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Emmetsburg Earns Split On The Road

By Staff | Feb 3, 2009

PASS?IT?OFF - Emmetsburg’s Bailee Moore fires a pass cross court to a teammate during the Lady E’Hawks loss to Sheldon on Friday night. Moore would score 15 points for the Lady E’Hawks in the loss. -- Karen Wuebker photo

Lady E’Hawks Struggle In Second Half

SHELDON – It was a game of two halves for Emmetsburg’s Lady E’Hawks on Friday night as they played a solid first half, but saw their good efforts come up short in a 64-38 loss to Sheldon. The loss drops the Lady E’Hawks to a mark of 3-13 overall and 3-10 in the Lakes girls race.

“We really played pretty well in the first half, but then things got away from us in the second half,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach John Kennedy. “We were right with them for a while and things just went away.”

The Lady E’Hawks and Sheldon both suffered some cold shooting in the first quarter, as Emmetsburg trailed by a digit, 7-6, at the end of the first quarter of the contest. Sheldon was able to start edging out on the Lady E’Hawks in the second quarter, but Emmetsburg wasn’t surrendering anything, playing hard to stay within striking distance.

At the intermission, the Lady E’Hawks would trail by a 32-25 margin.

STEP?TO?THE?LINE - Langston Jones drains a free throw against Sheldon in the E’Hawks’ 73-63 win Friday night. Jones would score 12 points and dish out six assists in the win. -- Karen Wuebker photo

The score would stay fairly close until midway through the third quarter when Sheldon found a hot streak and quickly opened up a 52-33 lead over the Lady E’Hawks to end the third quarter.

In the final quarter, Emmetsburg struggled to hit the mark and Kennedy went to his bench midway through the quarter against Sheldon’s starting five to gain game experience for the 64-38 final tally.

For Emmetsburg, Bailee Moore would be the sparkplug for the offense, scoring 15 points on the night. Tiffany Wollum came up with six points, while Paige Naig tallied five points on the night. Jackie Barnes and Mollie Smith would both score four points in the effort, while Nicole Leuer added three points and Katelyn Schany rounded out the effort with a free throw.

Paige Naig would collect five rebounds while Nicole Leuer grabbed four boards and Bailee Moore made four steals for the Lady E’Hawks.

Emmetsburg will take Tuesday off and resume action on Thursday night for a make-up game with Spirit Lake at the Emmetsburg High School Gym. Then on Friday, the E’Hawks will host LeMars in the final pass through the Lakes Conference for the season.

E’Hawks Shoot Well In Win Over Orabs

SHELDON – Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks claimed a satisfying 73-63 win over the Sheldon Orabs in a Lakes Conference matchup Friday night. A torrid 72 percent shooting average in the first quarter would help propel the E’Hawks to their third conference win and fifth win of the season overall.

“We handled their full-court pressure pretty well,” noted Emmetsburg Head Coach Mike Brennan. “And, we were able to make free throws in the final stretch of the game to make a big difference for us.”

The E’Hawks opened the contest by hitting about everything they threw at the basket, taking a 17-11 lead over the Orabs when the first quarter ended. Emmetsburg went on to post a 14-point lead at the halftime break, with a35-21 advantage in their pockets.

While the shooting touch was solid in the first half, the defensive efforts weren’t lacking, either.

Emmetsburg would come out in the second half and handle the best efforts of the Orabs, out rebounding the Sheldon squad on the Orabs’ home floor and dealing with the full court defensive efforts applied their hosts. With a 39-27 lead to start the final quarter, Emmetsburg was able to step up to the charity stripe in the final minutes of the contest and make free throws, 11 of 12 to be specific, and come away with the most satisfying 73-63 win.

With five E’Hawks scoring in double figures, it was a good night offensively for Mike Brennan’s team.

Trevor Dettmann led the Emmetsburg scoring with 20 points, while Nick Wuebker came up with 18 points. Tyler Kliegl scored 13 points and Langston Jones added 12 points, while Tommy Kuecker rounded out the effort with 10 points.

As a team, the E’Hawks out-rebounded Sheldon by a 22-16 margin. The E’Hawks capped off their unselfish play with 22 assists in the win. Tyler Kliegl and Langston Jones both dished out six helpers to their teammates and Tommy Kuecker handed out five helpers.

Emmetsburg connected on 21 of 30 free throws for 70 percent accuracy and made 22 of 33 shots from inside the arc, 67 percent shooting. The E’Hawks also made two of seven three point attempts for 28 percent shooting.

Emmetsburg will take Tuesday off and resume action on Thursday night for a make-up game with Spirit Lake at the Emmetsburg High School Gym. Then on Friday, the E’Hawks will host LeMars in the final pass through the Lakes Conference for the season.