February 19, 2014-The Emporia State men shot 56.7% from the field on their way to a 92-83 win over Neb.-Kearney on Wednesday night at Slaymaker Court in White Auditorium.
The Hornets never trailed and used a 10-1 run to take a 11 point lead at 198- with 12:34 left in the first half. The lead would reach 12 before the Lopers closed to within 40-34 at the break.
Emporia State built the lead back to 11 in the first 32 seconds of the second half. Neb.-Kearney used a 12-3 run to cut the lead to three at 60-57 with 10:23 remaining. Paul Bunch scored on a put back and Gavin Brown nailed a three-pointer to push the lead back to eight at 65-57 with 8:58 left. The Lopers would stay close and were within five with 3:59 left when the Hornets went on a 12-2 run to go up 15 at 88-73 with 1:52 left. Terrence Sardin capped the run with a fast break dunk from Kaleb Wright.
Terrence Moore led all scorers with 27 points while Wright added 20 points, six rebounds and six assists. Bunch had ten rebounds and four blocks to go with eight points.
The Hornets are back in action on Saturday night when they play host to Washburn. It will be Senior Night as Kaleb Wright, Gavin Brown and Paul Bunch will all be recognized prior to the game. Tip-off is set for 7:30 p.m.
Three players fouled out and there were three technicals assessed during the game.
February 19, 2014-The #7 Lady Hornets put six players in double figures led by Laura Patrick's 17 points in an 82-68 win over Neb.-Kearney on Wednesday night in White Auditorium.
Emporia State never trailed in the game, getting out to a 12-5 lead in the first five minutes. The lead reached 16 points with 6:37 left in the half before the Lady Hornets took a 48-38 lead into the locker room.
In the second half the Lopers cut the lead to seven at 71-64 with 6:36 left when the Lady Hornets went on a 9-0 run that matched their biggest lead of the game with 2:34 left.
Patrick had seven rebounds and four assists to go with her 17 points. She was joined in double figures by Kelly Moten with 14 points, Desiree Wylie and Rheanna Egli with 12 each, Merissa Quick with 11 and Kionna Kellogg with ten points. Quick and Wylie matched Patrick with seven rebounds.
The Lady Hornets will return to White Auditorium on Saturday night to take on Washburn on Senior Night. Seniors Rheanna Egli, Laura Patrick, Kionna Kellogg, Haley Parker and Desiree Wylie will all be honored prior to the game. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m.
Quick passed Casey Cookson to move into 26th on the All-Time Lady Hornet scoring list with 1,021 points and needs eight points to move into the top 25 and pass Kristi Nelson-Lackey.
Quick had four blocks to move past Sheri Moore for third on the All-Time Lady Hornet blocked shot list with 188.