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E-Hawks Struggle Against Pocahontas Area/LM

By Staff | Dec 3, 2015

BATTLE - Emmetsburg’s Max Dunlap battles to the hole for two of his eight points Tuesday night against Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon. -- Dan Voigt photo

POCAHONTAS?- The Emmetsburg E-Hawks officially opened their season with a 71-42 loss to Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon in boys action Tuesday night.

The game would start out well enough for the E-Hawks as they got a pair of three-point shots from Wes Schultes and Thomas Schultes to take an early lead over the Indians, but PAC/LM?would rally towards the end of the quarter to take a 17-14 lead at the ed of the period.

Turnovers would begin to plague the E-Hawks in the second quarter, as on numerous possessions, a mis-handled pass would result in a turnover or a steal for the Indians, who were able to make best of the opportunities. Pocahontas Area/LM?would outscore Emmetsburg 19-4 in the second quarter to extend their lead to a 36-18 tally at the half time break.

Emmetsburg would continue to struggle offensively at times in the second half, as shots would not fall for the E-Hawks in the third quarter. The Indians were able to use their speed and a slight height advantage to outscore Emmetsburg 21-10 in the quarter to post a 57-28 lead at the end of three quarters of play.

Down the stretch, Emmetsburg was able to gest a better flow to its offense, scoring 14 points down the stretch, but it would be too little too late as Pocahontas Area/Laurens-Marathon went on to take the 71-42 final margin of victory.

For Emmetsburg Thomas Schultes would lead the scoring with 13 points, while Max Dunlap added eight points. Wes Schutles, Cameron Heddinger and Blake VerMulm all scored four points each. Brent Wesley tallied three points and Dalton Connelly, Miles Green and Nick Grandstaff all scored two points each.

The E-Hawks will take a week off from action to prepare for the start of the Lakes Conference campaign and will resume action on Tuesday, Dec. 8, when they travel to Spencer to take on the Tigers.