Tarter earns second straight SoCon Player of the Week award
Tarter earns second straight SoCon Player of the Week award
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Tarter averaged 28 points in two games for the Bucs

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (December 6, 2016) – For the second straight week junior guard Tianna Tarter (Johnson City, Tenn.) earned Southern Conference Player of the Week honors as announced by the league office on Tuesday.

For the week of Nov.29 – Dec.5 Tarter played 97 minutes in two games averaging 28 points per game. On the road against Austin Peay on Nov.30, Tarter scored a season-high 31 points on 12-of-19 shooting from the field. The 12 made field goals was the third most in a single-game in ETSU history.

Against Davidson, Tarter shined once again with a game-high 25 points along with six assists, five rebounds and four steals. On the week the Johnson City, Tenn., native shot 58 percent from the field and has recorded at least 20 points in each of the last three contests.

Tarter leads the SoCon with 18.8 points per game and ranks 8th in the NCAA in free-throws attempted (59) and 11th in free-throws made (41). The junior guard is 122 points away from becoming the 23rd member of ETSU’s 1,000-point club.

It’s the first time Tarter has won back-to-back player of the week honors since doing so back in 2014 when she won back-to-back Freshman of the Week awards.

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