The improved Cherokee Washington High girls went on a 24-9 scoring tear in the fourth quarter to lay waste to Storm Lake 64-49 in Lakes Conference basketball action here Monday night.
Postponed from Jan. 29 due to inclement weather, the game was moved to Monday night and the WHC gals did not disappoint an enthusiastic crowd.
Lacie Drennan led the winners with 19 points, including a stellar 6-8 effort at the free throw line. Shelby Dilla scored 12, including 3-6 from the three-point line, and Nicole Hatch also hit double figures with 10 points. Erica Nicholson added nine points for the hustling Cherokee team.
Drennan pulled off a nifty double-double, also snagging 10 rebounds, and led her team in steals with six. Misty Bruhn horsed the boards for seven rebounds, while Hatch and Alison Husman pocketed five each. Hatch also led in assists with three, and Dilla registered five steals.
Cherokee shot a blistering 52 percent from the field, including sinking 7-11 three-balls, and a warm 21-29 free throws.
"We played extremely well for four quarters," said a pleased Cherokee coach Jeremy Dettmer. "We started out strong with a quick 11-2 lead, they tied it up at 40-40 late in the third quarter, and then we outscored them 24-9 the rest of the way."