WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week Six (Tues. Jan. 9th)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER  With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


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Women’s Player of the Week: Britt Herring (Worcester State | Jr. | West Brookfield, Mass.): The junior center averaged double-double figures of 16.5 points and 10.5 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She had a double-double of 16 points and 10 rebounds with two assists and three blocks in the win over Keene State, and then registered another double-double of 17 points and 11 rebounds with two assists and three blocks in the MASCAC setback to Salem State. Overall this week, she shot 47.8% from the field and 91.7% from the charity stripe.


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Women’s Rookie of the Week: Sam Maglione (Worcester State | Fr. | Lancaster, Mass.): The freshman guard averaged 12.5 points in a 1-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She matched a career-high 14 points, going 4-for-5 from beyond the arc in the win over Keene State, and then collected 11 points on three triples and a layup in the MASCAC setback to Salem State on Saturday. Overall this week, she shot 60% from the field, and 63.6% from 3-point range.


Women’s Honor Roll:

Kiera O’Donnell (Assumption College | Sr. | Cheshire, Conn.): O’Donnell was solid for the Hounds in a 1-1 week, averaging 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds on 50.0 percent shooting. The junior posted 17 points, nine rebounds and two assists in an eight-point loss to Adelphi before coming through with 16 points, eight boards and one steal in a 58-44 over New Haven. She also went 6-for-10 from downtown over the two contests to bump her three-point percentage to 44.4 percent for the year.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Soph. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi posted a team-leading 16 points, four rebounds and two steals in an 88-49 setback to Framingham State University on Saturday afternoon in the Falcons lone contest of the week.​​

Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Soph. | Franklin, Mass.): Manis averaged 22 points and seven rebounds, while connecting on eight of 10 freebies, including all four free throws against Lehigh in a pair of games last week for the Crusaders. Additionally, Manis averaged 3.0 steals and 1.5 blocks per game, too. She began the New Year with 26 points and six caroms (four defensive, two offensive) against Lafayatte before netting 18 points against Leghigh.

Jessica Larsh (Nichols College | Soph. | Bolton, Conn.): Larsh helped lead the Bison to a 1-1 mark last week by averaging 18.5 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 2.0 steals per game. The sophomore scored 18 points to go with three rebounds, three assists, and three steals in a 75-50 win over St. Joseph (Conn.). She followed that up with 19 points, including a perfect 10-for-10 at the free throw line, three rebounds, two assists, and a steal in a 64-53 setback to Western New England. For the week, she shot 42.3% (11-of-26) from the field, 50% (3-of-6) from beyond the arc, and 75% (12-of-16) at the charity stripe.

Ama Biney (WPI | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Biney averaged 15 points and 6.5 rebounds with seven steals and four assists as the Engineers began their NEWMAC slate 2-0. The senior narrowly missed a double-double Wednesday with 12 points and nine rebounds versus Springfield before leading the way with 18 points and five steals, as well as four assists at Wheaton on Saturday afternoon.

WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Six (Tues. Jan. 9th)

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By NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER  With another week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil this week’s Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


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Co-Men’s Player of the Week: Jerome Cunningham (Nichols College | Soph. | Westbury, N.Y.): Jerome Cunningham averaged a double-double in a 1-1 week for the  Bison, posting 20.0 points, 12.0 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 1.5 steals per game. Cunningham scored 14 points to go with 12 rebounds, an assist, two steals, and a block in an 86-71 win over Southern Maine. He followed that up with 26 points, 12 rebounds, two assists, two steals, and two blocks in a 100-94 loss in overtime against Western New England. For the week, he shot 62.5% (10-of-16) from the field and 87% (20-of-23) at the charity stripe.


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Co-Men’s Player of the Week: Mike Rapoza (Anna Maria | Soph. | Charlton, Mass): Rapoza scored a career-high 27 points, which grabbing 15 rebounds against Lasell last Wednesday. On Saturday, against Johnson & Wales, Rapoza netted 17 points and pulled down 14 boards. He has now recorded nine double-doubles of the season.


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Men’s Rookie of the Week: Austin Butler (Holy Cross | Fr. | Latrobe, Pa.): Butler led the team with a career-high 22 points, five rebounds and two assists at Lehigh. He also recorded seven points, three rebounds and two assists at Lafayette. For the week, he averaged 14.5 points.


