ALTA - Striking fast and true, the Cherokee Washington High girls blew out to a 19-4 lead in the fist quarter and proceeded to dispatch Alta-Aurelia 63-36 in non-conference basketball action here Thursday night.
Taler Stanton paced the Warriors with 13 points, and Micah Barnes added six. Jenna Snyder grabbed 11 rebounds to lead A-A in that category, and Stanton pocketed eight.
Cherokee netted 21-55 field goals for 38 percent, including 9-24 three-balls, and cashed in just 12-32 free throws, missing 20 in the foul-plagued game.
Kaely Hummel led the winners in assists with seven, and Megan Hummel led in steals with seven.
"We need to cut down on our fouls and turnovers,' said Cherokee coach Heath Hagberg. "We hurry and then get careless with the ball and create turnovers that really hurt us at times. It also interferes with the flow of the game.
"Our effort was very good ,and I never worry about how hard our girls play because they bring it every night out. We jumped out early and kind of put it on cruise control the rest of the way."
Cherokee plays at Spirit Lake Tuesday night, and the Warriors host Sioux Central in Alta.