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Darton star Mitchell wins Region Player of Week

Darton sophomore Michelle Mitchell led the Lady Cavs to a win over nationally-ranked No. 9 Georgia Highlands on Saturday.

Darton sophomore Michelle Mitchell led the Lady Cavs to a win over nationally-ranked No. 9 Georgia Highlands on Saturday.

ALBANY – Returning All-American and Darton State College star sophomore Michelle Mitchell was named the Region XVII Player of the Week on Tuesday.

Mitchell, a 5-foot-9 guard from Eastman, averaged 24 points, 8.5 rebounds, 4 assists and 3 steals in two wins for the Lady Cavs last week. She also had a 4-to-1, assist-to-turnover ratio and played a huge role in Darton’s win against region No. 1 and No. 9 nationally ranked Georgia Highlands in Rome this past Saturday.

“The entire team is playing well, but Michelle has been the difference for us, in winning those close games,” Darton head coach Lea Henry said. “She has the ability to take the game over. She’s learned how to score in so many different ways her sophomore season.

“And she’s a good student and a great leader. She does everything the right way, on and off the court.”

This is the second Player of the Week award for Mitchell this season.

Darton (17-2, 9-1) returns to action today at home against Atlanta Metro State.