Emporia State women win MIAA basketball title

03/09/2014 5:12 PM

03/09/2014 5:14 PM

No. 7 Emporia State defended its MIAA women’s basketball tournament championship Sunday with a 75-71 victory over Central Missouri in Kansas City, Mo.

Emporia State (28-3), the second seed, dealt an early blow to top-seed Central Missouri with a 17-0 first-half run that enabled the Hornets to lead 38-29 at halftime. That all came after Central Missouri led 19-12 with 12:42 to play in the first half.

Central Missouri (25-4) rallied in the second half to the game at 71-all with 1:19 to play, but Cheney native Merissa Quick made a hook shot with a minute remaining, then another with 10 seconds to go for the game-winning margin. She was named the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

ESU receives the automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament.

EMPORIA ST.: Kellog 7, Quick 18, Egli 4, Patrick 11, Parker 1, Motel 17, Wylie 8, Wood 2, Vandiver 7. Totals 28-61 13-18 75.

CENTRAL MISSOURI: Flax 15, Howard 14, Lewis 11, Embray 3, Winkelmann 16, Twine 4, Prairie Chief 4, Wattley 3, Barry 1. Totals 25-64 15-21 71.

Halftime — ESU 38-29. Three-pointers — ESU 6-13 (Patrick 3-6, Moten 1-1, Kellog 1-2, Wylie 1-2, Egli 0-2), UCM 6-16 (Winkelmann 2-4, Embray 1-1, Lewis 1-2, Wattley 1-2, Flax 1-5). Rebounds — WSU 39 (Kellog 10), UCM 36 (Howard 15). Assists — ESU 15 (Parker 5), UCM 15 (Winkelmann, Flax 3). Fouls — ESU 20, UCM 15.

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