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Cherokee girls clip Emmetsburg

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Cherokee's Megan Hummel races the ball to the basket on this fastbreak effort as teammates Megan Carlson and Jackie Wilson give chase, along with Le Mars defenders in recent action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
EMMETSBURG - An improved Cherokee Washington High girls basketball team outscored Emmetsburg 10-2 in the final three minutes to win their third game in a row with a tense 47-44 Lakes Conference victory over a good E-Hawk team here Tuesday night.

Cherokee led 25-21 after a steady first half, but then turned the ball over in the third quarter as Emmetsburg went on a 13-4 scoring run to post a 34-29 lead heading into the final eight minutes. However, the battling WHS gals dug deep to outscore the hosts 18-10 in the fourth frame, including that deal sealing 10-2 spurt at the end to claim the big win.

Megan Hummel paced Cherokee scoring with 17 points, followed by Shanon Shaefer 14, and Megan Carlson 10. Ashton Connelly led the E-Hawks with 18 points, and 6-1 post Paige Naig totaled 13.

Cherokee's Taylor Woods (52) calls for the ball inside during recent basketball action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
Cherokee sank 17-57 field goals for just 30 percent, was a meager 3-22 from the three-point line, and cashed in 10-17 free throws, including a sweet 6-9 in the critical fourth quarter.

Emmetsburg made 15-42 shots for 36 percent, was 3-11 from the three-point arc, and also netted 10-17 free throws.

Hummel also led her team on the boards with 13 rebounds for a superb double-double outing, and Taylor Woods snagged six rebounds. Hummel had four assists, and Shaefer and Hummel each had three steals.

The Cherokee girls end regular season play with a 6-14 record.

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