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Belmont’s Candice Mitchell earns women’s player of the week in Atlantic Sun

MACON, Ga. – Belmont University’s Candice Mitchell (Sparta, Tenn.) scored a career-high 33 points against Jacksonville University and led the Bruins to a perfect 2-0 record for the week to earn Atlantic Sun women’s basketball player-of-the-week honors as announced by the conference office this afternoon.

For the week, Mitchell averaged 25.5 ppg in 59 minutes of play. She shot 58 percent from the floor including 4-for-8 from the charity stripe and 3-for-4 from behind the arc along with 4.5 rpg, three steals and one block.

Her 33 points against Jacksonville was the most points ever scored by one person against the Dolphins. Mitchell is just three points away from the coveted 1,000-point plateau. She will be the 17th Bruin to reach 1,000 career points, but the first to score 1,000 solely at the Division I level. Mitchell is the A-Sun’s fifth leading scorer averaging 15.4 ppg and ranks fourth in field goal percentage (.582).

Mitchell is the second Bruin to earn Player of the Week honors this season, freshman Erica Davenport picked up the honor for the week of December 18, 2001.

Mitchell and the rest of the Bruins will head south to sunny Florida and take on Jacksonville (1/31) and Stetson (2/2)..