Published On: Fri, Feb 7th, 2014
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BASKETBALL: Cherokee teams both top 80pts in wins

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

ANDREWS – On a cold, slightly snowy night, Cherokee’s varsity basketball teams warmed up the Andrews High School gym on Thursday, Feb. 6 by scoring a combined 168pts in their wins.  The Lady Braves (19-2) beat the Lady Wildcats by 50 (85-35) and the Braves (12-9) kept their conference title hopes alive with a big 83-45 win.

 

Taran Swimmer (#34) and Miranda Smith (#14) put up a strong defense against Andrews’ Destinee Mathis (#33).   (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather)

Taran Swimmer (#34) and Miranda Smith (#14) put up a strong defense against Andrews’ Destinee Mathis (#33). (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

Lady Braves 85 Andrews 35

This game was not close from the start as Cherokee was up 9-0 before Andrews got on the scoreboard.  The Lady Braves led 27-11 at the end of the first period and 47-18 at the half.

Bree Stamper (#12) goes for a layup past Andrews’ Destinee Mathis (#33).  Stamper had 13pts on the night.

Bree Stamper (#12) goes for a layup past Andrews’ Destinee Mathis (#33). Stamper had 13pts on the night.

Kendall Toineeta led Cherokee with 19pts followed by Avery Mintz with 18.  Other Cherokee scorers included:  LeLe Lossiah 10, Bree Stamper 13, Miranda Smith 3, Blake Wachacha 4, Peri Wildcatt 7, Taran Swimmer 2, Kendra Panther 8, and Kristen Driver 1.

Andrews scorers included:  Jacqueline West 9, Hailey West 8, Katie Trammel 5, Tiffany Clark 2, Morgan Mashburn 4, Destinee Mathis 5, and Tiffany Holloway 2.

With the win, the Lady Braves improve to 9-1 in conference play and remain atop the Big Smoky Mountain Conference.  Andrews is winless (0-10) in conference play on the season.

 

Jason McMillan fights through several Andrews defenders, including Chase Hardin (#10) and Logan Allen (#32), on the way to a layup.  McMillan ended with 18pts for the game.

Jason McMillan fights through several Andrews defenders, including Chase Hardin (#10) and Logan Allen (#32), on the way to a layup. McMillan ended with 18pts for the game.

Braves 83 Andrews 45

Cherokee came out of the blocks running…literally…they ran fast breaks and played stifling defense including a full court press.  They led 16-3 at the end of the first period and 44-15 at the half.

Dustin Johnson led Cherokee with 21pts followed by Jason McMillan with 18.  Other Cherokee scorers included:  Darius Thompson 11, Eli Littlejohn 12, Silas Reed-Littlejohn 2, Chris Queen 8, Derrick Ledford 6, Kennan Panther 2, and Brandt Sutton 3.

Dustin Johnson (#22) shoots around Andrews’ defenders Jacob Whitaker (#15) and Chase Hardin (#10).

Dustin Johnson (#22) shoots around Andrews’ defenders Jacob Whitaker (#15) and Chase Hardin (#10).

Andrews scorers included:  Aaron Devore 10, Chase Hardin 9, Seth Pyle 5, Stuart Close 6, Jacob Whittaker 6, Dakota Baitman 3, Drew Pyle 2, Collin Gillespie 1, and Tristan Howard 3.

Cherokee improved to 8-2 in the conference with Andrews dropping to 10-13 overall and 4-6 in the conference.

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