January 22, 2014-The #2 Lady Hornets were held to their lowest point total in almost two years as they suffered their first defeat of the season 59-44 at Northeastern State.
Emporia State never led in the game as Northeastern State jumped out to an 11-2 lead. All four buckets during the run for the RiverHawks came with under ten seconds left on the shot clock. The Lady Hornets ended the half on a 9-4 run to pull within 25-24 at the break.
Northeastern State opened the second half with a 9-1 run to take a 34-25 lead with 15:42 left in the game. The Lady Hornets would not get within seven points the rest of the night as the RiverHawks built an 18 point lead with 4:20 left in the game.
Desiree Wylie had nine points to lead Emporia State as no Lady Hornet reached double figures. Amber Vandiver had a game high ten rebounds, however the Lady Hornets only scored 16 second chance points off of 18 offensive rebouinds.
Emporia State is back in action on Sunday, January 26 when they return to Slaymaker Court at White Auditorium against Central Oklahoma.
The 44 points are the fewest by a Lady Hornet team since a 49-42 loss at Pittsburg State on Feb. 15, 2012. That Emporia State team advanced to the Sweet 16.
January 22, 2014-The Emporia State men overcame a 13 point second half deficit to win their fourth straight game with a 72-67 win at Northeastern State. The Hornets have won seven of their last nine games.
The Hornets led for much of the first half before the RiverHawks went on a 9-0 run to take a 25-20 lead with 5:44 left in the period. They would score the final five points of the half and take a 39-28 lead into the locker rooms.
Emporia State came out and held Northeastern State without a field goal over the first 7:18 of the second half. They could only cut the lead to 44-42 as the RiverHawks hit five of six free throws to open the second frame.
A Tyler Jordan layup gave the Hornets their first lead of the second half at 48-47 with 8:48 remaining. The teams traded scores for the next 5:51 as their were five ties and four lead changes before Emporia State got back to back buckets from Gavin Brown and Kaleb Wright to take a 62-57 lead with 2:03 left. The Hornets then hit eight of ten free throws to ice the win.
Terrence Moore led Emporia State with 17 points while Wright scored 16 and Paul Bunch added 11 points. Bunch was five of six from the field and added a game high eight rebounds.
The Hornets are back in action on Sunday, January 26 against Central Missouri. Tip-off on Slaymaker Court in White Auditorium is set for 3:30 p.m.