Emporia, Kan. - A hot shooting sixth ranked Emporia State Lady Hornets (10-1, 7-0 MIAA) shut down the Missouri Southern Lions (7-4, 5-2 MIAA), 93-67, in Emporia, Kan. Wednesday night.
The Lions gave up a season-high 93 points to the Lady Hornets as Southern shot 40 percent (24-of-60) from the field, while the Lady Hornets shot 53.1 percent (34-of-64).
Emporia State jumped out to a 16-4 lead at the 12:41 mark in the first stanza before the Lions went on a 10-2 run to pull withing four at 18-14 at the 10:05 mark on a three-pointer by Senior Jasmine Lovejoy. The Lady Hornets then went on a 5-0 run to go up 23-14. Southern then held their own the finish of the first half with the Lady Hornets outscoring them 21-19.
Lovejoy led all scorers with 24 while recording her second straight, fourth overall, double-double with 11 rebounds.
Senior LaTice Jones also scored seven points for Southern going three-of-four from the charity stripe.
Senior Danielle Harris saw her first action of the season after sitting out the first half of the season with a foot injury. Harris scored her first two points of the season on a jump shot in the paint at the 11:39 mark in the second half.
Missouri Southern will return to action at home Saturday afternoon against eighth ranked Washburn Lady Blues. Tipoff is at 1 PM in The Leggett & Platt Athletic Center.