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No. 15 Midgettes rout Bulldogs

By Staff | Jan 23, 2008

LEMARS — Maybe coming out of the cold, Class 3A No. 15 Estherville Lincoln Central needed a jump-start.

After a slow start though, the Midgettes pulled away in the second quarter and continued the pressure in the second half in a 56-25 win over LeMars on Tuesday.

“We were a little sluggish, but our defense and rebounding kept us around,” said ELC coach Brad Leonard, whose team led just 8-6 after one quarter.

However, the Bulldogs went cold in the second quarter and struggled with turnovers as ELC held the hosts to just two points on the way to a 21-8 halftime lead.

The Midgettes kept up the defensive pressure in the second half and LeMars ended with 34 turnovers on the night.

ELC led 35-18 after three quarters.

Christa Clayton led the way with 20 points while Taylar Jacobson, Emily Jensen and Taylor Larson each had eight points. Landra Lapka, who sat much of the first half with two fouls, scored all six of her points in the second half. Kelsie McCauley had three points while Melanie Bandow and Maggie Asman each had two.

ELC and LeMars tied in rebounding with 23 boards each. The Midgettes led by Lapka and Bandow with five rebounds each.

However, ELC only had 10 turnovers–five in each half.

ELC (15-2, 11-1) and Emmetsburg will make up their game, rescheduled from last Friday, on Thursday.

The ELC JV girls lost to LeMars 37-29.