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Men’s Basketball begins NCAA Div. III play; Niba and Doncaster named NEWMAC All-Conference

March 3, 2016
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Senior Clyde Niba of Atlanta, Ga., and junior Sean Doncaster of Medford, Mass., have been named to the NEWMAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference First Team, as selected by the league’s head coaches following the 25-game season.

Matt Carr and Jeffrey Robinson were the last two Boynton Hiller duo to receive first team recognition back in 2011.

Niba, the NEWMAC’s top 3-pointer shooter at 46.3 percent, led the Engineers with 15.7 points per game.  The senior also excelled on the boards, ranking second on WPI with 6.5 boards per game.  Niba finds himself in the top 10 of the conference in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, 3-point percentage and blocks. It is the second conference accolade in his career, having taken home GNAC All-Conference honors in 2014.

Doncaster, who emerged as one of the top players in the conference in 2015-16, was second on the Crimson and Gray in scoring, with 12 points per game, while handing out a team-best 77 assists. The junior ended the regular season in the top five in the conference in free throw shooting (84.9 percent) and amassed the most steals in conference play (31).

Men’s Basketball (20-6) travels to Amherst to face SUNY Cortland Friday night in the second game of a NCAA Division III Men’s Basketball Championship First Round doubleheader. The opening tip is slated for 7:30 p.m.

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