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ETSU's Haynes-Overton named SoCon Player of the Week
Courtesy: Southern Conference
Release: 11/12/2019
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Courtesy: ETSU

SPARTANBURG, S.C. – ETSU’s Erica Haynes-Overton has been named the Southern Conference women’s basketball player of the week presented by GEICO for games played Nov. 5-11, the conference announced Tuesday.

Haynes-Overton, the two-time defending SoCon Defensive Player of the Year, began her junior campaign by scoring 41 points, recording 10 rebounds and adding seven steals in a 72-68 loss against SEC-foe Tennessee in the season opener on Nov. 5 in Johnson City, Tennessee. The 41 points scored are the second-most in program history, trailing only Marsha Cowart’s 52 scored in 1981, and are the most points scored in a game in the NCAA so far this season. It’s also the first time a player has scored 40-plus against the Vols since 2011 and the first 40-plus scoring performance by a SoCon player since Wofford’s Chloe Wanink scored 40 against Western Carolina on Jan. 10, 2019.

On Nov. 8 at Liberty, the native of Nashville, Tennessee, scored a game-high 23 points. She added four rebounds, three steals and two assists, one of which came on the game-winning basket by Shynia Jackson with 1.6 seconds on the clock that propelled ETSU to a 63-62 road win. On her first free throw of the day, Haynes-Overton surpassed 1,000 career points and by the end of the game, sat in 22nd on ETSU’s career scoring list. She went 7-for-7 from the free-throw line, marking the most free throws made by a Buc without a miss since Tianna Tarter’s 10-for-10 outing on Jan. 4, 2018. 

For the week, she shot 46.8 percent from the field, 38.5 percent from beyond the 3-point arc and 78.9 percent from the free-throw line, averaging 32.0 points, second nationally behind only Kai Moon of Binghamton, and 7.0 rebounds per game.

ETSU (1-1) plays at High Point on Thursday, Nov. 14, in the Bucs lone contest of the week.

Also nominated: Le’Jzae Davidson (Furman), Jaron Dougherty (Mercer), Nadine Soliman (UNCG), Sarah Myers (Samford), Abbey Cornelius (Chattanooga) Jewel Smalls (Western Carolina) and Chloe Wanink (Wofford).

SoCon Women’s Basketball Players of the Week presented by GEICO

Nov. 12 – Erica Haynes-Overton, ETSU, Jr.

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