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Midgets ‘D’ stifles Indians

November 30, 2012
By David Swartz - Managing Editor , Estherville Daily News

Estherville Lincoln Central fans are used to watching the Midgets' defense played havoc with opponents.

The third-ranked team in Class 2A held visiting Forest City to single digits in all four quarters on the way to a 58-13 victory on Friday.

ELC jumped out to a 7-0 run begun by a pair of free throws from Allie Sievert, a 3-pointer by Casey Sievert and a layup by Emily Kirchner.

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Emily Kirchner (20) goes in for two of her 12 points against Forest City on Friday.
EDN photo by David Swartz

Forest City finally got on board with a pair of free throws, but Allie Sievert scored twice more and Casey Sievert hit another trey for a 14-2 lead.

Forest City freshman Sarri Happel hit a touch layup for the visitor's first field goal, but Casey Sievert hit her third three-pointer of the quarter as ELC led 17-4 after one quarter.

ELC continued its dominance with stifling half-court defense extended in the second quarter. ELC went on a 14-0 run with Maggie McCauley coming off the bench to hit two 3-pointers in that stretch while Casey Sievert hit her fourth of the night as ELC led 32-4.

The Midgets led 36-7 at the break and kept the pressure on in the third quarter while building a 50-10 lead.

Forest City's last points came on a 3-pointer by Morgan Kingston to start the final frame. McCauley responded with her third 3-pointer to start a 8-0 run to end the game.

Casey Sievert finished with 16 points while Kirchner finished with 12, McCauley had 11, Allie Sievert had 10, Sara Heywood had six, Megan Jensen had two and Caitlyn Clayton had one.

ELC was 5-for-6 from the free throw line while Forest City was 4-for-6.

McKenzie Baker led the visitors with five points.

ELC (3-1 overall) begins Lakes Conference play at home against Emmetsburg on Tuesday.



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