EMPORIA, Kan. -- In a battle of top-25 teams, No. 22 Emporia State defeated No. 10 Northeastern State 52-42 on Saturday afternoon. The win moved the Lady Hornets to 7-4 against top-10 teams at home all-time.

No. 2 Edinboro 75, Lock Haven 52
Michigan Tech 78, No. 4 Wayne St. 65
No. 5 Clayton St. 85, Montevallo 50
No. 6 Ashland 90, Tiffin 50
No. 9 Bentley 63, St. Anselm 45
No. 22 Emporia St. 52, No. 10 NE State 42
No. 11 Washburn 75, Ft. Hays St. 55
No. 12 Pittsburg St. 88, NW Missouri St. 48
No. 14 Rollins 62, Eckerd 55
No. 19 Lander 96, Francis Marion 62
No. 24 UW-Parkside 56, N. Kentucky 54
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In a physical game ESU trailed 5-2 at the first media timeout and were behind 12-2 midway through the first half. The RiverHawks went up 15-7 with 6:45 left on a 3-pointer by Katy Harsen.

The Lady Hornets responded with a 15-0 run and took the lead on Kelsey Balcom's layup. Balcom then hit a 3-pointer with 15 seconds left to send ESU to the locker room with a 25-17 lead.

ESU went up by nine at 36-27 on a layup by Heather Robben with 11:00 left in the game. NSU responded with an 11-2 run to tie the score at 38 on Sarah Green's 3-pointer. 

Balcom gave the Lady Hornets the lead for good on a put back with 5:40 left. Neither team would score over the next 3:08 until Rachel Hanf hit a 3-pointer with 2:42 left to give ESU a 43-38 lead.

The Lady Hornets then connected on nine of 13 free throws in the final 1:19 to secure their third win against a top-25 team this year.

Robben led all scorers with 16 points while Balcom added a double-double with 10 points and a career-high 12 rebounds. Merissa Quick was also in double figures in rebounds with 11 while Sarah Wood pulled down a career-high nine boards.  As a team ESU outrebounded NSU 51-26 on the night.