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Johnson, Holmes Earn Athlete Of The Week Honors

Johnson, Holmes Earn Athlete Of The Week Honors

The Athletes of the Week presented by CPL for the week ending Jan. 10 are women's basketball junior Asianae Johnson and men's basketball junior Jaren English.

Johnson averaged 16.5 points, 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game in two Atlantic 10 contests for the Bonnies.

In last Friday's matchup against Richmond, Johnson poured in 18 points to go along with six rebounds. She drew seven fouls driving to the lane and was 8-of-11 from the charity stripe.

In Sunday's overtime loss to Atlantic 10 preseason favorite VCU, Johnson chipped in 15 points on 6-of-12 shooting from the floor and was 3-for-3 from the free throw line. On the week, Johnson shot 44 percent from the floor and 78.6 percent from the free throw line.

Johnson is averaging a team-high 14.1 points per game this season to go along with 4.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per contest. She currently ranks 10th in scoring among all A-10 players. Johnson also earned Big 4 Player of the Week honors.

Holmes earned Atlantic 10, Big 4 and College Sports Madness Athlete of the Week honors after a game for the ages Jan. 6 when he scored 38 points in a victory over Saint Joseph's.

Holmes shot 14-for-22 from the floor and 8-for-12 from beyond the arc. He added 10 rebounds for a double-double, also pitching in three assists. The 38 points are the most by any A-10 player in a single game this season while his eight threes are tied for a conference season high.

Further, Holmes' scoring effort ranks tied for eighth in Reilly Center history by a Bonnies player, matching the 38 points scored by the legendary Bob Lanier vs. Fairfield on Feb. 8, 1969. Lanier also holds the single game Bona RC scoring record with 51 set Feb. 24, 1969 vs. Seton Hall. During the Mark Schmidt Era, only three Bona players have surpassed Holmes' scoring effort in Reilly Center games – Adams with 44 vs. Saint Louis in 2018; Andrew Nicholson's 44 vs. Ohio in a 2010 game which went four overtimes and Eric Mosley with 39 vs. UMass in 2013.