January 20, 2013- Four Hornets reached double figures as Emporia State handed Missouri Western coach Tom Smith a 71-60 loss in his last trip to White Auditorium.
The Hornets trailed 10-8 early but then went on a 11-2 run to take the lead for good. Emporia State led 30-22 at the half and would build a 15 point lead midway through the second half. The Hornets hit six of eight free throws in the final 1:05 to ice the win.
Gavin Brown led Emporia State with his second double-double of the year with 13 points and ten rebounds. Chris Sights was the leading scorer for the Hornets with 17 points while Kaleb Wright added 16 and Paul Bunch chipped in 11 points.
The Hornets are back in action on Wednesday when they play host to Missouri Southern. Tip-off from White Auditorium is set for 7:30 p.m. in the first back to back home games of the season for Emporia State.