Payne turned in a double-double with 24 points and 16 rebounds in a 64-53 loss to Lake.
Payne received 78.67% of the vote, beating out Provine’s Myeisha Scott who finished with 10.84%. Smithville’s Orlandria Smith finished third 9.79% and Madison Central’s Kennedy Ransom was fourth with 0.7%.
Here are the other athletes who were nominated for Dec. 28-Jan. 3:
Antonia Bryant, St. Martin: Scored 19 points to go with five rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 58-42 win over Davidson (Alabama).
Kennedy Ransom, Madison Central: Turned in a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in a 57-41 win over Vicksburg, then dropped 25 points to go along with a team-high seven rebounds, in a 74-28 win over Jim Hill.
Myeisha Scott, Provine: Recorded a double-double with 26 points and 18 rebounds to go along with three steals and four assists in a 65-53 win over Jim Hill.
Orlandria Smith, Smithville: Turned in a double-double with 21 points and 15 rebounds to go with three assists and three steals in a 51-23 win over Hamilton.