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Beck, Bell Honored by OVC

Nakiah Bell and Donshel Beck

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. – SIUE women's basketball players Donshel Beck (St. Louis, Missouri) and Nakiah Bell (St. Louis, Missouri) were honored Tuesday by the Ohio Valley Conference.

Beck was named to the All-OVC second team while Bell was selected as a member of the All-Newcomer team.

Beck enters the OVC Tournament needing 32 points to become a 1,000-point scorer at SIUE. The Cougar junior is averaging 14.8 points and 7.2 rebounds per game this season, both of which are ranked seventh in the OVC. She also leads the team in free throws made (114) and free throws attempted (163).

Bell, a redshirt sophomore, is averaging 10.8 points per game and leads the team in assists with 123. The Cougars' top three-point shooter, Bell has hit 40.1 percent (71-177) of her three-point attempts. She enters the OVC Tournament having scored in double figures in each of her last five games.

The Cougars will be back in action Thursday in the quarterfinals of the OVC Tournament in Nashville, Tennessee. The third-seeded Cougars will take on sixth-seeded Tennessee Tech at 3 p.m.

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