Lady Braves win in 1st Round of Sectionals

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 The Cherokee Lady Braves edged Highlands 43-36 in the 1st Round of the 1A Sectional Playoffs on Monday, Feb. 22.  Elizabeth Wahnetah led the way for Cherokee with 9 points  and 4 steals followed by Tashina Martin with 8. 

The game started out slow and Cherokee led 5-2 after the first period.  Both teams picked it up a bit and were tied at 15-15 at the half.   The Lady Braves outscored Highlands 28-21 in the final two periods to take the win and advance in the playoffs. 

The Lady Braves travel to East Wilkes in Ronda, NC on Wednesday, Feb. 24. 

Courtney Rogers, Taylor Buras and Emily Munger all had 8 points to lead Highlands. 

Other Lady Braves scorers included:  Tahnee Arkansas 5 (8 rebounds), Rayna Davis 2 (8 rebounds and 3 blocks), Paige Jackson 7, Alexis Maney 1, and Jordyn Thompson 4. 

Other 1A Sectional results, per include: 

Mitchell 60 Swain 22

Murphy 82 Nantahala 13

Hiwassee Dam 50 Rosman 29

Avery 81 Elkin 53

Robbinsville 81 Hayesville 58

Alleghany 54 Hendersonville 44