The #14 Emporia State women’s basketball team suffered their second straight loss Wednesday against Missouri Western State University, 78-71. The Lady Hornets were in the lead after halftime and ran out to a 16 point second half lead until a 30-5 Missouri Western run put the Griffons in the lead for good. ESU shot only 20 percent in the second half.
Top players for the Hornets were Ali Volkens with her 14th double-double of the season – 24 points, 16 rebounds – which moves her into the top ten in ESU career rebounds and 21st in career scoring. Rheanna Egli scored12 points and Jocelyn Cummings added 11 for the Lady Hornets. This is the Lady Hornets first two game losing streak since last February and drops their record to 12-5 overall and 9-4 in the MIAA. The Lady Hornets will face Truman at home on Sunday.