Henderson, Davis grab all-OVC women's basketball honors
BRENTWOOD, Tenn. -- Tennessee Tech sophomore Diamond Henderson and senior Lashay Davis have earned a duo of all-Ohio Valley Conference selections after helping the Tennessee Tech women's basketball team to a 12-4 conference record and a share of the 2013 OVC Regular Season Championship.
Henderson was named to her first all-OVC first-team, the only sophomore named to the squad, while Davis was named to the all-newcomer team.
The all-conference teams were voted on by the head coaches and sports information directors from the OVC.
As a recipient of OVC Player of the week this season, Henderson averaged a team high 16 points and 2.6 rebounds per game. Henderson became just the sixth guard in Tech history to record a 30-plus point game.
"Diamond has had a really good year for us," said head coach Jim Davis. "She's our go-to player with great offensive skills, shooting at a high percentage from three-point range and inside. We call her number quite often and she delivers. We're very proud of her and proud for her."
A two-time Newcomer of the Week, Davis made an instant impact for the Golden Eagles as she finished third on the team in scoring, averaging 8.7 points and two three-pointers per game.
"Lashay's been a great addition for us," Davis said. "She's on the Newcomer list, but this ought to be her senior season capping off a four-year pedigree at Tech. We convinced Lashay to come out for basketball at the beginning of the year and I'm so glad she did. She's been a big difference for our basketball team. One of the leading three-pointers in our league, but she's gotten really good at attacking the rim and she's been all season long as our on-ball defender. She's a stopper."
The Golden Eagles will be back in action Friday after their two-round bye, as they will face SIUE, Tennessee State or Belmont in the OVC Tournament Semi-Finals at 2 p.m. at the Municipal Auditorium in Nashville.
Jasmine Newsome, UT Martin
Ta'Kenya Nixon, Eastern Illinois
Heather Butler, UT Martin
Raven Berry, SIUE
Diamond Henderson, Tennessee Tech
Mariah King, Eastern Illinois
Alex Jones, Eastern Kentucky
Mariah Robinson, Murray State
Terrice Robinson, Morehead State
Kesi Hess, Tennessee State
Erika Sisk, Murray State
Jordan Coleman, Belmont
Kara Wright, Southeast Missouri
CoCo Moore, SIUE
Tiasha Gray, Austin Peay
Lashay Davis, Tennessee Tech
Player of the Year: Jasmine Newsome, UT
Freshman of the Year: Erika Sisk, Murray State
Defensive Player of the Year: Jasmine Newsome, UT Martin
Coach of the Year: Lee Buchanan, Eastern Illinois