Massey Earns GSC Weekly Honor

Arkansas Tech point guard Laithe Massey was named the Gulf South Conference West Division men’s basketball player of the week by the league office in Hoover, Ala., on Wednesday.

Massey, a 6-foot-3 junior from Heber Springs, scored a career-high 23 points and matched his career high with 10 rebounds in a 79-69 win at Henderson State last Thursday.

That personal best for scoring lasted less than 48 hours. Massey poured in a career-high 24 points and he made five assists in the Wonder Boys’ 95-64 rout of Harding on Saturday.

For the week, Massey was 19-of-25 (76 percent) from the field.

Massey is the third Wonder Boy to earn GSC West Division player of the week honors in 2009-10. Senior guards Brandon Friedel (Dec. 9) and Renard Allen (Feb. 10) have also earned that award this season.

Nationally top-ranked Arkansas Tech (23-0 overall, 10-0 Gulf South Conference) will host Ouachita Baptist for a 7:30 p.m. game on Thursday.

Admission to Tucker Coliseum will be free for those with a valid Tech identification card. Ticket offices and doors will open at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.