Tre’Zure Jobe led all scorers with 26 points but the Emporia State women’s basketball team’s upset bid came up short in a 70-65 loss to No. 1 Fort Hays State Saturday afternoon.
The game was neck-and-neck throughout, featuring six ties and six lead changes. The Hornets (5-3, 0-2) trailed 30-28 at halftime and 47-44 at the end of the third quarter. However, a 10-2 run by the Tigers (7-0, 2-0) to start the fourth put the game out of reach.
Emporia State held Division II’s top-ranked team to just 40% shooting (22 of 55) and 20% (3 of 15) from 3-point range. The Hornets also forced 15 Tiger turnovers.
Meanwhile, Emporia State 37.5% (24 of 64) and 33.3% (10 of 30) from long range while turning the ball over 14 times and getting outrebounded 43-32.
The Hornets will look to recover from two straight losses to Top 25 teams when they play at Newman Friday at 5:30 p.m.