Genesee Athletics

Jones and Gleaton Named GCC Athletes of the Week

Jones and Gleaton Named GCC Athletes of the Week

Genesee Community College men's basketball guard Naquil Jones and women's basketball forward Breana Gleaton have been named the Male and Female Athlete of the week for the Week of Mar. 2.

Jones was named the Most Valuable Player of the 2014-15 NJCAA Region III Division II men's basketball tournament, helping GCC to its first regional title in 12 years.

He scored a game-high 31 points and was a perfect 10-10 at the free-throw line in the semifinals against Niagara County CC and finished with a game-high 27 points and eight rebounds in the finals against Monroe CC. Genesee battled back to win the championship after trailing by 18 points late in the second half.

The Cougars will now host Dean College on Mar. 7 in the District II championship. The winner will advance to the NJCAA National Tournament.

Gleaton led the GCC women's basketball team in scoring last week in the NJCAA Region III Division II women's basketball championships at Niagara County CC.

She scored 13 points and grabbed nine rebounds for the Cougars, who finished the year 13-13.

Gleaton ends her GCC career with 484 points and 341 rebounds.