California Baptist’s Simone Holmes named PacWest Player of the Week
PHOENIX, Ariz. –California Baptist senior guard Simone Holmes (Phoenix, AZ/South Mountain) has been selected the Pacific West Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week.
The conference announced the honor on Tuesday, Feb. 19, for games contested Feb. 11-17.
Holmes led the Lancers to a 3-0 week with three road victories in Hawai'i, averaging 19.3 points per game while shooting 66.7% from the floor. She ranked fourth in the PacWest in scoring for the week and was second in field goal percentage.
Holmes connected on 22 of 33 attempts from the field and connected on 9 of 15 (60.0%) of her shots from three-point range. She ranked fifth in three-point shooting for the week in the league while also averaging 2.0 steals and 2.3 assists per game.
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Sonia Aguilar (Jr., 5-8, G, Pinole, CA) – Holy Names – scored 22 points and handed out three assists in lone game of the week - a 76-65 win over Dixie State on Feb. 14.
Heidi Anton (Sr., 5-10, F, San Francisco, CA/Elsie Allen) – Hawai'i Pacific – averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 assists and 8.0 rebounds per game in a 1-1 week for the Sea Warriors…tied for 11th in rebounding, ranked third in helping, and ranked seventh in scoring for the week in the PacWest…hit 3 of 4 three-point attempts (75.0%) to rank third in three-point shooting for the week in the conference.
Jasmine Beverly (Sr., 5-11, F, Houston, TX/Clear Lake) – California Baptist – averaged 12.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game in a 3-0 week for the Lancers…ranked 10th in field goal percentage (54.8%) for the week in the PacWest after making 17 of 31 attempts from the floor.
Johnna Brown (Jr., 6-1, F, Las Vegas, NV/Centennial) – Dixie State - despite missing a game due to an injury, still averaged 26.5 points and 18.0 rebounds per game during a 2-1 week for the Red Storm...shot 58.3% for the week from the floor while averaging 35.5 minutes in the two games.
Ariel Dale (Sr., 5-8, F, Los Angeles, CA/Pacific Hills) – Academy of Art – helped lead the Urban Knights to a 2-0 week by averaging 15.0 points, 3.0 blocks and 8.0 rebounds per game…tied for 11th in scoring and in rebounding for the week in the PacWest…tied for fifth in assist average after posting 4.0 per game for the week…ranked second in rejections per game (left photo).
Jessica Escorza (So., 5-11, G, Los Angeles, CA/Independence) – Point Loma – led the Sea Lions to a 3-0 week by averaging 17.0 points per game and shooting 54.3% (19 for 35) from the field…ranked 11th in shooting and ninth in scoring for the week in the PacWest…shot 76.5% (13 for 17) from the line – 11th-best in the PacWest for the week.
Judy Jones (Jr., 5-9, G/F, Monroe, LA/Wossman) – Grand Canyon – guided Antelopes to a 2-1 week by averaging 14.0 points and 11.3 rebounds per game…ranked 13th in scoring and third in collecting caroms for the week in the PacWest…shot 51.6% (16 for 31) from the floor – 13th in the league for the week…also average 2.0 steals per game.
Hannah Kenny (Jr., 5-11, F, San Luis Obispo, CA/San Luis Obispo) – Azusa Pacific – scored 18 points and nabbed 10 rebounds in lone game of the week – a 74-64 loss at HPU on Feb. 16…shot 76.9% (10 for 13) from the line…ranked 10th in foul shooting for the week in the PacWest.
Mandy Munns (Sr., 6-3, C, Brigham City, UT/Box Elder) – Dixie State – averaged 10.0 points and 7.0 rebounds per game in a 2-1 week for the Red Storm…shot 55.0% (11 for 20) from the field.
Britney Potestio (Sr., 5-8, G, San Lorenzo, CA/Arroyo) – Holy Names – scored 26 points, handed out four assists and hit five three-pointers in lone game of the week – a 76-65 win over Dixie State on Feb. 14.
Mekiala Qualls (Sr., 6-3, C, Pensacola, FL/Pensacola) – California Baptist – averaged 11.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game in a 3-0 week for the Lancers…tied for sixth in rebounding for the week in the conference…led the league in shooting after posting a 70.8% shooting mark…connected on 17 of 24 field goal attempts…also averaged 1.7 blocks per game.
Callie Rhoads (Jr., 5-9, G, Poway, CA/Poway) – Point Loma – led the Sea Lions to a 3-0 week by averaging 17.3 points, 3.0 steals and 2.7 three-pointers made per game…ranked sixth in three-pointers drained per contest for the week in the PacWest…also ranked eighth in scoring and tied for fifth in steal average…shot 58.8% (20 for 34) from the floor – sixth-best in the league for the week…also ranked sixth in three-point shooting for the week after making 8 of 14 (57.1%) attempts from beyond the arc (right photo).
Skye Savini (Jr., 5-10, F, Carson, CA/St. Paul) – Hawai'i Pacific – helped Sea Warriors to a 1-1 week by averaging 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game…ranked 10th in scoring and rebounding, and tied for 11th in assist average, for the week in the PacWest…shot 83.3% (5 for 6) from the line – tying for fifth-best free throw shooting in the league for the week…also tied for third in blocked shot average (2.5).
Charde Stevens (Fr.-r, 5-10, F, Sacramento, CA/Golden Valley) – Fresno Pacific – amassed 13 points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals in lone game of the week – a 66-59 loss at Art U on Feb. 16.
Katy Wade (Sr., 6-2, F, Portland, OR/Central Catholic) – Academy of Art – helped Art U to a 2-0 week by averaging 14.5 rebounds, 8.0 points and 2.0 steals per game…led the PacWest in rebounding for the week.
Shayla Washington (Sr., 5-9, F, Phoenix, AZ/Trevor Browne) – BYU-Hawaii – averaged 20.0 points per game despite a 0-2 week for the Seasiders…ranked third in point production for the week in the PacWest…ranked ninth in free throw shooting after making 11 of 14 (78.6%) attempts from the line.