BASKETBALL:  Braves almost double Wildcats score in big win

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Eli Littlejohn (#35), Braves center, works a shot around an Andrews player.   (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

Eli Littlejohn (#35), Braves center, works a shot around an Andrews player. (SCOTT MCKIE B.P./One Feather photos)

 

 

By SCOTT MCKIE B.P.

ONE FEATHER STAFF

 

Cherokee (2-0) came close to doubling the scoring output of their opponent during their first home game of the season on Tuesday, Dec. 9.  The Braves outperformed Andrews 74-39 in front of an enthusiastic home crowd.

“The first half we played really well,” said Willis Tullos, Braves head coach, “and the second half we got pretty sloppy, but that’s the way these games go sometimes.  I was pleased with the effort.  My kids play hard.  We’ve got to get a lot better, and we will.”

Coach Tullos said there are certain things they are going to focus on improving as the season progresses.  “We’ve got to make free throws, and we’ve got to shoot the ball a little bit better.  As far as the effort, they gave a good effort.”

Cherokee started out well in this game taking an early 9-2 lead.  Midway through the first, they extended their lead to 17-0 and lead 27-11 after the end of one.

The Braves kept the pressure up on both sides of the ball playing a full court press in many cases and took a 53-17 lead into the locker room.

Cherokee was able to get some bench play in this game due its large lead throughout.  The Braves lead 72-30 at the end of the third quarter, and the clock was run continuously through the fourth quarter due to the large lead.  With the clock running, play slowed somewhat in the fourth quarter, and the Braves ended up with a large 74-39 victory.

Individual stats were not provided on this game by press time.

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J.J. Benjamin (#23), Braves forward, goes for a layup in the second half.

J.J. Benjamin (#23), Braves forward, goes for a layup in the second half.