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Gorillas Earn Conference Road Win at Lincoln

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Press Release Pittsburg State University: 

Despite Lincoln cutting a double-digit Gorillalead to just four late in the second half, the Pitt State women's basketballteam was able to hang on for a 76-64 win in Jason Gym on Monday (January 6)night.

Pitt State improves to 10-3 overall and 3-0 in MIAA play. Lincoln falls to 3-10and 0-6 in the conference.

Lizzy Jeronimus led three Gorillas in double figures with 16 points. CathyBrugman added a career-high 12 points, while Alex Muff scored 10. Jeronimusalso lead the Gorillas with eight rebounds and four assists. She and Muff eachblocked two shots.

Lincoln's Jennifer Rosado led all players with 19 points. Quiessence Priceadded 15 points, 13 in the second half, and Hunter Yoakum scored 10.

The Gorillas led 42-27 at the half. Nine different players had scored by halftime, with Brugman and Jeronimus leading with seven each.

Pitt State started the game with a 6-0 run and didn't allow Lincoln to scoreuntil the 17:36 mark and it was another 2:30 before the Blue Tigers would scoreagain. The Gorillas were able to go up by double digits as they held Lincolnwithout a shot from the floor from 8:27 to 3:48, allowing the visiting team a35-18 lead.

The Blue Tigers started the second half at a frantic pace and were able to cutthe Pitt State lead to 10 twice early in the half, while grabbing severaloffensive rebounds and forcing a couple Gorilla turnovers. The Blue Tigers hungclose and were able to make a big run at Pitt State late in the half, cuttingthe lead to four points with just under three minutes to go. The home team wasgreatly helped by 11 offensive rebounds in the second half.

The Gorillas were able to make some plays and stretch the lead back out withcrucial baskets from Antqunita Reed and Jeronimus and good free throw shootingby Jeronimus and Brigit Hesser.

Pitt State returns home for two more conference games this week as the Gorillastake on No. 8 Central Missouri on Thursday at 5:30 p.m. and MIssouri Western onSaturday at 1:30 p.m.

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