ROBBINSVILLE – The Cherokee Lady Braves (13-2) won by 10 at Robbinsville on Tuesday, Jan. 14 while the Braves (6-9) lost a squeaker by three points.
Lady Braves 63 Robbinsville 53
Kendall Toineeta poured in 24pts to lead the Lady Braves to their win. The first half was relatively even with Cherokee leading 12-10 after the first period, but the teams ended up tied at 24-24 at the half. The Lady Braves opened up in the third period and outscored the Lady Black Knights by 8pts to take control of the game. They outscored them by 2pts in the fourth period to take the 10pt win.
On the game, Cherokee shot an impressive 48 percent from the field to Robbinsville’s 38 percent. They also controlled the ball more having 11 steals to the Lady Black Knight’s 1.
Other Lady Braves scorers included: Le Le Lossiah 4, Kaycee Lossiah 2, Bree Stamper 5, Avery Mintz 14, Brionna Jumper 4, and Peri Wildcatt 10.
Robbinsville scorers included: Erin Maennle 18, Kinsley Orr 17, Kelsie Morgan 7, Amber Long 6, and Daylee Brooms 5.
Robbinsville 61 Braves 58
This game was tight all the way through. Robbinsville led 19-17 after the first period and 33-32 at the half. The Black Knights barely outscored Cherokee in the second half (28-26) to take the 3pt win.
Dustin Johnson led the way for Cherokee with a whopping 28pts. Cherokee actually outshot Robbinsville 39 percent to 31 percent. The Braves also had 7 steals to the Black Knight’s 2.
Other Braves scores included: Brandt Sutton 5, Darius Thompson 5, Jesse Toineeta 6, Chris Queen 2, Silas Reed-Littlejohn 8, and Eli Littlejohn 4.
Robbinsville scorers included: Cruz Galaviz 2, Jesse Franks 5, Cole Huskey 22, Skyler Matheson 15, Brett Crowe 6, and unidentified player 5.
– One Feather staff report