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Keith, Hairston Honored by USA South

Keith, Hairston Honored by USA South

USA South Release

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Ferrum College's Kristen Keith and Jacole Hairston were voted as the USA South Player of the Week and Rookie of the Week, repectively, on Monday as announced by the league office.

Keith and Hairston led the Panthers to a huge, 81-69, victory over No. 20 Greensboro College last Wednesday night. In that game, Keith had her first double-double of the season with 22 points and 11 rebounds, to go along with three swats. Hairston totaled 11 points and five rebounds.

In a 59-54 win at Methodist University, Hairston led Ferrum in scoring with 10 points, to go with five rebounds. Keith, a senior center, had eight points and a team-high 10 caroms.

The Bassett High product, who is averaging 12.1 points per game, has two USA South Player of the Week honors to her credit, to go along with seven other awards from the conference. She enters the game against No. 13 University of Mary Washington with 1,296 career points, good for sixth on the all-time scoring list.

Hairston, a Magna Vista product, reaps her third honor from the USA South and is averaging 9.6 points per game.

The highly-anticipated matchup between No. 13 UMW and Ferrum tips tonight, Jan. 16, at 7 p.m. inside Swartz Gymnasium. The Eagles bring a perfect 15-0 record into tonight's game and have not allowed an opponent to score more than 48 points.