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Lady E-Hawks Open Hardwood Season With Win

November 20, 2012
Dan Voigt , Emmetsburg News

Emmetsburg's Lady E-Hawk basketball team opened the 2012-13 season Thursday with a one-point victory over Bishop Garrigan in an Iowa Pride Challenge game. For Emmetsburg, it was the start of a new season with a new head coach, as former Lady E-Hawk standout Anne (Burdorf)?Fiene took the reins of the girls' basketball fortunes.

With limited numbers on the roster for the season, the Lady E-Hawks hosted the Golden Bears in the Pride Scrimmage, which identifies a community service project that participants play for. Players on Thursday brought toys for children in the area.

For Emmetsburg, the Lady E-Hawks are led by senor Whitney Kibbie, who missed last season with a knee injury. Juniors Hadley Egland and Tegan Olson also return, but Olson is sidelined with a knee injury at this time. A solid group of sophomore players return for the Lady E-Hawks this season, led by letterwinners Ashton Connelly, Alexa Naig and Michaela Rehm, along with Emily Bonnstetter.

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TIE?UP - Hadley Egland and Whitney Kibbie get in on a jump ball for the Lady E-Hawks during play on Thursday night against Bishop Garrigan - Dan Voigt photo

Newcomers to the program for the season are freshmen Cierra McAllister, Kaity Mason and Olivia Hampe.

In the Junior Varsity contest, Emmetsburg would trail 6-7 after one quarter and 8-14 at the break, before stalling out in the third quarter to trail 8-22 and then falling 26-10.

In the varsity game, Emmetsburg would tie Bishop Garrigan 11-11 after one and lead 23-20 at the break. Emmetsburg led 32-26 after three quarters but held off a determined rally by the Golden Bears down the stretch in the final seconds to earn the 39-38 final margin of victory.



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