• Etten, Zoia Recieve NEWMAC Post-Season Honors
    March 04, 2009
    Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) has been named to the 2008-09 New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball all-conference second team. Also receiving recognition was sophomore Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) who was named to the NEWMAC All-Academic team. The Babson men’s basketball team also received the NEWMAC team sportsmanship award as voted on by their peers within the NEWMAC.
  • MIT Uses Late Surge To Knock Off Men's Hoops, 50-39, In NEWMAC Semifinals
    February 28, 2009
    MIT scored the final 11 points of the game to pull away for a 50-39 victory over Babson in the semifinals of the 2009 NEWMAC Men's Basketball Championship Tournament at WPI on Saturday evening. Senior Zach Etten paced the Beavers with 13 points in the final game of his magnificent career, as he finishes 11th on the program's all-time scoring list with 1,265 points. Rookie Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, ME) notched a double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds for Babson, while Sheldon Ladson (New York, NY) contributed eight points in defeat.
  • #6 Men's Basketball Notches 72-65 Upset Over #3 Wheaton In NEWMAC Quarterfinals
    February 25, 2009
    First-year Kris Noonan scored 20 points and sophomore Shelton Ladson added 17 to lead the sixth-seeded Babson College men's basketball team to a 72-65 victory over third-seeded Wheaton in the quarterfinal round of the 2009 NEWMAC Tournament on Wednesday night. With the win, the Beavers advance to Saturday's semifinal round, where they will take on #2 MIT at a time to be determined. Noonan also collected six boards in the win, while sophomore Dana Mauro chipped in with nine points and seven rebounds.
  • WPI Powers Past Babson, 72-42, To Secure Sixth Straight 20-Win Season
    February 21, 2009
    First-year Fernando Perez (Lowell, Mass.) led the way with 19 points and 11 rebounds to send WPI past Babson, 72-42, in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) contest on Saturday afternoon at Staake Gymnasium. The Engineers are now 20-4 overall, 11-1 in the NEWMAC and Babson drops to 12-13 over, 4-8 in the NEWMAC. Having already secured the regular season title and top seed in the upcoming NEWMAC Tournament, WPI will receive a bye in the first round and will host the semifinals and final next weekend. Meanwhile, Babson will find out its opponent for Wednesday night’s opening round when the official tournament field is announced later this weekend. Saturday also marked the final regular season home game in the collegiate careers of Babson’s four seniors. Over the last four years, Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.), Norm de Silva (Dartmouth, Mass.), Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.), and Tom Shevlin (South Hadley, Mass.) have led the Beavers to a total of 47 victories, including 16 wins and a second-place finish in the NEWMAC regular season standings in 2007.
  • Springfield Slips Past Men's Basketball, 47-44
    February 18, 2009
    Springfield College hit the go-ahead jumper with 1:04 left on its way to a 47-44 victory over visiting Babson College in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference game on Wednesday night. Senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) led the Beavers with 14 points and a game-high 10 rebounds. Sophomore forward Dana Mauro (Wethersfield, Conn.) had 10 points and seven rebounds, and freshman forward Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) added six points and nine rebounds.
  • Babson Basketball To Host Pink Zone Event For Cancer Reasearch
    February 17, 2009
    The Babson College basketball teams will both celebrate the WBCA's second annual "Pink Zone" initiative this Saturday, when the Beavers host back-to-back NEWMAC contests at Staake Gymnasium. The women will take on Mount Holyoke at 1 p.m., with the men facing WPI at 3 p.m. Both contests will also feature special ceremonies honoring Babson's seniors prior to tipoff. As part of this year's Pink Zone event, Babson will sell special edition pink "Beaver Nation" t-shirts while also raffling off several prizes throughout the day. Both initiatives, as well as any additional donations received, will benefit the Kay Yow Foundation for Cancer Research.
