PITTSBURG -- Cold shooting as well as minus nine rebounding ratio for the Gorilla women sealed a loss to Truman State 55-46.
Pitt State falls to 2-4 on the season and 0-2 in MIAA play, while the Bulldogs improve to 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the league.
Pitts State led by 10 at the half but Truman opened the second half of play with a 12 point run and never relinquished the lead. The gorillas were unable to pull any closer than five in the last seven minutes of regulation and costly turnovers all but denied any comeback.
Pitt State shot .333 percent from the floor overall while shooting .211 from the three point line. The Gorillas were also under .500 from the charity stripe shooting 8-18. Truman shot .412 overall while only shooting .143 from the three point line.
Courtney Tate and Drew Roberts led Pitt State with 17 points a piece. The next highest scorer was Brooke Conley with five. Kylee Baldetti finished the game with nine rebounds.
Truman's Nicole Gloor and Breanna Daniels led the Bulldogs with 14 points a piece.
The Gorillas will play their second of a three game home stand with Northwest Missouri State at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 8.