WORCESTER, Mass. – Following a strong performance against Pace last weekend, Michael Speight (Morningside, Md. / Wise / Canterbury) was selected as the Worcester Area College Basketball Association (WACBA) Rookie of the Week.
Speight was solid for the Hounds in a tough 71-68 loss at Pace. The freshman totaled 13 points on 5 of 9 shooting with three rebounds in 27 minutes of action, helping the team come back from a 15-point halftime deficit to trail by just three in the final minute.
This marks the second time in the last four weeks that Speight has been honored. It also marks the third consecutive week an Assumption player has been selected as Rookie of the Week, as Cal Connelly (Rochester, N.H. / Spaulding / Tilton) secured the honor last week.
Assumption returns to action on Saturday when the team hosts Saint Rose at 3:30 p.m.