HOLSTEIN - The Cherokee Washington High girls outscored Ridge View 8-3 in overtime to escape a non-conference basjetball tussle here Saturday night by the score of 40-35.
Some of that low scoring could be attributed to solid defense by both clubs, and also cold shooting. Cherokee managed to sink 16-58 field goals for 28 percent, and Ridge View made 12-53 for just 23 percent. Cherokee was 5-26 from the three-point arc, and the Raptors netted 2-15 three-balls.
Cherokee managed just 1-9 free throws, compared to 9-13 for the Raptors.
Megan Hummel tallied seven points for the WHS gals, and Megan Carlson six. Jackie Wilson controlled the boards for Cherokee with 11 rebounds, followed by Hummel and Carlson with six apiece, and Shaefer and Katie Sambrano five each.
Sambrano also led the winners in assists with six, and Shaefer led in steals with five, and Hummel registered four.
Rachel Boyle paced the Raptors scoring with nine points, and Nicole Snyder tallied seven, Kaitlyn Wulf six, and Jadyn Mohr five.
Wulf led Ridge View rebounders with nine, followed by Anna Davis six, and Mohr and Katie Boyle four apiece. Wulf also totaled four steals to lead her team in that category.
"It was a tough game to lose," said Ridge View coach Ken Slater. "Cherokee did what they had to do to get the win. I was proud of our girls fight and effort."
Cherokee (1-4) plays at Lakes Conference foe Estherville-LC Friday night before the holiday break. E-LC is rated #2 in Class 2A behind defending state champion and #1 Odebolt-Arthur/Battle Creek-Ida Grove.