E’Hawks Upset Sioux Central
SIOUX?RAPIDS – Coach Mike Brennan’s E’Hawks came up with a good defensive effort in a 54-37 win over the Rebels of Sioux Central on Monday night. The win improves Emmetsburg to a mark of 6-10 overall on the campaign.
“We played a good first quarter, but then they came back a bit in the second quarter,”?admitted Emmetsburg Head Coach Mike Brennan. “But we really played some good defense in the second half and held them to just 13 points.”
Emmetsburg jumped out to a 10-6 lead after the first quarter of play in Sioux Rapids on Monday night, but a few turnovers and some missed assignments would allow the Rebels, who entered the game with a 13-2 mark, to tie the game up at 24-24 when halftime arrived.
The E’Hawks would come out of the locker room after the break with a renewed sense of purpose. Sioux Central was held to five points of offense in the third quarter, while the E’Hawks countered with 14 points of their own for s 38-29 lead to start the final segment of the contest.
Emmetsburg continued to play solid defense in the waning minutes of the contest and would go on to post the 54-37 final after allowing the Rebels a meager eight points in the last quarter.
Emmetsburg got balanced scoring in the victory, as three players would tally double figures in the scorebook. Trevor Dettmann led the offense for the E’Hawks with 21 points, while Langston Jones added 15 markers to the tally and Nick Wuebker came up with 10 points. Tyler Kliegl scored six points in the win and Tommy Kuecker chipped in two points.
Emmetsburg would out rebound Sioux Central 31-27, with Dettmann grabbing eight rebounds. The E’Hawks committed 13 turnovers to Sioux Central’s 17 turnovers, but came up with 14 assists in the game. Langston Jones would dish out five helpers and Tyler Kliegl added four assists to the effort.
Trevor Dettmann had four of Emmetsburg’s five blocks in the game and the E’Hawks made seven steals as a team in the win.
On the offensive end of the court, Emmetsburg connected on 24 of 50 shots from inside the arc for 48 percent accuracy. At the charity stripe, the E’Hawks made six of eight free throws for 75 percent shooting.
After enjoying a Tuesday off, the E’Hawks face back-to-back games tonight (Thursday) and Friday, as they will host Spirit Lake in a makeup game on Thursday and then welcome LeMars to town on Friday night for Lakes Conference boy-girl doubleheader play.