Unaka rolls past Cherokee


Momentum is in favor for head coach Kenneth Chambers and his Lady Ranger contingent.
The girls from Stoney Creek ended their stint in the Johnson City Honda Classic with a 66-37 triumph over Cherokee on Tuesday afternoon.
Unaka (6-9) was led by senior Cheyenne Drew (17 points) and junior Hannah Tipton (13 points), but saw nine players overall get in the scorebook in their win over the Class AAA program.
Unaka and Cherokee battled tooth-and-nail at the end of the first with the Lady Rangers boasting a 15-10 advantage off a seven-point outing from junior guard Hannah Tipton.
Coach Chambers’ crew would take the offensive in full swing during the second period with 23 points, including a trio of shots from behind the arc from Cheyenne Drew and Ashley Doss.
12 points from the charity stripe also added to an ever expounding lead by the ladies of Stoney Creek.
With the inside game shutdown due to Cherokee’s size, according to coach Chambers, Unaka a variety of offensive firepower from Ashley Doss, Katlyn Burrow, who combined for 17 points and five apiece from Madison Ensor and Sarah Tipton.
Burrow and Ensor were injured during the contest, both ankle, but are expected to make a speedy recovery, according to the head coach.
Renya Austin, Sierra Wright, Katlyn Weaver and Lexi Garland each got in the scoring to help the squad in the victory.
The Lady Rangers will be back on the regular season grind on Tuesday, Jan. 6, with Watauga Valley Conference at Cloudland High School. Girls junior varsity action will tip-off at 3:30 p.m. while varsity to follow at6:30 p.m.

Postgame Audio
Unaka senior Cheyenne Drew
 Unaka Head Coach Kenneth Chambers


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