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E’Hawks Can’t Get In Synch In Loss

By Staff | Jan 24, 2008

The Wolfpack of Western Christian played a near-faultless game against Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks Tuesday night, handing the E’Hawks a 76-45 loss. The setback drops the E’Hawks to a league mark of 5-6 and 8-7 overall as they set up for two-night stand tonight (Thursday) at Estherville Lincoln Central and Friday hosting Sheldon.

Tuesday night’s game started out slowly for the E’Hawks, who fell behind by eight points quickly in the opening quarter, but a late scoring spurt by the E’Hawks cut the deficit to four points at the end of the first frame, 19-15. However, that’s as close as the E’Hawks would come to the Wolfpack, who simply ran away from Emmetsburg in the second quarter.

Western outscored the E’Hawks by a 25-11 tally in the frame to post a 44-26 lead at halftime.

Western Christian continued to control the tempo of the game, and also controlled the rebounding game in the second half, making nearly every shot they attempted. With a 63-32 lead at the end of the third quarter, Western Christian would go on to cruise tot he 76-45 final margin of victory over the E’Hawks.

Emmetsburg was paced by the 15 points delivered by Trevor Dettmann and the 11 points from Jack Geelan. Langston Jones added six points, with Ryan Wuebker coming away with four points. Nate Brown came off the bench to drain a three-pointer at the final horn, while Brett Wollum, Tyler Kliegl and Nick Wuebker all scored two points in the final tally.

Emmetsburg got five rebounds from Tyler Kliegl in the defensive effort, with Kliegl also dishing out five assists on the night. Trevor Dettmann blocked five shots to round out the defensive effort.

Emmetsburg managed to shoot 44 percent, hitting 12o f 27 attempts from inside the arc, and made six of 20 three point shots for 30 percent accuracy. At the charity stripe, the E’Hawks connected on three of five attempts, 60 percent.

Western Christian hit 25 of 41 shots in the arc for 61 percent shooting and added six of nine three-pointers for 67 percent, with nine of 11 free throws for 82 percent accuracy.