Nov. 24 – BETHANY, W. Va. – The Bethany College Student-Athlete Advisory Committee has announced that basketball standouts, sophomore Calique Jones (Pittsburgh, Pa./Obama Academy) and junior Hayley Holenka (Shadyside, Ohio/Shadyside) have been named the Bethany SAAC Athletes of the Week.
Jones helped lead the way for the men’s basketball team in two games last week. The sophomore guard averaged 18 points per game as the Green & White faced off against #11 Marietta and Carnegie Mellon University.
In the game against the Pioneers, Jones tallied 18 points, a team-high eight rebounds, three steals and a pair of assists. He then followed that with his second-straight 18-point night, adding six rebounds and shooting 8-of-9 from the charity stripe against the Tartans. Currently, Jones ranks eighth in the conference in points per game (17.3).
Holenka helped the women’s basketball team to a 2-1 start over the first week of the season as the team earned wins over Franciscan University (83-60) and Ohio Wesleyan (85-77). The latter victory helped the Bison earn a spot in the Championship of the Hope College Tip-off Tournament.
In the season-opening win over the Barons, Holenka totaled 10 points on 3-of-6 shooting, including 2-of-5 from long range. She then followed that with a 17-point, seven-rebound performance against the Battling Bishops. She also added two steals and a pair of assists. She finished the week posting a team-best eight points against the #11 Flying Dutch of Hope College.
Through the first week, Holenka averaged 11.7 points per game, while ranking sixth in the PAC in three-point percentage. The sharp shooter hit eight threes during the week, shooting .533 from deep. She was also named to the Hope College Tournament’s All-Tournament team.
Honorable mentions for the SAAC Athletes of the Week included senior forward Darrian Bruster (Cleveland, Ohio/Cleveland Central Catholic) for the men and sophomore forward Kelsea Daugherty (Newport, Ohio/Frontier) for the women.