LeMARS - Friday's matchup between Emmetsburg and LeMars became more costly than just a loss for the E-Hawks. In the course of the 74-39 defeat, the E-Hawks lost the services of junior Erik Drost, who left the game in the final quarter after being struck over the eye and sustaining a concussion.
While the game's outcome was decided before that point, the loss of one of the two big men inside for the E-Hawks is costly as the season begins to enter the final stretch.
Emmetsburg would find the shots hard to get, as they trailed 18-6 at the end of the first quarter and 40-19 at the intermission. The E-Hawks trailed 27-63 at the end of the third quarter and then had the continuous clock close out the game for the 74-39 final score.
Emmetsburg got 18 points from Jake Jackson in the loss, while Austin Krause added 10 points to the tally. Erik Drost added four points before leaving the game and Luke Jackson added four points off the bench.
The E-Hawks travel to Spencer Tuesday and Storm Lake on Friday.