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Basketball – JCCC players earn weekly honors

02/20/14

Basketball – JCCC players earn weekly honors

Nieka Wheeler
Nieka Wheeler
Pat Jones
Pat Jones

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Johnson County Community College freshman forward Nieka Wheeler of the women's basketball team, and sophomore guard Pat Jones of the men's team were selected as the Week 14 KJCCC/Verizon Wireless Women's D-II and Men's D-II Players of the Week. 

Wheeler averaged 14.0 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals while leading JCCC to a pair of Region VI D-II victories last week.  Wheeler recorded a double-double in both wins, and shot 54 percent from the field and 70 percent at the line. Wheeler opened with a double-double of 18 points and 10 rebounds in a 68-53 win at Kansas City Kansas, and followed with a double-double of 10 points and 11 boards in a 111-53 blowout home win over Hesston.

Jones averaged 28.5 points, 2.5 rebounds, 1.0 assist and 1.0 block while leading the Cavaliers to a pair of key Region VI D-II victories last week. He began the week with 24 points in a two-point road win over Kansas City Kansas, and capped the week with a 33-point effort in an 80-62 win against Hesston. Jones shot 56 percent from the field, including 55 percent from 3- point range, and 72 percent at the line.

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For schedules, rosters, and other team information, go to www.jccc.edu/cavs.