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(AUDIO) Emerson-Hubbard Boys have high expectations | KTIC Radio

(AUDIO) Emerson-Hubbard Boys have high expectations

(AUDIO) Emerson-Hubbard Boys have high expectations

Team: Emerson-Hubbard

Mascot: Pirates

Colors: Purple, Gold, and White

Class: D-2

Conference: Lewis and Clark

Head Coach: Doug Mackling (2nd season)

2018-2019 record: 9-16 (lost to Elm Creek in Sub-State Final)

Returning Starters: N/A

Overview:

The Emerson-Hubbard Boys expect big things this season.

The Pirates return almost everyone from last year’s team that made a District Final, including Senior Forward (6’3) Nolan Belt, who averaged 15 points and 10 rebounds last year.

Other returners include Mason Hall (6’2, JR), point guard Ryan Kinnaman (5’7, JR), and returning starter Hunter Schock (6’0 SR).

Off the bench will be Brock Mackling (5’10, SO).

Jacob Kneifl and Spencer Burcham were lost to graduation last year.

Mackling says the team had a bit of a different offseason this year. “What we did was we hosted our own little summer camp at our house. Each Wednesday of the month of June we brought a different team in and played against them.”

Season Outlook:

The Emerson-Hubbard Boys figure to be a very strong team this year.

The Pirates open up the season at home on Friday against Bloomfield.

Mackling says the Lewis and Clark Conference is loaded. “I think this past year it really opened their eyes to wow we can actually compete. We play in a conference that has some of the best teams in the State. We have to go against the Ponca Indians two or three times during the season. They’re a perennial state team. Winnebago Indians, they are a C-1 school so they’re going to be lot bigger than us, a lot faster than us. They make it down to state quite a bit. Laurel-Concord-Coleridge is going to be pretty tough this year. Osmond Tigers.”

Mackling feels Osmond will be just as good as they were last year when they finished runner-up.

He also thinks Sub-District foe Pender will be pretty strong this year.

The Pirates are in Sub-District D2-4 with the likes of the Pendragons, Wynot, Randolph, and Winside.

2019-2020 Emerson-Hubbard Pirates Boys Basketball Schedule:

12/06/19 Bloomfield
12/13/19 Laurel-Concord-Coleridge
12/17/19 @ Walthill
12/19/19 Winside
12/20/19 Ponca
12/27-12/28 (To Be Determined) Madison Holiday Tournament Madison
01/03/20 @ Whiting, IA
01/04/20 @ River Valley, IA
01/09/20 Siouxland Community Christian, IA Site: CNOS Classic Tyson Event Center CNOS Classic Tyson Event Center
01/14/20 @ Winnebago
01/17/20 Osmond
01/21/20 Homer
01/24/20 @ Wakefield
01/28/20 Pender
01/30/20 Allen
01/31-02/10 (To Be Determined) Lewis and Clark Conference TBD
02/11/20 Randolph
02/14/20 @ Omaha Nation

Click here to listen to Interview with Coach Mackling 

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