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E’Hawk Cagers Split In Opening Games Of Season

By Staff | Dec 4, 2008

PUT IT UP THERE - Emmetsburg’s Trevor Dettmann goes over the Pocahontas defense for a shot in the E’Hawks’ 65-54 win in their season opener on Monday.-- Dan Voigt photo

Emmetsburg’s E’Hawk basketball team picked up a season-opening split in games played Monday and Tuesday night. On Monday, the E’Hawks rallied to defeat Pocahontas Area 65-54, but on Tuesday, a trip to Cherokee resulted in a 62-27 loss for the E’Hawks, who are 0-1 in the Lakes and 1-1 on the year.

Against the Indians on Monday, Emmetsburg trailed 20-11 after the first quarter and 38-24 at halftime. The E’Hawks were able to cut the gap in the second half, coming out of the lockerroom to start the third quarter with a better flow to the offense and defense.

The defense shut Pocahontas Area down in the third quarter, giving up just three points while the E’Hawks scored 15 to trail 39-41, but in the final quarter, the E’Hawks made their shots and pulled out the 65-54 win.

Langston Jones would lead the scoring for the E’Hawks with 19 points, while Nick Wuebker tallied 15 points. Trevor Dettmann and Tyler Kliegl would both score 11 points in the win, while Nate Brown came off the bench for five points and Kyle Elbert added four points.

Trevor Dettmann came away with 12 rebounds in the win, while blocking four shots. Langston Jones had 10 boards and two steals, while Tyler Kliegl dished out seven assists.

MUGGING - Nick Wuebker got ganged up on at times under the bucket in Monday’s game against Pocahontas Area. Wuebker would score 15 points before fouling out in the E’Hawks’ 65-54 win over the Indians. -- Dan Voigt photo

But with a lack of practice time and back-to-back games, Emmetsburg struggled on Tuesday in the 62-27 loss to Cherokee.

The E’Hawks trailed 33-7 at half time, and simple could not get the offense to flow during the game.

Cherokee out-rebounded the E’Hawks 28-20 in the contest, which saw Emmetsburg commit 16 turnovers.

Trevor Dettmann led the scoring with 10 points, while Nick Wuebker added eight points. Langston Jones and Cory Schultes both tallied three points, while Steve Heddinger tallied two points and Nate Brown chipped in a free throw.

The third game of the week faces the E’Hawks on Friday when they will host Storm Lake in a Lakes Conference matchup. Then on Tuesday, Dec. 9, the E’Hawks will host Hull Western Christian in conference action.