E’Hawks Fall To Western Christian Boys
HULL – A bad quarter spelled the difference in a matchup between Western Christian and the Emmetsburg E’Hawks Tuesday night. The E’Hawks fell 75-43 to Western to slip to 2-2 in the Lakes Conference and 3-3 overall on the season.
The E’Hawks played a solid game in the first half of the game at Hull Tuesday night, as they trailed by just nine points, 11-20, at the end of the first quarter. But in the second quarter, Emmetsburg put forth a great effort, featuring a patient offense and a good defensive effort to cut the deficit to a 32-28 margin at the intermission.
When the second half began, the E’Hawks stumbled. Coming out of the locker room, Emmetsburg would only score six points in the quarter, while Western Christian went on to take 24 points onto their total and put the game out of reach .
Trailing 56-34 to start the final stanza, the E’Hawks tried to claw their way back into the game, but couldn’t counter the effects of a taller lineup that put the game out of reach for the 57-43 final tally.
The E’Hawks were led by Brett Wollum’s 19 point effort. Trevor Dettmann came away with a dozen points and Ryan Wuebker added eight points to the effort. Jack Geelan and Tommy Kuecker each added two points to the coffers.
“We really played very well in the second quarter,” E’Hawk Head Coach Mike Brennan noted. “We outscored Western 17-12 in the quarter, but things just didn’t go our way after the half. Western turned up their pressure and we got out of our offense, and that’s something we just can’t afford to do.”
The E’Hawks have little time to regroup, as they travel to Sheldon on Friday night and travel to Milford on Saturday for a non-conference matchup with the Okoboji Pioneers.