Wilbraham's Moriarty shatters Wentworth's all-time assists mark

Tyler Moriarty

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March 5, 2012

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — Junior Tyler Moriarty of Wilbraham recorded 49 assists in two matches and in the process became the Wentworth men's volleyball program's all-time assist leader as the Leopards split a pair of matches at Vassar, downing CCNY by a 3-0 score before falling to the host Brewers by an identical score.

Moriarty's 2,235 assists breaks the previous mark of 2,212, set by Luis DaSilva, who played for the Leopards from 1998-2001.

In 2011, Moriarty, a 2009 graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School, broke the single season assist record with 991 assists, helping Wentworth earn its first-ever berth in the Eastern College Athletic Conference men's volleyball tournament. The Leopards had their finest season in program history that year with a 20-11 record.

Elms women head to the dance for the first time

WESTON — Senior guard Carolyn Talmadge of Wilbraham canned four treys en route to 14 points and dished out four assists as the second-seeded Elms College women's basketball team earned a dramatic 66-64 victory over No. 4 Daniel Webster College to secure the program's first-ever New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Championship on Feb. 26.

With the win, Elms improves to a program-best 20-8 overall and secures its first-ever bid to the NCAA Division III Championship.

Talmadge, the program's all-time assists leader was also named an Honorable Mention on the All-NECC team after dishing out 4.5 assists per game against league competition.

Skiffington named to NECC All-Conference team

LONGMEADOW — Bay Path College's Kayla Skiffington of East Longmeadow was named to the 2011-12 NECC All-Conference Second Team.

Skiffington led the Wildcats in scoring, field goal percentage and rebounding during her first year of collegiate basketball. In the 18 games played this year she averaged 17.6 points per game, 13.7 rebounds per game and shot 50 percent from the field. She also had 11 double-doubles.

Coach Jill Shaw had only praise for her work ethic in practice and games.

"She works hard and demands that same effort from her teammates," Shaw said.

Skiffington also had team highs with 26 points in a game versus Southern Vermont College on Jan. 26 and 21 rebounds on Feb. 9.

Medina places fourth at NEWA Championship

MIDDLETOWN, Conn. — Junior Anthony Medina of Springfield finished fourth in the 141-pound weight class at the New England Wrestling Association (NEWA) Championship that completed its two-day run on Feb. 26.

Medina had another solid showing, splitting four matches — including one win by a pin — in gaining All-New England honors for the third consecutive year.

He also came in fourth last year and was fourth in the 133-pound weight class as a freshman.

Brown earns MASCAC honors

BUZZARDS BAY — Springfield's Jamal Brown, a senior forward at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts was named to the MASCAC honor roll.

Brown averaged 21.5 points for the Trailblazers during the MASCAC Championships, including 23 points in a 96-75 semi-final setback at Salem State to go with a double-double effort of 20 points and 12 boards in a 73-65 quarterfinal victory at Worcester State.

He shot 67 percent (20-30) from the field.

Click's terrific effort thwarted

CHICOPEE — Anna Maria College's Anthony Click of Springfield turned in a terrific all-around performance, pouring in a game-high 23 points and added a tie for the game-high in rebounds with 10, but third-seeded Elms College snuck away with a heart-stopping 66-64 victory in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship tournament quarterfinals.

He also added four assists, five blocked shots, three steals and was 4-of-5 shooting from the free throw line.

Golden Bears bounced in ECAC Northeast semifinals

BOSTON — A strong effort came up just short as the fourth-seeded Western New England University hockey team dropped a 5-3 decision to top-seeded Wentworth on Feb. 29 in the semifinal round game of the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Northeast Men's Hockey Tournament at Matthews Arena.

Sophomore defenseman Cam Napolitan of East Longmeadow registered an assist in the losing effort, giving him seven points on the season.

Other locals playing for the Golden Bears include goalie T.J. Fatse of Hampden, Mike Kaselouskas of East Longmeadow, and Dave Tavella of East Longmeadow.

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