Salamanca vs. Holland

Salamanca’s Nizhoni Kennedy (30) looks to penetrate the Holland defense during a Section 6 Class C2 semifinal girls basketball game on Thursday at Jamestown Community College.

Salamanca senior Nizhoni Kennedy was named CCAA East II girls basketball MVP, leading postseason honorees recently announced by the league.

Kennedy led the Warriors with 11.1 points per game and averaged 6.4 rebounds. Second-year Salamanca girls basketball coach Bryelle Wallin won the league Coach of the Year award after leading the Warriors to a league title.

First-team league all-stars included Cattaraugus-Little Valley sophomore guard Alex Minnekine (12.5 points per game), North Collins junior forward/guard Makenna Williams (9.7 ppg), Ellicottville sophomore guard Emilee Ruiz (9.2 ppg) and senior guard Makenna Smith (10.0 ppg) and Salamanca junior forward Jaeden Hubbard (9.2 ppg, 10.7 rebounds).

Pine Valley and Ellicottville both won the league’s team sportsmanship awards.

Ellicottville’s Evelyn Nuzzo and Camryn Earley, C-LV’s Maddie Jones and Emma Rupp and Salamanca’s Kylee Dowdy comprised the second team.

Honorable mentions included Salamanca’s Marla Warrior and Jillian Rea; C-LV’s Abby Minnekine; Pine Valley’s Haley Campbell, Lyric Westlund, Payton Swanson and Sadie Fadale; and North Collins’ Hailey Jasinski and Michaela Rice.