E-Hawks Split League Games With Storm Lake
Emmetsburg’s basketball teams earned a split in Lakes Conference basketball action Friday night against Storm Lake.
The Lady E-Hawks picked up their first league win of the season with a 53-23 triumph, while the E-Hawks were bested by the Tornadoes in a 69-44 decision to drop to 0-2 in league play.
In the girls contest, Emmetsburg took command of the contest early, jumping out to a 15-2 lead at the end of the first quarter. Both teams would settle down in the second quarter and scored 10 points each for a 25-15 score at the half time break.
In the third quarter, Emmetsburg’s offense began to ease away from the Tornadoes, as the defense hampered Storm Lake’s attempts to score, giving the Lady E-Hawks a 43-20 lead to start the final quarter and would go on to tally 53-23 win.
For the Lady E-Hawks, Kate Jackson would lead the way with 12 points, while Jenna Chapman tallied nine points. Kaity Mason added eight points and Jordan Hoyman came away with seven points. Bailey Naig and Parker Traub both scored six points each and Kayla Joyce rounded out the scoring with five points.
The boys game saw the E-Hawks struggle to get their offense going in the first half against the pressure defense and up-tempo game of Storm Lake.
The Tornadoes would lead 18-10 at the end of the first quarter, but the two teams played evenly in the second quarter for scoring, with Emmetsburg tallying 16 points to the Tornadoes 17 points, but Storm Lake held the 35-26 lead at the intermission.
In the third quarter, Emmetsburg battled back with a vengeance, as the offense caught fire and began reeling in the Tornadoes. The E-Hawk defense made several stops to let Emmetsburg outscore Storm Lake 18-9 in the quarter to cut the deficit to 46-44 to start the final quarter.
But the E-Hawks’ rally died at that point, as Storm Lake’s defense would hold Emmetsburg scoreless down the stretch and went on to take the 69-44 win from the E-Hawks.
Emmetsburg would get 12 points from Thomas Schultes in the outing, while Max Dunlap added 11 points. Dalton Connelly would stroke three three-point shots for nine points, while Wes Schultes and Brent Wesley both scored five points each and Cameron Heddinger added two points to the effort.