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E’Hawk JV Playing Hard

By Staff | Jan 31, 2008

Emmetsburg’s junior varsity boys came up short last Tuesday in a 39-50 loss to Western Christian. However, the young E’Hawks would close out the week with a split in their games on Thursday and Friday.

Against Western Christian, the E’Hawks trailed 14-3 after the first quarter and 25-18 at the break. The Wolfpack led 39-25 after three quarters before taking the 50-39 final win.

Emmetsburg got 18 points and 10 rebounds from Nick Wuebker for the double-double, while Nate Brown added 11 points. Kyle Elbert and Tommy Kuecker both had four points and Langston Jones scored two points.

“We improved our game from the first time we played Western Christian, losing that first game at Hull by 40 points,” noted JV Coach Phil Geelan. “We did commit 22 turnovers tonight. If we can learn to handle pressure better, this team will compete well at the varsity level.”

On Thursday, the were edged by Estherville Lincoln Central in a 41-39 loss, but defeated Sheldon on Friday night by a 50-47 margin.

At the half, Emmetsburg trailed 20-16 and would trail by as many as nine points in the second half before coming back in the final quarter, only to fall short in the 41-49.

Langston Jones led the scoring with 17 points, while Nick Wuebker had 10 points and nine rebounds. Tommy Kuecker chipped in six points, with Joel Priest and Nate Brown both scoring three points. Kyle Elbert dished out three assists for the E’Hawks.

“We out-rebounded Estherville , but we only shot 28 percent inside the arc and put them on the line 12 more times than we had,” noted JV Coach Phil Geelan.

But on Friday night, the E’Hawks improved their record to eight wins and six losses with a 50-47 win over Sheldon. The E’Hawks led 22018 at the intermission and controlled the game to take the final margin of victory.

Nick Wuebker led Emmetsburg with a double-double 16 points and 11 rebounds, while Nat Brown added 15 points, with five three-pointers. Langston Jones added eight points, with Cory Schultes chipping in four points. Joel Priest had three points, while Ben Pelzer and Kyle Elbert both scored two points, and Elbert dished out five assists.

“We shot seven of 18 from three-point range and had 12 of 23 inside the arc,” Geelan noted. “We controlled the rebounding and out-rebounded Sheldon 32-19 for the win.”