University of Tennessee at Martin women’s basketball forward Ashia Jones continues to wrap up weekly honors as the sophomore has been named adidas Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week, College Sports Madness Mid-Major Player of the Week and Tennessee Sportswriters Association Player of the Week for the second consecutive week.
A native of Covington, Jones has continued to excel for the Skyhawks after dominating performances against Tennessee Tech and Jacksonville State. Against Tennessee Tech, Jones tallied 29 points along with eight rebounds, four assists and two steals. She took her game to another level on Saturday, tallying 30 points, 12 rebounds and four assists for her eighth career double-double against Jacksonville State.
Overall, Jones ranks first in the OVC and 20th in the country with 21.1 points per game. Jones has tallied three 30 point outings in the past four games while notching seven 20+ point outings in the past nine contests. In just her last seven contests, she has averaged 27.2 points per game including a 31.3 average in the past four games. This is her fifth career OVC Player of the Week honor and fourth in the last sixth week.
Jones and the Skyhawks will look to continue their powerful start to OVC play. UT Martin is 5-0 in conference play for just the second time in school history – matching the record-setting 2013-14 squad. The Skyhawks have won 30 of their last 31 games against conference schools – including the OVC Tournament – while not dropping back-to-back league contests since Feb. 13, 2010.
UT Martin will return to action on Wednesday, Jan. 21 when the Skyhawks play host to conference foe Eastern Illinois. Tipoff between the Skyhawks and Panthers from the Elam Center is scheduled for 6:30 p.m.