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Cherokee girls tumble at E-LC

Thursday, February 10, 2011

ESTHERVILLE - The Estherville-LC girls rang up a 29-13 halftime lead on the way to a resounding 64-30 Lakes Conference basketball victory here Saturday night in a weather make-up game.

Cherokee's Shanon Shaefer heads up court with the ball during recent basketball action in Cherokee. The Washington High gals lost a Lakes Conference battle at Estherville-LC Saturday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee managed just five points each in the second and third quarters to dig a hole too deep to climb out of. The Midgets scored 23 points in the third quarter for an 18-point scoring advantage in the period and to, essentially, close the deal.

Shanon Shaefer led a meager Cherokee offense with nine points, as no player broke into double digits. Megan Hummel tallied six points, and Katie Sambrano and Liz Dawson five apiece.

Emily Kirchner led E-LC with 19 points, and Alyssa Johnson scored 14.

Hummel led Cherokee on the boards with eight rebounds, while Shaefer snagged five, and Tasha Larsen three. Megan Carlson led Cherokee in assists with three, and Shaefer had six steals to lead that category.

Cold-shooting Cherokee sank just 12-53 field goals for an icy 23 percent, and was just 1-20 from three-point land. Cherokee was 5-14 from the free throw line. E-LC was 8-13 in free throws.

"We did not play well in regards to our level of effort for an entire four quarters," said Cherokee coach Heath Hagberg. "We could not handle their tall athletic posts on the boards and therefore were out-rebounded by the largest margin all season. You get out-rebounded and have the poor shooting night we had and those two make for a long night against the best team in the Lakes Conference."

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