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Powell Named OVC Newcomer of the Week

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.

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