The visiting Le Mars girls outscored Cherokee Washington High 21-11 in the fourth quarter to snag a hard-fought, quick-striking 60-48 Lakes Conference basketball victory here Tuesday night.
Le Mars won the game at the free throw line, netting 15-26 free throws compared to just 3-5 by Cherokee. The WHS lasses were whistled for 20 fouls in the game and Le Mars for 11.
Molly Renken paced the Bulldog scoring with 16 points, followed by Emily Pick 15, and Mary Kate Eckstaine 10.
Sisters Megan and Kaely Hummel led Cherokee's offense with 14 points apiece, and Megan Carlson added eight. Megan Hummel and Carlson led their team in assists with four each.
Cherokee sank 20-47 field goals for 43 percent, including 5-18 three-pointers, and Le Mars meshed 19-55 shots for 35 percent, including 7-30 three-balls.
Cherokee (5-14) hosts winless Storm Lake here Friday night.