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Lady E’Hawks Stumble At Spirit Lake

By Staff | Nov 28, 2008

SCRAMBLING - Emmetsburg’s Katelyn Schany, in the foreground, and teammate Hannah Reichert, in the background, scramble for a loose ball with Spirit Lake’s Caila Jones during action in Tuesday’s Lakes Conference opener for the two clubs. Emmetburg would come up short in a 46-25 decision to the Indians to start the season with a 0-1 mark. -- Dan Voigt photo.

SPIRIT LAKE – The regular season opened on a losing note for the Emmetsburg Lady E’Hawks Tuesday. Spirit Lake claimed a 46-25 win over the Lady E’Hawks in the first Lakes Conference game of the season for both clubs.

The Lady E’Hawks got off to a tentative start against the Indians, who had played a night earlier to get their first game jitters worked out. Spirit Lake took a 10-point, 14-4 lead at the end of the first quarter, and managed to maintain a lead to a 23-14 margin at the half.

Emmetsburg was able to start making the offense flow in the second quarter, and also began taking away some of Spirit Lake’s offense as they actually outscored the Indians 10-9 in the quarter.

In the second half, Spirit Lake’s defensive pressure created several turnovers for the Lady E’Hawks, allowing the Indians to take a 16-point, 36-20 advantage at the end of the third quarter.

In the final quarter, the reserve players entered the contest to get some experience as the Indians claimed the 46-25 win.

Emmetsburg was led in scoring by Paige Naig with eight points, while Bailee Moore added seven points. Tiffany Wollum added five markers, and Jackie Barnes came away with four points.

“We’ve got a game under our belts now, and we can see what we need to get better at,” noted Head Coach John Kennedy.

The Lady E’Hawks return to action in a girl-boy doubleheaders next Tuesday, Dec. 2, when they travel to Cherokee for Lakes Conference Basketball action.

In the JV game, Spirit Lake took a 38-10 win. Justine Kummer had four points, while Tayler Bruns, Bridget Rouse and Paige Naig all had two points.