Spirit Lake Basketball Hosts Estherville
It was a close girls game with both teams never getting more than a 4 point lead. In the end Spirit Lake held off Estherville 44-41. The Indians and the Midgets would trade leads in the 4th quarter but Spirit Lake hit their free throws to seal in the end. As a matter of fact Spirit Lake hit 13-15 free throws in the 2nd half to help secure the win. Spirit Lake was led by Anna Brown with 21 points and Macy Smith with 12. Estherville got 18 points from Josie Condon. The Indians improve to 10-7 and 5-6 in the conference and will host Spencer Tuesday on KUOO. Estherville falls to 4-14 and 3-8 in the conference and will host Western Christian on Tuesday.
Once again the defense of Spirit Lake proved to be the difference as they beat Estherville 52-26. The Indians held the Midgets to just 11 points in the 2nd half. The defense also held ELC to single digit quarters scored in every quarter. Estherville had 6 points in the 1st, 9 points in the 2nd, 5 points in the 3rd and 6 points in the 4th quarter. On the offensive side, Spirit Lake got a double double from Owen Coburn. He finished with 25 points and 14 rebounds. Spirit Lake is now 13-3 and 8-3 in the lakes while Estherville drops to 5-13 and 1-10 in the conference.