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E’Hawk JV Off To Good Start

By Staff | Dec 29, 2009

Emmetsburg’s E’Hawk Junior Varsity boys are off to a good start with a 3-0 mark in their opening contests.

For Coach Phil Geelan and the young E’Hawks, the campaign started with a 66-36 win over Pocahontas Area/Pomeroy-Palmer on Nov. 30.

Emmetsburg jumped out to a 32-16 lead at half time, and cruised on to take the win. The E’Hawks pulled down 26 rebounds while the Indians grabbed 24 boards in the contest. Emmetsburg committed just 14 turnovers, while their opponents committed 33 miscues in the game. The E’Hawk defense was steal-happy, swiping the ball 24 times while the Indians managed just four steals in the matchup.

Form Emmetsburg Bobby Gappa tallied 13 points, while Ryan Kliegl added a dozen points. Marcus Akridge and Jake Jackson both tallied nine points, with Arthur Heldt scoring seven points.

Tyler Thornbury scored five points, while Jacob Carlson and Dennis Theesfeld both added four points and Zach Overburg chipped in three points.

The E’Hawks hit three of 16 from three-point range for 19 percent and connected on 22 of 58 inside the arc, 38 percent shooting. At the line, Emmetsburg hit 13 of 17, 76 percent accuracy.

On Dec. 11, the JV squad handed Estherville Lincoln Central a 54-29 defeat. The E’Hawks led 18-7 after one quarter of play and took a 29-17 lead at the half time break. It was 43-22 after three quarters and the E’Hawks rode the lead out to the 54-29 final margin of victory.

Emmetsburg ran the boards in the win, pulling down 31 rebounds while the Midgets collected 13. ELC?committed 19 turnovers while the E’Hawks had just 11 miscues in the win. Emmetsburg had 18 assists while the Midgets had 10 helpers.  The E’Hawks also made 10 steals while ELC?had four thefts.

Marcus Akridge would lead the E’Hawks with 14 points and nine rebounds, while Bobby Gappa added 13 points to the tally and Jake Jackson popped in 10 points. Jake Carlson, Tyler Thornbury and Steven Heddinger all scored four points, with Heddinger pulling down seven rebounds. Dennis Theesfeld had three points and Zach Overburg chipped in two points.

The E’Hawks made four of 14 shots outside the arc, 28 percent, and 20-27 from two-point range for a blistering 74 percent accuracy. At the charity stripe, the E’Hawks made just two of seven shots for 28 percent shooting.

Geelan’s squad improve to 3-0 on Dec. 14 with a 41-34 win over LeMars.

In that contest, the youg E’Hawks took an 11-2 lead in the opening quarter, but LeMars rallied to cut the deficit to 21-17 at the intermission. The game would stay close in the second half, with the E’Hawks posting a 32-26 advantage at the end of the third frame before taking the 41-34 win.

Arthur Held had the hot hand in the win, scoring 16 points to lead the E’Hawk effort. Bobby Gappa would add six points, while Marcus Akridge came away with five points. Jake Jackson added five points and dished out five assists, while Jake Carlson added four points. Tyler Thonrbury scored three points and Steven Heddinger chipped in two points and grabbed six rebounds.

As a team, Emmetsburg collected 15  rebounds and committed 12 turnovers, while LeMars also grabbed 15 boards but committed 13 turnovers. The E’Hawks made nine steals while the Bulldogs had seven steals.

Emmetsburg made three of five shots from three-point range for 60 percent shooting and made 15 of 23 shots from the two-point range for 65 percent shooting.  The E’Hawks also made two of four free throws for 50 percent accuracy to make their record 3-0.