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Choctaw's Aliyah Llanusa named Big Ten Conference Player of Year

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Choctaw's Aliyah Llanusa looks to get by Westmoore's Madison Hays during the Lady Jag Classic at Westmoore High School in Moore, Okla., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman
Choctaw's Aliyah Llanusa looks to get by Westmoore's Madison Hays during the Lady Jag Classic at Westmoore High School in Moore, Okla., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Choctaw star point guard Aliyah Llanusa had quite a fun 24 hours.

Wednesday night, she committed to play at Central Oklahoma. Thursday morning, she was named the Big Ten Conference Player of the Year.

Llanusa led Choctaw one win from a return trip to the state tournament this season, which would have been her fourth straight.

Putnam North’s Bria Sanders-Woods was named Offensive Player of the Year and Midwest City’s Blesseth Dillingham was named Defensive Player of the Year. Putnam City’s Atlanta Hopgood was named Newcomer of the Year and Midwest City’s Taliyah Anderson was named Freshman of the Year.

First-year Putnam West coach Davia Brock was named the Coach of the Year after leading the Patriots to the Class 6A state quarterfinals and a national ranking.

Here is the complete All-Conference team:

Player of the Year: Aliyah Llanusa, Choctaw

Coach of the Year: Davia Brock, Putnam West

Offensive Player of the Year: Bria Sanders-Woods, Putnam North

Defensive Player of the Year: Blesseth Dillingham, Midwest City

Newcomer of the Year: Atlanta Hopgood, Putnam City

Freshman of the Year: Taliyah Anderson

First team

Aliyah Llanusa, Choctaw; Zaniya Nelson, Putnam West; Bria Sanders-Woods, Putnam North; Blesseth Dillingham, Midwest City; Ginger Reece, Lawton Eisenhower; Alyssa Parmer, Putnam West

Second team

Brayanna Polk, Del City; Makayla White, Choctaw; Megan McAlpin, Putnam West; Taliyah Anderson, Midwest City; Cayti Moeller, Enid

Third team

Mekayla Furman, Putnam West; Trinity Gooden, Choctaw; Toni Fortune, Putnam City; Sharonica Hartsfield, Putnam West; Tilan Nolan, Putnam West

Honorable mention

Midwest City: Koreea Kirksey, Trinity Wisby, Dejahnar Chatman; Choctaw: Makenzie Crusoe, Avery Clark, KK Payne, Carley Gasaway; Putnam West: Honesty Norton, Jocelyn Fernandez; Putnam North: Talia Lawson, Raegan Hollowell; Putnam City: Jenna Meadows, Kylie Hunt, Ivory Davis; Enid: Ashley Handing, Mya Edwards, Claire Dodds, Bree Shaver; Del City: Jaylnn McCalister, Janazya Easley; Lawton: Dalena Fischer; Lawton Eisenhower: Mikaela Hall, Naomi Smith, Hallie Horton, Kelvianna Sanders

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Choctaw's Aliyah Llanusa looks to get by Westmoore's Madison Hays during the Lady Jag Classic at Westmoore High School in Moore, Okla., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

Choctaw's Aliyah Llanusa looks to get by Westmoore's Madison Hays during the Lady Jag Classic at Westmoore High School in Moore, Okla., Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019. Photo by Sarah Phipps, The Oklahoman

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