Storm Lake vs. Cherokee Basketball Recap

The Cherokee girls basketball team remains undefeated after a 61-53 win over Storm Lake Tuesday night at Tornado Fieldhouse. They led 43-28 in the 3rd quarter but there would be no quit in the Storm Lake girls who cut it to 53-47 with 2:32 to go but could get no closer.

Addy Wolfswinkel scored a game high 26 points and Kadyn Volkert buried six 3-pointers for her 18 points as the Braves move to 8-0 on the year. Storm Lake was led by Adeeya Yanga’s 17 points. The Tornadoes are now 6-2 overall and 0-2 in the Lakes Conference. Click below the hear from Tornado coach Nate Reichter.

In the boys game Storm Lake escaped with a 60-58 win. The Tornadoes had a 49-36 lead after scoring the first basket of the 4th quarter. Cherokee would then go on a 16-0 run over the next three minutes to take a 52-49 lead with five minutes to play. In the final 30 seconds Cherokee had the ball and led 58-56 but they were called for traveling which drew a technical foul from the Cherokee bench. Jaidyn Coon would then drain the technical free throws to tie the game at 58-58. After a Tornado timeout Storm Lake would get Coon the ball in the post and he was fouled going up for a shot with 4.6 seconds left, he would drain both free throws to give Storm Lake the lead 60-58. Cherokee had one last chance inbounding the ball with 1.5 seconds left only to have Coon strip the ball from Coy Lewis as he was going up for a potential tying shot at the end of the game and Storm Lake was able to do enough to get the win.

Cherokee was led by Jaxon Paulsrud’s 17 points, Jacob Hurd had 12, and Henry Lugar chipped in with ten. Storm Lake was led by Coon’s 19 points and Justin Guynn scored ten. Cherokee falls to 2-5 overall while Storm Lake moves to 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Lakes Conference. Click below to hear form head coach Evan Franzmeier.

The Tornado basketball teams will play again Friday night at ELC.


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