SIOUX CENTER - The Cherokee Washington High girls continued their recent winning ways with a 50-46 upset of Sioux Center on the Warriors home court in first-round Class 2A Girls Regional basketball here Saturday night.
Shanon Shaefer led the way for the victorious Cherokee club with 19 points, while Taylor Woods added nine, Megan Carlson eight, and Megan Hummel seven.
Amber Bakker paced Sioux Center with 16 points, and Morgan Rozeboom tallied 10 and pulled down 10 rebounds for a double-double. Bakker had nine boards.
Cherokee sank 18-57 field goals for a chilly 32 percent, including 9-23 three-pointers, and converted 5-10 free throws. The Warriors made 19-59 shots also for 32 percent, and were 6-30 from the three-point line. Sioux Center meshed 2-8 free throws.
Hummel paced Cherokee on the boards with 11 rebounds, followed by Jackie Wilson nine, and Katie Sambrano six. Sambrano and Carlson each had four assists.
The WHS girls trailed 21-20 at halftime, and 36-34 heading into the fourth quarter, before outscoring the Warriors 16-10 in the final frame.
"It was a good win for us," said a pleased Cherokee coach Heath Hagberg. "To beat a good Sioux Center team on their home floor is a great accomplishment. We played hard and Shanon shot the ball really well. Taylor had a quality game coming off the bench, and Megan Hummel and jackie had good rebounding games. We've been playing well recently and have gained some confidence that has been helpful in several close games.
With four wins in a row, the Cherokee girls continue down tourney trail with an 8-13 record, while Sioux Center ends its season with a 13-8 mark.