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Spencer girls clip Cherokee

Thursday, January 17, 2013

The battling Cherokee Washington High girls suffered through a 14-4 scoring run in the third quarter by visiting Spencer here Tuesday night and the result was a game-breaking spurt that led to a Tiger 49-41 Lakes Conference basketball victory.

Cherokee's Megan Hummel looks for a shot after being pinned in on the baseline against Spencer defenders Tuesday night in Cherokee. Photo by Paul Struck
Megan Hummel paced the Cherokee offense with 17 points, and Kaely Hummel added 11 against the towering Tigers featuring two 6-footers in side and a 5-11 forward. Cherokee's Ariana Smith at 5-8 held her own throughout for Cherokee, scoring six points and playing some great defense against the taller rivals.

Kirstin Martindale led Spencer's scoring with 16 points, and Taylor Anderson addd eight to the cause.

Cherokee managed to make 15-49 field goals for a chilly 31 percent, including a 2-12 effort from the three-point line. The WHS lasses cashed in 9-12 free throws, while the Tigers sank 12-27.

Cherokee's Ariana Smith drives the ball to the basket against Spencer defender Kirstin Martindale during basketball action in Cherokee Tuesday night. Photo by Paul Struck
Brookelynn Hoeppner led Cherokee's rebounding with nine, while Magan Carlson grabbed six, and led her team in assists with five, and steals with four. Kaely Hummel also Registered four steals.

Cherokee led 15-14 after one frame, and 24-23 at halftime before the Tigers made defensive adjustments and seized of Cherokee's cold shooting to outscore the hosts 14-4 and post a 37-28 lead heading into the final eight minutes.

"We had 23 turnovers and that's two games worth for us," noted Cherokee coach Heath Hagberg. "Turnovers and poor shooting really cost us tonight. They were the difference in the game.

"I thought Ariana played a great game at both ends. She scored early inside for us and played solid defense the whole game."

Cherokee plays at Alta-Aurelia tonight and treks to #1 Hull Western Christian Friday night.

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