Mills Named Big 12 Freshman of the Week

MUTIGERS.COM Redshirt freshman Bekah Mills averaged 14.5 ppg. in two Mizzou wins en route to Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors
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Redshirt freshman Bekah Mills averaged 14.5 ppg. in two Mizzou wins en route to Big 12 Freshman of the Week honors
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Dec. 15, 2008

COLUMBIA, Mo. - University of Missouri redshirt freshman guard Bekah Mills was named the Phillips 66 Big 12 Conference Freshman of the Week by a media voting panel for games Dec. 8-14, the league announced on Monday. It was the first career honor for Mills and the first conference weekly award since EeTisha Riddle earned Big 12 Player of the Week honors on Dec. 4 and Dec. 11, 2006.

Mills averaged a team high 14.5 ppg. and shot 72.7 percent (8-11) from the floor and 83.3 percent (5-6) from behind the arc during the week to help Mizzou record wins over Bradley and UT Martin. She scored a career high 16 points to go along with a personal best six rebounds in the Tigers' 83-54 victory over Bradley on Dec. 9 and notched 13 points and a career best six steals in Mizzou's 74-23 win against UT Martin on Dec. 14.

On the season, Mills is averaging 7.7 ppg. on 51.1 percent (24-47) shooting from the field and 61.1 percent (10-18) from the three-point line.

Missouri will take a week off for final exams before traveling to Fayetteville, Ark., for a 2 p.m. contest with Southeastern Conference foe Arkansas on Dec. 21.

 

 

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