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Rivera and Jones Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Rivera and Jones Earn Athlete of the Week Honors

Genesee Community College women's basketball guard Hillary Rivera and men's basketball forward Naquil Jones have been named the GCC Athletes of the Week for the week of March 3rd.

Rivera tied a season and career high in points during the GCC women's basketball opening round game in the Division II Region III tournament last week.

She finished with 12 points and she also dished out three assists and came away with three steals in a loss to eventual champion, Mercyhurst North East.

The Lady Cougars finished the year with a 5-21 overall record.

Jones led the Cougars with an average of 29 points per game in two games during the Division II Region III Final Four this weekend.

He scored 25 points in Genesee's semifinal win over Erie Community College and finished with a game high 33 points and six rebounds in the title game against Monroe Community College. He was named to the All-Tournament team.

He ended the year averaging 22.2 points per game, the 18th best average in the country.

The Cougars finished the year with a 23-8 overall record and are currently ranked nationally at no. 19.