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by Anthony Sizemore, Student Sports Reporter

Ariel Nickell is ALC’s Female Athlete of the Week for her performances against Asbury and Brescia. The senior has shown that she will be difficult to replace next season and has more than cemented her place in the Alice Lloyd basketball history books.

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Nickell made a strong case for KIAC Player of the Year in the game against Asbury on Thursday, February 20th. The forward had a stunning 20-20 game with 28 points and 23 rebounds.

The Tazewell, Tennessee native had another double-double on Sunday, February 23rd. The Lady Eagles hosted Brescia, and Nickell contributed 16 points and 12 boards on Senior Day.

Already the leading scorer in program history, Nickell recently broke the all-time rebounding record at Alice Lloyd. After picking up the 12 rebounds versus Brescia, she has amassed an incredible 1,249 rebounds in her college basketball career.

On the season, Nickell is averaging 25.8 points and 13.5 rebounds.

See this amazing player in action on Tuesday, February 25th, as the Lady Eagles open KIAC tournament play at home versus Midway College. Tip time is set for 7 PM.