Hayes earns third career OVC Player of the Week award

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. –Tennessee Tech junior guard Tacarra Hayes has been voted the Ohio Valley Conference women’s basketball Player of the Week for her efforts against Middle Tennessee and Jacksonville State. The honor was announce Monday, by the OVC office.

This is first time this season Hayes has won the OVC Player of the Week award and third time during her tenure at Tech. Her previous two Player of the Week awards came in November and January of last season.
 
“I’m proud of Tacarra and the way she performed at Jacksonville State,” head coach Sytia Messer said. “It’s good to see her get back on track in our first conference game of the season.”
 
During the week, Hayes averaged 25 points and nine rebounds while shooting 55 percent from the field and 81 percent from the charity stripe. Hayes also notched her third career double-double, and first of the season, against JSU.
 
Hayes began the week with a 19-point, eight-rebound performance against MTSU. Her 19 points represented a game-high, which included a 5-of-7 performance from the free-throw line and a 7-of-13 mark from the field.
 
Hayes finished the week scoring 31 points, which included a 13-of-15 showing from the line, to go along with 10 rebounds and seven assists in Tech’s 79-63 win over the Gamecocks. Hayes’ mark in points, rebounds and assists were all game-highs.
 
Tech (5-1, 1-0 OVC) continues its 2010-11 campaign Tuesday as it takes on the Kentucky Wildcats in Lexington. Opening tip is set for 5 p.m. CT.