#3 Cherokee proved to be too much, as the Braves defeated East Sac County 91-68 Wednesday night in a girls basketball 3A region semifinal in Cherokee.
Cherokee never trailed in the game, as they were led by Paityn Hagberg with 23, including five of the team’s nine from downtown.
The Raiders did manage a season-high in points, led by the Wells Ag Supply of Fonda Player of the Game, Maty Quirk, who had 21, including five of East Sac’s 11 threes. Madi Friedrichsen followed with 14, and went 8 for 8 at the foul line.
East Sac finishes the season 10-12. They’ll graduate two seniors, Friedrichsen and Madi Bruening.
Cherokee (21-1) will play in a 3A region final in Harlan on Saturday night against Red Oak.