ROGERSVILLE – The rematch between Cherokee and Volunteer basketball teams scheduled for this Friday at Cherokee has been postponed until Monday.
School officials postponed the games due to anticipated poor weather.
It is the season rematch of their first encounter Jan. 17 in Church Hill when a near-capacity audience at the Falcons Nest saw the Hawkins rivals split varsity contests. Cherokee’s boys used a 22-2 run in the third quarter to break open a close game and run away with a 60-39 win.
The girls varsity game was the highlight of the day. The upstart Lady Chiefs ran out to a 15-0 lead but saw Volunteer claw its way back into it.
Ultimately, Audrey Evans scored off an inbound pass with :04 remaining to lift the Lady Falcons to a come-from-behind, 34-33 victory over Cherokee.
Host Volunteer swept the junior varsity games the first time around. The Lady Falcons jumped out to an early lead and kept the clamps on Cherokee for a 37-20 win.
Volunteer’s JV boys broke open a close game with a second-quarter run that turned a one-point deficit to a 10-point lead in a 61-42 victory over the Chiefs.
There will be four games again this Friday, beginning at 4 p.m.
The junior varsity girls tip off at 4 p.m.
The junior varsity boys will follow at approximately 5:15 p.m.
The varsity girls will tip off at around 6:30 p.m. with the varsity boys game to round things out afterward at around 8 p.m.
Volunteer’s girls (12-12, 3-6) are angling to catch David Crockett (13-12, 4-5) in the Big 7 standings. A win over Cherokee would get them a step closer. The Lady Chiefs (7-19, 0-10) would like to play spoiler with their first league win of the season.
Neither boys team is having a season to remember. Cherokee (9-16, 1-9) has bragging rights with its only Big 7 win coming over Volunteer (7-19, 0-9) in the Jan. 17 matchup.