January 4, 2013-The #3 Emporia State Lady Hornets held Lincoln to just 13 points in the first half on the way to a 74-49 win over the Blue Tigers in Jefferson City, Mo.
The teams were tied at 11 with 10:19 left in the first half when Emporia State went on a 16-0 run to take control. The Lady Hornets would not allow a field goal in the final 13:27 of the opening period as they took a 36-15 lead into the locker room. The 15 points were the fewest allowed in a first half by Emporia State since giving up just 13 points against Ft. Hays State on Feb. 26, 2011.
The Lady Hornets extended the drought without a Blue Tiger field goal for the first 1:36 of the second half as they took a 40-15 lead to start the second period. Emporia State would push the lead to 33 points with 8:44 left. They outscored Lincoln 50-17 over a 20:57 period that spanned halftime.
Rheanna Egli scored 14 points to lead four Lady Hornets in double figures. She was joined by Kionna Kellogg with 11 points and Laura Patrick and Haley Parker with ten each. Desiree Wylie had 13 rebounds as Emporia State outrebounded Lincoln 52-29.
Emporia State is back in action on Monday night. They will make their first trip to St. Charles, Mo. to play Lindenwood. Tip-off is set for 5:30 p.m. at Hyland Arena.
January 4, 2013-The Emporia State men gave up an 11 point lead with four minutes left in regulation then came back from four point deficits in each extra frame in a 104-97 double overtime win at Lincoln.
The score was tied at 13 when the Hornets went on a 10-2 run to take an eight point lead with 9:15 left in the first half. The lead would grow to 12 points at 33-21 with 4:14 left in the period before settling into a ten point advantage at the break.
The Hornets led 77-66 with 2:03 left when the Blue Tigers ended the game on a 17-6 run. They tied the game with :00.4 left on a three pointer by Robert Hopkins.
The Blue Tigers scored the first four points of the first overtime and had a 90-86 lead with 29.2 seconds left. Kaleb Wright scored on a layup and one with 19.9 left to pull the Hornets within 91-89. Following a turnover by Lincoln and a scramble under the Emporia State basket Wright hit a layup at the buzzer to send the game to a second overtime.
Lincoln again jumped out to a four point lead in the second extra frame. Terrence Moore hit a pair of lay-ups to pull the Hornets back into a tie at 95 with 2:27 left. The teams traded free throws for a 97-97 tie with 1:00 left when Terrence Sardin dunked a put back to give the Hornets a 99-97 lead. The Blue Tigers again turned the ball over and Micah Swank hit a dagger three pointer from the corner with 33.1 left for a 102-97 lead.
Wright led all scorers with 27 points as Emporia State put five players in double figures. Moore added 21 points while Jevon Taylor had 19, Swank scored 15 and Gavin Brown added ten points.
The Hornets are back in action on Monday night when they travel to Lindenwood. Tipo-off from Hyland Arena in St. Charles, Mo. is set for 7:30 p.m.