Jones headlines three All-PAC selections

Jones headlines three All-PAC selections

Andrew Woodley, Sports Information Director

GREENVILLE, Pa. (Feb. 27) - Bethany College senior guard Calique Jones (Pittsburgh, Pa./Obama Academy) led three selections to the All-Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) teams announced Tuesday afternoon by the league office.

Jones was tabbed a first-team honoree after being named as an honorable mention in each of the past two seasons. Senior center Liam Davis (Orlando, Fla./Orlando Christian Prep) was tabbed Second Team All-PAC, while sophomore forward Chaice Truex (Wheeling, W.Va./St. John's Central (Ohio)) earned All-PAC Honorable Mention status. The PAC also announced senior guard Andrew Williams (Oil City, Pa./Oil City) as a member of the inaugural PAC Men's Basketball Sportsmanship Team.

Jones was named a First Team All-PAC honoree after leading the league with 19.0 ppg. and helping the Bison reach the conference tournament championship game. The Pittsburgh native ranked second in steals (1.8/game) and minutes (33.5/game), and finished the season with the third highest three-point field goal percentage in the PAC at 44.7 percent (55 of 123). Jones also finished among the top-15 in the league in field-goal percentage (47.7 percent), three-point shots (2.0/game), free-throw percentage (76.2 percent), and assists (2.4/game).

Jones is currently tied for ninth in Bethany single-season history with 533 points this season. He also ranks sixth all-time in school history with 1,482 points, is tied for ninth all-time with 144 steals, and is tied for third all-time with 111 games played.

Davis garnered his first all-conference nod after establishing career highs in virtually every statistical category. He ended the regular-season ranked 11th in the PAC and third on the team with 12.9 ppg., while shooting a team-best 50.3 percent (157 of 312) from the field to slot fifth in the league. The OCP alum ranked seventh in the PAC and second on the team with 7.0 rpg. and also chipped in 1.2 blocks per game to finish eighth in the conference. Davis' 46 career blocked shots ranks 10th all-time in Bethany history.

Truex also received his first All-PAC award after being one of just three players to rank among the top-10 in both points and rebounds this season. He finished the season ninth in the PAC with 14.5 points and fifth with 7.2 rebounds per game. The Wheeling, West Virginia native also ranks sixth in free-throw percentage (79.2 percent), 14th in three-point field goals (1.3/game) and 15th in field goal percentage (44.3 percent).

Williams was the team's selection to the PAC Sportsmanship Team. The senior guard battled injuries early in the season and finished the year averaging 10.8 points and a career-best 3.8 rebounds per game in 19 contests played. Williams currently sits at 914 career points.

The Bison will continue their season tomorrow, Wednesday, February 28 when they host Penn State Altoona in a first round game of the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division III Tournament at the Hummel Field House at 7 p.m.