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Knights end WHS girls season

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cherokee's Megan Hummel, right, and teammate Lauren Husman (25) battle for a loose ball with Orange City Unity Christian players during Class 2A Regional Tournament action in Orange City Saturday night. Photo by Reta Todd
*Cherokee falls in 2A Regional game

ORANGE CITY - The talented Orange City Unity Christian girls jumped out to a 22-14 lead in the first quarter and maintained the lead throughout to claim a 59-43 Class 2A Regional first-round basketball win over Cherokee Washington High here Saturday night.

The youthful Cherokee team battled gamely all night and closed the gap to 42-36 after three quarters, but could not overtake the Knights on their home floor.

Cherokee's Jackie Wilson goes high with an Orange City Unity Christian player for this rebound during the Class 2A Regional game in Orange City Saturday night. Wilson's teammates Julie Miller, left, and Lauren Husman (25) were also in on the play. Photo by Reta Todd
Megan Hummel paced Cherokee's scoring with 17 points, while Jackie Wilson added 11, and Shanon Shaefer eight.

Lindsey Moerman led the Knights with 17 points, followed by Jillian Visser and Caroline Reinders with 16 apiece.

Julie Miller, Megan Carlson, and Hummel led Cherokee in assists with three each. Shaefer led her team in steals with four, and Lauren Husman and Carlson each tallied three steals.

Wilson led the visitors in the boards with nine rebounds, while Hummel pocketed seven, and Miller seven. Cherokee was victimized by 28 turnovers, and Unity Christian registered 18.

The WHS lasses were 3-4 from the foul line, and Unity Christian was 5-9.

"We came out fighting tonight, playing four solid quarters," said Cherokee coach Abby James. "We did a lot of good things and continue to recognize the things that we need to work on.

"Our post players played well, working against some much taller girls all night. Julie Miller and Jackie Wilson did a nice job on the boards and Jackie pushed her way inside on a number of putbacks."

Cherokee finishes the 2009-10 campaign with a 2-18 record.

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