Spirit Lake Basketball Sweeps Emmetsburg Friday January 29
The girls game was very competitive and well played as it was just a 1 point game at the half in favor of Spirit Lake. The Indians then started off the 3rd quarter on a 12-0 run to lead by 13. Emmetsburg would battle back to within 8 after three quarters. Both teams played even in the 4th quarter and Spirit Lake won 55-47. Bailee Newman had a big night for Spirit Lake pouring in a game high 21 points. Emmetsburg got 13 points from Bailey Naig. The Indians improve to 11-7, 7-4 and will travel to Spencer Monday on KUOO. Emmetsburg falls to 3-13, 3-8 and will travel to Cherokee Tuesday on Y 100.
Spirit Lake started off the game on a 19-0 run before Emmetsburg would score their first point and cruised after that defeating Emmetsburg 88-33. The Indians played exceptional on defense holding Emmetsburg to single digit quarters in 3 out of the 4 quarters. On the offensive side of the ball, Spirit Lake got 3 players in double figures and hit 14 three pointers. Billy Brown led all scorers with 25 points, Ryan Kriener with 20 and Nick Christensen with 15 points and 5 three pointers. Brown also went over 300 assists for his career in the win. Emmetsburg got 17 points from Dalton Connelly off the bench. Spirit Lake improves to 14-3, 9-2. Emmetsburg falls to 3-13, 1-10