The last time Emmetsburg and Estherville Lincoln Central met on the court, the Lady E-Hawks scored a total of 16 points in the loss. Tuesday night, Emmetsburg didn't win on the scoreboard, but earned a moral victory in a 42-33 loss to the Midgets.
The Lady E-Hawks played with the Midgets in all four quarters of Tuesday's game at Estherville, trailing 10-7 at the end of the first frame, and remained in striking distance with a 16-21 tally at the intermission.
The third quarter would not go as smoothly for the Lady E-Hawks, as they could only add five points to their tally in the face of the Midgets' defense and trailed 36-21 to start the final quarter.
Lady E-Hawk Alexa Naig shoots over ELC’s Alyssa Johnson in Emmetsburg’s 42-33 loss to the Midgets on Tuesday night. --Dan Voigt photo
But, Emmetsburg would fight their way back, outscoring Estherville Lincoln Central 12-6 in the final eight minutes of the contest, but ran out of time in the 42-33 loss.
Emmetsburg was led by the 10-point effort of Paige Naig, while Kaity Degen added seven points. Alexa Naig and Ashton Connelly both scored six points, while Faith Schmidt scored four points.
The Lady E-Hawks move to 8-6 overall and 3-5 in the Lakes as they look to host LeMars in Lakes Conference action this Friday night in Emmetsburg.
Fundraiser Supper Friday
The Emmetsburg Lady E-Hawk Basketball Team will host a fundraising supper this Friday evening, Jan. 20, prior to the LeMars vsEmmetsburg basketball doubleheader. The meal will be served from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Emmetsburg High School commons with Taco in a bag, bars and beverage for a free-will offering. The public is invited to attend and stay for an evening of Lakes Conference girls and boys basketball action.