ATLANTA, Ga. – The Great South Athletic Conference announced the winter sports Player of the Week for all contests played December 1 – 7 and, following voting by the league sports information directors, Blessing Hayes of Trinity Washington claimed the weekly honor.
GSAC Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Blessing Hayes of Trinity
Sophomore Blessing Hayes had a great week for the Tigers to propel them to a 2-1 overall record. In a narrow 5-point loss, Hayes tallied 17 points, 16 rebounds, and two assists against PSU Mont Alto. Then she garnered eight points, nine rebounds, seven assists, and four steals for Trinity in their runaway win over Bryn Mawr. At the Gallaudet Tournament, Hayes posted 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 4 steals against Valley Forge to earn her a spot on the All-Tournament Team. For the week she averaged 14.3 points, 12.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team took third in the Annual Gallaudet Tournament this past weekend. The Tigers lost their game on Friday 69-62 against Howard Community College and beat University of Valley Forge 67-57 on Saturday to clench third place.
Senior captain Myeesha Green and Sophomore Blessing Hayes dominated for the Tigers. Green posted a total 33 points, 16 rebounds, nine steals, and eight assists for the weekend. Hayes tallied a total of 37 points, 31 rebounds, five steals and three assists. Hayes’ performance earned her a spot on the All-Tournament team.
The team will return to action on the road Saturday, December 13th, playing College of Notre Dame Maryland. Tip off is set for 2pm.
Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team won their second straight game last night beating Christendom 74-47. The Tigers took the lead in the third minute and kept it throughout the entire game.
Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned a double-double with 17 points, 10 rebounds, and three steals. Senior Shelby Swann showed her experience posting 12 points, five rebounds, nine steals, and seven assists. Senior Myesha Green tallied 14 points, six rebounds, five steals, and three assists.
The Tigers strong defense forced the Crusaders to turn the ball over 37 times and earned 22 steals. Trinity is now second in the GSAC tallying 17 steals per game.
Trinity will return to action December 1st playing PSU Mont-Alto away. Tip-off is set for 6pm.
Washington, DC- The Trinity basketball team won their first game of the season Saturday afternoon, beating PSU-York 62-42. The Tigers were only up by four at half time, but came out strong second half to pull off the 20 point win.
Sophomore Camileia Collier dominated the game for the Tigers. Collier tallied 18 points, 11 rebounds, three steals, and four assists. Sophomore Blessing Hayes earned 10 points, eight rebounds, five assists, and one steal. Senior captains Shelby Swann and Myesha Green also made an impact for the Tigers. Green posted 15 points, four rebounds, and one steal. Swann earned seven points, eight assists, three steals, and five rebounds.
Trinity outshot and out rebounded PSU-York 37% to 29.2% and 56 to 37 respectively. The Tigers shot 66.7% from the free throw line and 28.6% fro the 3-point.
The Tigers will return to action Wednesday, November 19th at home against Christendom. Tip off is set for 7pm.
Q: Where do you see yourself 10 years from now?
A: Umm…. 10 years from now I will be 31. I would like to have my dream job as a sports broadcaster. Hopefully I will be settled down and married to the perfect husband. I would like to have two kids, a boy and a girl.
Q: Do you have any hidden talents?
A: Hidden talents?? That is a hard question. I am ambidextrous and I can put my leg behind my head. Besides that IDK (laughs out loud).
Q: Who is your biggest influence? Why?
A: I would have to say my mother. My mom is very hard on me. At times I get frustrated, but then I realize that’s her way of showing that she cares and that she believes in me.
Q: What is something you like to do in your leisure time?
A: Hmmmm… I like to do a lot of things, but most of all I love being around children. Sometimes my old boss at will call me and ask me if I can cover a shift or two at the day camp. I love it; sometimes I do it for free. I also like to spend time with my sister. She’s getting to that age where it is possible for her to be influenced by the wrong crowd. I just love to be around her, and to give her sisterly advice.
Q: How long have you been playing sports?
A: ALL OF MY LIFE! I’ve always been active in some shape or form. I started with dance, and then went to cheerleading. After that, I moved on to volleyball and Double Dutch. A few years later I started playing basketball.
Q: What is your favorite part about being a Trinity student athlete?
A: I really love the vibe from the players and the coaches. There is no pressure; I like the fact that I can go out there have fun, and play with my teammates.
Q: What is your favorite midnight snack?
A: I don’t have a favorite midnight snack. My snacking ranges from cookies and chips to fruit.
Q: What is your favorite class here at Trinity?
A: This semester I don’t have a favorite class (LOL). However, the one class I liked the most was my Interpersonal Communications class. Professor Perita Carpenter taught the class.
Q: Who is your favorite super hero?
A: I really like Batman. Not the cartoon, but the movie! OMGHHHHHHH the movie The Dark Night was amazing, full of nonstop action!