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Lady E-Hawks Start Strong In Setback

By Staff | Dec 16, 2010

Nicole Leuer looks in for a pass during girls basketball action between Emmetsburg and LeMars on Tuesday night. -- Dan Voigt photo

Emmetsburg’s Lady E-Hawks got off to a solid start in their basketball game against Lakes Conference foe LeMars on Tuesday night, but couldn’t hold on to the momentum in a 51-35 loss. Emmetsburg continues to search for their first win in conference play as they prepare to end the first half of the season Friday at Spencer.

Emmetsburg took a 6-4 lead after one quarter of play, using some tenacious defense to take LeMars out of their offense. After the quarter break, LeMars charged back in the second frame, putting a full-court press on the Lady E-Hawks that took Emmetsburg out of its’ offensive flow and allowed LeMars to outscore the Lady E-Hawks 23-7 in the quarter to post a 27-13 advantage at the intermission.

Emmetsburg struggled against the defense in the second half of play, as LeMars was able to deny the Lady E-Hawks the inside game until Justine Kummer began finding a way to the bucket midway through the quarter. The junior helped take some of the defense off teammate Paige Naig to give the Lady E-Hawks a double scoring threat late in the third frame.

Trailing 41-22 to start the final frame, Emmetsburg continued to battle, getting some of their shots to fall more regularly, but it was too little too late as the Bulldogs cruised to the 51-35 margin of victory over Emmetsburg.

For Emmetsburg, Paige Naig would come away with 13 points in the effort while Justine Kummer added a dozen tallies to the coffers. Aly Berven added four points to the mix, while Nicole Leuer came up with three points in the game. Faith Schmidt added two points and Kaity Degen made a free throw to round out Emmetsburg’s scoring efforts.