Emmetsburg Basketball Hosts Estherville January 8
Emmetsburg started off the 1st quarter hot leading 13-1 over Estherville and never looked back after that winning 50 - 27. The E'hawks led 30-15 at the half and pushed it to 38-19 after the 3rd quarter. They shot 44% for the game and committed only 7 turnovers. Bailey Naig led Emmetsburg with 15 points as they improve to 2-8 and 2-4 in the conference. They will travel to Okoboji Tuesday on Y 100. Estherville got 10 points from Carson Gjerde as they fall to 2-9 and 1-5 in conference play.
It was a slow start to the boys game as ELC led only 10-4 after the 1st quarter. Things would pick up though and Estherville would maintain a 4 to 6 point lead the rest of the way and hit free throws down the stretch to seal the 62-54 victory. In the 2nd half for Estherville they were 21-35 at the free throw line. For the game they were 28-47. Emmetsburg was 17-32 at the stripe. A total of 79 free throws in the game. The Midgets had 4 players in double figures and were led by Kyle DeVary with 16, Alex Miller 15 and Bryce Mann with 15. They improve to 2-9 and 1-5 in the conference. Emmetsburg got 15 points from Thomas Schultes and 14 from Wes Schultes. They fall to 3-7 and 1-5 in the conference.