TUESDAY, JANUARY 03, 2012
Crystal Bell named A-Sun Player of the Week
Crystal Bell is the first Dolphin to earn A-Sun Player of the Week since 2008
Crystal Bell is the first Dolphin to earn A-Sun Player of the Week since 2008
Senior Crystal Bell was named A-Sun Player of the Week after helping the JU women’s basketball team to home wins against South Carolina State and Lipscomb.

Bell posted double-digits in points in both contests and recorded 11 steals in leading the Dolphins (3-10, 1-1 A-Sun) to two comeback wins. She is also the first Dolphin to earn the weekly honor since Courtney Jackson in 2008.

“Crystal is very deserving of this award,” JU head coach Jill Dunn said. “She was huge offensively and defensively for use in both of our comeback wins. Her fight, poise and determination was incredible.”

Bell scored 13 points against South Carolina State, including the game-winning point on a free throw for the 68-67 victory. She also posted six rebounds, four steals and three blocks to help the cause.

Against Lipscomb, Bell paced the Dolphins with a season-high 19 points and recorded eight rebounds. She had a career-best seven steals which tied Rebecca Montz (2/14/04) and Angela Walker (2/8/01) for the most in a single-game at JU.

Since Nov. 29, Bell has led the Dolphins in scoring in five of the last eight games - hitting double-figures in every contest.

Bell paces the team scoring (12.2), steals (30) and blocks (14), while ranking third in rebounding (6.2)

The Dolphins host Belmont in A-Sun action tomorrow at the Veterans Memorial Arena at 5 p.m.