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(New Orleans) Dillard Lady Bleu Devil Ariel Mitchell has been named GCAC Women's Basketball Player of the Week ending January 22, 2012.
Mitchell, who is the second Lady Bleu Devil to win player of the week honors this season, is a 5-7 senior guard from St. James, Louisiana. Mitchell was recognized for her stellar performance last week versus Edward Waters College and this week versus Talladega College.
Ariel has led the Lady Bleu Devils on season-high six-game winning streak and seven victories in their last eight games. The Lady Bleu Devils are currently 6-0 in GCAC Conference play and are 9-6 overall.
Last week in in a 71-58 victory over Edward Waters College, Mitchell had 23 points, 4 rebounds, 1 assists and 3 steals in 37 minutes of play.
Mitchell followed up her performance last week with another clutch performance this week. Ariel scored 26 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and drained the two game-winning free-throws in a 72-70 victory over Talladega College.
Over the last two weeks, Ariel Mitchell has averaged 24.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 1 assists and 2 steals per contest. She also shot a blistering 66% from the field.