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Le Mars nicks WHS girls in 4th

Friday, February 1, 2013

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.

Alexia Gerdes drives the baseline for Cherokee's girls, in recent game action. Photo by Paul Struck.
The Bulldogs took a narrow 21-20 lead in at halftime, and led 39-37 after three quarters of the competitive game, before pulling away with inside scoring and free throws down the stretch.

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's Brookelyn Hoeppner goes to the hoop. Photo by Paul Struck
Alexia Gerdes led a solid Cherokee effort on the boards, snaring 10 rebounds, while Ariana Smith and Kaely Hummel managed eight each, and Brookelynn Hoeppner and Megan Hummel six apiece. Gerdes also led in steals with three.

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.

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