Lady E’Hawks Fall At LeMars
LEMARS – The Lady E’Hawks of Emmetsburg put forth another good effort in a 53-42 loss to LeMars on Friday night. The setback drops Emmetsburg to 1-14 in the league and 4-15 overall on the season.
Against the Bulldogs, Emmetsburg struggled to start getting the offense to work, but the defense played well in keeping Emmetsburg within striking range.
Trailing 21-15 to start the second quarter, Emmetsburg was only able to generate four points offensively, but the defensive efforts kept LeMars away from the bucket, as the Bulldogs were only able to score seven points of their own to take a 28-19 lead at the half-time break.
In the second half, Emmetsburg got their offense working, as they were able to come out and outscore LeMars 11-10 during the quarter, despite having Coach John Kennedy whistled for a technical foul midway through the quarter. LeMars was unable to convert on the opportunity, which helped spark the Lady E’Hawks to the 38-30 score to start the final quarter.
LeMars and Emmetsburg would trade baskets in the final quarter, but a pair of turnover would turn out to make a difference, as LeMars tallied 15 points to Emmetsburg’s 12 point effort, but the 11 point deficit was too much to overcome as LeMars claimed the 53-42 win.
For Emmetsburg, Kayla Herbers led the offensive effort, scoring 14 points, while Bailee Moore added 11 points to the effort. Mollie Smith scored eight points in the contest, while Maddison Woodruff added four points. Molly Clasing tallied three points and Tiffany Wollum rounded out the effort with two points.
Emmetsburg will make its’ final conference game trip tonight (Tuesday) when they travel to Spencer to take on the Tigers.
Emmetsburg will finish out the week with a non-conference contest on Thursday at Pocahontas Area before opening the second season on Saturday night, Feb. 9, when they will host the Rebels of Sioux Central in the first round tournament game at Emmetsburg High School . Game time will be 7 p.m.