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Female Athlete of the Week-Lexii Cassell
by Greg Oshust
January 15, 2014 11:23 AM | 3068 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Holy Innocents’ senior basketball player Lexii Cassell is headed for the NCAA Division I level next year after signing a letter-of-intent with Murray State.

The 6-foot-2 center/forward has certainly proved she belongs on college basketball’s highest level in her final high school season, averaging 11 points and eight rebounds a game to help lead the Lady Bears to a 12-0 record as of last Friday.

Cassell especially stepped up big with 17 points and 14 rebounds to lead Holy Innocents’ to a 65-28 victory over Landmark Christian Jan. 4.

She also had 11 points and six rebounds to help guide the Lady Bears to a 64-26 win over Lakeview Academy in the finals of the Swirlee’s Fro-Yo Classic holiday tournament at East Jackson High School in Commerce Dec. 30.

Cassell was named to the Atlanta Tip-Off Club’s preseason All-Metro Atlanta team in November.

“Lexii is having a tremendous season on the court for us,” Holy Innocents’ girls’ basketball coach Tony Watkins said. “However, I am most proud of her improved maturity and leadership contributions this year. The sky is the limit for Lexii. She is very good now, but I think her best basketball is still ahead of her.”

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