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Wendell Named MVC Newcomer Of The Week For Second Time This Season

Courtesy: Drake Athletics
         
Release: December 02, 2013
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ST. LOUIS – Freshman forward Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) has been selected the Missouri Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week for the second time this season, the league office announced this Monday, Dec. 2.

Wendell, who has started the last five contests, averaged 11.5 points and 5.5 rebounds per game in Drake’s two games at the Delta Dental Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Seattle University this past weekend. In Drake’s win over Coastal Carolina she scored 13 points, grabbed six rebounds and dished out one assist in 22 minutes. Against Cornell she snagged a career-high five steals and added 10 points and five rebounds in a career-best 34 minutes.

The Blue Springs, Mo., native is averaging 10.4 points per game, which ranks second on the squad and is pulling down 4.9 rebounds per game. She was previously named MVC Newcomer of the Week on Monday, Nov. 11.

Drake returns to the Knapp Center Thursday, Dec. 5 against Idaho State. Tip-off with the Bengals is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. CST
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