Smyrna High junior Betnijah Laney has received the state’s highest accolades in her sport for her performance during the 2009-10 girls’ basketball season. Laney was selected Gatorade Player of the Year for girls’ basketball in Delaware. She was also named the player of the year on the Delaware all-state girls’ basketball team.

 


Smyrna High junior Betnijah Laney has received the state’s highest accolades in her sport for her performance during the 2009-10 girls’ basketball season.

Laney was selected Gatorade Player of the Year for girls’ basketball in Delaware.

She was also named the player of the year on the Delaware all-state girls’ basketball team.

On average, Laney scored 21.6 points and grabbed 11.5 rebounds per game this winter.

But more importantly, she helped lead the Smyrna girls to their best season ever. The Eagles compiled a 21-3 record and finished as the state runners up in the DIAA tournament.

This was the second season in a row that Laney received first team all-state honors. She was a first team all-state selection last season as a sophomore.

Laney also holds the state’s single-game scoring record for five-on-five girls’ basketball with 52 points, which she hit twice last season.