Emporia High basketball teams split with Nickerson Featured

The Emporia High basketball teams split with Nickerson on the 2nd night of the Swather Preseason Classic.

The Emporia High boys basketball team improved to 3-0 for the season with a 76-44 win over Nickerson Thursday night.
Coach Beau Welch said there is room for improvement.

The Spartans led 19-14 after the first quarter and blew the game open in the 2nd quarter. Charles Snyder scored 11 of his game high 25 points in the quarter. Beau Baumgardner scored 10 of his 14 points in the quarter as the Spartans out scored Nickerson 23-10 to take a 42-24 lead at halftime. Emporia High increased their lead to 20 at the end of 3 quarters. Hunter Hines scored 6 of his 10 points in the 4th quarter to help stretch the lead to the final margin of 32 points.
 
Nickerson won the girls game 38-29. Emporia High girls Coach Carolyn Dorsey said they struggled offensively.

Emporia High trailed 14-9 after the first quarter. At halftime it was a 10 point deficit at 21-11 after the Lady Spartans scored only 2 points. Emporia High made a run in the 3rd quarter to cut the Nickerson lead to 27-22.  Emporia High would be out scored 11-7 in the 4th quarter.
Rayanna Breshears was the leading scorer for Emporia High finishing with 10 points. The Lady Spartans are now 2-1 for the season.
Both the Emporia High girls and boys will play Hesston Friday night.
 

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