HIGH 5 OF THE WEEK: 2014 a memorable year for current SCSU star Mike Mallory

Mallory (SCSU athletics)

Mike Mallory, Southern Connecticut State University basketball
The former Holy Cross and Marianapolis Prep star is in the final games of his senior season with the Owls, but the SCSU athletics Twitter account took a trip down memory lane Wednesday.
It was 2014, and Mallory won the Northeast-10 Rookie of the Year. SCSU won the Northeast-10 Tournament championship on a winning three-point shot by standout Greg Langston. That terrific Owl team went 30-3 and reached the Elite Eight of the NCAA Division II tournament. In a loss to Central Missouri, Mallory led SCSU with 22 points, including 15 in the second half. He was 7-of-8 at the foul line in that game.
This season, Mallory and the Owls are making their fourth straight NCAA appearance. SCSU will open NCAA Tournament play as the No. 7 seed in the East Region. The Owls play No. 2 Southern New Hampshire University on Saturday at 2:30 p.m. in Syracuse, N.Y.
On an individual note, Mallory needs 28 points to become the all-time leading scorer in Northeast-10 history.

O’Donnell (Assumption athletics)

Kiera O’Donnell, Assumption College basketball
The Greyhounds are also in the NCAA Division II Tournament, and they are also a No. 7 seed.
O’Donnell will play her part to try to help Assumption advance. The Greyhounds open East Region play against No. 2 Queens of New York on Friday at 2:30 p.m. at Adelphi University in Garden City, N.Y.
Assumption is coming off of a Northeast-10 quarterfinal loss to Le Moyne. O’Donnell has played in all 27 games for the Greyhounds and made 18 starts. She is averaging 23.1 minutes per game and 4.6 points on 35.8 percent shooting. O’Donnell is the team’s leading rebounder by average at 5.2 per game.
On Feb. 21, O’Donnell pulled down 14 rebounds in 24 minutes in a 68-49 win over Franklin Pierce in the regular season finale.
O’Donnell is a junior at Assumption.

Trey Seymore, Texas A&M Commerce basketball

Seymore (A&M Commerce athletics)

This former Kennedy standout is getting a chance to play in the NCAA Tournament in his senior season.
Seymore transferred from Division I Coppin State to Division II Texas A&M Commerce, and he helped the Lions to the No. 6 seed in the South Central Region. The Lions will play against No. 3 West Texas A&M on Saturday in Golden, Colo.
Seymore has played in all 29 games to date (24 starts), averaging 31.9 minutes. He is the second-leading scorer on the team at 14.1 points per game. Seymore is shooting 41.2 percent from the floor and is tied for third on the team in rebounding average at 4.7. He has dished out a team-leading 94 assists this season.
Seymore was named Third Team All-Lone Star Conference for his efforts.

Houlihan (UMass-Dartmouth athletics)

Chelsea Houlihan, UMass-Dartmouth basketball
The junior from Wolcott, who played high school ball at Holy Cross, is in the NCAA Division III Tournament with the Corsairs.
UMass-Dartmouth is in the Sweet 16, where it will play SUNY New Paltz on Friday at 5 p.m. at Amherst College. Houlihan played 30 minutes and scored nine points on 3-of-10 shooting (1-of-1 3-pointers) and 2-of-2 on free throws in the second round win over Montclair State. She also had four rebounds and four assists.
In the first round win over La Roche, Houlihan had a key defensive rebound and foul shots near the end to seal the game.
Houlihan has started all 29 games that UMass-Dartmouth has played, averaging 25.7 minutes per contest. She is averaging 5.9 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 3.6 turnovers, 1.1 steals and 0.4 blocks per game.

Taleeha Green, UConn-Avery Point basketball

Green (UCAP athletics)

This former Kaynor Tech standout had a great season with the Huskies, and she was rewarded for her efforts.
Green was named First Team All-Region XXI, along with teammate Tatyana LaFrance-Boyce. Region XXI is part of the National Junior College Athletic Association.
Green was among the Region XXI leaders in rebounds and field goal percentage. Green was second in rebounding average at 14.3 per game and third in field goal percentage at 55.2.
Green had 30 points in a Nov. 29 win over Springfield Technical Community College. She posted seven games of 20 or more points.