Defense Working Hard For Lady E’Hawks
SPIRIT LAKE – “The defense is playing hard but we just can’t get shots to drop for us.”
With that observation, Emmetsburg Head Coach John Kennedy summed up the Lady E’Hawks’ 52-24 loss to Spirit Lake Tuesday night in Lakes Conference basketball action.
The loss gives Emmetsburg a 1-8 mark in the Lakes as they start their second trip through the league and 4-9 overall on the season.
Tuesday’s matchup didn’t start all that quickly for either team, as both the Lady E’Hawks and the Indians struggled in the first few minutes to score points, but by the end of the quarter, Spirit Lake had taken an 11-5 lead over Emmetsburg. Spirit Lake opened up their offense in the second quarter, as their height advantage began to take a bit of a toll against the Lady E’Hawks.
However, Emmetsburg was able to get some shots to drop in the second frame, but trailed 30-15 at the intermission.
In the second half, Emmetsburg’s shooting touch fell off once again, as they only scored two points in the quarter. The defense played solidly, however, holding Spirit Lake to just 12 points in the third quarter for a 42-17 advantage.
Emmetsburg would come up with seven hard-earned points in the fin al quarter of play while its defense gave up just 10 points to the Indians for the 52-24 final tally.
The Lady E’Hawks were led by the 11 points of Bailee Moore, while Tiffany Wollum added six points to Emmetsburg’s tally. Kayla Herbers scored four points, while Mollie Smith added two points and Frankie Schmidt added a free throw.
Emmetsburg will resume league action on Friday night with a road trip to Cherokee.