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Burgess and Cheek Named Genesee Athletes of the Week

TaLia Burgess (L) and Jamir Cheek (R) were named Genesee Athletes of the Week for the week of January 22
TaLia Burgess (L) and Jamir Cheek (R) were named Genesee Athletes of the Week for the week of January 22

Cougar basketball players TaLia Burgess and Jamir Cheek were named Genesee Athletes of the Week for the week of December 10 after their strong performances during this past weekend’s Cougar Holiday Classic.

Burgess scored 17 points against the CC of Rhode Island Knights on Saturday and added a double-double against the Bryant & Stratton College of Ohio Bobcats on Sunday with 14 points and 10 rebounds.  Burgess was named Tournament MVP for her efforts. So far this season, Burgess is averaging a double-double with better than 17 points a contest and collecting 10 rebounds a game.

Cheek was the Cougar Holiday Classic MVP as he scored 17 points and 13 rebounds on Saturday against the NY International Academy Eagles and added 11 points, 8 rebounds and handed out eight assists on Sunday against the Bryant & Stratton College of Ohio Bobcats. Jamir is averaging 14 points a game while handing out better than six assists per game.

Women’s basketball will be hosting Finger Lakes Community College Tuesday evening at 6:00pm and then both basketball programs will be participating in the Thunderwolves Classic this coming weekend at Niagara County Community College. Genesee plays Lakeland CC Saturday afternoon at 1:00pm and 3:00pm and then play Henry Ford College Sunday in a doubleheader starting at 11:00am, with the men playing Henry Ford at 1:00pm.

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