Cherokee’s varsity basketball teams traveled to Murphy on Monday, Feb. 4 and came back with wins. The Lady Braves (18-2) won big 90-42, and the Braves (11-7) edged Murphy 75-74.
Avery Mintz led Cherokee with 21pts followed by Bree Stamper with 18. The Lady Braves put this game away early as they jumped to a 30-7 lead after the first period and led 55-21 at the half. The second half was more of the same as they outscored the Lady Bulldogs 35-21 to take the win by 48pts.
Other Lady Braves scorers included: Deija Burgess 2, Brianna Jumper 1, Le Le Lossiah 4, Alexis Maney 13, Miranda Smith 4, Jordyn Thompson 11 and Kendall Toineeta 16.
Lady Bulldog scorers included: Taryn Blount 2, Hannah Carson 8, Kendra Henry 6, Darian Jones 2, Katie Moss 2, Sarah Nicely 6, Hannah Setzer 5, Etia Sutton 1, Amy Trull 4, Anna Wilson 4 and Ashley Cook 2.
Dustin Johnson led Cherokee with 21pts with Seth Littlejohn close behind with 19. The Braves came out early and led 29-19 after the first period and took a small 44-42 lead into the locker room. Cherokee edged Murphy 16-13 in the third period, and Murphy edged Cherokee 19-15 in the final period, but it wasn’t enough for the Bulldogs as the Braves took the one-point win.
Other Braves scorers included: Derrick Ledford 2, Eli Littlejohn 7, Silas Reed-Littlejohn 7, Kennan Panther 4, Darius Thompson 7 and Jesse Toineeta 8.
Murphy scorers included: Trevor Couch 20, Bryan Ferguson 3, Demarcus Hopson 25, Kalin McRae 5, Chris Moore 2, Evan Owens 3, Dylan Owbey 6 and Bradley Puccio 10.
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