The Lady Braves (27-2) won the Western 1A Sectional basketball championship by defeating Hiwassee Dam 67-55 on Friday, March 1. Alexis Maney scored 26 points to lead Cherokee to its third straight Sectional Championship.
The Lady Braves outscored Hiwassee Dam 19-12 in the first period and led 30-28 at the half. Cherokee kept the pressure up in the second half outscoring Hiwassee Dam 37-27 to take the win and advance to the regional round of the state playoffs.
Other Cherokee scorers included: Brianna Jumper 2, Le Le Lossiah 2, Avery Mintz 18 and Kendall Toineeta 19
Hiwassee Dam scorers included: Ashley Crisp 1, Tori Golden 6, Kendall Haney 25, Morgan Helton 5, Alex Lovingood 11 and Haylie Shope 7.
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