Hiwassee Dam's Jenna Bandy (left) attempts to sprint past Cherokee's Kayleigh Wolfe after nabbing a second-half steal Tuesday night. Photo by KEVIN HENSLEY

Lady Eagles fall in first round of state playoffs

   Cherokee – Hiwassee Dam's girls basketball team saw its season come to an end Tuesday night in a 71-52 loss to Cherokee's Lady Braves in the first round of the 1A state playoffs.

   Freshman center Katie Gibson led Hiwassee Dam with 15 points off the bench.

   The Lady Eagles finished second in the Little Smoky Mountain Conference and had a final record of 8-19.

   Read more on this game in next week's Cherokee Scout.

   Hiwassee Dam's boys will host South Stokes at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, after having a first-round bye.