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Mon, Nov. 26, 2012 - [Women's Basketball]

EMPORIA – Kansas Wesleyan dropped an 88-56 exhibition decision to NCAA Division II Emporia State (Kan.) on Monday night at W.L. White Auditorium in Emporia.

Wesleyan fell behind 22-6 with 11:26 to go in the first half, and fell behind 34-12 with 5:51 to go but crawled back into the game, using a 13-2 run to get back within 11 points with 14 seconds to go on a pair of free throws by Christian Cassity.


The Coyotes trailed by just 14 at the half, but it could have been 11 as Patrick hit a three for ESU as time expired to give the Hornets a 42-28 lead.


Merissa Quick put ESU back up by 20 with 16:28 to go in the game, but the Coyotes would hang with the Hornets getting back within 16 points with 9:52 to go on a three by McKenna Britton.


A three by Laura Patrick put Emporia State ahead by 29 points, 77-48, capping a 14-1 run for the Hornets.


Olson had 11 points in the first half as the Coyotes struggled to find their shot, shooting just 32.1 percent from the field in the first 20 minutes. Wesleyan shot 34 percent for the game, going 18-53 from the field, led by Olson's 14 points. Britton added 12 for the Coyotes and Caley Greving had six rebounds off the bench to lead the Coyotes.


Rheanna Egli had a career high 20 points to lead Emporia State who had all five starters in double figures as the Hornets shot 47.7 percent from the field and 12-of-24 from three point range for 50 percent. Quick had 11 rebounds to lead the Hornets.


Wesleyan opens KCAC play on Thursday at home against Ottawa before heading on the road to Southwestern on Saturday in Winfield.

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