Women's Basketball

 
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Salome Hector

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Slidell, La.

High School:
Salmen

Height:
5-7

Position:
Guard

Experience:
3L

Salome Hector

2000-01: Saw action in nine games before reinjuring her knee in early February... Had missed Tulane's first 13 games while recovering from a knee injury suffered as a junior... Averaged 1.3 points and 0.8 rebounds in limited action... Did make quite an impact in her first game back, playing 21 minutes against Saint Louis, helping the team to a dramatic 52-51 victory... Scored six points on 3-of-5 shooting, pulled down five rebounds and grabbed a steal against the Billikens... Received a standing ovation from the Fogelman Arena fans in her first action at home, coming against Charlotte... Scored two points in 11 minutes of action against the 49ers... Had two assists and a steal without committing a turnover in the Wave's home win against South Florida... Connected on a pair of free throws for two points in Tulane's road win against UAB, helping hand the Blazers their only home loss of the season... Also hit a pair of free throws, while handing out an assist against Louisville... Had a steal in back-to-back games against Cincinnati and Marquette.

1999-00: Played in the Wave's first 24 games before suffering a torn ACL on Feb. 12, against South Florida... Had made six starts... Had surgery on Feb. 29, 2000... Despite missing eight games, still finished second on the team with 51 steals... Averaged 8.4 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 2.1 steals per game... One of five Wave players with a positive assist to turnover ratio... Connected on 43.2 percent of her shots and 78.0 percent of her free throws... Scored 10 points, pulled down five rebounds and grabbed five steals against UNC Asheville... Scored 10 points and recorded three steals against Nicholls State... Dished out five assists and scored 10 points thanks to a 6-of-6 effort from the free throw line in the win over No. 11 LSU... Scored a career-high 29 points with five rebounds and four steals against Southern Miss... Was 7-of-9 from the floor and 14-of-16 from the line against the Golden Eagles... Was a perfect 7-of-7 from the line as part of a 14-point, four assist effort against Memphis... Scored 14 points and grabbed a career-high six rebounds, five coming on the offensive end, against South Florida... Broke the 20-point barrier for the second time with 20 points, six assists and eight steals against Saint Louis... Had 15 points and three steals against Houston... Was perfect from the free throw line on nine different occasions... Had at least one assists in 23 of the 24 games she played... Had at least one steal in 22 of 24 games... Had four blocks on the season, two coming against Providence.

1998-99: Played in 29 of 30 contests, earning starts on the road against Conference USA opponents Saint Louis and UAB... Averaged 2.9 points and 1.7 rebounds per contest... Also added four blocked shots, 28 steals and 23 assists... Was perfect from the free throw line on five different occasions... Ranked fifth on the team in three-pointers made... Her first career assist came on Kiki Cizmar's game-winning basket as time expired in the 52-51 win at VCU...Also added two points, three rebounds and two steals in the VCU win... Followed that with four points on 2-of-2 shooting in the win at Richmond... Scored five points, grabbed three rebounds and picked up a career-high four steals in the DoubleTree Classic win against Furman... Recorded her first career blocked shot in the home win against UAB... Scored eight straight points to cap a 19-2 run against cross-town rival New Orleans... Added three rebounds, an assist, a block and a steal in the UNO win... Scored eight points and grabbed a career-best five rebounds in the win at DePaul... Helped harass DU's top scorer, an eventual All-Conference USA selection, into an 0-for-4 shooting performance in the second half... Posted seven points and three rebounds in the win at UNC Charlotte... Earned her first career start at Saint Louis and responded with a career-high 10 points, two assists and three steals.. .Averaged 8.5 points and 3.3 rebounds in four games to close out the month of January, despite averaging just 1.3 points and 1.3 rebounds heading into those contests... Made her second career start at UAB, chipping in three assists, a steal and a blocked shot...Scored nine points, grabbed five rebounds and recorded two assists in the home win over Houston... Added seven points in the regular-season finale win against Southern Mississippi... Recorded three straight steals, converting them into five points, to help turn a tie game into a seven-point Tulane advantage in the Conference USA Tournament championship game win against Cincinnati...Finished with four steals against the Bearcats... Added a blocked shot in the NCAA Tournament first-round meeting with St. Joseph's.

Prep: Was an AAU All-American in 1997... Earned three letters in basketball while playing for coach Pam Slayton at Salmen High School in Slidell, La... Helped lead Salmen to a pair of 4A Louisiana state championships... The 1996 squad turned in a 36-2 record, while the 1997 edition was 34-1...During her three seasons, the Lady Spartans were a combined 105-5 and made three trips to the Sweet 16... Named Outstanding Defensive Player after her senior season... Had 30 blocks and 104 steals in 30 games in 1996... Was a two-time all-district and all-parish selection... Was an all-state honoree as a senior... Named Most Improved after the 1996-97 season... Twice named to the Shake N' Bake All-Tournament team...Played AAU basketball with the Kenner Angels, winning a state title, a Junior Olympic Gold Medal and the 16 & under AAU national championship... Also earned two letters in track... Was a Freshman Class scholar and was a member of the Honor Roll

Personal: Salome Marie Hector was born May 24, 1980 in St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands... The daughter of Darwin and Maria Hector... Her father and brother (Darwin Hector, Jr.) both played basketball in college.

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