Bell and Morse Earn BIG EAST Weekly Honors
Feb. 2, 2015
MILWAUKEE-- Marquette women's basketball's Kenisha Bell was named BIG EAST Conference Freshman of the Week while teammate Arlesia Morse was tabbed to the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll, the league announced Monday morning.
Bell averaged 17.5 points per game, 5.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists for the week, and helped guide Marquette to its first BIG EAST victory of the season over Georgetown. The Minneapolis, Minnesota native, notched 23 points in MU's hard-fought victory over the Hoyas on Sunday. Bell outdueled Georgetown's freshman sensation, Dorothy Adomako, who was held to just 11 points. Adomako had been named BIG EAST Rookie of the Week for four-consecutive weeks prior to Bell's recognition this week.
Bell has now earned BIG EAST Freshman of the Week honors two times this season.
Morse averaged 19 points and six rebounds per game during MU's 1-1 week, including a career-high 30 in the Blue and Gold's triumph over Georgetown. Against the Hoyas, the Flint, Michigan native, tied a BIG EAST single-game record for free-throw percentage, hitting 17-of-17 attempts. Morse's standout performance from the free throw line was also a program high for free throws made and attempted. Morse has been on a scoring tear in the Golden Eagles' past four contests, averaging nearly 22 points per game in that span.
Morse and Bell both average over 14 points per game, and have accounted for 43 percent of Marquette's total points scored this season. The duo rank ninth and 10th in the league in scoring, respectively.
The Golden Eagles return to action this weekend when they hit the road for stops at Xavier and Butler on Friday, Feb. 6 and Sunday, Feb. 8. Game time against Xavier is slated for 6 p.m. Central time in Cincinnati.
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