The Guthrie Lady Jays were just one win away from making the state tournament in decades in the first season under the direction of Breck Clark. Senior guard Anjewl Murillo was a big reason why.
Murillo, a four-year starter for the basketball program, was named the Suburban Conference Most Valuable Player. The same conference is known for qualifying state tournament teams year in and year out.
“Such a talented and gifted athlete,” Clark said of her stellar guard. “She plays with a fire that not many have! Well deserved.”
In her senior campaign, she averaged 17.8 points, 6.7 rebounds, 4.2 assists, and 3.0 steals per game.
Mariah Dightman and Ania Morgan landed on the All-Conference third team.
“Having three girls receive conference honors says a lot about how hard they worked this season,” Clark added.
Kynlee Smedley, Braydin Russell, and Alyana Wallace were named as Honorable Mention. Clark said about the three, “It would have been impossible to have the season we had without them! Proud Coach.”
For the boy’s program, Coach Sean Morgan and fellow head coaches landed four Jays with post-season honors.
Leading the way was senior Jaylen Chelf who was named to the All-Defensive Team.
Nate Benford and Braydon Morgan were selected for the Second Team All-Conference.
Jaylen Harper was named as Honorable Mention.