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Bell, Tucker Named ASC West Players Of The Week

Belton (February 4, 2013) -- University of Mary Hardin-Baylor men’s basketball player Kitrick Bell has been named American Southwest Conference West Division Player of the Week for the week ending February 3rd. Bell, a junior forward from Fort Bend Marshall High School, claims ASC Player of the Week honors for the second time this season.

Bell averaged 19.0 points and 16.5 rebounds per game in leading the Cru to a 2-0 record last week. He opened the week by pouring in 24 points and tying the ASC single-game record with 24 rebounds in a 94-81 win at Concordia Texas. He then scored 14 points and grabbed nine rebounds in helping lead the UMHB men to a 70-68 victory at Hardin-Simmons to close out a 6-0 road trip. Bell shot 60 percent from the field and added two assists and two steals. One of those steals came on HSU’s final possession to preserve that two-point win.

The UMHB men are currently 18-3 overall and 14-1 in ASC play. The Cru has a three-game lead in the ASC West Division and needs one more win to clinch the ASC West Division title. The UMHB men will return to action with a 7:30 PM tip-off against Schreiner University Thursday at the Mayborn Campus Center.

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor women's basketball player Taylor Tucker has been named American Southwest Conference West Division Player of the Week for the week ending February 3rd.

Tucker, a sophomore forward from Montalba, Texas (A&M Consolidated H.S.), averaged 27 points and 16 rebounds over two conference road games, including an 88-84 double overtime win against Concordia Texas. Against the Tornados, Tucker put up 30 points, brought down 17 rebounds and blocked two shots. She then scored 24 points, grabbed 15 rebounds and blocked another two shots against Hardin-Simmons to close out a six-game road trip for the Cru. Tucker put in 22 of 26 free throws on the trip and currently leads the conference with 10.7 rebounds per game, the only player in double digits.

The UMHB women are currently 5-15 overall and 4-11 in ASC play. The Cru will return to action with a 5:30 p.m. tip-off against Schreiner University Thursday at the Mayborn Campus Center.


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