E’Hawks Gain Revenge With Win
Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks gained a measure of revenge with a 53-40 win over the Tornadoes of Storm Lake Tuesday night. The victory brings the E’Hawks back to a .500 mark in the Lakes Conference boys race with a 5-5 mark and 8-6 overall mark on the season.
After losing a foul-fest to the Tornadoes before Christmas, the E’Hawks knew they would have a job ahead of them in containing some of Storm Lakes shooters in the rematch. That defensive effort paid off for the E’Hawks, who rallied from a bucket deficit at the end of the first quarter to come up with the victory.
The two teams traded buckets during the first quarter, with some solid defense being played both ways, as Storm Lake posted the 14-12 lead to end the opening quarter. Emmetsburg would continue to play a solid defense along with a patient offense in the second quarter and saw the game tied at 22-22 at the halftime break.
In the third quarter, Emmetsburg began to edge away from the Tornadoes, as the E’Hawk defense held Storm Lake scoreless through the first four and a half minutes of the second half. Storm Lake would finally come up with nine points in the final 3:30 of the quarter to trail Emmetsburg 36-31 to start the final frame.
Emmetsburg maintained its lead with solid defensive play and got several great buckets from Trevor Dettmann and the rest of the E’Hawks. With 1:00 to go in the game, the E’Hawks held a 12-point, 49-37 lead and went on to post the 53-40 final margin of victory.
Trevor Dettmann had a top-notch night on the offensive end for the E’Hawks as he tallied 22 points. Brett Wollum followed with nine points, while Tyler Kliegl added eight points. Jack Geelan tipped in five points, with Langston Jones adding four points, Ryan Wuebker adding three points and Nick Wuebker coming off the bench for two points.
Ryan Wuebker would claim 10 rebounds on the night for Emmetsburg with Tommy Kuecker grabbing seven boards. Brett Wollum recorded a pair of steals, while Jack Geelan and Langston Jones both dished out four assists and Jones added a pair of blocked shots.
Emmetsburg connected on 36 percent of its shots from inside the arc, 15 of 42, and made five of 15 three point shots for 33 percent shooting. At the line, the E’Hawks knocked down eight of 19 shots, while Storm Lake made eight of 18 free throws, 42 and 44 percent, respectively.
The E’Hawks will now prepare for a Friday night meeting on the road against the Midgets of Estherville Lincoln Central.