EMPORIA, Kan. – Northeast State had three players in double digits Wednesday, but they couldn’t recover from an early double-digit defect and fell 73-52 to Emporia State.
Ashton Hackler, Ashya Harris and Jaylee Kindred beat the team by ten points. Courtney Lee had eight points and a team best seven rebounds.
The RiverHawks took an early lead over ESU, leading 7-4 at the seven minute mark in the first stanza. However, they would go scoreless for nearly the next three, as Emporia State opened an 11-point unanswered streak.
Northeast State rallied the rest of the way, but managed to hold ESU’s deficit to 39-32 at halftime. NSU’s shooting continued to cool in the second half, where they were 28.5% from the field. The Lady Hornets would see their lead expand to 24 in the fourth quarter.
Tre’Zure Jobe and Faith Paramore led the Lady Hornets with 22 points as they rallied eight games to go to 10-10 (5-9 MIAA).
The RiverHawks recorded 20 turnovers, more than double ESU’s total; they would outscore NSU 29 to 8 on errors.
Wednesday’s setback drops NSU to 5-13 (2-12 MIAA); they head next to Topeka on Saturday, where they will face Washburn at 1 p.m