Don Weast, Associate Athletic Director
EMPORIA – Tre’Zure Jobe had 30 points, eight assists and eight steals as the No. 20 Lady Hornets defeated Missouri Valley, 97-58, on New Year’s Day in White Auditorium.
Emporia State scored the first five points of the game and led 13-3 with 6:30 left in the first quarter. They scored the final 11 points of the period to lead 26-9 after one quarter. Mollie Mounsey was four of four from beyond the arc in the first ten minutes for the Lady Hornets.
Morgan Laudan scored inside to start the second quarter and make it a 13-0 run. The Vikings would close to within 14 points twice in the quarter before Emporia State closed the half with a 12-2 to take a 47-23 lead into the half.
The lead would not drop below 22 points in the second half and a 12-0 run gave the Lady Hornets their biggest lead at 97-53 with 1:37 left.
Jobe was joined in double figures by Mounsey with 18 points, Kali Martin with 16 and Karsen Schultz with ten points. Morgan Laudan added nine points, six assists and six rebounds as Emporia State improved to 9-2 on the season.
The Lady Hornets will return to MIAA play on Saturday, Jan. 4 when they travel to Washburn. Tip-off for the Topeka edition of the Turnpike Tussle is set for 5 p.m. in Lee Arena.