Holmes and Klassen earn RDC Athletes of the Week honours

By rdnewsNOW staff
January 9, 2019 - 10:54am

A volleyball player and basketball player have been named this week’s RDC Athletics Boston Pizza Athletes of the Week.

This past Friday in Calgary, Queen’s volleyball player Emma Holmes, recorded eight kills, 12 digs and one ace in a three set victory over the Ambrose University Lions (25-15, 27-25 and 25-22).

Then on Saturday at the Gary W. Harris Canada Games Centre, the five-foot-ten outside hitter was a key player in the Queens’ four set win over the Lions (25-16, 25-22, 16-25 and 32-30).

Holmes, a first year Bachelor of Kinesiology student, led the way offensively for both teams, totaling 17 kills.

The Red Deer native also added 10 digs and was selected as the Queens Player-of-the-Game.  

The back to back victories vaulted the Queens into a tie with Ambrose University for third spot in the division. 

Despite the Kings dropping an 80-72 home decision this past Friday to the St. Mary’s University Lightning, basketball player Spencer Klassen played a solid game, accumulating 26 points, six rebounds and five steals, resulting in him being named the Kings Player-of-the-Game.

The six-foot-two guard then led the charge in Calgary on Saturday, helping the Kings earn an impressive 108-82 bounce-back victory over the Lightning.

The Red Deer native and fourth year Bachelor of Education student played an integral part in the RDC Kings scoring over 100 points, with 34 of his own, in addition to adding five assists and three rebounds with a remarkable eight-of eleven hits from behind the three-point arc. 

Klassen’s 23.9 points per game also leads Alberta Colleges Athletic Conference (ACAC) Men’s Basketball.

(With files from RDC Athletics)

Basketball players named RDC Athletes of the Week

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