Lady E-Hawks Split Contest To Resume Action
The second half of the basketball season opened Thursday night for the Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawks with a doubleheader at Sioux Central. Then on Friday, Emmetsburg resumed Lakes Conference play with a pair of games at Estherville Lincoln Central.
Traveling to Sioux Central on Thursday evening, the Lady E-Hawks piked up a solid 55-35 win over the Rebels. Emmetsburg would take a 12-8 lead at the end of the first quarter, and extended their lead to 28-22 at the intermission. In the third quarter, the Lady E-Hawks held the Rebels to seven points while scoring 16 points of their own to take a 44-29 lead into the final quarter. Down the stretch, the Emmetsburg defense gave up just six points as the Lady E-Hawks claimed the 55-35 margin of victory.
Bailey Naig would lead the offense with 16 points, while Molly Schany added 11 points. Kayla Joyce chipped in eight points, with Jordan Hoyman tallying six points. Gretchen Hofstad and Raven Brown scored five points each, while Parker Traub and Lindsay Carter both scored two points each.
Friday night Emmetsburg journeyed to Estherville Lincoln Central and saw a lead evaporate in the final minute to fall 33-31 to the Midgets.
The Lady E-Hawks and ELC got off to a slow start as neither team could hit the bucket in the first quarter, but it was Emmetsburg holding an 8-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. In the second quarter, Emmetsburg started to find the range of the basket, while ELC was relying on the shooting of Josie Condon to stay in the game. At the intermission, Emmetsburg held a slim, 18-15 lead over the Midgets.
The Lady E-Hawks were able to maintain a lead of up to seven points during the third quarter, and took a 27-24 advantage into the final quarter. Emmetsburg would maintain their lead, going up by nine at one point, but as the time wound down, Emmetsburg’s shooting touch faded. ELC chipped away and tied the contest at 31-31 with 1:01 to play.
The Midgets would get the ball and worked for a final shot, getting a bucket with :02.8 to play for a 33-31 lead. The Lady E-Hawks tried to set up a play but time ran out, handing Emmetsburg the disappointing 33-31 loss.
Bailey Naig would score 12 points in the effort, while Gretchen Hofstad added nine points. Kayla Joyce and Molly Joyce would round out the scoring with five points each.