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EWU’s Hayley Hodgins wins player of the week again

EWU senior guard Hayley Hodgins is the Big Sky player of the week. (Courtesy of EWU)
EWU senior guard Hayley Hodgins is the Big Sky player of the week. (Courtesy of EWU)

For the second consecutive week, Eastern Washington University senior guard Hayley Hodgins has been named the Big Sky Conference Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday.

The weekly honor is the second for Hodgins this season and the third in her career. She joins a group of just six former EWU players who can claim multiple Big Sky Player of the Week accolades in a single season, becoming the first to do so since Brianne Ryan won three weekly awards during the 2011-12 season.

Hodgins averaged 27.0 points per game in the Eagles’ two contests this past week, shooting 43.2 percent from the field and 90.9 percent from the free throw line.

She finished with 33 points against Portland State last Thursday, making five three-pointers and adding three rebounds and three steals to her stat line. She followed that up with 21 points in a 100-83 victory over Sacramento State on Saturday, shooting 47.1 percent from the field to go along with two rebounds, two assists and two steals.

Already EWU’s NCAA Division I career leader with 217 made three-pointers, she needs just 90 points to become the program’s all-time leading scorer. With her current average of 21.3 points per game, she is on pace to reach that mark at home against Sacramento State on Feb. 18.

Her current total of 1,632 career points is also good for 14th in the Big Sky’s history, and she is on pace to finish with 1,845 career points, which would go down as sixth all-time in the league’s history.

Hodgins has appeared in 115 career games and has logged 3,602 career minutes in an Eastern uniform. She surpassed Brianne Ryan for most career minutes played in EWU’s game against Sacramento State last Saturday.

The Eagles are back in action this Thursday when Northern Arizona visits Reese Court. Tip-off is set for 6 p.m.

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