The Falcons jumped out 21-10 in the first quarter and expanded that lead to 49-20 at halftime, before a 33-point third quarter ballooned the margin to 82-28 heading into the final eight minutes.
OA-BCIG landed all five starters in double figures, with Jessie Pauley leading the way with 31 points, followed by Morgan Vandersloot 25, Ashley Zobel 18, and Katie Kallin and Lexi Olerich 10 apiece. Pauley also registered 10 rebounds and a dozen steals for a rare triple-double performance.
Megan Hummel led Cherokee with 13 points, while Megan carlson tallied nine, and Liz Dawson eight.
Hummel also pocketed 13 rebounds for a double-double night, followed by Carlson nine, Dawson eight, and Clare Tuttle seven. Hummel also led her team in steals with four, and Shanon Shaefer and Katie Sambrano had three assists each to lead that category.
"I was proud of the girls' effort. We played hard all game long," said Cherokee coach Heath Hagberg. "OA-BCIG's pressure defense was the difference in the game. Their intense pressure caused us to lose our composure and forced us to make many poor decisions with the basketball. They are a great team and very well balanced. I would not be surprised if they end up as the state champions.
"Liz Dawson played well for us with eight points and six rebounds in her final game. I would like to thank her and Danielle Hansen for their dedication to the program in the last four years. Their presence will be missed in the future.
Cherokee ends the season with an 8-13 record.