Emporia State women earn spot to NCAA Elite Eight

Emporia State captures the NCAA Div. II Central Region Championship with a 66-61 victory at Fort Hays State.

HAYS (KSNT) – Emporia State women’s basketball punched a ticket to its sixth Elite Eight appearance since 1997, which is the most by any Division II program. The Lady Hornets defeated top-seed and MIAA regular season champion Fort Hays State 66-61.

ESU was led by sophomore point guard Kelly Moten who tallied a team-high 20 points. Emporia State led by two at halftime and extended the advantage to double digits in the second half.

MIAA Player of the Year Kate Lehman scored a game-high 27 points for Fort Hays State.

The Lady Hornets now advance to face West Texas A&M in the Elite Eight on Tuesday, March 24 in Sioux Falls, S.D.

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