Mitchell continues to dominate, receives second straight A-Sun Newcomer of the Week honor
Mitchell
Mitchell

Tuesday, January 11, 2011



MACON, Ga. (Jan. 11, 2011)
- Freshman Lady Buccaneer standout Destiny Mitchell (Bluffton, Ga.) was a double-double machine this past week against a pair of conference opponents, and the Bluffton, Ga. native was honored with her dominating performances as she received her second straight Atlantic Sun Newcomer of the Week award, announced the league office Tuesday afternoon.

Mitchell, who had to overcome adversity during the week, continued to impress the Lady Buccaneer faithful as she averaged 15.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 3.5 steals in wins against Stetson and Kennesaw State. The Bluffton, Ga. native received news that her grandmother passed away last Tuesday, but Mitchell still managed to record back-to-back double-doubles and shoot 48 percent from the field (12-25) in 41.5 minutes of play.

Despite learning the news about her grandmother the day before, Mitchell lit the Owls up for 18 points and 12 rebounds in the 73-61 victory at Kennesaw State Wednesday night. Then, after missing the FGCU game to be with her family in Georgia, Mitchell returned to the starting line-up and played all 45 minutes in the 78-74 overtime victory against Stetson Monday night inside the MSHA Athletic Center. Mitchell recorded 13 points and 11 rebounds, while shooting 50 percent from the floor (5-10) against the Hatters.

This marks the third award for the Criminal Justice major and she is one of two Lady Buccaneer players to receive A-Sun honors this season.

Mitchell and the Lady Bucs return to action this weekend when ETSU visits Jacksonville on Saturday afternoon. Tip is set for 1 p.m. inside Veterans Memorial Arena.   

For more information on Lady Buccaneer hoops, visit www.ETSUBucs.com.

Follow ETSU Athletics on Twitter Twitter and become a fan on Facebook Facebook.
MBB UNC Greensboro 80 F
Dec 13 ETSU 79
WBB Eastern Kentucky University 49 Final
Dec 13 ETSU 64
WBB ETSU 86 Final
Dec 15 Morehead State University 77
MBB ETSU 63 F
Dec 16 Eastern Kentucky 60
WBB ETSU 48 Final
Dec 19 University of North Carolina Wilmington 61
WBB ETSU 56 Final
Dec 20 Jacksonville State University 57
MBB ETSU Richmond, Va.
Dec 22, 7:00 p.m. VCU
WBB Iona College Johnson City, Tenn.
Dec 29, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Knoxville, Tenn.
Dec 31, 1:00 p.m. Tennessee
WBB ETSU Chapel Hill, N.C.
Jan 2, 2:00 p.m. University of North Carolina
MBB VMI Freedom Hall
Jan 2, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
MBB ETSU Birmingham, Ala.
Jan 5, 8:00 p.m. Samford
MBB Mercer Freedom Hall
Jan 8, 7:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Greenville, S.C.
Jan 10, 2:00 p.m. Furman University
MBB Chattanooga Freedom Hall
Jan 10, 4:00 p.m. ETSU
WBB ETSU Spartanburg, S.C.
Jan 12, 11:30 a.m. Wofford College