Lady E’Hawks Can’t Shake Shooting Slump In Loss
Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks continue to battle shooting woes as they suffered through a scoreless quarter in a 39-22 loss to LeMars on Friday, Dec. 21. The loss sent the Lady E’Hawks into the holiday break with a mark of 1-6 in the Lakes Conference girls battles and 4-6 overall on the season.
“We just keep having one quarter where we can’t score well,” noted Head Coach John Kennedy. “We’ve just got to keep working as hard as we can and things will fall into place.”
The Lady E’Hawks got off to a slow start after a five-day layoff, as they struggled getting shots to drop in the opening quarter on Friday. LeMars came out and quickly took a 17-5 lead over Emmetsburg at the end of the first quarter and would never look back.
Emmetsburg would score just four points in the second quarter, but their defense played well, limiting LeMars to just five points for a 22-9 deficit at the intermission.
But in the third quarter, the wheels came off the wagon completely. Try as they might, Emmetsburg simply couldn’t get the ball in the hoop during the quarter, while LeMars added nine points to their coffers for a 31-9 lead to end the third frame.
But in the fourth, the Lady E’Hawks started to come back. Emmetsburg began getting some shots to fall as the offense began finding the range of the bucket, and at the same time, the Lady E’Hawks were continuing to keep LeMars’ defense reined in, giving up just eight points.
However it was too little too late as LeMars would claim the 39-22 win.
Kayla Herbers led Emmetsburg with 12 points, while Tiffany Wollum added three points. Bailee Moore and Molly Clasing each came away with two points, while Mollie Clasing rounded out the effort with a free throw.
Emmetsburg returns to action on Jan. 3 when they host Manson Northwest Webster.