Taylor Burgess, New England Col.
(So, F - Randallstown, Md.)
Sophomore Taylor Burgess paced the Pilgrims to a 1-1 record this weekend posting two double-doubles. In Friday's win over Anna Maria Burgess led all scorers finishing with 20 points and grabbing 12 rebounds. Burgess followed Friday with a 23 point, 13 rebound performance in an overtime loss to Gordon College.
ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Megan Pelletier, Thomas
(Fr, F - Winslow, Maine)
Pelletier scored a game-high 22 points in the season opening victory over Maine-Augusta with 15 rebounds, collecting a double-double in her first collegiate contest to lead the Terriers to a season opening win.
AROUND THE NAC
Castleton went 2-0 last week, capturing the Westfield State Tip-Off Tournament title by beating Regis and host Westfield State. Castleton was led by Tournament Most Valuable Player Meghan O'Sullivan, who averaged 18.5 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. Alyssa Leonard was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 11.5 points and 11 rebounds per game.
Colby-Sawyer dropped both of its games over the weekend. The Chargers fell to Manhattanville and Middlebury. Taylor DeSanty scored 29 points in the pair of games and moved into 3rd on Colby-Sawyer's all-time scoring list with 1325 career points. Colby-Sawyer will host nationally ranked Tufts on Tuesday at 5:30 pm.
UMF opened play at the UMass-Dartmouth Tipoff Classic, and fell to the Univ. of Southern Maine (73-45) and the host Corsairs (71-50). Junior forward Holly Oliver scored 14 points in each of the two games to lead UMF offensively, while shooting .500 (11-of-22) from the field and a perfect 5-of-5 from 3-point range. Oliver was the lone UMF selection to the All-Tournament Team. Senior forward Kenni Norton logged 10 points against UMD, and was the only other Farmington player to score in double-figures for the weekend. The Beavers travel to Standish, Maine, to face St. Joseph's College on Tuesday night.
Green Mountain split a pair of games in its opening weekend at the Emerson TIp-off Tournament. The Eagles lost the opening game 88-56 to Emerson, but rallied in their second game to win against Staten Island 73-70. Chelsea Paul led the offense for GMC and was named to the All-Tournament Team for averaging 26 points, four rebounds and three assists over the weekend.
Husson will open its season on November 27.
Johnson opened its season at the Curry College Tip-Off Tournament falling in the opener to Fitchburg State 89-57 and then rolling past Southern Vermont in the consolation game 72-52. Freshman Mary Richardson was named to the all-tournament team after averaging 15 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.5 steals while shooting 86% from the free throw line for the tournament.
Lyndon earned its first victory of the season Sunday with a 56-25 win over Wheelock College. On Saturday, the Hornets opened their 2012-13 with a 76-43 loss to Nichols. Lyndon returns to action on Thursday, Nov. 29 when it hosts Colby-Sawyer College at 5:30 p.m.
Maine Maritime finished second at the Mariner Classic. The Mariners knocked off Maine-Fort Kent, 67-60, Friday before falling to Bridgewater State, 68-48, in Saturday's championship game.
New England College opened its season with a 1-1 weekend at the Gordon College Tip-Off Tournament. On Friday evening NEC topped Anna Maria College74-49. Leading the way for the Pilgrims was Taylor Burgess who recorded a double-double with 20 points and 12 rebounds. First-year forward Markey Flewelling chipped in 19 points and Kat e Levy finished with 11 points. On Saturday NEC fell to Gordon College 64-56 in overtime. Burgess finished with another double-double with 23 points and 13 rebounds.
Thomas started off the season with a 64-53 victory over University of Maine-Augusta. A lineup made up of four freshmen, led by forward Megan Pelletier, who had a game high 22 points with 15 rebounds. Junior Elizabeth Goodall provided the Terriers with a spark off the bench, scoring 17 points in 18 minutes played, coming up with some big shots from beyond the arc late in the contest.