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Hayes, Darling garner OVC weekly honors

Golden Eagles bid for three straight wins Tuesday when Southeast Missouri visits

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Tech junior guard Tacarra Hayes (left in photo) has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference Player of the Week and her teammate, junior center Brittany Darling (right in photo), has been voted the Newcomer of the Week, for their roles in keeping Tennessee Tech undefeated in OVC play. The honor was announced Monday by the OVC office.

A guard out of Lebanon, Ky., this is the fourth time Hayes has been named the OVC Player of the Week and second time this season.
Against Eastern Illinois, Hayes recorded her fourth career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. Hayes also dished out six helpers and added two steals. She shot 40 percent from the field connecting on 6-of-15 shots and 70 percent from the line in going 7-of-10.
A transfer student out of Owens (Ohio) Community College, this is the second consecutive week Darling has won the OVC Newcomer of the Week award.
Against EIU, Darling posted her second straight double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds, both of which were career-highs. She went 6-of-14 from the field for a 42.9 shooting percentage, as well.
Tech (7-2, 2-0 OVC) continues its 2010-11 schedule as it hosts Southeast Missouri. Opening tip is set for 5:30 p.m.
Tickets are available for Tuesday's game either online or at the TTU Athletics Ticket Office in Eblen Center, or by calling (931) 372-3940.