Men’s Honor Roll

Patrick Fleming (Assumption College |Soph. | Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. ): Fleming was all over the court for Assumption last week, averaging 9.6 points, 10.5 rebounds and 4.5 assists with just two total turnovers while shooting 50.0 percent from the floor. The sophomore posted nine points, eight boards and four assists in a 10-point win over Adelphi before registering  a double-double of 10 points, 12 boards and five assists in an eight-point loss to New Haven.

Jonathan Perez (Fitchburg State | Jr. | Lowell, Mass.): Perez averaged 18.5 points, four rebounds, 0.5 assists and 0.5 steals per contest in a 1-1 week for the Falcons. He netted a team-best 24 points and three rebounds in a 73-70 setback to Brandeis on Wednesday before adding 13 points, five boards, one assist and one steal in a 74-52 win over Framingham State on Saturday.

Jehyve Floyd (Holy Cross | Jr. | Sayreville, N.J.): Floyd totaled a career-high 16 points, eight rebounds, a career-best four blocks and two assists at Lehigh. He also had 10 points and five rebounds at Lafayette. He hit 13 of 16 field goal attempts on the week (81.3 percent), while averaging 13.0 points and 6.5 rebounds.

Will Watkins, Jr. (Worcester State | So.| Southbridge, Mass.): Worcester State’s scoring was led by Will Watkins Jr., who had 23 points in the Lancers’ 104-92 setback to Salem State on Saturday. He went 10-for-17 (58.8%) from the floor and 3-for-8 (37.5%) from 3-point range. He also collected six rebounds, and two steals in the setback.

WACBA Honor Roll: Men’s Basketball Week Two (Tuesday, Nov. 28th)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

WORCESTER  With the second week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil the initial Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Men’s Basketball Honor Roll for the 2017-18 season, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


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Player of the Week: Samuel Durodola (Becker College | Sr. | Rosedale, N.Y.): Durodola demonstrated his inside dominance this past week in strong performances against both 7th ranked Babson and Western New England. First, against the Beavers, Durodola posted 22 points with nine rebounds with two blocks. Then, in a 72-68 win over Western New England, the senior posted 23 points and eight rebounds. For the week, Durodola shot 46.7 percent from the floor. As of press time, Durodola ranks second in the NECC in scoring at 21.3 points per game through four games.


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Rookie of the Week: Matthew Kelly (Assumption | Fr. | North Potomac, Md.)Kelly averaged 15.0 points, 3.0 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in a 1-1 week. The freshman led the Hounds to a 79-70 victory with a career-high 21 points, including 13 in the second half while missing just a single shot as Assumption outscored Molloy by 12 in the period. He also dished off four assists in the game. In Kelly’s first action of the week he scored nine points with three steals and two assists in a loss to Bentley.


Honorable Mentions

Karl Charles (Holy Cross | Jr. | Roselle, N.J.): Totaled 17 points, four assists, three rebounds and three steals in the Fairleigh Dickinson game. Charles led the team with 16 points and two assists against Albany. He connected on 50.0 percent of his three-pointers and 80.0 percent of his free throws on the week.

Cal Howes (Worcester State | Soph. | Maynard, Mass.): The sophomore guard recorded 19 points in the Lancers’ 88-72 setback to WPI on Tuesday. He also collected three rebounds, two steals and one assist.

Noontime Sports (and NoontimeSports.com) will once again be the home to WACBA this winter, and will post the weekly awards every Tuesday morning. Selections will also be published in the Telegram & Gazette each Wednesday as part of Jen Toland’s Campus Notes. Make sure to keep up with WACBA (@WACBAHoops) for up-to-date news, notes, scores and more, while also following Noontime Sports on Facebook and Twitter (@NoontimeSports and @MattNoonan11). 

WACBA Honor Roll: Women’s Basketball Week One (Tuesday, Nov. 21st)

WACBABy NoontimeSports.com (@NoontimeSports) & WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops)

With the first week of college basketball in the books, it is time to unveil the initial Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Women’s Basketball Honor Roll for the 2017-18 season, including our Player and Rookie of the Week honors.


