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Lady Phantoms honored with 1A Central Region awards

Cayli Miles fights for a layup between two Lady Warriors defenders in a 2018 game. (Erin Ford/WGCN)

Cayli Miles fights for a layup between two Lady Warriors defenders in a 2018 game. (Erin Ford/WGCN)

GRAND CANYON, Ariz. — The Grand Canyon Phantoms girl’s basketball team was recently honored for accomplishments in the 2019-2020 season by the Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA). Several Phantoms were recognized with 1A Central Region awards.

The AIA recognizes student-athletes and coaches in a statewide recognition process with input from coaches.


Savannah Longhoma catches a pass from Cayli Miles on a breakaway for an easy basket against the Ash Fork Spartans Dec. 19, 2019. (Photo/Erin Ford)

Topping the list, Phantom senior Cayli Miles was selected as the 1A Central Region Player of the Year.

Mills led the 1A Central Region in scoring this year, finishing the season averaging 17.4 points per game with a total of 172 field goals and 56 3-point shots. Miles also led the region in assists and steals, averaging 5.2 and 5.4 respectively per game.

Phantom Savannah Longhoma made the All-Region First Team and was second to Miles in scoring, averaging 15.7 points per game. Longhoma had 169 field goals and 52 3-pointers this season.

Alana Keebahe and Ariel Morris made the All-Region Second Team. Morris was second in the region with blocks, averaging 1.5 per game. Keebahe was eighth in the region in field goals, hitting 81 over the season. She also placed fifth in rebounds, averaging 7.8 per game.

Honorable mentions included Maria Dugi, Jasmine Longhoma and Anlylian Moquino.

The Grand Canyon Phantoms boys coach, Cathryn Redmon, who also coached the girls team, was selected as the 1A Central Region Coach of the Year.

Phantoms Rufus Keebah made the All-Region 1st team, and Melaki Longhoma made the All-Region 2nd team. Roman Evans was honorable mention.

Keebahe finished fourth in the region for scoring, averaging 18.2 points per game. He had 158 field goals and 45 3-pointers over the season. He was fourth in free throws, with 75 over the season. He led the region in steals, averaging 4 per game and was second in assists, averaging 4.4 per game.

Longhoma was fifth in the region with rebounds, averaging 9 per game. He was ninth in the region in field goals, with 110. He averaged .8 blocks per game.

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