STORM?LAKE - Emmetsburg's E-Hawks battled hard Friday night against Storm Lake's Tornadoes but came up short in a 71-61 overtime loss.
The E-Hawks trailed 19-16 after the first quarter in a back and forth game, but Storm Lake edged out to a 40-33 lead at the break.
In the third frame, the E-Hawks came back to take a 49-48 lead but Storm Lake tied the game at 61 in regulations and then blanked the E-Hawks in the OT period.
Michael Pugh led the E-Hawks with 23 points, while Jake Jackson added 18 markers and Erik Drost returned to action with a double-double of 12 points and 10 rebounds. Mike Myers rounded out the scoring with eight points.
Emmetsburg makes the long road trip to Western Christian in Hull tonight.