Oak Hill girls basketball's Emma Tucker voted as Alexandria area athlete of the week

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Oak Hill senior sharpshooter Emma Tucker is The Town Talk's athlete for the week for Jan. 10-16.

In Jan. 11's game against East Beauregard, Tucker scored 19 points and got six rebounds in a 66-52 win. Tucker became the third Oak Hill girls basketball player this season to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career — joining Alexis Dyer and Kylee Johnson.

This season, the 3-point specialist is averaging 9.9 points per game and has made 85 3-pointers on 34.7 percent aim.

Over 92,000 votes were cast this week as Bunkie girls basketball sophomore Carlesia Fields constantly battled Tucker for the lead throughout the week. Following those two in the poll were Rapides girls basketball junior Carlisa Mitchell and Menard boys soccer sophomore Ryan Hicks.

Below are the full results of the poll.

Polls for the Town Talk's athlete of the week open each Monday morning and will remain open until noon Thursday. You can vote as many times as you'd like.

Any nominations for Athlete of the Week or our weekly top performers list can be e-mailed to lgafford@thetowntalk.com.

LAST WEEK'S TOP PERFORMERS: Top high school performers from the Alexandria area for week of Jan. 10

LAST WEEK'S POLL: Menard track star, LSU signee Aly Jo Warren voted as Alexandria area athlete of the week

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ATHLETES

JaWarren Cade, Many: Cade's 30 points helped the Tigers to a 75-56 win over Florien.

Carlesia Fields, Bunkie: Fields led the Lady Panthers with 26 points and 10 rebounds in their 51-42 win over Menard.

Ryan Hicks, Menard: Hicks scored seven goals during the week as the Eagles went 3-0. He had a pair of hat tricks against Delta Charter and Glenmora.

Kevin Jones, Peabody: Jones’ 26 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks led the Warhorses in their 99-50 win over North Central.

Carly Meynard, Menard: Meynard posted a double-double of 15 points and 21 rebounds against Bunkie.

Carlisa Mitchell, Rapides: Mitchell scored 36 points and was 13-for-13 on free throws in a 71-65 win over Many.

Sky Montgomery, Bolton: Montgomery had 29 points in the Lady Bears’ 54-42 win over Tioga.

Leon Posey IV, Oakdale: Posey led the Warriors with 34 points in their 86-47 win over Kinder.

Emma Tucker, Oak Hill: Tucker scored 19 points and got six rebounds in Oak Hill’s 66-52 win over East Beauregard. Tucker became the third Oak Hill player this season to reach the 1,000-point mark for her career.

Tiara Williams, Avoyelles: Williams scored 26 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in the Lady Mustangs’ 54-50 win over Menard in the District 4-2A opener.

PREVIOUS WINNERS

Jan. 3-9: Aly Jo Warren, Menard

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