Lady E’Hawks Struggle With Offense In Loss
Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks suffered through a cold offensive night on the court that matched the outdoor temperature in a 58-21 loss to Estherville Lincoln Central Friday night. The loss drops the Lady E’Hawks to 1-3 in Lakes Conference play and 2-3 overall on the season.
It was a tough first quarter for the Lady E’Hawks, as they were unable to get any penetration into the paint against the aggressive Midgette defense. ELC put up a very physical pressure defense that kept Emmetsburg at bay, resulting in a 15-4 ELC lead at the end of the first quarter. The second frame was much the same, but Emmetsburg began finding the bucket as they tried to adapt their offense to what the Midgettes would allow. It was still a battle, however, as Emmetsburg struggled to hit three buckets to trail 28-10 at the halftime break.
The Midgette defense wouldn’t relent in the second half, as they continued to stymie and harass the Lady E’Hawks through the third quarter, and trailing 17-49 to start the final frame, Emmetsburg was playing for pride in the last period.
The Lady E’Hawks continued to battle, but the more physical play of the Midgettes and Emmetsburg’s youthfulness would combine for the 58-21 final score.
Emmetsburg was led by the seven points of Bailee Moore, and the six points from Mollie Smith. Tiffany Wollum, Molly Clasing, Kayla Herbers and Bridget Rouse would all added two points each to the final effort.
After hosting Armstrong-Ringsted on Monday night, the Lady E’Hawks face the daunting challenge of a trip to Hull tonight (Tuesday) to meet Western Christian, and they return west on Friday night for a meeting with Sheldon. The Lady E’Hawks will close out a long week on Saturday against Okoboji at Milford.