In Emporia State’s last on-the-road basketball bout before a three-game home stand, both men’s and women’s teams came out victorious Feb. 16 at Missouri Southern. The women kept things rolling with a 62-55 win, and the men staged a furious comeback, 69-66.
The Lady Hornets won their nineth straight game, but it wasn’t very pretty. Both teams combined for 57 turnovers, and despite the Hornets losing both their posts in the final six minutes, they still managed to get the win.
After a scrum over a loose ball in front of the Hornets’ bench, Sarah Wood, sophomore forward, received a foul and a technical and was taken out of the game. Merissa Quick, sophomore forward, was ejected from the game for leaving the bench during the scramble.
Despite getting ejected, Quick led the game with 18 points. Rachel Hanf, senior guard, and Laura Patrick, junior guard, joined her in the double figures with 13 and 12 points respectively.
The men improved their record to 11-11 after overcoming an 11-point deficit at the half. The Hornets went on a 13-0 run early in the second half, thanks to 65 percent shooting, and they took the lead, 46-45, with 14:32 minutes to go.
Kaleb Wright, junior guard, led the furious comeback with 23 points. Paul Bunch, junior center, added 16 of his own in his fifth double-double of the season. Chris Sights, senior guard, was the only other player in double-figures with 11 points.
Both teams look to carry these wins over into the three game home stand, including Saturday’s matchup against Northeastern State.