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Women’s Player of the Week: Ogechi Ezemma (Clark | Jr. | Hope Valley, R.I.): In a 2-1 week for the Cougars, Ezemma averaged a double-double of 18.0 points and 10.7 rebounds, while connecting on 71.4 percent of her free throws. She opened the season with a double-double of 19 points and 11 rebounds in her team’s 79-62 win over Fitchburg State before recording her second double-double of 14 points and 14 rebounds on the second day of the Worcester City Tournament against Becker. She netted a season-high 21 points by connecting on 10 of 12 shots from the field during her team’s 82-75 setback to Worcester State last Friday. Additionally, she recorded two blocks, one steal and one assist against the Lancers, too.


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Women’s Rookie of the WeekSam Maglione (Worcester State | Fr. | Lancaster, Mass.): Maglione averaged 10.3 points and one steal per game in a 2-1 opening week for the Blue and Gold. Overall, she shot 45.5% from the field, 41.2% from 3-point range, and a perfect 100% from the charity stripe. In the season opener, she posted 11 points on three triples and a bucket along with three swipes. In the Worcester City Tournament’s first round against Clark, Maglione logged 14 points, three rebounds, and two assists to help the Lancers secure their second win of the season. In the Championship game against WPI, she notched six points with a rebound and a steal.


Women’s Honor Roll

Maritza Gustave (Anna Maria | Sr. | Fall River, Mass.): Gustave averaged 10 points and 9.5 rebounds in a pair of games last week. She grabbed herself a double-double against Becker of 14 points and 13 caroms, while concluding the week with six points, six caroms and one steal against Ave Maria.

Idalis Miranda (Clark | Fr. | Naugatuck, Conn.): In a 2-1 week for the Cougars, Miranda averaged 14.3 points, 6.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals, while connecting on 70 percent of her free throws. In her initial collegiate contest, she recorded a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds, which helped Clark top Fitchburg State. She would net double-figures twice more in the week, tallying 15 against Worcester State before netting 11 against Becker. She converted her first trifecta of her college career in an 82-75 setback to Worcester State on the opening night of the Worcester City Tournament.

Kate Surprenant (Worcester State | Jr. |Pelham, N.H.): The junior guard averaged 12 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in a 2-1 week for the Blue and Gold. She logged six points, six rebounds and two assists in the Lancers’ opening night win at Mount Holyoke. She then recorded a career-high 20 points, going 8-for-13 from the field, in the Lancers’ 82-75 win over Clark with two rebounds, two assists and one steal. In the Worcester City Tournament Championship game against WPI, she tallied 10 points, three rebounds, and three assists. Overall this week, she shot 66.7% from the field, and 75% from the free throw line.

Ama Biney (WPI | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Biney averaged 15 points to go with eight rebounds, four steals and two assists en route to repeat Most Valuable Player (MVP) honors and the program’s fourth consecutive title at the annual Worcester City Tournament. In Saturday’s title game versus Worcester State, Biney scored 22 points, six rebounds and three steals. The fourth quarter saw the local product personally tie the Lancers with eight points.

WACBA Honor Roll (Men’s Basketball) Week 13

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Nichols’ Marcos Echevarria was tabbed this week’s WACBA Co-Player of the Week. (Photo Credit: Nichols College Athletics)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops) 

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Men’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Men’s Player of the Week: Marcos Echevarria (Nichols | Soph. | Lynn, Mass.): Echevarria averaged 23 points, 6.3 assist, 5 rebounds, and two steals to backstop the Bison to their first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship in program history last Saturday. In the championship contest against Endicott, Echevarria scored eight points in the final 40 seconds of the contest as the Bison rallied from a seven-point deficit to stun the Gulls. The CCC Player of the Year netted 25 points and dished out eight dimes in the first round against University of New England, then collected 21 points, seven assists, and six boards in the semifinals against Wentworth.

Robert Champion (Holy Cross | Sr. | Charlotte, N.C.): In a 1-1 week for the Crusaders, Champion averaged 20 points, five rebounds and 1.5 steals. He began the week with 13 points, five rebounds, two steals and one assist as Holy Cross edged Loyola, 63-62. Against Boston University, the senior guard netted 27 points – one point shy of his career-high. He finished the contest against the Terriers with five triples, five rebounds and one assist. For the week, he tallied 40 points, pulled down 10 rebounds, while registering a trio of steals and pair of assists, while sinking 8 of 11 free throws.

