Women’s basketball comes up short in second half
The #11 Emporia State women’s basketball team suffered a big 86-67 loss Saturday against Northwest Missouri State University. For the first time this season, the Hornets were outrebounded and outshot in free throws 30 to 14. The Hornets held a slight 39-35 advantage entering the halftime break, but in the second half, Northwest Missouri went on a 15-2 scoring drive that the Hornets could not recover from. Alli Volkens led the team with a double-double of 17 points and 10 rebounds. Rachel Hanf put up a team-high 18 points for the Hornets. Emporia State drops to 12-4 on the season and 9-3 in the MIAA, placing them a game behind Northwest Missouri and Washburn.
Hornets use three-point line in win
The three-point line and a big second half helped the men at Northwest Missouri State University in a 74-62 win. The Hornets showed good team cohesion by shooting 56.5 percent from behind the arc and made a season high 13 three-pointers. The Hornets were down going into the second half 34-31 and had the momentum against them as Northwest Missouri used a 7-0 run to end the half.
ESU came out motivated in the second half, however, after a 9-2 run gave them the lead for good. Scoring big for the Hornets were Robert Moores with 16, Xavier Burnette and Michael Tyler with 15 a piece, and Taylor Euler who scored 11. The Hornets are now 10-8 on the season and 7-5 in the MIAA.
Hornet hoists record as men place first
Kevin Roulhac, the twelfth ranked weight thrower in the nation, set an Emporia State school-record on Friday at the UCM Invitational. Roulhac’s throw of 60-08.75 beat the former Hornet best of 60-07.50 by Eric Hoffman in 2005. Roulhac simply set the pace for the Hornet men as they finished first overall with 11 provisional qualifying marks, nine championships and an automatic qualifier.
The women were able to place second overall behind host Central Missouri. Katie Mona led the way in the mile run with a time of 5:02.88 which is currently the second best time in the nation. Marqueita Marisette finished third in the 60m dash and won the 200m for the Hornets. Mona was also able to finish first in the 3000m for the women.
Other first place finishes for the men included Derwin Hall in the 60m dash, Josh Schuler in the 200m, Adam McGovern in the mile run, Briar Ploude in the high jump and Zach Rosenberger in the pole vault. The Hornets now look to the Jayhawk Classic on Jan. 28 for their next meet.