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Cherokee girls drill Alta, 72-52

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Cherokee's Jesselyn Racine leaps in an attempt to block a pass inside in recent basketball action in Cherokee. In the background are Racine's teammates Kelsey Essick and Shauna Drefke. Photo by Paul Struck
Drennan, Hatch combine for 32 points

Displaying their best shooting night to date, the Cherokee Washington High girls hammered Alta 72-52 in Cherokee Saturday night, sinking 13 three-point shots in the process.

Lacie Drennan fired in 17 points, and Nicole Hatch netted 14 to lead the WHS girls to the non-conference win. Shauna Drefke added nine points, and Shelby Dilla seven for the winners. Hatch was on fire, draining 5-6 two-pointers, and a perfect 4-4 from the three-point arc. The hustling senior also led her team in assists with seven and pulled down five rebounds in the game.

Drennan led Cherokee on the boards with six rebounds, while Alison Husman grabbed five, and Jesselyn Racine four. Drennan and Racine led in steals with three each.

Cherokee sank 26-61 field goals for a solid 43 percent, and meshed 7-11 free throws.

Cherokee led 26-20 at halftime before scoring 29 points in a torrid third quarter that sealed the deal early.

"When we can get our shots to fall, it make all the difference," said a pleased Cherokee coach Jeremy Dettmer, whose team struggled offensively the night before against rated Spencer, making just six field goals in the entire game. "Tonight we played like we know we can."

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