No. 1 Emporia State beats Lincoln, men complete sweep

Courtesy: Emporia State Athletics

Women: 

Kelsey Barnwell scored a career high 25 points to lead top ranked Emporia State to a 99-57 win over Lincoln on Saturday afternoon in White Auditorium.  With the win the Lady Hornets improved to 11-0 on the season, 4-0 in the MIAA.

Emporia State was on fire early, taking a 15-2 lead at the 17:00 mark of the first half.  The lead reached 33 with 3:04 left at 54-21 on a Barnwell three-pointer before the Lady Hornets settled into a 56-27 lead at the break.

The lead never dropped below 27 points in the second half as Emporia State won their 22nd straight game in White Auditorium.

Barnwell was joined in double figures by Addie Lackey with 12 points and Kelly Moten and Megan Holloway with 11 each.  Merissa Quick added nine points, nine rebounds and five blocks. As a team Emporia State shot 56.9% from the field and limited the Blue Tigers to just 25.8% shooting while blocking 14 shots.

Emporia State will be back in action on Monday night when they take on Lindenwood.  Tip-off from White Auditorium is set for 5:30 p.m.

 

Men:

Terrence Moore had 20 points and a career high seven assists to lead four Hornets in double figures as Emporia State defeated Lincoln 75-54 on Saturday afternoon in White Auditorium.

The pace was sluggish in the early going with the score tied at seven with 14:30 left. Leading 15-13 with just under nine minutes left, Emporia State went on a 10-2 run to take a 25-15 lead with 5:59 left. Lincoln hit an old fashioned three-point play to cut the lead to nine with 2:50 left only to see the Hornets finish the period on a 9-1 run to take a 17 point lead into the locker rooms.

Emporia State outscored Lincoln 22-11 in the first 7:49 of the second half to take a 58-30 lead with 12:11 left in the game. The Hornets hit their last field goal with 2:36 leaf and the Blue Tigers scored the final seven points of the game for the final 75-54 score.

Moore was joined in double figures by Jevon Taylor with 13 points, Micah Swank with 11 and Terrence Sardin with ten points. The Hornets forced 24 turnovers with just 11 of their own in the game.

Emporia State is back in action on Monday night when they play host to Lindenwood. Tip-off from Slaymaker Court in White Auditorium is set for 7:30 p.m.

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