EMPORIA (KSNT) – The Emporia State women’s basketball already has multiple sources of energy for its fire.
With less than three weeks until the start of the women’s basketball season, there is much to look forward to.
The Hornets are No. 4 in the MIAA preseason poll. A factor for this ranking is the return of point guard Tre’zhure Jobe. Jobe is a former All-MIAA First Team recipient and MIAA Freshman of the Year. Plus, it’s a great shooter with the new 3-point line.
“Even last year a lot of us were shooting from that line anyway because it opens up the field even more,” Jobe said. “This is how we’ve played since Coach Wynn stepped in and took over the program.”
Then there’s the fact that the fans are back.
“Emporia, we have such a great community,” said goalkeeper Kali Martin. “They are very united. They are loud. They are wild, so they give us a lot of energy.
Not only do the Hornets want to play well for the fans, but they want to catch up with the end of the 2020-21 season. Emporia State lost to Fort Hays State by five points in the MIAA tournament and lost the regional NCAA by six in overtime.
“I think we were leading in the fourth quarter in our seven losses, so we just didn’t finish as well on a basketball team as we had to,” said head coach Toby Wynn. “I think that’s an important point with this team, is that we have to be better finishers.”
The Hornets’ first game will take place on November 1 at the University of Notre Dame.