Emporia State Basketball Swept By Northeastern State

By: ESU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley
By: ESU, posted by Kinch O'Kelley

The Emporia State Hornets and Lady Hornets both lost on the same night in White Auditorium for the first time this year with the women losing 66-56 and the men falling 67-62 to Northeastern State.

Women's Recap
Northeastern State 66
Emporia State 56

February 23, 2013-The Emporia State Lady Hornets were held to their lowest home point total of the year in a 66-56 loss to Northeastern State on Saturday afternoon in White Auditorium.

The RiverHawks shot .500 from the field in the first half as they took a 37-33 lead into the break. The Lady Hornets were able to hold them to .387 shooting in the second half, but Emporia State shot just .259 in the second frame as they were outscored 29-23 after halftime.

Laura Patrick led Emporia State with 14 points while Rachel Hanf added ten points and team high seven rebounds. Taylor Lewis led Northeastern State with 26 points.

The Lady Hornets play their final regular season game on Wednesday, February 27 against Washburn. Tip-off for the single game is set for 7:00 p.m. Lady Hornet seniors Rachel Hanf and Jocelyn Cummings will be recognized prior to tip-off.

Hanf hit two three-pointers to pass Andi McAlexander for third on the Lady Hornet all-time list.

Men's Recap
Northeastern State 67
Emporia State 62

February 23, 2013-The Emporia State men led 60-58 with 2:50 left but Northeastern State converted a three-pointer and was six of six from the free throw line in the final 2:25 to pull out a 67-62 win over the Hornets on Saturday afternoon.

Emporia State was behind 19-10 with 8:45 left in the first half before ending the frame on a 23-12 run. A Gavin Brown three-pointer from the corner gave the Hornets a 33-32 lead at the half.

Northeastern State scored the first four points of the second half and led until a Terrence Moore steal and dunk gave the Emporia State a 53-51 lead with 7:54 left. There were five lead changes and three ties the rest of the game with neither team taking more than a three point lead until Northeastern hit two free throws with 16 seconds left.

Moore led Emporia State with 13 points and three steals. He was joined in double figures by Paul Bunch with 12 points, seven rebounds and seven blocked shots and Gavin Brown with 11 points. The RiverHawks were led by Jermaine Bransford with 23 points and 20 rebounds.

The Hornets will play their final regular season home game on Thursday, February 28 against Washburn. Tip-off for the Turnpike Tussle is set for 7:00 p.m. Emporia State seniors Chris Sights, Taylor Euler, Andre Phillips and Mark Morgan will be recognized prior to the game.

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