EMMETSBURG - The enigmatic Cherokee Braves were drubbed by a good Emmetsburg club 55-22 in Lakes Conference basketball action here Tuesday night, with much of the second half goosed by a continuous clock after the E-Hawks had mounted a 19-2 scoring run in the third quarter to take an insurmountable 49-11 lead into the final period.
Brock Dagel led Cherokee's scoring with 10 points, the lone Brave to amass double figures. Cory Schultes led Emmetsburg with 10 points.
Cherokee sank just 9-46 shots for a frigid 20 percent, and was 3-6 from the foul line. The E-0Hawks made 24-56 field goals for 43 percent, and cashed ijn 6-15 free throws.
Dagel led Cherokee rebounders with six, and Zac Smith grabbed five.
The Braves lost to Emmetsburg 50-42 in a tight contest on Dec. 7, but this night was far removed from any similar performance.
"It was a frustrating game," said Cherokee coach Bob Lee. "We took care of the ball (a season low in turnovers with eight), worked through our offense well, took the shots we wanted to take, but just couldn't put the ball in the basket."
The Braves host Lakes Conference foe Spencer here tonight, with the girls varsity game beginning at 6 p.m.