Published On: Fri, Dec 13th, 2013
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BASKETBALL: Lady Braves ground Lady Rockets; Braves hurt by shooting percentage

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

The Cherokee Lady Braves (6-1) defeated the A.C. Reynolds Lady Rockets 66-41 at Charles George Arena on Thursday, Dec. 12.  The Braves (3-4) fell to the Rockets 87-64 after shooting only 35 percent from the field.

Lady Braves 66 A.C. Reynolds 41

Cherokee’s Peri Wildcatt (#32) goes around a Lady Rockets defender.  (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

Cherokee’s Peri Wildcatt (#32) goes around a Lady Rockets defender. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

The Lady Braves are definitely winning the possession game so far this season, and they kept it going on Thursday night as they had 22 steals to A.C. Reynold’s 1.  Kendall Toineeta and Avery Mintz both had 4 each followed by Bree Stamper and Brionna Jumper with 3 each.

Toineeta led the team with 22pts followed by Mintz and Stamper with 13 each.  As a team, the Lady Braves shot 40 percent from the field compared to A.C. Reynolds’ 29 percent.

Cherokee’s Taran Swimmer (#34) plays tough defense against A.C. Reynolds’ Dallas Warren (#25) during Thursday’s home game.

Cherokee’s Taran Swimmer (#34) plays tough defense against A.C. Reynolds’ Dallas Warren (#25) during Thursday’s home game.

Toineeta, who is the current leader in all of WNC in assists (5.0/gm), had 5 in this game.

Cherokee led 17-13 after the first period and then poured it on in the second period outscoring the Lady Rockets 18-4 to take a 35-17 lead into the locker room.  That lead would provide insurmountable for A.C. Reynolds, and Cherokee would outscore them 31-24 in the second half to take the win.

Other Lady Braves scorers included:  LeLe Lossiah 8, Blake Wachacha 3, Jumper 4 and Peri Wildcatt 3.

Lady Rockets scorers included:  Michaela Bisstager 1, Denisia Douglas 5, Montana Warren 6, Tisha Marion 12, Dallas Warren 15 and Brianna Griffith 2.

 

A.C. Reynolds 87 Braves 64

Cherokee’s Darius Thompson (#20) muscles past two A.C. Reynolds’ defenders.

Cherokee’s Darius Thompson (#20) muscles past two A.C. Reynolds’ defenders.

A.C. Reynolds took an early 17-11 lead after the first period and lead 37-26 at the half.  They would outscore Cherokee 50-38 in the second half to take the win.

Jason McMillan had a big night for the Braves with 19pts.  Cherokee also won the game of steals with 11 compared to the Rockets’ 1.  Raven Frankiewicz, who currently leads all of WNC in steals, and Dustin Johnson had 3 each.

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Cherokee’s Raven Frankiewicz (middle) gets in the passing lane between to A.C. Reynolds’ players. Frankiewicz, who is the current leader in all of WNC in steals, had 3 on the game.

Other Braves scorers included:  Brandt Sutton 3, Frankiewicz 6, Tommy Lossiah 3, Kennan Panther 7, Darius Thompson 4, Jesse Toineeta 5, Johnson 6, Derrick Ledford 2, Hunter Lambert 4, Chris Queen 2 and Eli Littlejohn 3.

A.C. Reynolds scorers included: Brian Lloyd 18, Evan Gillis 7, Zack Brown 3, Josh Jones 10, Cal Maxwell 13, Christian Pierce 2, Kirey Lytle 12, Jaquan Lockhart 7, Weston Hurd 3, Costa Poulos 10 and Stone Fentzlaff 2.

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