Roxanne Grundmeier scored 13 of her game-high 19 points in the second half to lead the Ridge View girls to a hard-fought 58-51 victory over Cherokee here Thursday night in a weather makeup game postponed by last Saturday's blizzard.
Nicole Snyder paced the Raptors in the first half with solid perimeter shooting and 11 points as the visitors took a 15-12 first-quarter lead to a 36-29 halftime bulge. The Raptors led 46-40 heading into the final eight minutes, with Snyder finishing with 17 points.
Megan Hummel led Cherokee's scoring with 15 points, and Katie Sambrano added nine, and Shanon Shaefer seven.
Sambrano led Cherokee in rebounding with seven, followed by Jackie Wilson six, Tasha Larsen four, and Liz Dawson and Taylor Woods three apiece. Sambrano tallied five assists and three steals in the game.
Cherokee sank 21-56 field goals for 39 percent, including 2-12 three-pointers. The home team committed a costly 23 turnovers.
"We gave Ridge View too many second chance points by not rebounding on the defensive end," said Cherokee coach Heath Hagberg. "They shot a high percentage from the 3-point arc in the first half with five three pointers in the first half.
"We once again made some poor decisions with the ball and committed too many turnovers. We just can't continue to give up so many possessions."
The Ridge View girls host River Valley in Holstein after the holiday break on Jan. 4. Cherokee also hosts Estherville-LC on Jan. 4, after the break.