Ehawks Finish Strong In Sweep Over Tornado Basketball Teams

The Emmetsburg teams hosted Storm Lake Tuesday night in a non-conference double-header and the Ehawks came away with a sweep.

In the girls game the Ehawks finished the game on a 10-0 run over the last three minutes to pull out a 50-45 win. The Tornadoes led by as many as nine points in the 3rd quarter. Rachel Schany came off the bench and scored a game high 13 points helping Emmetsburg get the win which puts their overall record at 2-2. Storm Lake was led by Grace Kenkel who had 10 points, Adeeya Yanga and Avery DeHaan each had nine. The Tornadoes are now 3-1 on the year.

In the boys game the Ehawks trailed 61-53 with three minutes to play only to storm back and tie the game at 66-66 at the end of regulation ontheir way to a 75-74 overtime win. Tornado freshman Cam Boyd made a short jumper to give Storm Lakea 66-64 lead with nine seconds left in regulation.After an Emmetsburg timeout Carson Baak made a four foot runner in the lane at the buzzer to force the overtime.

There were then four lead changes in the four minute overtime period including two in the final ten seconds. Boyd made a driving layup to put Storm Lake ahead 74-73 but the Ehawks made a long pass and Kale Fank beat the Tornadoes down the floor to score an easy layup to put them back on top 75-74 with six seconds left in the game. Boyd would take the final shot for Storm Lake and his 35 foot shot attempt was blocked.

Jaidyn Coon led Storm Lake with 17 points and grabbed a team high ten rebounds, Boyd added 16, Charlie Dvergsten made four 3-pointers in the game and scored 14, and Josh Steffen added 13. Gavin Swanson, who was 5-for-7 from the arc, led Emmetsburg with a game high 21 points. The Ehawks are now 1-2 on the year while the Tornadoes fall to 0-2.

Storm Lake teams will play again Friday when they began Lakes Conference play at Spirit Lake for a 6pm double-header that will be broadcast on KAYL 101.7FM and video streamed at

Click below to hear from both Storm Lake coaches Nate Reichter and Heath Stille after last nights losses.



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