Bouchard healthy, going strong
Injuries kept him off the basketball court, but they could not stop him from coming back strong.
After missing two seasons of his college basketball career, UMass Dartmouth guard Tucker Bouchard, a junior, worked his way back onto the basketball court this season for once again another strong campaign.
Seeing the court for the first time since the 2013-2014 season, Bouchard did not see the minutes he did as a freshman when he averaged 15.4 points per game, but was still a valuable contributor nonetheless.
Off the bench, he played a significant role for the Division 3 squad, averaging 20.8 minutes per game on the floor. He made the most of that time, averaging 8.8 points per contest with a 46.9 field goal percentage and a 38.1 percent 3-point rate.
Despite not attending Silver Lake, the former Laker still holds a special place in team history. Homeschooled for his childhood education by his parents, Bouchard was able to play for the Lakers basketball team and in doing so, scored 1031 points in his high school career. At the same time he was making history for the Lakers, he was also earning college credits at Quincy College.
Bouchard’s younger brother, Tanner, who also scored 1,000 career points as Laker, also played basketball at UMass Dartmouth as a freshman and he too was a guard, who saw time off the bench.
Bouchard still has another year of eligibility remaining.
Knight stars as a freshman
As a freshman at Massasoit Community College, another Lakers hoops alum, Monica Knight, had a bright year for the girls’ basketball team.
The 5-foot-10 center and forward started in 19 of the 22 games she played in. During those games, she averaged 12.4 points per game while hitting 44.8 percent of her shots. Putting up 12.4 rebounds per contest, Knight averaged more than a double-double per contest.
With her strong performance for the junior college program, Knight could receive interest to continue her career past next season.