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Class 1A quarterfinal: Cherry rolls into second round

By David La Vaque, 03/23/22, 3:15PM CDT


Tigers sophomore guard scores 31 points in victory over Nevis.

Cherry's Isaac Asuma brings the ball up the court. Asuma had 31 points and 17 rebounds in Cherry's victory. Photo by Mark Hvidsten, SportsEngine

Cherry sophomore guard Isaac Asuma’s last name is pronounced “awesome-ah,” phonetically appropriate given his performance in Wednesday’s Class 1A boys’ basketball state tournament quarterfinal.

Asuma led all scorers with 31 points and 17 rebounds, pushing his team to a 68-57 victory over a Nevis team which won the teams’ first meeting 67-45 at home on Jan. 18.

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