The Tuloso-Midway Cherokees beat the Moody Trojans, 55-37, last week, improving the Cherokees' record to 14-5.

Tuloso-Midway got off to a fast start after winning the initial tip off.

Cherokee Courtney Rhyne took the ball inside, scoring several lay-ups, but when Moody tried to close down the lanes, Tuloso-Midway's Jenna Serna made a 3-pointer from the outside.

Serna scored five 3-pointers for the Cherokees, and was the leading scorer of the game with 19 points.

Tuloso-Midway had an 18-10 lead after the first quarter.

The Lady Trojans continued struggling in the second quarter holding onto to the ball.

Cherokee guard Kristin Alphin began stealing the ball and threw it cross-court to Serna who put the ball up for two.

Alphin was there again not more than a few seconds later when she intercepted a pass and took the ball in for a two-point lay up.

The Cherokees continued to shut the Lady Trojans' down and were ahead with a commanding 39-23 lead at the half.

Nothing changed for Moody in the third and fourth quarters either that could bring Moody back. Even one of Moody's players fouled out in the game.

"They did cause havoc," said Tuloso-Midway Coach Matt Oden. "Moody makes you play basketball. We broke the press and shot for the lay up just like we did in practice. We attacked the bucket hard."

The Lady Cherokees will take a short holiday break and will continue to practice for district play in January.