Miriam “Moe” Bell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tim Bell of Madison was named the GoStatesmen.com Female Athlete of the Week for the period ending March 8 at Delta State University. This is the second honor this season for Bell and the 11th for women’s basketball.
Moe, an outstanding member of the Women’s Basketball Team, is a 5-foot 10 shooting guard for the No. 8 Lady Statesmen.
Bell had another record setting week for the Lady Statesmen at the Gulf South Conference Tournament, claiming All-GSC Tournament honors and establishing a new school record for three-pointers made in a game.
The Madison native was nearly unstoppable in DSU’s 85-87 win over West Alabama in last week’s GSC Tournament Quarterfinals win, scoring a career-high 33 points and connecting on a record 10 three-pointers in 14 attempts along the way. Bell topped the previous mark of nine held by Megan Teel, who hit the nine treys versus Florida Southern College on Dec. 20, 2001 at the Northern Kentucky Classic.
Earlier this season Bell became the school’s career record holder for three pointers made, which currently stands at 215. She is second in GSC history in three-point field goal percentage at 43.3 and her 215 treys rank seventh all-time, while her 496 attempts are 10th.
Bell is currently averaging 9.3 points and 2.6 rebounds per game for the Lady Statesmen.
Moe is a granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. Larry Bell, Mr. and Mrs. W. R. Newman, and Mr. Bill Hobdy, all of Water Valley.