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Sports Briefs

Posted: Friday, February 17, 2012 12:00 pm

OVC again honors
Skyhawks’ Butler

UT Martin sophomore Heather Butler has been named the adidas OVC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for her efforts this past Saturday against Eastern Illinois.
Butler, from Medina, scored 32 points in the 96-84 overtime victory over Eastern Illinois. She had 15 points in the first half, during which she was 6-for-7 from the floor.
She also hit three three-pointers in the first 20 minutes. She also had six rebounds and six assists in the win.
Butler now holds the school record for most three-pointers made in a career with 160.
She also moved into 10th on UT Martin’s all-time scoring list with 1,162 points.
This is the third time Butler has been named the adidas OVC Player of the Week this season.
Butler and the Sky-hawks return to action Thursday when they play at OVC rival Murray State. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. at the CSFB Center.
UTM defeated the Racers 84-67 on Feb. 4.
Published in The WCP 2.16.12

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