Three in a row
Westhoff hits career-high with 28 points against Henderson State
Dakota Smith | reporter
The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team has been on a roll, winning its last three games, all against Central region opponents. The Gorillas are sitting at 4-2 overall.
The first of those three wins came against Henderson State on Thursday, Nov.14.
The Gorillas took a 42-30 lead going into the break. Pitt State continued its success in the second half and came away with a 76-56 victory.
Junior Morgan Westhoff led the Gorillas with a career-high 28 points and added six rebounds. Junior Lizzy Jeronimus had 14 points and seven rebounds. Pitt State shot 43 percent from the field and held Henderson State to just 32 percent from the field.
“I was impressed with the way we played defense,” head coach Lane Lord said.
The second win came against Minnesota-Duluth on Saturday, Nov. 16.
The game was back and forth in the first half and the Gorillas led at the half 44-39. Pitt State led by as many as 10 in the second half and came away with a victory by a final score of 82-75.
“Lizzy is Lizzy; she did what she always does,” Lord said.
Jeronimus led the Gorillas with a double-double with 20 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Alexa Bordewick had 18 points and junior Brigit Hesser added 11 for the Gorillas. Pitt State shot 52 percent from the field and held Minnesota-Duluth to just 38 percent.
The Gorillas then got their third win against William Jewell on Tuesday, Nov. 19.
Pitt State was 0-3 all-time against William Jewell coming into the game. The Gorillas jumped out to a huge lead in the first half and led going into the locker room. Pitt State led by as many as 29 in the second half and came away with the victory by a final score of 80-58.
Westhoff led four Gorillas in double figures with 17 points. Jeronimus had 15 points, sophomore Cathy Brugman had 11, and junior Antqunita Reed added 10 points. The Gorillas shot 52 percent from the field and held the Cardinals to just 29 percent shooting.
Pitt State’s next game will be against Northwest Missouri State on Sunday, Nov. 24.
Pitt State then goes on the road to take on Quincy (Ill.) on Nov. 27.