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Gorillas Set Record in Win Over MSSU

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PITTSBURG -- With a 78-64 win over rival Missouri Southern (5-7, 1-5 MIAA), the Pittsburg State women's basketball team (12-0, 6-0 MIAA) won its 12th consecutive game, setting a new school record for most consecutive games won.

The previous record was 11 games, set by the 1991-92 squad. That team won 11 games from Feb. 1 to March 5, 1992. The streak carried the team to the championship game of the MIAA Tournament and helped them to earn a berth into the NCAA Tournament.

"It feels good to start the season 12-0," head coach Lane Lord said. "But we still have 16 games left. In a season there are ups and downs and adversity. We will see how well we handle any adversity and how we respond to it. So far we have been able to stay together and fight through anything that has come our way."

The Gorillas did have to overcome some first half adversity to win the game. The team came out a little flat after the 12 day break and fell behind as many as eight, 28-20, with 7:57 to go in the opening half. The team overcame it easily, outscoring the Lions 15-4 in the last 7:30. The run was propelled by threes from Drew Roberts, Alexa Bordewick and Brooke Conley.

The Pitt State charge continued into the second half, as the home team stretched its lead to double digits, 53-42, with 11:25 to go. Once they were ahead by double digits, the team never let the lead get below 10 for the rest of the game.

All five Pitt State starters scored in double digits. Conley led the team with 17. Larissa Richards added 16 points and led the team with 13 rebounds for a double-double. Lizzy Jeronimus scored 10 points and also dished out a team-high eight assists. Roberts and Bordewick each scored 10 points. Britnee Foster was key off the bench with eight points.

Missouri Southern's Erin Rice led all scorers with 22 points. Tatianna Washington was the Lions' second-leading scorer, coming off the bench to score 13 points and lead the team with nine rebounds. Shatara Stone added 10 points.

The Gorillas are back to their regular Wednesday and Saturday MIAA schedule to start the New Year. Wednesday, January 4, the team travels to Jefferson City, Mo. to take on Lincoln at 5:30 p.m., then Saturday heads to face Emporia State at 1:30 p.m. in Emporia.

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