Magee’s LaShaunte Payne voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week

Congratulations to Magee junior LaShaunte Payne for being voted SBLive’s Mississippi High School Girls Basketball Player of the Week!

LaShaunte scored 16 points with seven rebounds and five steals in a 63-28 win over Mount Olive and turned in a double-double with 20 points and 16 rebounds in a 64-48 win over Pelahatchie.

LaShaunte received 38.48% of the vote, beating out Loyd Star’s Aubrey Britt who finished with 37.82%. Neshoba Central’s Hama’ya Fielder finished third 12.29% and Moss Point’s Michaela Payton was fourth with 8.33%There were more than 40,800 votes tallied this week!

We are currently accepting Player of the Week nominations for the week of Dec. 14-20. If you would like to nominate an athlete, please email regan@scorebooklive.com or tag us on Twitter or Instagram at @sblivems.

Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Dec. 7-13:

Kaileigh Bilbo, St. Martin: Scored 22 points to go along with three assists and four steals in a 49-28 win over Pass Christian.

Aubrey Britt, Loyd Star: Scored 30 points to go with eight rebounds and five steals in a 56-49 win over North Pike and then scored 15 points with three assists and three steals in a 55-36 loss to Sumrall.

Gabrielle Collier, Brandon: Scored 28 points in a 77-38 win over Warren Central, 28 more points in a 66-62 win over Choctaw Central and 23 points in a 46-40 loss to Starkville.

Hama’ya Fielder, Neshoba Central: Averaged 17.6 points a game in a 60-34 win over New Hope, a 63-53 win over Raymond and a 70-42 win over Newton County.

Samya Hamilton, Bay Springs: Put up a double-double with 13 points and 15 rebounds in a 50-38 win over Pelahatchie and chipped in five points to go along with 14 rebounds in a 43-42 win over Lake.

D.J. Jackson, Columbus: Made 13 out of 13 free throws and scored 23 points to lift Columbus past Starkville 49-40 on the road.

Elise Jackson, Purvis: Scored 18 points and added four rebounds and four steals in a 68-18 win over Forrest County AHS, scored 20 points to go along with four rebounds and two steals in a 61-18 win over St. Patrick and scored seven points to go with eight rebounds and nine steals in a 50-24 win over Richton.

Mackenzie Lewis, Laurel: Recorded a double-double with 11 points and 12 rebounds to go along with two assists and four steals in a 36-24 win over Oak Grove.

Michaela Payton, Moss Point: Recorded a double-double with 13 points and 16 rebounds in a 36-17 win over Gautier, and averaged 10.5 points and eight rebounds in two more wins over Pascagoula and Jefferson Davis County.

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