Emporia State’s Mason Thiessen plays defense against Pittsburg State’s Cameron Huefner during the Hornets 74-59 win on Thursday.

PITTSBURG – Jumah’Ri Turner scored 24 points, Tray Buchanan added 23 and Mayuom Buom put up 12 as the Emporia State men’s basketball team beat Pittsburg State 74-59 Thursday night.

Peyton Rogers-Schmidt added a team-high eight rebounds and Mason Thiessen collected seven as the Hornets (13-3, 8-2 MIAA) ran their winning streak to six in a row with the victory.

Down 20-15 with 5:29 remaining in the first half, Emporia State used a 21-3 run to go ahead 36-23 at halftime. The Gorillas (​​4-11, 3-6 MIAA) would only get as close as eight in the second half while the Hornets would lead by as many as 20.

Emporia State shot nearly 42% (25 of 60) in the game and 26% (6 of 23) from behind the arc while holding Pittsburg State to 34.5% (19 of 55) from the floor.

The Hornets outrebounded the Gorillas 41-32.

Turner had six rebounds to go along with his point total while Buchanan – the defending MIAA Player of the Week and the nation’s leading scorer – had three assists and a steal.

Iziah James scored 17 points and Cameron Huefner had 11 to lead Pittsburg State.

Emporia State will return to action when it travels to play Missouri Southern at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday. The Lions (8-5, 5-2 MIAA) fell to Washburn 87-72 on Thursday.

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