by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter
Ariel Nickell has been named this week’s Female Athlete of the Week. Nickell has had a sensational week as the senior reached the 2,000-Point Club at Alice Lloyd College, joining some elite company. She is only the second woman to be added to the club in the history of the College’s basketball program.
The Lady Eagles took on Alabama’s Selma University on Friday, November 15th, as part of the Milligan College Classic. The forward had 27 points in the win, which vaulted her onto the 2,000-point plateau. She also had 16 rebounds, giving her yet another double-double on the season.
Alice Lloyd battled Carroll College out of Montana in game two of the Classic on Saturday, November 16th. In that contest, Nickell tallied a hard-earned double-double with 18 points and 10 boards.
In Friday’s (November 22nd) four-point loss to Ohio Christian University on the road, Nickell produced some massive numbers, scoring 35 points and corralling 17 rebounds. She also had 3 steals and 2 assists.
Nickell is averaging 28 points and 13.8 rebounds per game on the season. The Tazewell, Tennessee native leads all of NAIA Division II in points and rebounds.
The Lady Eagles return to action on December 3rd when they travel to Kentucky Christian University for a game that tips at 5:30 PM.