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      Sam Hoyt and Ali Haidar earns Daktronics All-Region

      Michigan Tech women's basketball senior Sam Hoyt earned Daktronics, Inc. Midwest Region Second Team honors for the second straight season. The Arkansaw, Wis., native ranks fifth in the league in scoring at 16.5 points per game and second in free throw percentage (89.5-percent). Hoyt ranks third in assists (102), sixth in steals (53) and ninth in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.5).

      Overall she ranks in the top-10 in nine different categories in the league. She ranks eighth in career scoring at Michigan Tech with 1,357 points.The women's basketball team will face Kentucky Wesleyan Friday (March 15) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.

      Men's basketball player Senior, Ali Haidar earned Daktronics, Inc. Midwest All-Region first team honors. He was a second team selection in 2011-12. The Windsor, Ont., native was named GLIAC Player of the Year for the second straight year, and has broken four GLIAC records and seven school records this season. The Windsor, Ontario, native broke the league record for points (541) and field goals made (188) in a season. He also established season records for free throws made (158) and attempted (209).

      His school records include season scoring (698) and rebounding (273), rebounds in a career (881), most 20+ point games in a season (22) and free throws made (18) and attempted (20) in a game. Haidar, who ranks fifth in career scoring (1,927) at Michigan Tech, ranks third in the nation in scoring (24.9 ppg) and 16th in rebounding (9.8 rpg).The men's basketball team will face UW-Parkside Saturday (March 16) in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Tournament.