Emporia State Splits Hoops Double Header With Central Oklahoma

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

January 27, 2013- Rachel Hanf scored a career high 23 points to lead the Emporia State women to an 89-57 win over Central Oklahoma. With the effort she became the 26th Lady Hornet to score 1,000 career points.

The Bronchos jumped out to an 11-4 lead to start the game before the Lady Hornets answered with a 7-0 run of their own to tie it at 11 with 12:33 left in the opening half. The game stayed within three points over the next five minutes until Emporia State used a 7-0 run to go up by eight at 30-22 with 6:12 left. The Lady Hornets then used a 13-0 run blow the game open and take a 43-24 lead with 1:28 left in the half.

Emporia State would close the half on a 26-7 run to lead 49-29 at the intermission. Hanf had 21 of her points in the opening 20 minutes.

The lead would grow to as much as 36 with 1:33 left in the game before Emporia State settled in for the 32 point victory.

Hanf tied her career high with five made three-pointers as Emporia State hit a season high 13 treys in the game. She was joined in double figures by Desiree Wylie with a career high 15 points, Rheanna Egli with 11 points and Laura Patrick with ten. Wylie had nine rebounds and Egli dished nine assists as both narrowly missed double-doubles.

The Lady Hornets are back in action on Wednesday, January 30 as they travel to Neb.-Kearney. Tip-off from the Health and Sports Center in Kearney, Neb. is set for 5:30 p.m.

Men's Recap
January 27, 2013-The Emporia State men had a nine point lead with 11:16 left but were outscored 31-16 the remainder of the game as they fell 77-71 to Central Oklahoma on Sunday afternoon in White Auditorium.

The Bronchos hit their first five shots from the field, four of them three-pointers, to take a 14-9 lead early. The Hornets would use a 7-0 lead to erase a five point deficit to go up 28-26 with 5:29 left in the half. Emporia State would take a 35-32 into the lockerroom.

Emporia State pushed their lead to 46-38 with 15:10 left in the game and led 55-46 with 11:16 remaining on a Paul Bunch tip in. Cal Andrews then hit three straight three pointers for Central Oklahoma to tie the game at 55 with 9:50 left.

The Hornets led by four with 7:21 left and could have had a five point lead except for a Kaleb Wright lane violation on Daniel Shaw's free throw at that point. The Bronchos then went on a 8-0 run ot take the lead for good.

Shaw hit two free throws with 1:35 left to pull the Hornets within 68-66 but the Bronchos hit seven of ten free throws to ice the win.

Chris Sights scored 16 points to lead Emporia State and was joined in double figures by Bunch with 14, Tre Boutilier with 11 and Taylor Euler with ten points. Bunch added a team high eight rebounds and five blocked shots.

The Hornets are back in action on Wednesday, January 30 when they travel to Neb.-Kearney. Tip-off from the Health and Sports Center in Kearney, Neb. is set for 7:30 p.m.


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