Navajo Prep Lady Eagles trio earns 3A All-State First Team accolades following title run

Matt Hollinshead, mhollinshead@daily-times.com

FARMINGTON – The Navajo Prep Lady Eagles’ return to the state basketball mountaintop was further rewarded with multiple 3A All-State First Team accolades.

Hailey Martin, Laila Charley and Aiona Johnson all earned first-team honors after helping Prep clinch its first state championship since 2009.

Prep went 28-2 this past season, outscoring foes a combined 238-142 during the 3A state playoffs.

Duo also earns first-team honors

Piedra Vista’s Lanae Billy was named to 5A’s All-State First Team, while Bloomfield’s Halle Payne was named to the 4A All-State First Team.

PV’s Elaina Watson and Farmington’s Kiiyani Anitielu both earned 5A All-State Second Team honors, while Kirtland Central’s Tatelyn Manheimer was named to 4A’s All-State Second Team. Newcomb’s Shoshanna Begay was named to 2A’s All-State Second Team.

Matt Hollinshead covers sports for the Daily Times. He can be reached at 505-564-4577, mhollinshead@daily-times.com and on Twitter at @MattH_717.

Navajo Prep's Hailey Martin, seen here celebrating the Lady Eagles' 43-33 win over Tohatchi in the 3A girls basketball state championship game on Friday, March 13, 2020, at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, was among three Prep players who earned 3A All-State First Team honors.
Piedra Vista's Lanae Billy, seen here playing against Farmington in the 5A state quarterfinals on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque, was named to the 5A All-State First Team.

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