The Warriors knocked down 18 at the charity stripe to overcome a 16-of-46 night from the floor to notch their sixth win of the season, moving them within one of .500 at 6-7. They battled well to gain position against the taller Braves, pulling down 38 rebounds on the night.
Mitchell McDonald paced the Warriors with 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting. He pulled down nine rebounds. Ross Friedrich turned in seven points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals, Colton Ballantyne had seven points and two rebounds, Nathan Flaherty scored seven, Jayson Van Haaften had six points and three rebounds, Jayden Van Berkum had five points and three boards, Tyler Larson scored five, and Titus Letzring had two points, 10 rebounds and a block.
"It was a great team win. We had a lot of guys step up and help us out on both ends of the floor. Titus, Nathan, and Tyler came off the bench and really gave us some productive minutes," said Alta-Aurelia head coach Randy Bissen. "Cherokee has a big physical team and I thought we did a great job of rebounding the basketball against them. We got to the free throw line by attacking the basket and did a nice job of taking care of the ball."
The Warriors are home all of next week as they take on Sioux Central Tuesday and Manson Northwest Webster Friday.