Women's Basketball Earns Regional Win Over Minnesota-Duluth - KOAM TV 7

Women's Basketball Earns Regional Win Over Minnesota-Duluth



The Pittsburg State women's basketball teamtraveled to Rolla, Mo. for a game against Central Region opponentMinnesota-Duluth from the Northern Sun Conference and will come back toPittsburg with a 82-75 win and an improved 3-2 record.

Pitt State had another good shooting game, finishing with a 52.5 percentshooting percentage for the game, including 42.9 percent from three-pointrange. The Gorillas also outrebounded the Bulldogs, 44-34. The team was able toovercome 22 turnovers and 22 points off those turnovers by UMD for the win.

Lizzy Jeronimus led the Gorillas with a double-double, 20 points and 10rebounds. She also had four assists. Alexa Bordewick added a season-high 18points. She was 3-of-6 from three point range. Brigit Hesser came off the benchto score 11 points. Hailey Roderique pulled down seven rebounds.

The game was back and forth in the early minutes, but a three by MorganWesthoff with 11:05 to go in the first half gave Pitt State the lead that theywould not surrender again. The Bulldogs tied the game at 25-25, but Pitt Statewent on a 6-0 run to go up 31-25 with 6:13 in the opening half. An AntqunitaReed layup just two minutes later gave the Gorillas their largest lead of thefirst half, 37-28. The Bulldogs would cut Pitt State's lead to two with 21second left, but Bordewick nailed a three in the last five second for a 44-39half time score.

Bordewick started the second half the same way she ended the first, with athree, and Y'Cedria Devers added a layup for the Gorillas first double digitlead of the game, 49-39. The Bulldogs whittled the lead down to two with 13:32left, but Pitt State answered with a 6-0 run to stretch the lead back to eight.From there UMD was not able to get closer than four and Bordewick free throwswith 13 second remaining sealed the 82-75 win.

Pitt State will travel to Liberty, Mo. on Tuesday, November 19 for adoubleheader with William Jewell. The women's game begins at 5:30 p.m., withthe men's following. 

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