WACBA Women’s Basketball Honor Roll (Tuesday, February 25th, 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 twelfth 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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Cassidy Harrison became the first Hawk ever to reach 300 steals in a career. (PHOTO COURTESY: Becker College Athletics)

Women’s Player of the Week: Cassidy Harrison (Becker College | Senior |Foxborough, Mass.): Harrison finished her regular season averaging 24.5 points per game over two games with 5.0 rebounds, 4.5 steals and 2.5 assists, all while shooting 46.3 percent from the field and 58.3 percent from behind the arc. First at Mitchell College last Thursday night, the senior team captain scored 26 points on 10-of-19 shooting. Then on Saturday, hosting Lesley University as part of Becker senior day, the all-time leading scorer in Hawks history led the Hawks with 23 points, eight steals, four rebounds, and four assists, all while shooting four-of-seven from behind the arc. With her first steal of the game with 5:42 left in the first quarter, Harrison, who already held the school record in career steals, became the first Hawk ever to reach 300 steals in a career. As of press time, Harrison was second in the NCAA among all active players in that category.


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Worcester State’s Erin Gallella averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Worcester State Athletics)

Women’s Rookie of the Week: Erin Gallella (Worcester State | Fr. | Tewksbury, Mass.): Gallella averaged 8.5 points, 3.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game last week as the Lancers grabbed a pair of wins to secure the three seed in the upcoming Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) Tournament.


Women’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Brianna Capacchione (Assumption College | Sr. | Washington Township, N.J.): Capacchione averaged 30.0 points per game this week while shooting 38.1 percent from the floor, 41.7 percent from beyond the arc and 100.0 percent from the foul line. Against Bentley University this past Wednesday, Capacchione led the Hounds with 30 points and added two rebounds, three assists and four steals in the game where Assumption took Bentley to overtime.

Angelina Marazzi (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Manchester, N.H.): Marazzi averaged 15.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per contest for the Falcons over two games. She netted 18 points, six boards, three assists, one steal and one block in a 64-44 setback to Worcester State last Wednesday before adding 13 points, five caroms and two assists in an 81-53 loss to Framingham State on Saturday.

Mya Mosley (Worcester State | Sr. | Worcester, Mass.): Mosley finished off the final week of the regular season with a pair of huge performances in wins over Fitchburg State and Bridgewater State. Mosley averaged 24.5 points per game to lead the Lancers, while also averaging 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 blocks, 3.5 assists, and 3.0 steals per game.

Spencer Vinson (WPI | Sr.| Los Angeles, Calif.): Vinson tallied team-highs of 12 points and eight points, along with a game-best three blocks en route to helping the Engineers defeat Mount Holyoke on the road last week and clinch a spot in the New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Tournament.


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 25th, 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 twelfth 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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Jaekwon Spencer helped the Bison secure the second seed in this week’s Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament last week. (PHOTO COURTESY: Nichols College Athletics)

Men’s Basketball Player of the Week: Jaekwon Spencer (Nichols College | Soph. | Bristol, Conn.): Spencer averaged 27 points while shooting 64 percent from the field to lead the Bison to a pair of wins and help secure the second seed in the Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) Tournament. He opened the week with a 29-point, five-rebound, four-steal, three-assist effort at Roger Williams on Wednesday before falling one rebound shy of a double-double with 25 points and nine boards against Gordon College this past Saturday. Over his last six games – all Nichols wins – Spencer is averaging 21.8 points per game.


Men’s Rookie of the Week: Sam Dion (Worcester State | Fr. | Barre, Mass.): Dion helped the Lancers secure a share of the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference (MASCAC) crown last week for the first time in 20 seasons. The first-year guard averaged 19 points per game in two contests last week while converting 6-of-12 three-point attempts. He also averaged 3.5 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 2.5 assists per game.


Men’s WACBA Honor Roll | Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Bobby Perette (Anna Maria College| Sr.| Marshfield, Mass.): Perette etched his name in the Anna Maria College men’s basketball record book this past weekend by becoming the program’s all-time three-point field goal leader with 217 made trifectas while averaging 20 points in a pair of games. The senior guard, who has connected on 217 of 596 three-point attempts in four seasons with the AMCATs, edged Jeff Padula (214 made three-pointers) for the top spot in the category by sinking four trifectas against Albertus Magnus. Perette concluded his team’s outing against the Falcons with 25 points after netting just 15 four days earlier in a setback to St. Joseph (Conn.).

Branislav Vujadinovic (Assumption College | Sr. | Belgrade, Serbia): Vujadinovic hit two three-pointers in the last minute of regulation to force an overtime period at Bentley University last Wednesday evening. The Hounds came out victorious, thanks to Vujadinovic, who concluded the conference clash with 19 points, five assists and a pair of steals.

Mateus Ribeiro (Becker College | Jr. | Sao Paulo, Brazil): Ribeiro led Becker to a 79-70 win over Lesley on Saturday, scoring 18 points with seven rebounds, four assists, and a steal. The junior team captain has led the Hawks this season in scoring, rebounding, assists, and steals.

Nicholas Tracy (Fitchburg State | Sr. | Indianapolis, Ind.): Tracy averaged 20.5 points, 7.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and one steal per contest for the Falcons over two games. He notched 22 points, six boards, two assists and one steal in a 79-77 setback to Worcester State on Thursday before adding 19 points, nine caroms, three assists, one steal and one block in a 93-72 triumph over Framingham State on Saturday.

Garrett Stephenson (WPI | Jr. | Townsend, Mass.): Stephenson was a rebound away from averaging a double-double as he totaled 37 points and 19 rebounds on 58.6 % shooting from the floor in a pair of games last week.


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 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.