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E’Hawks, Lady E’Hawks Fall In Back-To-Back League Games

By Staff | Dec 16, 2008

E’Hawk Basketball

The E’Hawks of Emmetsburg continue to look for their first league win on the court after dropping a pair of contests to Hull Western Christian and Estherville Lincoln Central last week. The E’Hawks slipped to 0-4 in the Lakes Conference and 1-4 overall after the back-to-back losses on Thursday and Friday night.

Against Hull Western Christian on Thursday, the taller Wolfpack gave the E’Hawks lots of challenges through the contest. Emmetsburg trailed 9-22 after one quarter of play and the Wolfpack took a 48-15 lead at the intermission as the E’Hawks struggled against the Wolfpack defense.

Emmetsburg refused to surrender and kept battling to trail 62-34 to start the final quarter, but the Wolfpack would persevere in the 76-44 win.

Langston Jones would lead Emmetsburg with 16 points, while Nick Wuebker added 10 points. Trevor Dettmann came away with eight points, while Tyler Kliegl chipped in five points. Nate Brown had three points and Cory Schultes added two points to the mix.

Nick Wuebker would grab eight rebounds and Trevor Dettmann added five boards. Langston Jones dished out five assists in the loss.

On Friday night, cold free throw shooting would doom the E’Hawks as they fell to Estherville Lincoln Central by a 45-41 margin at Estherville. The game started out slowly with both teams playing to a 9-9 tie after one quarter. The tempo stayed slow through the second quarter, but a three pointer by Langston Jones would give the E’Hawks a 21-16 lead at the half-time break.

ELC would battle back in the third frame and take a 31-29 lead to start the final quarter, but cold shooting at the line would allow the Midgets to stay on top, despite missing four free-throws after a technical foul on the E’Hawks. However, ELC would scrape by to take the 45-41 win.

Langston Jones led Emmetsburg in scoring with 15 points, while Trevor Dettmann added 14 points before fouling out in the final quarter. Nick Wuebker added six points, while Tyler Kliegl came away with four points and Cory Schultes came off the bench to add two points.

Trevor Dettmann would grab seven rebounds and Nick Wuebker snared six boards.

The task gets no easier as the E’Hawks will host Sheldon in Lakes Conference play tonight (Tuesday) before closing out this half of the season.

Lady E’Hawk Basketball

Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks dropped a pair of Lakes Conference games to Western Christian of Hull on Thursday and Estherville Lincoln Central on Friday night. The losses give Emmetsburg a 1-4 mark in the Lakes and 2-4 overall mark going into the final week of play before the holiday break.

In a game played Thursday night after being weathered out on Tuesday, the Lady E’Hawks gave a solid effort but came up short to Western Christian by a 55-36 final tally.

The game was close to start with Emmetsburg trailing 15-12 after the first quarter and 27-19 at the intermission. The Lady E’Hawks continued to play with the visiting Wolfpack in the third quarter, trailing 33-29 to start the final frame, but Western Christian pulled away in the final quarter to take the 55-36 win.

Jackie Barnes would lead the Lady E’hawks with 11 points in the effort, while Mollie Smith added seven points. Tiffany Wollum came up with five points, while Paige Naig had two points and Bailee Moore sank a free throw for one point.

On Friday, the Lady E’Hawks journeyed to Estherville but fell victim to the Midgettes by a 65-44 tally. ELC used three-point shooting early to take a 36-23 lead at the intermission, and stretched the lead to 39-46 after three quarters. Emmetsburg tried to make a run in the closing minutes, but came up short for the 65-44 loss.

For Emmetsburg Bailee Moore had 13 points, while Jackie Barnes added 10 markers to the effort. Tiffany Wollum kicked in six points, while Paige Naig scored four points. Mollie Smith added two points, while Bridget Rouse and Nicole Leuer both added two points as well.

Jackie Barnes would grab 15 rebounds for the Lady E’Hawks.

Emmetsburg will host Sheldon tonight (Tuesday) in Lakes Conference action.