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our tenth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Worcester State’s Mya Mosley was a player to watch for the Lancers this past week against Framingham State and Westfield State. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State University Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Despite a pair of narrow conference setbacks, Worcester State senior Mya Mosley was a player to watch on the Lancers, averaging 26.5 points per game. Mosley began the week with 23 points, eight rebounds, and four assists against Westfield State last Wednesday, before putting up 30 points, seven rebounds, three steals, and two assists against Framingham State on Saturday.


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Nichols College first-year Alexis Finnerty averaged 16 points in a pair of games last week for the Bison. (PHOTO COURTESY: Brian Foley)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Alexis Finnerty (Nichols College | Fr. | Chester, Conn.): Finnerty averaged 16 points per game for the Bison, who went 1-1 last week. She dropped in 25 points on 7-of-11 shooting in a one-point loss to Salve Regina on Saturday. She went 8-of-9 from the charity stripe and also knocked down three trifectas, falling one-point shy of her career-high. She also averaged one steal per game, too.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Sienna Johnson (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Brockton, Mass.): In her team’s lone outing of the week against Norwich University, Johnson scored a team-high (and season-high) 21 points on 9 of 14 shooting to go with six rebounds (two offensive caroms), one steal, and one assist in 34 minutes.

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr.| Washington Township, N.J.):  Capacchione led the Hounds to a 1-1 week, averaging 16.0 points and 4.5 rebounds while shooting 34.4 percent from the floor, 38.5 percent from three and 100.0 percent from the foul line. Against Saint Anselm, Capacchione put up eight points with four rebounds, two assists, and one steal. In Assumption’s thrilling overtime win over Southern New Hampshire, Capacchione led the Hounds with 24 points and five rebounds while going 5-for-10 from three-point land and 8-for-19 from the floor.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 17.5 points, nine rebounds, 3.5 assists and two steals per contest for the Falcons last week. She posted a game-best 23 points, nine rebounds, three assists, and two steals in a 56-41 triumph over MCLA last Wednesday before adding 12 points, nine boards, four assists, and two steals in a 92-64 setback to Westfield State on Saturday.

Avery LaBarbera (Holy Cross | So. | Harrison, N.Y.): LaBarbera led the Crusaders against Boston University this past Saturday with a team-high 17 points to go with seven rebounds, four assists, and two steals. She has recorded double-figure points in each of the last seven games.

Maddie Blake (WPI | Jr. | Bedford, NH): Blake delivered her first double-double of 14-point, 10-rebound effort in WPI’s 59-50 loss to MIT last Wednesday.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

 

WACBA Men’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 11th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our tenth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Anna Maria College’s Mike Rapoza averaged a double-double in back-to-back contests for the AMCATs last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Anna Maria College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria College | Sr. | Charlton, Mass.): Rapoza helped the AMCATs win a pair of games last week by averaging a double-double of 29 points and 12 rebounds. The senior forward began the week by netting 20 points on 10 of 14 shooting while recording eight rebounds, two blocks, one assist, and one steal against Saint Joseph’s (Maine) before producing a team-high 38 points on 12 of 15 shooting to go with 16 rebounds, four assists, two blocks, and one steal against Johnson & Wales University.


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John Lowther averaged 9.0 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists in a 2-0 week for WPI men’s basketball. (PHOTO COURTESY: WPI ATHLETICS)

Men’s Rookie of the Week: John Lowther (WPI | Fr.| Hingham MA): Lowther continued his recent strong play, averaging 9.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists as the Crimson and Gray won a pair of games last week to improve to 17-4 overall and 8-2 in league play. The first-year center connected on 7-of-11 (63.6%) shots from the floor and drained both of his 3-point attempts.


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Tyler Davern became the 29th player in Clark University men’s basketball program history to net 1,000 points last weekend against Babson College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Clark University Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Milestone of the Week: Tyler Davern (Clark University | Jr. |Webster, Mass.): Davern was a player to watch last week for the Cougars, averaging 23.5 points and 10.0 rebounds in back-to-back games while becoming the 29th member of the Clark University men’s basketball program to net 1,000 points. The third-year forward reached 1,000 points this past Saturday against Babson College when he registered 24 points to go with nine rebounds in 35 minutes. Three days earlier against WPI, Davern produced 23 points on 9 of 14 shooting to go with 11 rebounds, one assist, and one block.


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Malik Brown (Assumption College | RS-Jr. | Waldorf, Md.): Brown finished the week with a total of 32 points in two games. He started the week with 10 points and five rebounds in a setback to Saint Anselm before leading the Hounds with 22 points and nine rebounds at Southern New Hampshire on Saturday.

