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

Matt Hollinshead,  |  Farmington Daily Times
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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.

Navajo Prep talks winning 3A girls basketball state championship
Lady Eagles defeat district foe Tohatchi 43-33 Friday at Dreamstyle Arena in Albuquerque. Navajo Prep clinches its first blue trophy since 2009.

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

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