BASKETBALL: Cherokee dismantles Blue Ridge in second round
Cherokee (26-2) dismantled Blue Ridge (12-15) in the second round of the 1A state playoffs on Wednesday, Feb. 27. The Lady Braves outscored Blue Ridge 52-15 in the first half en route to a 88-37 win.
Kendall Toineeta led the Lady Braves with 25 points in a game which saw 12 Cherokee players scoring points. Other Cherokee scorers included: Deija Burgess 5, Brianna Jumper 2, Le Le Lossiah 3, Kaycee Lossiah 2, Alexis Maney 6, Avery Mintz 17, Angel Saine 3, Miranda Smith 4, Bree Stamper 13, Jordyn Thompson 3 and Peri Wildcat 5.
Blue Ridge scorers included: Natasha Bumgarner 2, Darby Hickman 12, Destiney Knope 4, Kaylee O’Dwyer 5, Venus Ramirez 3, Diane Ramirez 4, Carleigh Stewart 2 and Samantha Zarnick 5.
The Lady Braves host Hiwassee Dam (21-7) in the third round on Friday, March 1 at 7pm.
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