  • Coast Guard Rallies To Halt Men's Hoops' Four-Game NEWMAC Win Streak
    February 14, 2009
    Senior Craig Johnson recorded eight points and one key assist in the final nine minutes to lead the visiting United States Coast Guard Academy to a hard-fought 53-51 come-from-behind victory over host Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Bears upped their record to 11-11 overall and 4-7 in the conference, while the Beavers lost their first league game in their last five outings to fall to 12-11 overall and 4-6 in the NEWMAC. Babson senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) was limited by foul trouble to eight points, two assists, and two steals in just 23 minutes of play, senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) added eight points to go with nine boards and a blocked shot, and first-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) finished with eight points and three steals. Rookie Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) also has a solid game inside for the Beavers, posting six points and eight rebounds while defending Johnson, who was held to six points below his season average, for the majority of the contest.
  • Etten-led Beavers Outduel Bartolotta, MIT, 69-67
    February 11, 2009
    Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) hit his third game-winning shot of the season with 9.4 seconds left and then made a huge defensive play to help the host Babson College Beavers defeat visiting MIT, 69-67, in a thrilling NEWMAC duel at Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. It was the fourth straight conference victory for Babson, which improved to 12-10 overall and 4-5 in the NEWMAC. Etten finished the game with 21 points and six rebounds, hitting 7-of-12 from the field while also recording two steals. Sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) added 11 points, while sophomore Eric White (Hyattsville, Md.) finished with nine. First-year Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) continued to play well in the paint with four points, eight boards, four assists, and two blocked shots, and senior Norm de Silva (Dartmouth, Mass.) chipped in with a team-high five assists to go with two clutch free throws in the final minute.
  • Babson Denies Wheaton In Overtime, 69-67
    February 07, 2009
    The Babson College men’s basketball team defeated Wheaton College 69-67 in overtime for their third straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) win at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) led the way for the Beavers with 26 points and eight rebounds, including two game-winning free throws with 2.5 seconds left in the extra session. Etten hit the game-winning free-throws with 2.5 seconds remaining in the overtime period and added a steal at the last second to help lead the Beavers to victory. First-year Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) had his first career double-double, coming off the bench to score a career-high eighteen points to go with 11 rebounds and five assists. Sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) added nine points in the win. With the win, the Beavers improve to 11-10 (3-5 NEWMAC) while the Lyons are now 13-9 (5-4 NEWMAC).
  • Bowdoin Thwarts Men's Hoops, 56-34
    February 03, 2009
    The Bowdoin men's basketball team held Babson College to a season-low 34 points and improved to 8-1 at Morrell Gymnasium this season with a 56-34 victory on Tuesday evening. The loss evened the Beavers' record at 10-10, while the Polar Bears moved to 13-6. Babson was led by senior Pat Belniak, who tallied 10 points and six boards off the bench.
  • Men's Basketball Tackles Clark For Second Straight NEWMAC Win
    January 31, 2009
    Freshman forward Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) had a game-high 16 points to lead Babson College to a 60-49 victory over Clark University in New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball action on Saturday at the Kneller Athletic Center. Babson, which has now won its last two games in conference play, improved to 10-9 overall and 2-5 in the NEWMAC. Edwards, who connected on 8-of-10 shots from the stripe, was joined by classmate Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) in double-figures with 11 points. Senior Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) and sophomore Dana Mauro (Wethersfield, Conn.) led Babson on the glass with six boards apiece.
  • Ailing Etten Helps Men's Hoops Notch First NEWMAC Win At Coast Guard, 60-58
    January 28, 2009
    Senior Zach Etten battled back from illness to hit the game-winning jumper with 2.9 seconds left as Babson College earned its first conference win of the season with a 60-58 victory at Coast Guard in a New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) game on Wednesday night. First-year Kris Noonan led Babson (9-9, 1-5) with 14 points to go with six rebounds while sophomore Shelton Ladson added 11 points and rookie Marcus Edwards collected a team-high seven rebounds. Etten contributed a heroic performance off the bench for the Beavers, hitting all three of his field goal attempts, including a three-pointer, and both of his free throws for nine points in just 14 minutes of play.
  • Springfield Nudges Men's Basketball, 62-60
    January 24, 2009
    Junior Ryan Blackmon (Stamford, Conn.) scored 14 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lift the visiting Springfield College Pride to a 62-60 win over the host Babson College Beavers in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball game at Staake Gymnasium on Saturday afternoon. Sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) paced the Beavers with 17 points on 7-of-12 shooting, while first-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) added 11 points and five rebounds. First-year Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) tossed in 10 points to go with a team-best six boards, senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) added 10 points, four rebounds, and three assists, and senior Norm De Silva (Dartmouth, Mass.) posted a team-high five assists along with two steals off the bench.
