BASKETBALL: Lady Braves win SMC tourney opener

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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.