The Cherokee Braves varsity basketball team beat Andrews 87-71 in the first round of the Smoky Mountain Conference tournament on Monday, Feb. 18.
Dustin Johnson and Darius Thompson led Cherokee with 18 points each. The Braves led the Wildcats 26-13 after the first period and 35-27 at the half. Both teams scored 23 in the third period, and Andrews edged Cherokee 21-19 in the final period, but it wasn’t enough as the Braves took the win.
Other Braves scorers included: Raven Frankiewicz 5, Derrick Ledford 8, Seth Littlejohn 9, Eli Littlejohn 11, Silas Reed-Littlejohn 6, Chris Queen 4, and Jesse Toineeta 9.
Josh Oquendo led Andrews with 24 points. Other Wildcats scorers included: Logan Allen 7, Michael Carpenter 2, Aaron DeVore 10, Cameron Hancock 5, Chase Hardin 6, Zack Long 6, and Seth Pyle 3.
The Braves take on Swain on Wednesday, Feb. 20 at 8pm in the second round.
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