Former LSU guard Hayes dies at age 40

Updated: June 12, 2006, 5:29 PM ET
Associated Press

ALEXANDRIA, La. -- Jeanette Burns Hayes, a former guard for the LSU women's basketball team, died Sunday morning at the age of 40.

Hayes played at LSU for Hall of Fame coach Sue Gunter from 1984 to 1988. She scored 1,070 points with 430 assists in 117 career games. Hayes ranked ninth on LSU's career scoring list when she graduated in 1988 and now is 22nd on the list. Her assist total was the LSU record when her career ended and she is fourth now.

Hayes, who was employed at Central State Hospital, is survived by her husband Benny Hayes, a 16-year-old daughter Courtney and nine-year-old twins Saline and Katina.

Arrangements were being made for services to be held at Progressive Funeral Home in Alexandria.

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