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Cherokee girls tumble at East Sac County

Thursday, December 20, 2012

SAC CITY - The East Sac County Raiders crept away with a 41-32 second half scoring run to outdistance Cherokee Washington High 70-59 in non-conference girls basketball action here Monday night.

Cherokee's Sara Ramirez, left, and Kaely Hummel hustle in to stop a drive to the basket by an opposing player during recent basketball action in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
The Raiders eked out a 29-27 halftime lead after the teams were tied at 13-13 after one quarter.

Megan Hummel led the Cherokee girls scoring with 18 points, while Kaely Hummel added 16, and Alexia Gerdes 13.

Dakota Blum paced East Sac County with 16 points, followed by Kaitlin Bass 11, and Mak Ernst 11.

Cherokee made 25-54 field goals for a warm 46 percent, including 3-14 three-balls. The team netted 6-13 free throws, while East Sac County meshed 14-29 from the foul line.

Gerdes led Cherokee on the boards with nine rebounds, and Megan Hummel grabbed seven, and Sara Ramirez four. kaely Hummel tallied five assists and five steals, while Megan Hummel totaled five assists and six steals.

Cherokee was plagued with 27 turnovers in the fast-paced contest.

"I thought we did some good things in the game but had too many unforced turnovers," said Cherokee coach Heath Hagberg. "We can't continue to take away offensive opportunities from ourselves. I thought we shot the ball well against their 2-3 zone.

"Megan and Kaely had good offensive games. Alexia made some good strong offensive moves converting on 6 of 7 shots. She also grabbed 9 rebounds."

The Cherokee girls play at Le Mars Friday night before the holiday break.

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