Brianna Robbins – 1851 Staff
Both the men and women basketball teams had standout athletes represented in the Greater Northeast Athletic Conference this season. Senior captain Brandon Ganesh and sophomore forward Clyde Niba were both placed on the GNAC Second Team All-League, while sophomore guard Richard O’Brien was named to the GNAC Sportsmanship Team.
Ganesh averaged 21 points per game, 4.0 rebounds, and 3.1 assists. He also finished second in GNAC scoring and free throws percentage. The senior guard had an incredible season, not only showing double digits in 20 of the 24 games, but also finishing six contests with 30+ points.
Clyde Niba finished fourth in the GNAC with 19 points per game, fifth with 24 blocked shots, and led the conference in rebounding at 10.8 rebounds per game. Niba also placed third in the conference in 3-point field goal percentage, shooting 48.3 percent. The men’s basketball team finished their season with a record of 18-12 and as the runner-up in the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship.
The GNAC recognized senior captain Kayla Vincelette and junior captain Alexis Chappell from the women’s basketball. Vincelette was named to the GNAC Sportsmanship team. The senior guard started all 26 of the games and ranked 10th in the GNAC with 23 blocked shots.
Chappell average 12.8 points per game, 7.4 re- bounds per game, and shooting 51.8 percent from the line. She placed 11th in the GNAC for points per game and 14th in rebounding. The women’s basketball season came to an end with a loss to Saint Joseph’s of Maine in the GNAC Quarterfinal, the program’s best season since joining the GNAC in 2007-2008. The team finished with a record of 12-14, two more wins than last season.