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Emporia State Splits Basketball Games At UNK

Posted: 10:52 PM Jan 30, 2013
Reporter: ESU Sports Information (Posted by J.B. Bauersfeld)

ESU release:

The Emporia State basketball teams split a pair of games at Neb.-Kearney on Wednesday night.

Women's Recap
Emporia State 88, Neb.-Kearney 53
January 30, 2013-For the second straight game Rachel Hanf posted a career high in scoring as Emporia State rolled to an 88-53 win over Neb.-Kearney on Wednesday night. The Lady Hornets jumped out to a 10-2 lead and never trailed in the contest.

Hanf had her second career double-double with career highs of 25 points and 12 rebounds. She was joined in double figures by Desiree Wylie with 12 points, Rheanna Egli and Sarah Wood with 11 points each and Laura Patrick with 10 points. Egli dished a game high seven assists as Emporia State shot a season best 55.2 from the field.

The Lady Hornets are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 2 at Northwest Missouri. Tip off is set for 1:30 p.m. at Bearcat Arena in Maryville, Mo.

Hanf passed Casey Cookson and Kristie Nelson-Lackey to move into 24th on the Lady Hornet career scoring list with 1,033 points.
After scoring 89 in a win over UCO on Sunday, the Lady Hornets have scored over 80 points in consecutive games for the first time since Nov. 25-26, 2011 and the first time in MIAA play since Jan. 1-5, 2011.

Men's Recap
Neb.-Kearney 81, Emporia State 58
January 30, 2013-For just the second time this season the Emporia State men were outscored from the field in an 81-58 loss at Nebraska-Kearney.

The game was tied at 6-6 when UNK went on an 8-0 to take the lead for good. The Lopers had a 30-21 lead with 4:39 left in the half when the Hornets went on a 7-0 run highlighted by three blocks by Paul Bunch. Neb.-Kearney recovered with an 8-1 run to go into the half up 38-29. The Hornets were outscored 43-29 in the second half as they shot just .303 from the field after intermission.

Paul Bunch led Emporia State with 12 points and added six rebounds and a career high seven blocked shots. He was joined in double figures by Kaleb Wright and Tre Boutilier with ten points each.

The Hornets are back in action on Saturday, Feb. 2 when they travel to Northwest Missouri. Tip-off from Bearcat Arena in Maryville, Mo. is set for 3:30 p.m.

The seven blocks by Bunch are the most by a Hornet since Marcellus Steide blocked nine against Washburn on Jan. 20, 1993.

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