Women's Basketball Player of the Week: November 14
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Alcorn State senior point guard Tia Sanders has been named the Southwestern Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Player of the Week after a career-best performance during opening weekend of the 2017-18 women's basketball season.
Women's Basketball Player of the Week - Tia Sanders, Alcorn State
Sr. | PG | 5-7 | Pensacola, Fla.
Sanders scored a career-high 29 points to lead the Lady Braves in their season-opening 84-77 overtime victory at Southeastern Louisiana on Friday. She shot 8-of-18 (44.4 percent) from the field -- including 5-of-10 (50.0 percent) from long-range -- and converted 8-of-10 (80.0 percent) from the free-throw line. Sanders’ previous career scoring high was 19 points against Mississippi Valley on Jan. 14 last season.
She tied her career highs in three-point field goals made (five), rebounds (six), and minutes played (40). The win was the Lady Braves' first victory over a non-conference D-I opponent since Dec. 2014 and the first season-opening win for the Braves since 2002.