Knights' Fair on All-Big 8 squad

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BELOIT - Two Beloit Memorial basketball players were honored when the Big Eight announced its All-Conference teams.

Trayvon "Bonzy" Fair made the Second Team for the boys, while fellow senior Aniah Willams was a Second Team honoree on the girls side.

Fair averaged 15.8 points per game for the Knights while also leading the team in assists. The Purple Knights play at Madison East Friday night in a WIAA Division 1 regional game.

Sun Prairie's Marlon Ruffin was named Player of the Year after leading the Cardinals to a conference title, which ended a 14-year run of crowns for Madison Memorial.

Williams, a four-year varsity player, averaged a team-best 12.3 points and 2.4 steals per game. The Knights won two games this season, marking the first time the program had more than one win in a season since the 2013-2014 season.

Erin Howard, who has committed to play for Auburn University next season, was named Player of the Year after a terrific season for Madison East.

2017-18 ALL-BIG EIGHT BOYS TEAM

• FIRST TEAM: Brogan Brunker, Sr. Middleton; Donnell Gray, Jr. Madison La Follette; Jalen Johnson, So. Sun Prairie; Keshawn Justice, Sr. Madison East; Marlon Ruffin, Sr. Sun Prairie.

• SECOND TEAM: Nick Caropreso, Jr. Madison Memorial; Cade Ellingson, Jr. Madison Memorial; Trayvon Fair, Sr. Beloit Memorial; Blake McCann, Sr. Janesville Craig; Troy Reeves, Jr. Madison La Follette

• THIRD TEAM: Bui Clements, Sr. Verona Area; Taylor Jansen, Sr. Sun Prairie; Jacob Ngobi, Sr. Janesville Craig; Marty Strey, Sr. Sun Prairie; Anthony Washington, So. Madison East; Anthony West, Sr. Madison LaFollette

• HONORABLE MENTION: Chris Galvan, Sr. Janesville Parker, Alan Roden, Sr. Middleton, Kishawn Shanklin, Sr. Madison West

Coach of the Year: Jeff Boos, Sun Prairie.

Player of the Year: Marlon Ruffin, Sr., Sun Prairie.

Defensive Player of the Year: Elliott Grays, Sr., Madison Memorial.

2017-18 ALL-BIG EIGHT GIRLS TEAM

• FIRST TEAM: Justice Filip, Sr. Madison East; Julia Hartwig, Jr. Janesville Parker; Erin Howard, Sr. Madison East; Jayda Jansen, Sr. Sun Prairie; Leilani Kapinus, So. Madison Memorial

• SECOND TEAM: Chandler Bainbridge, Sr. Verona; Kate Carlson, Forward Sr. Madison West; Kaytlin Eder, Jr. Madison La Follette; Cassie Goswick, So. Janesville Craig; Grace Hilber, Jr. Sun Prairie; Aniah Williams, Sr. Beloit Memorial.

• THIRD TEAM: Haley Dunn, Sr. Middleton; Elle Moore, Jr. Sun Prairie; Emily Pierson, Jr. Janesville Craig; Nyen Riak So. Madison La Follette.

• HONORABLE MENTION: Rayna Briggs, So. Verona; Daiysha Brown, So. Madison Memorial; Carly Coulthart, Sr. Sun Prairie; Sitori Tanin, So. Middleton.

Coach of the Year: Will Green, Madison La Follette.

Player of the Year: Erin Howard, Sr., Madison East.

Defensive Player of the Year: Leilani Kapinus, So., Madison Memorial.

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