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Price named league player of the year

By The Mercury

After an undefeated Centennial League title run and a trip to the Class 6A state tournament, the Manhattan High girls’ basketball team has seen its share of postseason honors roll in.

Tuesday, the all-Centennial League teams were announced, with the Indians sweeping two of the major awards.

Darby Price, who nearly averaged a double-double this season while often shouldering the scoring load for her team, was named the league’s player of the year, while head coach Scott Mall was named coach of the year.

Price was also named to the all-Centennial first team, joined by teammate Caroline Ballard, Seaman’s Tatyana Legette, Topeka High’s Mandy Madden and Washburn Rural’s Courtney Winkley.

Manhattan’s Par McNair and Savannah Roberts each received an honorable mention, while Roberts also made the league’s all-defensive team.

Shawnee Heights freshman Jazz Sweet was named the league’s newcomer of the year.

For Price, the awards have been pouring in since the season ended.

The senior was named this week to the KBCA Class 6A all-state first team, while she was selected by both the Topeka Capital-Journal and the Wichita Eagle as first team all-6A.

Price was also named to the Capital-Journal’s all-state third team.

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