Men’s Player of the Week: Jerome Cunningham (Nichols | Fr. | Westbury, N.Y.): Cunningham averaged a double-double with 10.3 points and 14.0 rebounds to help the Bison secure their first Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Championship in program history. The 6-8 freshman posted 10 points, 16 rebounds, and three blocks against University of New England in the quarterfinals, then went for 11 points, 11 rebounds, and three blocks in the semifinals against Wentworth. In the championship contest against Endicott, Cunningham filled the stat sheet with 10 points, 10 rebounds, and three blocks. Cunningham shot 52 percent from the field.

Men’s Honor Roll

Kareem Davis (Becker | Soph. | Lowell, Mass.): Davis scored 31 points, making six three-pointers and going 11 of 11 from the free throw line to lead Becker to an exciting 79-70 upset victory at Southern Vermont College in the New England Collegiate Conference Championship (NECC) final. Davis was tabbed the Most Valuable Player of the NECC Tournament the same week he was named to the All-Conference team. For the week, the sophomore averaged 21.5 points with 2.5 assists and 2.0 steals while shooting a perfect 100 percent on his free throws to lead the Hawks into the NCAA Tournament.

Ryan DiBernardo (Worcester State | Sr. | Springfield, Mass.): DiBernardo led the Lancers in a 2-1 week as he averaged 14 points, four assists, and 3.7 rebounds. He tallied 10 points and seven rebounds in the win over Westfield State, and then picked up 17 points, five assists, and three rebounds in the win over Fitchburg State, helping the team to the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) championship game. Against Salem State in the final round, he totaled 15 points, three assists and one rebound.

Cal Howes (Worcester State | Fr. | Maynard, Mass.): The rookie averaged 10.3 points in a 2-1 week for the Lancers. He picked up 12 points, a rebound and a steal in the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) quarterfinal win over Westfield State, and then helped the Blue and Gold with seven points, three rebounds and an assist in the semifinal win over Fitchburg. In the MASCAC Championship game, Howes registered 12 points, three rebounds, two assists and a block.

Ian Converse (WPI | Sr. | Woodstock, Conn.): Converse went off for 23 points and nine rebounds in Saturday’s New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) semifinal versus eventual champion MIT. The senior shot 50 percent from inside the arc and was 3-for-4 at the free throw line in what proved to be his final game with the Crimson and Gray.

 

WACBA Honor Roll (Women’s Basketball) Week 13

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Ama Biney was tabbed this week’s WACBA Women’s Player of the Week. (PHOTO CREDIT: Frank Poulin)

By WACBA Hoops (@WACBAHoops) 

WORCESTER, Mass.  Another week of college basketball is in the books, which means it is time to dish out our Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WABCA) Women’s Honor Roll, including our Player and Rookie of the Week.

Women’s Player of the Week: Ama Biney (WPI | Jr. | Worcester, Mass.): Biney wrapped up her third campaign by averaging 15.7 points and 5.7 rebound to go with 10 steals, six assists and three blocks in a 2-1 week. She totaled 18 points in each of the first two games of the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) tournament before adding 11 points in the championship against Babson. In the semifinal versus Clark, Biney amassed seven rebounds and seven steals.

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Lauren Manis (Holy Cross | Fr. | Franklin, Mass.): In a 1-1 week, the first-year forward averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 rebounds, while sinking 8 of 10 freebies. Against Loyola – a 59-58 win for the Crusaders – Manis tallied a new career-best with five steals, while posting her fourth 20-point game of the season. She concluded the contest with 22 points, seven rebounds, five steals, three blocks and one assist. Against Boston University, she netted 13 points, sank a pair of free throws, while recording six caroms and two assists.

Women’s Honor Roll:

Catherine Sweeney (Worcester State | Fr. | Lowell, Mass.): The first-year guard tallied a career-high 16 points, seven rebounds, three assists and one block in the Lancers’ Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) quarterfinal setback to MCLA. Sweeney went 4-for-5 (80%) from the field and made 8-of-8 (100%) free throws to total the 16 points.

The WACBA Stats & Standings Report

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Yesterday – Tuesday, to be exact – we unveiled our usual Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Honor Roll for both the men and women.

Today, we bring you the updated statistics and standings through Sunday, January 22, 2017: wacba-01-22

Make sure to follow WACBA on Twitter to stay up to date with all the Worcester basketball teams!