Storm Lake–Cherokee Basketball Recap

The Cherokee girls and Storm Lake boys basketball teams remain unbeaten after the two schools faced off in a varsity double-header Tuesday night at Cherokee.

The Braves girls (ranked 4th in 3A) pressed the entire first half on their way to a 97-40 victory over the Tornadoes.  Cherokee, which led 62-24 at the half, was led by Jemae Nichols game high 23 points, Kassidy Pingel added 20 and the Braves improved to 6-0 on the year and 3-0 in the Lakes Conference.

Storm Lake was led by Skylar Cole’s ten points and the Tornadoes fall to 1-6 overall and 0-2 in the Lakes.

The Storm lake boys got off to another great start scoring 23 first quarter points en route to a 72-58 win.  Malga Yanga threw down a pair of first half dunks and led the team with 24 points.  Cham Deng scored 20 and led the team on the glass.

After the game coach Heath Stille had this to say.

The Tornadoes are now 5-0 overall and 2-0 in the Lakes Conference.  Cherokee is now 2-4, 0-2.

Storm Lake teams will play again Friday night at LeMars.  Both games will be broadcast on 92.9FM KKIA starting at 6:15pm