Emma Holmes and Tyronn King named RDC Athletes of the Week

A pair of weekend performances on the hardcourt stood out to earn nominations as RDC Athletes of the Week.

Second-year Queens volleyball outside hitter Emma Holmes and fourth-year Kings basketball guard Tyronn King were given the nod for their efforts.

Holmes, a Red Deer product, helped the Queens to a pair of wins over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks as they ran their win streak to eight games.

The five-foot-10 outside hitter had 26 kills in two matches, along with 18 digs, two stuff blocks and two digs. Friday, she picked up 11 kills, 10 digs, one stuff block, one assist and one service ace. Saturday, she did one better Saturday, with 15 kills, eight digs, one stuff and one ace, while hitting for 42.4 per cent efficiency in another four-set win. The Bachelor of Kinesiology student sits third in the Alberta College Athletic Conference with 3.08 kills-per-set.

King, a Toronto, Ont. native is his first year at RDC was part of a pair of big wins for Kings basketball at home on the weekend. Friday, in the Kings 87-85 buzzer-beater win over the Lethbridge College Kodiaks, King poured in 21 points, six rebounds, six steals and five assists.

Saturday, the fourth-year guard had 17 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and one steal, while hitting 8-of-14 from the field in an 89-83 victory and was player of the game for his efforts. That showing included two clutch jump shots with the game tied. The Legal Assistant student sits in the top 20 in ACAC scoring with 16.4 points-per-game.

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