Lady E’Hawks Battle With Western Christian
HULL – Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks started out strongly against Western Christian on Tuesday, but couldn’t keep up with the taller Wolfpack in a 50-21 defeat. The loss drops Emmetsburg to 1-4 in the Lakes Conference and 4-4 overall on the season.
The Lady E’Hawks started out strongly on defense against the Wolfpack, keeping Western Christian out of their offensive flow for the first few minutes of the game. With 4:00 to go in the quarter, Emmetsburg trailed just 2-0, but suddenly the Wolfpack found an answer and edged out to a 13-2 lead to end the quarter.
In the second frame, Western Christian started making their offense work, despite the best efforts of the Lady E’Hawks, and posted a 28-6 lead at the intermission.
The Lady E’Hawks struggled through the second half of the contest in getting the ball to the hoop against a taller Western Christian squad. Emmetsburg was able to get some shots, but the opportunities were far and few between as they trailed 40-12 to start the final quarter. Western went to its bench in the final quarter as Emmetsburg continued to scrap for every point and finished the game with the 50-21 final score.
For Emmetsburg, Mollie Smith would lead the offensive effort with nine hard-fought points, while Tiffany Wollum and Kayla Herbers both added four points each. Bailee Moore and Maddison Woodruff would both score two points each in the contest.
Emmetsburg connected on just seven of 36 shots from the field for 19 percent shooting in the game.
Defensively, Bailee Moore pulled down seven rebounds and dished out two assists, while Kayla Herbers had six rebounds.
“Their size was definitely a factor,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach John Kennedy. “But, we got frustrated and didn’t work well together. We just have to be ready to compete every night out.”