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Lady E-Hawks Fall To Indians

By Staff | Jan 18, 2011

Lady E-Hawk Kaity Degen applies defense out front against Spirit Lake’s Leah Hilpipre during action in Friday’s 39-27 loss to the Indians. -- Dan Voigt photo

A tough night of shooting against a stingy defense spelled the difference in a 39-27 loss for the Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks to the Spirit Lake Indians on Friday night. The setback gives Emmetsburg a 1-6 mark in the Lakes and a 3-8 overall mark going into a week filled with four games.

In Friday’s game, the Lady E-Hawks and Spirit Lake battled through a tough first quarter, as both teams struggled to get the ball into the hoop, but the Indians took a 7-4 lead at the end of the first quarter.

Both teams continued to struggle to get their shots to fall, but the defenses were both playing tough ball. Emmetsburg would stay with the Indians and would trail 11-15 at the intermission.

In the third quarter, Spirit Lake suddenly got a hot hand and edged away from Emmetsburg, taking a 32-21 advantage at the end of the third frame as Emmetsburg struggled to hang on to the basketball.

In the final quarter, the Lady E-Hawks would continue to battle to get their offense to flow smoothly, as the Indian defense would disrupt plays with some steals and unforced turnovers to end up taking the 39-27 final margin of victory.

For Emmetsburg, Paige Naig would lead the offensive effort with a 10 point performance, while Kaity Degen would chip in seven points on the night. Nicole Leuer and Faith Schmidt both scored four points in the contest and Justine Kummer added two points.

After hosting Hartley-Melvin-Sanborn on Monday, the Lady E-Hawks are scheduled to host Cherokee tonight, before stepping out of the conference on Thursday for a matchup with Okoboji.

Friday night, Emmetsburg will host ELC, with a free-will benefit supper from 4:30 to 7 in the high school commons. Pulled pork sandwiches, taco-in-a-bag, chips and drink will be offered for a free-will offering.

All proceeds from the evening’s meal will go towards the Lady E-Hawk basketball program.