  • WPI Outlasts Men's Basketball, 69-65
    January 21, 2009
    Jerome Kirkland and Ben Etten each registered 15 points to help lift host WPI to a hard-earned 69-65 win over Babson in NEWMAC men’s basketball action on Wednesday evening. With the victory, WPI ups its record to 13-3 overall and remains undefeated (4-0) in conference play. Babson evens its record at 8-8 on the year and dips to 0-4 in NEWMAC action. Ben’s older brother Zach Etten (Hollis, NH) paced Babson with 13 points to go along with eight rebounds. Shelton Ladson (New York, NY) aided the Beaver effort with 11 points, five boards and a pair of steals, while Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, NY) chipped in 10 points and a game-high eight rebounds.
  • Poor Shooting Dooms Men's Hoops At Wheaton
    January 14, 2009
    Playing its third road game in five days, the Babson men's basketball team struggled offensively in a tough 71-46 loss to NEWMAC foe Wheaton College on Wednesday night. With their fourth straight defeat, the Beavers fell to 8-7 and 0-3 in the conference. Senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, MA/Sutton) paced Babson with eight points and five rebounds, while classmate Zach Etten (Hollis, NH/Hollis Brookline) had seven points, six boards and four steals.
  • #9 Amherst Survives Hard-Fought Battle With Babson Men's Hoops
    January 12, 2009
    The Babson College men's basketball team nearly pulled off a huge upset over ninth-ranked Amherst College this evening at LeFrak Gymnasium, but the Lord Jeffs rallied late to defeat the Beavers, 62-55, in non-conference action. Amherst improves to 11-1 with the win, while Babson drops to 8-6. First-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) had a monster game in defeat for the Beavers, finishing with a game-high 24 points and eight rebounds.
  • Babson Men's Basketballs Falls to MIT, 69-56
    January 10, 2009
    The senior tandem of Jimmy Bartolotta and Billy Johnson combined for 59 points in MIT’s 69-56 victory over Babson College in a New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) men’s basketball game on Saturday. Bartolotta led the way with 33 points on 12-of-17 shooting from the floor, including a 5-of-8 performance from behind the arc. Johnson totaled 26 points, 24 of which coming in the second half, on a 10-of-12 outing at the free-throw line and a 7-of-11 total from the field. Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) paced the Beavers’ (8-5, 0-2 NEWMAC) balanced attack with 11 points. For the Beavers, Etten finished with nine points and five rebounds while Belniak and Zoia each added eight points. Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine) led the way with seven boards as Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) grabbed three steals. Both teams will continue action on Monday, Jan. 12. Babson will travel to Amherst College while MIT will host Newbury College.
  • Clark Guts Out 69-66 Victory Over Men's Hoops
    January 07, 2009
    Clark University senior captain Peter Normandin (Westminster, Mass.) scored seven points during a pivotal 12-2 second half run and then added two key free throws with 1.4 seconds left to help the visiting Cougars defeat host Babson College, 69-66, in a hard-fought New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) battle at Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. It was the first conference game of the season for both team, as Clark improved to 7-5 overall and Babson dropped to 8-4. First-year Lambros Papalambros (Quincy, Mass.) paced Babson with 15 points, five rebounds, and four assists, while senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) added 14 points. They were joined in double figures by first-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.), who posted 11 points and six boards, and first-year Kris Noonan (Boothbay Harbor, Maine), who came off the bench to record 10 points and six rebounds on perfect 5-of-5 shooting.
  • Edwards Tabbed NEWMAC Men's Basketball Player of the Week
    January 06, 2009
    After leading Babson to back-to-back victories at the Caltech Holiday Classic in Pasadena, California, freshman Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Men's Basketball Player of the Week. A 6-foot-2 forward, Edwards averaged 14.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, and 3.5 steals per game while shooting 54.2 percent (13-24) from the field in Babson's two victories. On New Year's Eve, Edwards scored seven points, grabbed three boards, and recorded one steal in 25 minutes of action in a 47-43 victory over Occidental. Two days later, he shot 10-for-16 from the field and 2-for-2 from the line for a game-high 22 points to go with one block and six steals in only 22 minutes as Babson topped host Caltech, 81-42.
