Kendall Toineeta, Lady Braves senior point guard, has been named the Player of the Year in the Citizen-Times All-WNC selections. Toineeta, who led the Lady Braves to their fifth straight Sectional title and a spot in the 1A West Regional final, averaged 22.7 points/game and 6.9 steals this past season. She was named All-Conference as well as the N.C. Basketball Coaches Association District Player of the Year. This season, Toineeta broke the Lady Braves all-time scoring record and ended her career at Cherokee with 2,156 points.
Dustin Johnson, Braves senior point guard, was named to the All-WNC second team. He averaged 22.3 points/game and was named the MVP in the Blue-White All-Star game. Four of his teammates received Honorable Mention nods on the list including: Eli Littlejohn, Jason McMillan, Brandt Sutton and J.J. Benjamin.
Three other EBCI tribal members received All-WNC Honorable Mentions including: Cruz Galaviz (Robbinsville), Zane Wachacha (Robbinsville) and Jayce Wolfe (Smoky Mountain).
Spencer McCoy, Swain County senior and EBCI tribal member, was named to the All-WNC team for wrestling in the 220lb division. McCoy won his third straight 1A state title this season. He finished his high school career at 119-12 and never lost to a Smoky Mountain Conference opponent.
– One Feather staff report