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SIUE's Bell Named OVC Newcomer of the Week

Nakiah Bell
Nakiah Bell

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – SIUE women's basketball guard Nakiah Bell was honored Tuesday as the Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week.

Bell helped propel SIUE into a spot for next week's OVC Championships in Nashville, Tennessee, with a career-high 23 points in a road victory at Murray State. She hit five three-pointers at the CFSB Center and now leads the Cougars with 68 three-pointers made this season.

For the week against Murray State and Austin Peay, Bell averaged 17.5 points per game while shooting 66.7 percent (14-21) from the field and 62.5 percent (7-11) from three-point range. She also added seven assists for the week.

SIUE returns to action Saturday in its regular season finale. The Cougars welcome Eastern Illinois to the Vadalabene Center for a 2 p.m. contest on Senior Day.

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