NORTH ADAMS, Mass. — Trailblazer junior guard John Jones was tabbed as the Co-MASCAC player of the week following a pair of impressive performances for Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. The honor marks the first time this season that he has claimed the award. Jones shared the award with Westfield State senior guard Lee Vazquez.
Jones was spectacular in both contests for the Trailblazers. He collected a pair of double-doubles. In a road win at Salem State, the Trailblazers first since 1989, he notched 16 points and 10 rebounds. He kept the momentum going on Saturday in helping the Trailblazers dispose of Worcester State. In that contest, he scored a game-high 21 points and grabbed 12 rebounds. Jones shot 12-24 on the week.
In sharing the honor with Vazquez, it adds intrigue to Tuesday night's contest in North Adams. The reigning players of the week will be on display as MCLA is currently leading the Massachusetts State Collegiate Athletic Conference, while Westfield is just a half-game back. Tip-off in the contest is slated for 7:30 p.m.