Published On: Mon, Mar 4th, 2013

BASKETBALL: Lady Braves win Sectional Championship

Cherokee’s Avery Mintz (left) dribbles up court in a playoff game on Friday, March 1 in which the Lady Braves beat Hiwassee Dam 67-55 to capture their third straight Sectional Championship.  (Photos by Bear Allison)

Cherokee’s Avery Mintz (left) dribbles up court in a playoff game on Friday, March 1 in which the Lady Braves beat Hiwassee Dam 67-55 to capture their third straight Sectional Championship. (Photos by Bear Allison)

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.

Mintz prepares to inbound the ball to Kendall Toineeta during Friday’s game.

Mintz prepares to inbound the ball to Kendall Toineeta during Friday’s game.

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.

– ONE FEATHER STAFF REPORT 

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