Pittsburg State ends skid with 63-48 upset of 19th-ranked Truman State
Pittsburg State snapped a three-game losing streak and ended a four-game win streak for No. 19 Truman State with a 63-48 win at John Lance Arena on Thursday.
The win was also win No. 100 for head coach Lane Lord at Pittsburg State.
Lauren Brown recorded a consecutive double-digit scoring game with 19 points. She also had seven rebounds and six blocks. Lizzy Jeronimus added 15 points.
Pitt State shot 57 percent from the floor as a team in the game, including 61 percent in the first half. The Gorilla defense held Truman to 14 of 59 (.237) shooting for the game. The Gorillas also dished out 18 assists on 27 made shots on the night.
The Gorillas led from the 10-minute mark in the first half when Morgan Westhoff hit a 3-pointer to put Pitt State up 13-12. The team grabbed its first double-digit lead of the game 23-13 on a jumper by Drew Roberts with 6:50 left in the first half. A layup by Kylie Gafford two minutes later put the Gorillas in double digits for good. The team led 31-17 at the half.
Pitt State stayed strong in the second half and built up to a 16-point lead twice, first on a layup by Jeronimus at 14:49 and again on a Lauren Brown layup with 13:08 remaining to make the score 45-29. Truman cut the lead to 10 with just under seven minutes on the clock.