2/7/2011 12:00:00 AM
Powell Named OVC Newcomer of the Week
Feb. 7, 2011
By Jeff Honza
Southeast Missouri State Sports Information
CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. - Leon Powell was named Ohio Valley Conference Newcomer of the Week Monday. Powell earned his third OVC Newcomer of the Week honor this season.
A native of St. Louis, Powell scored a game-high 28 points to lead Southeast Missouri to a 70-64 win at Eastern Illinois on Feb. 5. Powell made a near-perfect 9-of-10 field goals, grabbed seven rebounds, dished out two assists and had three blocks. He also made 10-of-12 free throws, marking the second time this season where he knocked down 10 or more free throws in a game.
Powell scored more than 20 points in a game for the fourth time in his career en route to helping the Redhawks snap a six-game losing streak.