Quantcast

Gorillas Men Lose Second Straight - KOAM TV 7

Courtesy: PSU Sports Information

Gorillas Men Lose Second Straight

Updated:

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. -- The Pitt State men's basketball team (10-7) suffered a tough non-conference road loss, 71-60, to Northeastern State (4-14) on Wednesday (January 18) evening in Tahlequah, Okla.

JaVon McGee led the team with 13 points, Marky Nolen added 12 and Andra Bailey scored 11 to lead the Gorillas. McGee also had six rebounds, while Bailey had four.

Northeastern State's John Schneider led all players with 17 points.

Despite not making its first shot from the floor until almost three-and-a-half minutes into the game, the Gorillas played tough defense to take an 11-7 lead with 11:34 left in the first half. The team held the Riverhawks without scoring for two different stretches of just over three minutes.

Northeastern State tied the game at 18-18, then went up 21-20 with five points from Justin Johnson with just under three minutes left in the half. Pitt State bounced back, outscoring NSU 7-2 in the last 2:30 of the first half.

Pitt State extended its lead to 29-23 to start the second half, but a hot shooting Riverhawk squad pulled ahead 42-40 by the under 15 minute media timeout.

The two teams continued to battle, with neither able to grab more than a three-point lead over its opponent. McGee got a huge dunk with 7:01 remaining, to give the Gorillas a four-point lead, but the Riverhawks overcame it and took a four-point lead of their own, 58-54, with 4:48 remaining. NSU continued a 12-0 run to take an eight-point lead over the Gorillas before Andra Bailey stopped the Pitt State dry spell with a layup.

The Gorillas were not able to get the lead back, however, ending in the los.

Pitt State travels to St. Joseph, Mo. to face the Missouri Western Griffons at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, January 21.

  • Top Sports Stories in the 4-StatesTop Sports HeadlinesMore>>

  • Gorillas Earn Scholar Honors From USTFCCCA

    Gorillas Earn Scholar Honors From USTFCCCA

    Saturday, July 26 2014 6:02 PM EDT2014-07-26 22:02:28 GMT
    Jeff Piepenbrink was selected the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while he and eight other Pittsburg State University student-athletes earned All-Academic honors.More >>
    Jeff Piepenbrink was selected the NCAA Division II Indoor Track & Field Scholar Athlete of the Year by the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association, while he and eight other Pittsburg State University student-athletes earned All-Academic honors.More >>
  • Kansas Shrine Bowl Rosters

    Kansas Shrine Bowl Rosters

    Friday, July 25 2014 5:22 PM EDT2014-07-25 21:22:40 GMT
    The Kansas Shrine Bowl Rosters for both the East and West SquadsMore >>
    The Kansas Shrine Bowl Rosters for both the East and West SquadsMore >>
  • Razorback Men's Basketball Tickets on Sale

    Razorback Men's Basketball Tickets on Sale

    Thursday, July 24 2014 7:08 PM EDT2014-07-24 23:08:21 GMT
     Season tickets for the 2014-15 Arkansas men’s basketball campaign are now on sale, as head coach Mike Anderson’s fourth edition of the Razorbacks and their #Fastest40 style of play return six of their top seven scorers from last year’s club that won 22 games.More >>
     Season tickets for the 2014-15 Arkansas men’s basketball campaign are now on sale, as head coach Mike Anderson’s fourth edition of the Razorbacks and their #Fastest40 style of play return six of their top seven scorers from last year’s club that won 22 games.More >>
Powered by WorldNow

KOAM - Licensed to Pittsburg, Kansas
Send tips, ideas and press releases to: tips@koamtv.com
Send newsroom questions or comments to: comments@koamtv.com
Phone: (417) 624-0233 or (620) 231-0400
Web comments or questions: webmaster@koamtv.com
Newsroom Fax: (417) 624-3158

Powered by WorldNow All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and KOAM. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.