The Emporia State Hornets and Lady Hornets took both games of an MIAA basketball double header from Lincoln in White Auditorium.
February 7, 2013-Laura Patrick had 25 points to lead five Lady Hornets in double figures as the Emporia State Lady Hornets defeated Lincoln 85-69 on Thursday night in White Auditorium.
Both teams were hot in the first half, with Emporia State shooting .586 and Lincoln .471 in the opening frame. The Lady Hornets took control with a 14-5 run over the final 4:50 to take a 50-41 lead in to the half.
Emporia State took a 20 point lead with 8:25 remaining on a Rachel Hanf lay-up before settling in to the 16 point victory.
Patrick was nine of 13 from the field including a five of six effort from behind the three-point line for 25 points. She was joined in double figures by Merissa Quick with 15 points, Hanf with 13, and Desiree Wylie and Sarah Wood with 11 points each. Wylie and Quick each had a game high eight rebounds.
The Lady Hornets have a short turnaround before playing Lindenwood on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in White Auditorium.
Emporia State played without senior Jocelyn Cummings who missed the game with an illness.
Merissa Quick had three blocks to tie Denisa Svarova for eighth on the Lady Hornet all-time list with 92 blocked shots.
February 7, 2013-Emporia State jumped out to a 14-0 lead and never trailed in a 71-64 win over Lincoln in White Auditorium.
The Hornets got three pointers from Chris Sights, Taylor Euler and two from Kaleb Wright to go with a layup from Paul Bunch in the first 2:58 to jump on top early. The Blue Tigers cut the lead back to five at 20-15 on a couple of occassions before Emporia State settled into a 12 point half time lead.
In the second half Lincoln used an 11-0 run to cut the Hornets lead to just two points with 13:58 remaining. Micah Swank and Terrence Moore then jump started a 10-0 run by the Hornets that gave them a 51-39 lead with 11:42 left. The lead would reach 14 points again at 66-52 with 3:42 left before the Blue Tigers finished on a 12-5 run to make the final 71-64.
Wright was the only Hornet in double figures, finishing with 17 points, although Bunch, Sights, Euler and Moore all ended with nine points. Gavin Brown had career highs of 13 rebounds and seven assists for the Hornets.
Emporia State is back in action on Saturday when they play MIAA newcomer Lindenwood. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. in White Auditorium.