  • Edwards, Men's Hoops Steamroll CalTech, 81-42
    January 02, 2009
    First-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) scored 22 points and recorded six of his team's 23 steals as the Babson College men's basketball team capped off a highly successful west coast trip with a convincing 81-42 victory over host Caltech at the Caltech Holiday Classic on Friday afternoon. Babson (8-3) used another dominating defensive performance against Caltech, forcing 31 turnovers while holsing the hosts to 34.3 percent shooting. Edwards's game-high came on 10-of-16 shooting from the floor and 2-of-2 shooting from the line. Sophomore Matt Zoia (Nashua, N.H.) added 11 points - all coming in the second half - and sophomore Dana Mauro (Wethersfield, Conn.) netted nine to go with six rebounds. Senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) contributed eight points, a team-high eight boards, and three steals for the Beavers, and senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) and sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) each chipped in with four steals.
  • Men's Basketball Closes Out 2008 With 47-43 Win Over Occidental
    December 31, 2008
    The Babson College men's basketball team overcame a tough shooting performance with a stellar defensive effort en route to a 47-43 victory over Occidental College at the Caltech Holiday Classic on New year's Eve. With the win, the Beavers improved to 7-3, while the Tigers dipped to 5-4. Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) was the only Babson player in double figures, finishing with 17 pints to go with eight rebounds and two steals. Sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) added nine points and three steals, while senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) and first-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) contributed seven points apiece. The Beavers hit just 17 of 53 field goal attempts (32.1 percent), but made up for it by forcing 20 Occidental turnovers.
  • Etten Recognized As NEWMAC Player Of The Week
    December 15, 2008
    After leading the Babson men's basketball team to a thrilling 71-66 victory over Lasell on Thursday, senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) was selected as the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Player of the Week on Monday. Etten was magnificent in the team's win over Lasell, registering 20 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, five steals, and a blocked shot in 38 minutes of action. The senior forward's game-high point total came on 5-of-9 shooting from the floor and a 10-for-12 clip from the free throw line.
  • Etten Guides Men's Basketball To 71-66 Win Over Lasell
    December 11, 2008
    Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis,N.H.) scored 15 of his game-high 20 points in the second half to lead the Babson College Beavers to a 71-66 win over visiting Lasell College in a non-conference men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Wednesday night. With the win, Babson enters its holiday break with a record of 6-3, while the Lasers fall to 4-4. Etten finished with 20 points, 11 rebounds, five assists, and five steals in a magnificent all-around performance for Babson. Sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) and first-year Lambros Papalambros (Quincy, Mass.) each added 12 points in the victory, while first-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) joined Etten with a game-high 11 rebounds. Senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) also played well with eight points and five boards, and sophomore Eric White (Hyatsville, Md.) chipped in with eight points.
  • Babson Men’s Basketball Falls to Colby, 67-47, in Colby Invitational Tournament Finals
    December 06, 2008
    The Babson College men’s basketball team fell to host Colby College in the Championship Game of the 2008 Colby Invitational Tournament Saturday afternoon by a score of 67-47. Stingy defense and tournament most valuable player Adam Choice (Newport, R.I.) helped Colby improve to 6-3, while the Beavers are now 5-3.
  • Edwards Powers Babson To 86-83 Comeback Win Over Thomas At Colby Invitational
    December 05, 2008
    First-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) had 14 of his game-high 24 points in the second half as Babson College battled from behind for an 86-83 win over Thomas College on the opening day of the Colby College Invitational on Friday night at Wadsworth Gymnasium. Babson (5-2) will play Colby College in the title game at 2 p.m. Saturday. The Mules took a 111-40 win over University of Maine at Augusta in the other game. Thomas (1-5) will play UMaine-Augusta in the consolation game at noon.
