STORM LAKE - Cherokee used a 27-2 spurt over the third period and part of the fourth quarter to pull away from a tie game and went on to hand Storm Lake a 55-37 setback in Lakes Conference play Friday night at Tornado Fieldhouse.
Cherokee scored the first eight points of the game and held a 17-5 lead in the first period before Storm Lake scored 15 unanswered points to go ahead 20-17 midway through the second quarter. The game was tied at 24-24 at the half.
The game was tied at 28-28 early in the third quarter when Cherokee scored 15 unanswered points to take a 43-28 lead in the fourth quarter. The Braves would extend their spurt to 27-2 to grab a 55-30 advantage late in the fourth period.
Nate Storm led Storm Lake, now 1-9 overall, with 13 points. Jeff DeHaan was held to just two points, 14 below his season average.
Tyson Conley scored 20 points to lead Cherokee.
‰ Cherokee finished the fourth quarter with a 12-4 spurt after Storm Lake had cut its deficit to three points as the Braves posted a 51-42 win in Lakes Conference play Friday night at Tornado Fieldhouse.
Cherokee held a 40-25 lead with 4 minutes left in the game when Storm Lake scored 12 unanswered points to make it a 40-37 game with 2:20 to play.
However, Cherokee's Anna Veit made a 3-pointer to begin a 7-0 run that put the Braves up 47-37. The Braves scored five of the final nine points to seal it.
Cherokee jumped out to a 9-3 lead early in the game and led at the quarter breaks throughout.