YORK, PA - York College is proud to announce that a pair of senior women's basketball players, Brittany Hicks (Dover, Pa./York Catholic) and Kristen Haley (Silver Spring, Md./Georgetown Visitation), have been named the Spartan Athletes of the Week for the week ending February 10, 2014.
Hicks and Haley led the nationally ranked Spartans to a pair of CAC wins coming off their first loss of the season the Saturday before. In the win over Wesley, Haley tallied a season-high 24 points, pulled down seven rebounds, blocked two shots and collected two steals in just 21 minutes of action. Haley was 9-for-13 rom the field and cashed in six free throws in seven attempts. Hicks poured in 17 points and pulled down 15 rebounds for her 10th double-double of the year. She was 8-for-10 from the floor and 1-for-1 from the line while she also had a pair of blocked shots in 27 minutes of work.
Against Marymount, Hicks led York with with 24 points, six rebounds, three assists, a blocked shot and a steal in the win. Hicks was 7-for-15 from the floor, 1-for-3 from three and 9-for-10 from the line. In the win over the Saints, Hicks became the CAC's all-time leader in career free throws as she has now made 466 career free throws. Haley added 16 points, a team-high seven rebounds and one assist to the Spartan effort in 24 minutes of work. Haley was 7-for-13 from the floor and 2-for-2 from the line in the 18-point win over the Saints.
For the week, Hicks averaged 20.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, and 1.5 blocked shots per game in the Spartans' two wins. She shot 60% from the floor and 90.9% from three. Haley averaged 20.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, and 1.0 blocked shots. She shot 61% from the floor and 88.8% from the free throw line.
Hicks is the daughter of Tim and Nancy Mihalko and is a biology major. Haley is the daughter of Paul and Sue Haley and is a nursing major.