Sixth Ranked Lady Hornets Snap Lions Five Game Winning Streak

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.

Sophomore Erin Rice and junior Michelle Hedgecock scored eight and seven points, respectively, and both pulled down three boards.  All of Rice's eight points came in the second half of play.

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.

Senior Afton Baldwin, junior Larrita Gipson, and sophomore Kelby Fritz each added five points for the Lions.

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.