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Lady E’Hawks Play Close In Narrow Loss To Cherokee

By Staff | Jan 15, 2008

CHEROKEE – Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks put forth a solid effort in a four-point, 58-54 loss to Cherokee Friday night in Lakes Conference girls basketball action.

“The girls were getting things to happen for them,” noted Head Coach John Kennedy. “The offense was working and the defense played well.”

Emmetsburg took the early lead in the contest, taking a 12-8 lead over Cherokee at the end of the first quarter, getting off to a good start offensively. The Lady E’Hawks’ shooting touch cooled in the second quarter, as Cherokee seemed to find their touch and went on to catch Emmetsburg and take a 29-20 lead at the intermission.

In the second half, the Lady E’Hawks continued to battle with the Braves, and outscored Cherokee 17-12 in the quarter to trail 41-37 at the end of the third frame.

The two clubs traded buckets down the stretch in the final quarter, with Emmetsburg scoring 17 points to match Cherokee in the fourth, but would eventually come up the four points short in the 58-54 final tally.

For Emmetsburg, Kayla Herbers would lead the scoring with 17 points, while Bailee Moore followed up with 15 points. Mollie Smith turned in nine points and Maddison Woodruff added eight points. Tiffany Wollum chipped in four points and Molly Clasing added a free throw for one point.

Kayla Herbers would lead the defense with 11 rebounds, while Mollie Smith grabbed six boards in the effort.

Emmetsburg would connect on 12 of 41 shots from inside the arc, 29 percent accuracy, and hit three of 16 from outside the arc, 19 percent. At the free throw line, Emmetsburg made 21 of their 34 shots at the charity stripe, 62 percent accuracy.

The Lady E’Hawks will host Storm Lake tonight (Tuesday.)