The South-Doyle Cherokee basketball team traveled six miles up Chapman Highway to Seymour to get a District 2-AAA win over the Seymour Eagles by a score of 70-65 in double overtime.
The Cherokees led 15-12 after the first quarter and 25-23 at halftime. The lead switched back and forth throughout the game. It ended with the game tied in regulation.
Ben Knight led the Eagles in scoring with 21 points. He scored 11 in the first half.
Seymour took the lead in the fourth quarter 40-37.
In the first overtime, Seymour got three points out of Zach Wyatt and two from Ryan Lee. The score was locked 58-58 at the end of the first overtime.
In the second overtime, the Cherokees won the game at the free throw line where Seymour has been struggling lately.
South-Doyle cashed in at the free throw line hitting 12 in the second overtime alone. Mason Brang led the Cherokees going 4 for 4 and Jayden Doyle was 6 of 10.
“We played really hard tonight,” Seymour coach Tony Buell said. “Ben (Knight) probably had his best high school game with several rebounds and blocks to go with his 21 points. Ryan (Lee) also made some key baskets down the stretch but it was all just a little short.”
Knight and Lee recorded double doubles. Knight had 12 rebounds to go with his 21 points and Ryan had 10 rebounds to go with his 17 points, while Zach Wyatt had nine points followed by Famous White with eight.
The win makes South-Doyle 16-9 overall and 5-5 in District 2-AAA. Seymour is now 10-15 overall and 1-11 in district play.

Photo by: Lee Ramsey

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