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Dettmann Rips Nets For 30

By Staff | Feb 19, 2009

SPLIT?THE?DEFENSE - Emmetsburg’s Tyler Kliegl splits Humboldt’s Jacob Larson and Nick Madsen on his way to a bucket in the E’Hawks’ 71-56 win over the Wildcats in the first round of Class 2A tournament play Monday night. The E’Hawks advance to a District semi-final Thursday against West Hancock at Britt. -- Dan Voigt photo

HUMBOLDT – A career-high 30-point game from Trevor Dettmann helped Emmetsburg’s E’Hawks earn a 71-56 victory over Humboldt Monday night. The opening round win in Class 2A District tournament basketball action propels the E’Hawks into a semi-final contest tonight (Thursday) at Britt against the Eagles of West Hancock.

Emmetsburg, who entered the post season with a season mark of 8-15, rode their defense in the opening quarter to set the tone of the game from the start. The E’Hawks took away Humboldt’s outside shots and held the host Wildcats to just four points in the first stanza, while taking a 12-4 lead to end the quarter.

The E’Hawks offense got into a rhythm early, as senior Trevor Dettmann was able to slash inside for points, while sophomore Nick Wuebker was able to add buckets along with junior Langston Jones to keep the Wildcats guessing on defense. When the first half ended, Emmetsburg held a 30-16 advantage, allowing Humboldt just 12 points in the second quarter to outscore the Wildcats 18-12.

Humboldt wouldn’t concede anything in the second half, as they continued to battle the E’Hawks tough. In the third quarter, the Wildcats kept firing away, matching the E’Hawks bucket for bucket, with Emmetsburg continuing to hold a 17 point lead at the end of the quarter, 46-29.

But in the final quarter, with fouls beginning to force a little conservatism on the E’Hawk defense, the Wildcats tried to claw their way back into the game.

The E’Hawks saw their 17 point lead get whittled down to eight points with less than 3:00 to go in the game, but patient offense and tenacious defense would allow the E’Hawks to rally back and take the 71-56 final margin of victory.

For Emmetsburg’ Trevor Dettmann would rip the nets for 30 points, a career best effort. Teammate Langston Jones added 19 points and Nick Wuebker came up with 14 points. Tyler Kliegl added five points and Tommy Kuecker rounded out the effort with three points.