Published On: Thu, Mar 7th, 2013

BASKETBALL: Lady Braves advance to Regional Finals

Cherokee's Miranda Smith (#14) waits for a pass under the basket during Tuesday's game against North Wilkes.  Smith scored six points in the 71-38 victory for the Lady Braves.  (ELVIA WALKINGSTICK/One Feather)

Cherokee’s Miranda Smith (#14) waits for a pass under the basket during Tuesday’s game against North Wilkes. Smith scored six points in the 71-38 victory for the Lady Braves. (ELVIA WALKINGSTICK/One Feather)

The Lady Braves (28-2) ended North Wilkes’ (25-3) season at the 1A Western Regional semi-finals at UNC-Greensboro on Tuesday, March 5.  Cherokee dominated the game en route to a 71-38 win and advance to a Saturday, March 9 game for the Regional Final against seven-time defending 1A state champions Bishop McGuiness (23-7).

Avery Mintz and Kendall Toineeta led the Lady Braves with 18 points each.

Cherokee led 21-11 after the first period and 40-22 at the half.  They ran away with it in the third period outscoring North Wilkes 23-6 to essentially put the game away at that point.

Other Lady Braves scorers included:  Deija Burgess 2, Alexis Maney 13, Miranda Smith 6, Bree Stamper 10, Tyra Standingdeer 1 and Jordyn Thompson 3.

Regional Final information: 

What: Women’s 1A Western Regional Basketball Final

When: Saturday, March 9 at 11:30am

Who: Cherokee (28-2) vs. Bishop McGuinness (23-7)

Where: UNC – Greensboro Fleming Gym, 1408 Walker Ave., Greensboro, NC

Directions from Mapquest: 

1. Start out going south on US-441/Tsali Blvd toward US-19/Tsalagi Rd.

0.03 mi
2. Take the 1st left onto US-19/US-441-BR/Tsalagi Rd. Continue to follow US-19.

  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites CHEROKEE/CASINO is on the corner
  • If you are on River Rd and reach McLean Store Rd you’ve gone about 1.4 miles too far
23.9 mi
3. Merge onto US-74 E.

3.6 mi
4. Merge onto I-40 E toward Asheville.

186.5 mi
5. Take the Wendover Ave East exit, EXIT214B.

0.2 mi
6. Turn right onto W Wendover Ave.

3.6 mi
7. Take the Market St exit.

0.2 mi
8. Turn right onto W Market St.

  • If you are on N Lindell Rd and reach Madison Ave you’ve gone about 0.1 miles too far
0.9 mi
9. Turn right onto S Aycock St.

  • S Aycock St is 0.1 miles past Mayflower Dr
  • If you reach Gray Dr you’ve gone about 0.2 miles too far
0.4 mi
10. Turn left onto Walker Ave.

  • Walker Ave is just past Wright Ave
  • College Park Baptist Church is on the corner
  • If you reach Morton St you’ve gone a little too far
0.1 mi
11. 1408 WALKER AVE is on the left.

  • Your destination is just past Jefferson St
  • If you reach Kenilworth St you’ve gone a little too far

 

The Lady Braves will leave Cherokee High School on Friday, March 8 at 10am and will be escorted out of town by a fire truck and police car.  They will travel down Acquoni Road, go across the bridge, go in front of the Fairgrounds and Council House and then through downtown Cherokee.  Fans are encouraged to come out and show their support!

– ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT 

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