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Warley, Brown Named to All-State Team

March 29, 2011
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Avery Warley, seen here accepting her Big South Defensive Player of the Year trophy from Big South Commissioner Kyle Kallander, was named a second team All-State member by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

Liberty's Avery Warley and Devon Brown have both been named to the Richmond Times-Dispatch Women's Basketball All-State team for the second year in a row. Warley was a second-team selection, while Brown earned honorable mention recognition.

Warley, who was an honorable mention Richmond Times-Dispatch All-State honoree a year ago, enjoyed a breakout season in 2010-11. The redshirt junior center was named Big South Defensive Player of the Year, first team All-Big South and to the Big South All-Tournament team. She averaged a double-double (12.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg), while pacing the Big South in rebounds (11.0 rpg), field goal percentage (.620) and double-doubles (19).

Warley totaled 363 rebounds on the year, breaking the Liberty and Big South Conference single-season rebounding marks. She pulled down 48 boards in three games at the Big South Championship, setting a new record for most rebounds in a single tournament. While at the Big South Championship, Warley became the 13th Lady Flame ever to score 1,000 points for her career.

Meanwhile, Brown led Liberty in scoring (13.5 ppg) and three-pointers made (35), despite missing the first seven games of the season due to injury. For the second straight season, the redshirt sophomore guard/forward was a first team All-Big South pick.

Brown, who also made the Terrapin Classic All-Tournament team, ended the year with 917 career points. She and Elena Kisseleva are the only two sophomores in program history ever to reach the 900-point mark.

Warley and Brown helped Liberty finish the year at 22-11. The Lady Flames captured the 12th Big South regular-season title in program history, thanks to a 14-2 conference record. Liberty then wrapped up the 2010-11 campaign with its first trip to the Postseason WNIT.

2010-11 Richmond Times-Dispatch Women's Basketball All-State Teams
First Team

Dawn Evans, James Madison
Courtney Hurt, VCU
Brittani Shells, Richmond
Lauren Jimenez, James Madison
Jericka Jenkins, Hampton

Second Team
Andrea Barbour, VCU
Tasha Pye, William & Mary
Avery Warley, Liberty
Crystal Goring, Richmond
Tia Lewis, Old Dominion

Honorable Mention
Devon Brown, Liberty

Quanneisha Perry, Hampton
Ataira Franklin, Virginia
Jasmine Parker, Old Dominion
Da'Naria Erwin Spencer, Radford

State Player of the Year
Dawn Evans, James Madison

State Coach of the Year
David Six, Hampton