A 27-10 scoring run in the second quarter propelled Sergeant Bluff-Luton tp a resounding 42-17 halftime bulge on the way to a 74-39 beat down of the Cherokee Braves in boys basketball action in Cherokee Tuesday night.
Struggling offensively against a stout Warrior defense, the Braves managed just 10-40 field goals for a cold 25 percent, and netted 16-28 free throws. Cherokee sank 3-8 three-pointers in the game.
SB-L made 31-57 shots for a sizzling 54 percent, and cashed in 9-15 free throws.
Eric Wilkie paced Cherokee scoring with 12 points, followed by Brett Walker nine, and Marc Husman seven. Nathaniel Morgan pocketed a dozen rebounds to lead the Braves in that category, while Husman snagged seven rebounds.
Kyle TenNaple tallied 14 points to lead the Warrior scoring, and Thomas Wisecup totaled 13.
"We didn't match Sergeant Bluff-Luton's intensity in the second quarter and they were able to build a nice lead," said Cherokee coach Bob Lee.
"We had some nice moments in the second half but were unable to cut into their lead. Through our first two games, we have shown some glimpses of what we are capable of. Now, we just need to develop more consistency in our play."
The Braves host neighboring Ridge View at 3 p.m. Saturday, following the Cherokee girls varsity game that starts at 1 p.m.