ROCK HILL – Newberry College’s Xavier Holmes has been named the South Atlantic Conference AstroTurf Men’s Basketball Player of the Week during the games played February 16-22.
Holmes averaged 20 points and 75 percent shooting in the Wolves’ two victories during the past game week. On Wednesday at Queens, Holmes tied a career-high with 21 points on 9-of-14 shooting from the floor. He also tallied six rebounds and two blocks in Newberry’s 90-85 victory.
Saturday’s contest against Mars Hill, Holmes continued his scoring efficiency, contributing 19 points while shooting a blistering 9-of-10 from the floor as Newberry earned the 79-70 win. Holmes also pulled down four rebounds and recorded two blocks in the contest.
Newberry seeks to avenge a two-point loss to Wingate three weeks ago as they host the Bulldogs on Wednesday evening inside Eleazer Arena at 8 p.m. Following the contest the Wolves travel to Carson-Newman on Saturday at 4 p.m. to close out the regular season and vie for a top seed in the SAC postseason tournament.