E’Hawks Edged In Overtime
Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks ended a tough first week of the season with a heartbreaking 56-54 overtime loss to Storm Lake. The tough loss gives Emmetsburg an 0-2 mark to start the Lakes Conference campaign and a 1-2 overall mark at the end of the first week of play.
Turnovers hurt the E’Hawks in the contest, even though they were able to lead through nearly all of the contest.
After jumping out to a 15-9 lead at the end of the first quarter, the E’Hawks had to work hard to fend off the pesky Storm Lake squad, which began hitting its shots in the second quarter, outscoring Emmetsburg by a 16-10 margin, but the E’Hawks held the slim, one point 25-24 lead at the intermission.
In the second half, Emmetsburg was able to edge away from the Tornadoes, taking a 35-30 lead at the end of the third frame, but Storm Lake continued to chip away at the E’Hawks. As regulation time spun down, Storm Lake took the lead at 50-48, but Emmetsburg managed to tie the game with :01.8 seconds to go after Storm Lake lost a rebound out of bounds.
Langston Jones inbounded the ball to Tyler Kliegl, standing in the paint in front of the hoop and the senior quickly sank the short jumper for the 50-50 tie at the horn.
In the extra period, Storm Lake scored first, holding a 52-50 lead for over 2:00 until Nate Brown hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 53-53, but a foul by Jones away from the ball allowed Spencer to take a one-point, 54-53 lead.
Langston Jones would tie the game back up on a free throw with :27 to go at 54-54, but fouls by the E’Hawks would put Storm Lake on the charity stripe twice in the final :26. The E’Hawks had a chance to tie the game again with :16 to go, but Jones missed the front end of a one-and-one and Storm Lake would get a final free throw to secure the 56-54 win.
Trevor Dettmann would lead the E’Hawks with 19 points in the effort, while teammate Nick Wuebker added 17 points before he fouled out late in the third quarter. Nate Brown tallied nine points, including a three-pointer and Langston Jones had seven points. Tyler Kliegl and Cory Schultes both scored one point each.
Tyler Kliegl dished out nine assists, while Langston Jones had seven steals and dished out seven helpers. Nick Wuebker blocked six shots, while Jones and Kliegl each blocked five shots.
Emmetsburg hit 20 of 27 shots from inside the arc, 74 percent, and made 11 of 20 free throws, or 55 percent accuracy.