By Erik Harris, sports editor
TRUSSVILLE — Hewitt-Trussville senior Amiya Payne has been on a tear throughout the early part of the high school basketball season.
The 5-foot-11 wing drew some recognition on Monday morning when the AHSAA Radio Network named her their Female Athlete of the Week.
Payne posted massive numbers as her Huskies improved to 12-0 with four double-digit victories last week over Center Point (68-33), Pleasant Grove (52-36), Mortimer Jordan (50-34) and Park Crossing (79-68). On Monday, she put 22 points, 11 rebounds and five blocks on Center Point, and finished the week with a 29-point outing on senior night, matching her output against Priceville on Dec. 4.
Payne is a two-time Class 7A first-team all-state selection and is considered the No. 89 overall player in the 2021 cycle, according to ESPN. She has signed with Middle Tennessee State.
Her and the undefeated Huskies are scheduled to visit Deshler on Dec. 22.