Published On: Mon, Dec 10th, 2012

BASKETBALL: Cherokee sweeps Swain

Cherokee’s varsity basketball teams swept Swain on Friday, Dec. 7.  The Lady Braves (6-0) won 94-23 and the Braves (4-2) won 88-84 in double overtime.

Kendall Toineeta led the Lady Braves with 19 points followed by Deija Burgess with 17.  Cherokee jumped on this game early taking a 25-5 lead after the first period and leading 46-13 at the half.  The second half went the same with the Lady Braves outscoring Swain 48-10 to take the dominant win.

Other Lady Braves scorers included:  Kaycee Lossiah 1, Bree Stamper 12, Jordyn Thompson 5, Sabrina Wooten 2, Miranda Smith 2, Alexis Maney 12, Avery Mintz 15, Brianna Jumper 6 and Angel Saine 3.

Elizabeth Bible led Swain with 7 points.  Other Lady Maroon Devils scorers included:  Kierstyn Arch 2, Valerie Arkansas 1, Kelley Brown 2, Maggie Sutton 8 and Alea Tisho 3.

Seth Littlejohn led the Braves with 29 points followed by Derrick Ledford with 15.

This game was tight throughout with Cherokee leading by one point (17-16) after the first period and Swain grabbing a halftime lead of 37-35.  Cherokee outscored Swain 32-30 in the second half to take the game to overtime.

Both teams scored 11 points in overtime to send the game to a double overtime.  Cherokee scored 10 points to Swain’s 6 in double overtime to take the four-point win.

Other Braves scorers included:  Jesse Toineeta 2, Raven Frankiewicz 6, Darius Thompson 10, Dustin Johnson 14 and Eli Littlejohn 12.

Swain was led by Matthew Maennle with 35 points.  Other Maroon Devils scorers included:  Cody Epps 3, Zachary Weeks 2, Greg Tisho 15, Raymius Smith 15, Corbin Panther 10 and Clay Young 4.