  • Brandeis Tackles Men's Hoops, 70-60, In Battle Of Regional Rivals
    December 02, 2008
    Senior captain Steve DeLuca (Merrimack, N.H.) scored a game-high 24 points and junior captain Andre Roberson (Springfield, Mass.) added 15 points and seven assists as the visiting Brandeis University Judges held on for a hard-fought 70-60 victory over host Babson College in a non-conference men’s basketball contest at Staake Gymnasium on Tuesday night. With the win, Brandeis improved to 2-3 on the season, while the Beavers fell to 4-2. Babson was led by another strong performance from sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.), who poured in a team-high 19 points on 6-of-9 shooting, including a sparkling 5-for-7 clip from beyond the arc. Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) added 17 points on 5-of-11 shooting, including a 5-for-8 clip from long range, while Ladson and senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) each grabbed a team-best six rebounds. First-year Matt Florio (Skillman, N.J.) contributed some big baskets off the bench, finishing with seven points, and first-year Lambros Papalambros (Quincy, Mass.) dished out five assists to go with five points.
  • Babson Men's Basketball Falls to Trinity, 72-71; Etten Nets 1000th Career Point
    November 30, 2008
    The Babson College Men’s Basketball team fell to Trinity College 72-71 on Sunday afternoon for their first loss on the season at Staake Gymnasium. Trinity was led by sophomore guard Brian Ford (Bronx, N.Y.) with 27 points and senior Aaron Westbrooks (Dublin, Ireland), who added twelve points for the Bantams. For the Beavers, senior forward Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) led the team with nineteen points and eight rebounds. Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) also shined with eleven points, nine rebounds, three assists, and four steals, as he became the 22nd player in program history to reach 1000 career points.
  • Men's Basketball Outguns Emerson, 94-89
    November 25, 2008
    Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) recorded a double-double with 22 points and 10 rebounds and sophomore Shelton Ladson (New York, N.Y.) added 18 points and nine boards to lead the Babson College men’s basketball team to a thrilling 94-89 victory over visiting Emerson College in a non-conference matchup of unbeatens on Tuesday night. With the win, the Beavers remained perfect at 4-0, while the Lions suffered their first loss to drop to 2-1. Etten shot just 4-for-12 from the floor but hit all 11 of his free throw attempts for 22 points while also posting 10 rebounds and four assists. Ladson chipped in with 18 points on 6-of-11 shooting, including a stellar 5-for-5 clip from three-point range, while also pulling down nine boards and dishing out three helpers. First-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) also shot 6-for-11 for 14 points, including six straight during a critical 9-2 run late in the game, senior Pat Belniak (Sutton, Mass.) hit 5-of-6 to finish with 13 points and six rebounds, and sophomore Eric White (Hyattsville, Md.) chipped in with eight points off the bench, including two key trifectas in the second half.
  • Men's Basketball Tops Union, 68-58, For BIT/Irving Oil Championship
    November 23, 2008
    Senior captain Zach Etten (Hollis, N.H.) scored nine points and recorded five steals to earn Most Valuable Player honors as the host Babson College Beavers defeated the Union College Dutchmen, 68-58, in the championship game of the sixth annual Babson Invitational Men’s Basketball Tournament presented by Irving Oil on Sunday afternoon. With the win, Babson (3-0) secured its first BIT title since 2004. Etten played all but three minutes in the contest, finishing with nine points, four rebounds, and a game-high five steals as he earned All-Tournament status for the third time in his four-year career and his first MVP honor. He was joined on the All-Tournament Team by first-year teammate Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.), who finished with 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting in the title game, as well as Union senior Drew Desmarais (St. James, N.Y.), Framingham State College junior Josue Almodovar (Holyoke, Mass.), and Salve Regina University senior Justin Woodworth (Ipswich, Mass.).
  • Babson Tops Salve Regina, 93-75, In BIT/Irving Semifinals
    November 22, 2008
    First-year Marcus Edwards (East Hampton, N.Y.) scored a game-high 27 points in his second collegiate game to lead the Babson College men’s basketball team to a 93-75 victory over visiting Salve Regina University in the semifinal round of the sixth annual Babson Invitational Tournament presented by Irving Oil on Saturday night. With the victory, the Beavers (2-0) advance to Sunday’s championship game against Union College at 3 p.m., while the Seahawks (1-2) will play Framingham State College in the consolation game at 1 p.m.
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