E-Hawks Rebound With Victories
Emmetsburg’s E-Hawks snapped a four-game skid Monday with a convincing 73-29 win over North Sentral Kossuth at Fenton. A night later, the E-Hawks closed out their regular season with a 50-43 win over Lakes Conference rival Spirit Lake to close out the regular season with a 9-5 league mark and 15-5 overall record.
Against the Eagles of NSK on Monday, Emmetsburg jumped out to a 21-8 lead after one quarter of play and never looked back. The E-Hawks posted a 38-12 advantage at the intermission, and brought the continuous clock into play a minute into the third quarter to post a 61-24 lead at the start of the final shortened quarter.
Emmetsburg had three players in double figures, led by Nick Wuebker with 15 points. Cory Schultes added 12 markers and Jake Jackson added 11. Arthur Heldt chipped in five points, while Jake Carlson, Ryan Kliegl, Bobby Gappa, Tyler Thornbury, Marcus Akridge and Mike Wolff all added four points. Steven Heddinger, Austin Oppenheimer and Dennis Theesfeld each added two points.
The E-Hawks hit five of 14 treys and made 25 of 33 shots inside the arc and eight of 14 free throws, with 29 boards and 21 assists.
At Spirit Lake on Tuesday, the E-Hawks played major defense, holding the Indians to 12 points in the first half on their way to a 27-12 lead at the break. Emmetsburg stayed on top, leading 35-24 to end the third and went on to claim the 50-43 win.
Nick Wuebker led the way with 19 points and was followed by Cory Schultes with 11. Arthur Heldt came off the bench for nine big points, while Jake Carlson added four. Steven Heddinger, Ryan Kliegl and Jake Jackson all added two points and Austin Oppenheimer had a free throw for one point.
“We played our best game by far on Tuesday night,”?noted E-Hawk Coach Mike Brennan. “Spirit Lake is a quality team but we were able to dominate the boards.”
The E-Hawks open district tourney play Monday, Feb. 14, when they host ELC at 7 p.m. at the EHS?gym.