Emmetsburg Girl’s Basketball Preview

Lady E’Hawk Basketball Hope to Continue Success

Completing their second 15-win season in a row at the conclusion of the 2018-2019 season, Coach Anna Fiene and her Lady E-Hawk Basketball team will hope to do much of the same with a lot of familiar faces on the court.

Taking a look at the statistics from last season, a total of 1,108 field goals were attempted and 36% of them were made. From behind the arc, 26.1% of them were made after going 97 of 371 attempts. A total of 1,104 points were scored in the season and a 48 points per game average was secured.

Leaving eight games in the loss column, three of those losses were dropped by just 10 points or less. One of those losses was on the second post season game against Aplington-Parkersburg on February 15th by a score of 38-31. The squad was sent home from post season play and Aplington-Parkersbug won once again before losing in the first round of the State Tournament at Wells Fargo Arena.

Having been so close to the ultimate stage, the squad is sure to be ready and capable of another post season campaign after returning each of their starters from last season; notably, the Schanys and Raven Brown.

Molly Schany, who ended her season last year with a team high of 14.6 points per game, will be entering her final season with the E-Hawk team. Molly was also able to enjoy a nearly 50% Field Goal percentage off of her 275 attempts and 135 made goals. Off the glass, Molly grabbed an impressive 209 rebounds both offensively and defensively for a nine rebounds per game average. At the free throw line, Molly was second best of the players who attempted at least 100 free throws with a 54.1% following only, Abbie Schany.

Abbie set her mark as an aggressive sophomore. When sent to the line, Abbie was able to secure the team high 68.6% free throw percentage by going 72 of 105 attempts. She was able to secure a 11 points per game average and had the team’s second highest rebound count of 103.

Raven Brown, who will be entering her final year with the E-Hawks as well, was the sharp shooter of the bunch. Brown ended her season with 124 total points, but went 12 of 30 from beyond the arc, set a 56.3% free throw average, and had a 37% field goal percentage.

Returning as a senior as well is Gretchen Hofstad who lead the team with 61 assists, 41 steals, and had 8 blocks.

Having not lost one player and having the taste of success entering their third season together will be a recipe for what is sure to be another thrilling season. The team will be able to begin practice on November 11th and have their first game of the regular season on December 3rd against Cherokee Washington at home.

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