The Lady Braves (23-2) continued their unbeaten streak against Smoky Mountain Conference teams this year with a 80-62 win over Rosman in the second round of the conference tournament on Tuesday, Feb. 19. The Lady Braves have the top seed in the tournament and earned a first-round bye.
Kendall Toineeta led Cherokee with 20 points followed by Jordyn Thompson with 18. Cherokee jumped out to an early 18-6 lead after the first period and led 47-29 at the half. The second half was completely even with both teams scoring 33 points, and Cherokee took the game by 18.
Other Lady Braves scorers included: Deija Burgess 4, Brianna Jumper 4, Alexis Maney 16, Avery Mintz 12, and Bree Stamper 6.
Lady Tigers scorers included: Lexy Aiken 1, Baylee Bagwell 13, Callie Chappell 12, Bethany Green 2, Selina Hoxit 14, Janah McCall 2, and Candace Petit 18.
Cherokee will face the winner of tonight’s Robbinsville – Hayesville game in the conference championship on Friday, Feb. 22.
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