Dilla's 15 leads Cherokee scoring
As opposed to the crisp, fast-paced offensive attack that led them to decisively beat Storm Lake the night before, a lethargic, tired Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team went through the motions against Sheldon here on Feb. 5th, succumbing 47-34 after scoring just nine points in the first half and 14 in the first three quarters.
If it wasn't for Birthday Girl Shelby Dilla's three-point magic, the final tally would have been a huge embarrassment to coach Jeremy Dettmer and his senior-laden squad. Dilla swished 4-7 three-balls and was 3-4 from the foul line to lead Cherokee with 15 points, a career high for the pesky junior guard.
Lacie Drennan added nine points despite being bumped and pushed most of the night by the physical Orabs in the poorly officiated contest. Drennan led her team in rebounds with a superb 12 boards, while Jesselyn Racine grabbed five. Drennan also had four steals to lead that category.
Cherokee made just four two-point shots and five three-pointers for an incredible 14 percent (9-64 field goals), and finished 11-18 from the foul line.
"As well as we shot against Storm Lake (a 64-49 victory), we were that much colder tonight," understated coach Dettmer. "Nothing would fall in for us. It was terrible. We only had four two-point field goals the whole game!"