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Girls basketball Region 1-4A team announced

Columbus’ Tatyana Wyatt (14) talks with her teammates during the Lady Blue Devils’ first round game against Burke County at CHS on February 17, 2017.
Columbus’ Tatyana Wyatt (14) talks with her teammates during the Lady Blue Devils’ first round game against Burke County at CHS on February 17, 2017. jhill@ledger-enquirer.com

Columbus forward Tatyana Wyatt’s action-packed senior season added another achievement earlier this week.

Wyatt has been named the Region 1-4A Player of the Year for her efforts with the Lady Blue Devils. Wyatt, who will play next season at the University of Kentucky, has followed her strong regular season into the playoffs, scoring 21 points and grabbing 13 rebounds in Columbus’ quarterfinals victory on Tuesday.

Wyatt’s selection wasn’t the lone highlight for Columbus. Ariyah Copeland, who will play at Alabama, was selected to the region’s first team, while fellow Lady Blue Devil Brittany Floyd made the second team.

Carver, Columbus’ lone region foe left in the playoffs, saw several of its own players make the squad as well.

Mariah Igus made the region’s first team and played up to the honor in Carver’s latest win, leading the team with 15 points against Jefferson. Alycia Reese and Mya Millner represented the Lady Tigers on the second team, with Ja’Nya Love-Hill making the third team.

Olivia Cochran’s standout freshman season at Hardaway helped her land on the first team, becoming the first Hawks freshman to be named to the first team in 15 years. Hardaway’s Genesis Adams also made the team as an honorable mention.

Shaw’s Dawniqua Snead was the last of the local Columbus players to make the first-team squad. Two more Lady Raiders, Yolanda Givens and Kayla Bonilla, made the team as well. Givens was selected to the second team, while Bonilla was chosen for the third.

Northside’s Jamiya Austin made the second team, representing the only Lady Patriot on the team.

The team in its entirety is listed below:

Player of the Year

Tatyana Wyatt, Columbus

All-Region First Team

Timia Swanson, Americus

Ariyah Copeland, Columbus

Olivia Cochran, Hardaway

Mariah Igus, Carver

Dawniqua Snead, Shaw

Second Team

Alycia Reese, Carver

Jykiera Long, Americus

Brittany Floyd, Columbus

Mya Millner, Carver

Jamiya Austin, Northside

Third Team

Ja’Nya Love-Hill, Carver

Jasmine Jenkins, Westover

Yolanda Givens, Shaw

Sh’myia Jones, Westover

Kevona Jones, Cairo

Honorable Mention

Genesis Adams, Hardaway

Ny’jah Greene, Cairo

De’Mytra Robinson, Cairo

Kayla Bonilla, Shaw

Jordan D. Hill: 770-894-9818, @lesports

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