Mateus Ribeiro (Becker College | Jr. | Sao Paulo, Brazil): Ribeiro continued to produce for the Hawks this past week, averaging 11.5 points per game with 8.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 3.5 steals over two games.

Devon Johnson (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Washington, D.C.): Johnson averaged 13 points, six rebounds, five assists and three steals per contest for the Falcons. He totaled a career-best 20 points, ten rebounds, seven assists, and two steals in an 83-80 setback to MCLA on Wednesday before adding six points, two caroms, three assists and four steals in a 72-55 loss to Westfield State on Saturday.

Jaekwon Spencer (Nichols College | Soph. | Bristol, Conn.): Spencer poured in a career-high 26 points on 11-of-12 shooting (.917 FG pct.) in a win over Salve Regina this past Saturday at the Nichols Athletic Center. Spencer was also a perfect 3-for-3 from downtown and also collected five rebounds, two assists, and one steal in 28 minutes.

Corey Olivier (Worcester State | So. | Maynard, Mass.): In a 1-1 week for the Lancers, Olivier averaged a team-high 18.5 points per game while averaging 6.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game with an assist to turnover ratio of 1.6.

Kahleb Downing (WPI | Jr. | Middletown, Conn.): During a 2-0 week for the Engineers, the junior point guard doled out 17 assists while committing just two turnovers. Downing averaged 11.5 points, 8.5 assists, and 6.0 rebounds while shooting 50% from the floor and an eye-popping 54.5% from 3-point land. In a 90-81 victory over Coast Guard Academy this past Saturday, the junior flirted with a triple-double, notching 20 points while dishing out eight assists and hauling in seven rebounds.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 

WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 4th, 2020)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com | @NoontimeNation & @WACBAHoops 

Another week of college basketball in the Worcester area is in the books, which means it is time to unveil our ninth Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Honor Roll for the 2019-20 season.

Noontime Sports is proud to partner with WACBA for the seventh consecutive season to host the weekly honor roll, which will be seen every Tuesday throughout the current college basketball season. Each week, we will select a player and rookie of the week, as well as highlight various milestones, too.

Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more. 


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Megan Swords averaged a double-double for the Crusaders in a pair of games last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Holy Cross Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Megan Swords (Holy Cross | Sr. | Glen Rock, N.J.): Swords averaged a double-double for the Crusaders in a pair of games against Navy and Colgate. She tallied 12 points, nine rebounds and a pair of blocks against Navy before recording a double-double of 18 points and 11 rebounds on Saturday at Colgate, her eighth double-double of the year. Swords continues to lead the Patriot League with a field goal percentage of .559 this season.  


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Natasha Pacheco average d7.7 points, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals in back-to-back games last week for Becker College. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Natasha Pacheco (Becker College | Fr. | Fairfax, Va.): Pacheco continued to demonstrate her prowess in the paint this past week, averaging 13.0 rebounds per game with 7.7 points, 2.7 assists and 1.7 steals, all while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor. Pacheco turned in a dominant performance in Becker’s 70-58 upset over Eastern Nazarene on Saturday, pulling down a career-high 20 rebounds to go along with seven points, four assists, three steals, and a block.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Sierra Johnson (Anna Maria | Sr. | Brockton, Mass.): In a pair of games last week for the AMCATs, Johnson averaged 16.5 points and five rebounds. She began the past week netting 12 points while recording five rebounds and two steals against Saint Joseph’s (Maine) before tallying 21 points, five caroms, one assist, and one steal against Colby-Sawyer. 

Emme Poulin (Assumption College | Soph. | South Portland, Maine): Poulin averaged 14.5 points per game this week while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor and 53.8 percent from three. In Assumption’s win over Southern Connecticut, Poulin scored 16 points and went 6-for-12 from the field and 4-for-6 beyond the arc. Against Le Moyne, Poulin led the Hounds with 13 points and went 5-for-10 from the field and 3-for-7 from three-point land.

Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Sr. | Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison posted another outstanding week for the Hawks, averaging 17.0 points per game with 4.7 steals and 2.0 rebounds per game over three games. Harrison was at her best in Saturday’s stunning 70-58 upset over top-seeded Eastern Nazarene, scoring 20 points with five steals.

Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Senior Mya Mosley led the Lancers with 19 points in Worcester State 74-62 victory over Bridgewater State. Mosley also recorded six rebounds along with two blocks and two steals in the win. 

Melanie Presseau (WPI | Jr. | Manchester, NH):  Presseau registered a team-best 13 points on 5-of-10 shooting from the floor as the Engineers collected an important 75-59 NEWMAC home victory over Coast Guard on Saturday afternoon. The junior dished out three assists, added a pair of steals and drained two 3-pointers in the triumph.


Fans of Worcester college basketball are encouraged to follow @WACBAHoops on Twitter for scores, news and more.