With South O'Brien's leading scorer Adam Paulsen picking up two quick fouls in the opening minutes, the Wolverines were ripe for the picking by an opportunistic Cherokee club, which shot a sizzling 59 percent in the game after sinking 22-34 two-point field goals, and 4-10 three-pointers. The Braves were an unbelievable 0-9 from the free throw line.
SOS made 12-33 shots for 36 percent and converted 9-14 free throws.
Paulsen still paced the Wolverines with 13 points in his limited minutes, and Chas Biery tossed in 11 points.
The Braves took a 24-17 lead in at halftime and led 42-28 after three periods, before outscoring SOS 14-6 in the final eight minutes.
"This was a good win for us tonight," said Cherokee coach Bob Lee. "Our defense played very well against a talented offensive team. We identified their shooters and rotated to create traps and challenge shots.
"We did a real good job of choosing good shots on the offensive end. We had patience against their zone defense, and moved the ball to find openings."
The 5-6 Braves play Alta-Aurelia Thursday night in Alta, and host Spencer Friday night.