E-Hawk JV Playing Solid Ball
Emmetsburg’s Junior Varsity boys have been playing solid basketball during the past month, amassing a record of 7-5 after their games.
The month began with a 51-46 win over Storm Lake on Jan. 4. After a 16-16 tie at the intermission, the young E-Hawks gradually edged away from the Tornadoes to earn the victory. Shooting 14 of 26 from the two and three of nine from outside the arc, the E-Hawks were led by Marcus Akridge’s double-double of 14 points and 12 rebounds, with four assists. Mike Wolff also tallied the double-double with 11 points and 11 boards in the win. Jake Jackson added nine points, while Cody Henderson chipped in five points.
Zach Overburg tallied four points, while Dennis Theesfeld and Tyler Thornbury both had three points and Clayton Henderson tallied two points.
Coach Phil Geelan’s E-Hawks added another win on Jan. 6 with a 41-29 triumph over Manson Northwest Webster. Emmetsburg led the entire contest, taking a 17-12 halftime lead and expanding it to the 41-29 margin of victory.
The young E-Hawks made 18 of 30 shots inside the arc, while Manson hit just nine of 16.
Leading the offense was Jake Jackson with 16 points and four assists. Marcus Akridge added eight points, four rebounds and five helpers, while Zach Overburg added six points.
Tyler Thornbury scored four points, with Cody Henderson adding three markers. Dennis Theesfeld and Tyler Clasing both scored two points each in the win.
Emmetsburg grabbed 25 rebounds and had 16 assists as a team.
A match up with Western Christian on Jan. 7 resulted in a 53-38 loss for the E-Hawks, who trailed 25-17 at the intermission. Emmetsburg struggled offensively, hitting just seven of 16 inside the arc and three of 14 outside the circle.
The E-Hawks were led by Jake Jackson with 14 points and four assists and Marcus Akridge with 10 points and seven boards. Clayton Henderson added four points and Zach Overburg chipped in the three points. Tyler Clasing had three points and five boards while Dennis Theesfeld added three points and Cody Henderson added a free throw.
The E-Hawks collected 22 rebounds to the Wolfpack’s 21 boards in the losing effort.
With a 5-3 mark, the E-Hawks were disappointed in a 34-36 loss to Spirit Lake on Jan. 14. The Indians held a 22-15 lead at the intermission and held off a determined E-Hawk rally in the final quarter to escape with the win over the E-Hawks.
Emmetsburg hit 11 of 21 shots from two-point range and four of 19 from the three in the loss to the Indians.
Jake Jackson led Emmetsburg’s offense with 16 points, while Marcus Akridge added 12 points and grabbed six rebounds.
Zach Overburg came away with two points, as did Clayton Henderson and Dennis Theesfeld.
Emmetsburg out rebounded the Indians by a 22-17 margin and committed eight steals in the effort.
After two setbacks, the young E-Hawks were edged on Jan. 18 by two points in a 41-29 loss to Cherokee
Emmetsburg trailed by a digit, 20-19 at the half, and would battle bucket for bucket with the Braves, only to fall by two points in the final.
The E-Hawks hit 15 of36 from the two and made nine of 15 free throws, with 24 rebounds and 16 turnovers.
Marcus Akridge led the effort with 16 point, while Zach Overburg added seven points and Clayton Henderson scored six. Cody Henderson added four while Jake Jackson had four points and 10 board and Dennis Theesfeld added two points.
With a 5-5 mark, the E-Hawks got back on track Jan. 12 with a 72-45 shellacking of Okoboji.
Making 29 of 48 shots from inside the arc and three treys, the E-Hawks outrebounded the Pioneers 41-17.
Marcus Akridge ripped the nets for 22 points and six board, while Jake Jackson added 15 points and five helpers. Cody Henderson had the double-double with 11 points and 13 boards, while Zach Overburg scored eight points. Tyler Clasing tallied five points while Dennis Theesfeld and Clayton Henderson both added four and Trevor Ring scored three.
Moving over .500, the E-Hawks earned a 48-41 win over ELC on Jan. 21. After taking an 18-16 halftime lead, the E-Hawks battled hard to best the Midgets in the win.
Emmetsburg made 17 of 31 shots from inside the arc and added eight treys, while grabbing 27 rebounds.
Marcus Akridge would score 16 points with eight boards, while Jake Jackson came up with 14 points, seven boards and seven helpers. Clayton Henderson scored four points and seven rebounds while Dennis Theesfeld added four points. Tyler Thornbury added three points while Zach Overburg, Cody Henderson and Tyler Clasing all scored two points in the win that improved the JV?record to 7-5 on the season.