December 6, 2010
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
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.