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Emporia State Sweeps Missouri Southern In Basketball Action

Posted: 11:27 PM Jan 23, 2013
Reporter: ESU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

Emporia State 68, Missouri Southern 52
January 23, 2013-Laura Patrick had a game high 22 points on six of eight shooting as the Lady Hornets defeated Missouri Southern 68-52 in White Auditorium on Wednesday night.

Missouri Southern jumped out to a 6-0 lead and led 16-15 with 6:37 left in the half. Emporia State end the half on a 13-3 run to take a 28-19 lead into the locker rooms.

The lead remained between five and 12 points for much of the second half until the Lady Hornets went on a 13-1 run to go up 64-47 with 3:05 left in the game.

Patrick was joined in double figures by Merissa Quick with 15 points and Rachel Hanf with 13 points.

The Lady Hornets are back in action on Sunday when they play host to Central Oklahoma. Tip-off is set for 1:30 p.m. in White Auditorium.

Rachel Hanf hit three three-pointers to move into sole possession of fourth on the Lady Hornet career list with 169 made threes.

Emporia State 76, Missouri Southern 62
January 23, 2013-Emporia State shot .526 from behind the three point line in a 76-62 win over Missouri Southern on Wednesday night in White Auditorium. The win improved the Hornets to 8-7 overall and 3-4 in the MIAA.

The score was tied at 2-2 before the Hornets went on a 6-0 run to take the lead for good. A Kaleb Wright three-pointer gave Emporia State a 31-22 lead with 6:51 left in the half. Mo. Southern ended the half on a 12-5 run to pull within 36-34 at the intermission.

The Hornets opened the second half with a 10-0 run to take a 46-34 lead with 16:11 left in the game. The lead would not drop below nine points the rest of the way. Emporia State took their biggest lead of the night at 75-55 with 1:58 left in the game.

Wright led Emporia State with 19 points while Paul Bunch added 18 points and nine rebounds and Chris Sights joined them in double figures with 12 points. Taylor Euler had nine points and a career high seven assists.

The Hornets are back in action on Sunday when they play host to Central Oklahoma. Tip-off from White Auditorium is set for 3:30 p.m.
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