Feels like high school again: Kiser enjoying change to Milligan

Published 8:22 pm Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Milligan Buffalo and former Elizabethton Lady Cyclone Emily Kiser was on fire Tuesday night.
The sophomore broke the Milligan women’s record for most 3-pointers in a game with nine treys for 27 points. However, it was the last three of the night that took her back in time as former Lady Cyclones teammate Sarah Robinson made the pass that set up Kiser’s record-breaking trifecta.
“She had the assist, and it felt like high school again,” said Kiser. “She was talking to me on the bench saying stuff like, ‘It’s a shame you can’t shoot.’ It just stuff like that. The humor. It is really great to play with some of my high school teammates again. That is one of the big reasons I love it so much here.”
After Milligan’s 86-51 win over Truett-McConnell Tuesday night, Kiser is six games deep with the Buffaloes and said that the team has made her feel very welcome during her first season at Milligan after transferring over from King University.
“It has been really great,” said Kiser. “I came in expecting to enjoy it. I was nervous because anywhere you go that is new, you’re worried about being accepted. But I couldn’t say enough about how they have excepted me here. It has really been like homecoming honestly. I didn’t even know half these girls here, and it feels like home here.”
Kiser shot 75 percent Tuesday as she rained in in 9-of-12 3-point attempts. Heading into the half, Kiser had hit three treys before coming unleashed in the second half for six from outside the arch. The hot-handed Buffalo said she could feel herself getting into rhythm Tuesday night.
“I think everybody knows that I like to shoot the ball,” said Kiser with a smile. “So I came out, and I think missed two. So everyone kept saying, ‘Keep shooting. Keep shooting.’ It was really great having encouragement like that. It really helps you believe in yourself when you start doubting.
“The last couple of threes that I shot I kind of knew that they were going in.”
Milligan will be at Bluefield this Thursday for their second-straight conference matchup.

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