E’Hawks Earn Victory Over Midgets
Emmetsburg came up with a solid defensive effort in taking a hard-fought, 50-44 win over Esthervile Lincoln Central on Friday night.
The last time the two teams met back in December, the E’Hawks came up short in a 45-41 loss to the Midgets, and Coach Mike Brennan’s ball club hadn’t forgotten that loss.
On Friday, the E’Hawks came out somewhat sluggishly, but managed to come up with a 10-6 lead over the Midgets at the end of the first quarter.
The E’Hawks continued to score with good shots and a patient offense in the second quarter, but the Midgets tried to cut the deficit midway through the second quarter, only to have Emmetsburg wheel off a 10-2 run to jump out to a 23-11 lead at the intermission.
Holding Estherville Lincoln Central to 11 points in the first half would be a good building block for the E’Hawks in the second half, but the Midgets seemed to have other ideas.
ELC would come out firing in the second half, but were unable to do any more than match Emmetsburg bucket for bucket in the third quarter to trail 34-22 when the third quarter ended.
The E’Hawks would continue to play good defense in the fourth quarter, but ELC?wouldn’t go away. The Midgets cut Emmetsburg’s lead to seven points and then whittled it down to a 49-44 tally with 09 to go, but a free throwwould bump Emmetsburg to the half-century mark as the E’Hawks took advantage of 29 trips to the charity stripe in the contest and made 18 of those opportunities for the 50-44 win.
Nick Wuebker would score 15 points in the winning effort for the E’Hawks, and grabbed nine rebounds with a pair of blocked shots.
Tyler Kliegl would come up with 13 points and eight rebounds while dishing out three assists on the night.
Trevor Dettmann added a dozen points with seven boards and three blocks, along with two steals.
Tommy Kuecker and Langston Jones both scored five points each and grabbed four and two rebounds, respectively.
The E’Hawks travel to Hull tonight (Tuesday)?to take on Hull Western Christian.