Ella Ellis Named AAA Athlete Of The Week

Ella Ellis scored 19 points in Army's win in Annapolis

Ella Ellis scored 19 points in Army's win in Annapolis

Jan. 17, 2012

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WEST POINT, N.Y. - Men's basketball standout Ella Ellis has been honored as the Army Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for his performance in the Black Knights' two games last week, including a win at Navy.

Ellis averaged 18.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in Army's two games. He led the team with 18 points at Lafayette and scored a team-high 19 in the Black Knights' 75-62 win over the Mids on Saturday. Ellis shot 41.7 percent from three-point range and knocked down all 14 free throws he took in the two games.

Army's win in Annapolis snapped its 10-game losing streak against Patriot League opponents and a seven-game road losing skid against conference foes. It was Army's first win at Alumni Hall since 2008.

Ellis is Army's leading scorer at 17.8 points per game, the third-best average in the Patriot League. He has scored in double figures in all 18 games this season and owns a career-high streak of 20 straight outings with at least 10 points.

The Black Knights will try to win back-to-back league games for the first time since 2009 when they host Colgate on Wednesday, Jan. 18. Tip-off at Christl Arena is set for 7 p.m.

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