Men, women fall short

Men currently 3-3 overall Steven Gomez | reporter The Gorilla men’s basketball team fell short to West Texas A&M in a hard-fought battle on Saturday, Nov. 30, in Canyon, Texas. The Gorillas entered the game confident from a three-game winning streak. The Gorillas executed their offense well enough to attain the lead going into halftime. The team shot 42.9 percent from the field and were 6-8 from the free throw line. Junior guard Devon Branch led the way for the Gorillas with 17 points. One main factor that kept West Texas A&M close in the first half were the seven turnovers by the Gorillas. They went in at the half leading 33-27. “This week in…

Gettig back in the game

Senior forward JaVon McGee goes for the lay up against Northwestern Missouri State University on Saturday, Jan. 5.

Fully recovered McGee ready to lead Gorillas Michael Bauer | Sport Reporter So far, JaVon McGee is a different player as a forward compared to last year. A month into the season, the senior from Grandview High School in Kansas City, Mo., did not look like the same player who was the bread and butter of a Pittsburg State team that came agonizingly one game away from a surprise berth in the NCAA Division II basketball tournament. McGee wasn’t even supposed to play this season for the Gorillas because of a wrist injury. But that did not stop him from becoming the 22nd player in PSU history to score 1,000 career points, and he did so…

Prime time Pitt State

On Saturday January 5 the Gorillas were featured on CBS sports network as the game of the week against the Bearcats of Northwest Missouri State University. The national airtime helps introduce Pitt to people who normally would not hear about the university.

Pitt State, MIAA successful national debut Tim Spears | Sports Reporter Jacob Welander doesn’t get to enjoy much Pitt State basketball as a fan. A junior in broadcast communication, he is typically found working the student-run productions that air on the university’s cable access station. “Most of the basketball games I go to, I have to watch through a camera lens,” he said. With CBS Sports televising a PSU basketball nationally, “it was nice to be able to take in the whole scene at once.” At the “Gold Rush” games on Jan. 5, in the John Lance Arena, the scene included 1,100 more fans than any other home game this season. They were drawn in…

Statement wins kickstart women

Garett McCollough | Sports Editor What’s the best the way for the women’s basketball team to prove that last year wasn’t a fluke? Schedule Division I, No. 18 Nebraska for an exhibition game at the start of the season, compete in the seco viagra canada nd half and sweep the Pitt State Tip-Off Classic. The Gorillas were completely outplayed in the first half of their exhibition game against the Huskers. The Gorillas caught their wind and were only outscored only by seven in the second half. They followed that performance up with two wins in the Pitt State Classic, beating Southwest Minnesota State University and Mary University of North Dakota. They won both of those…

Men survive late Baker rally

Junior, JaVon McGee, hangs briefly after successfully dunking his first ball of the season.

Michael Bauer | Sports Reporter Rico Pierrevilus dominated the first half with 18 points and the Pittsburg State Gorillas pulled away in the second half to avoid an upset in an 88-67 victory over the Baker Wildcats on Tuesday, Nov. online viagra 13. At times the Gorillas looked sloppy; at other times they looked promising. Pierrevilus went 7-8 on total field goals and made two 3-pointers to finish with 20 points, most of them coming in the first half. “I was really focused and pumped up,” Pierrevilus said. “I was coming in wanting to bring it in for the team and show up and that’s what I did.” After six possession changes following tip-off, the…

Winter sports start strong

Men and women kick off season with a win Tim Spears | Sports Reporter Lane Lord isn’t shy when it comes to talking up his team. “We’ve got the talent to compete on a national level every night,” said Lord, women’s head basket lowest price viagra ball coach. “We feel like our level in Division II is comparable to a low Division I team.” Lord has plenty of reasons for that kind of talk. The Gorillas are coming off their best year ever, going 27-6 last season en route to an Elite Eight appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Gorillas’ campaign ended on a loss to Shaw, the eventual national champions. However, a reloaded roster…

Teams eager to hit new court

Tyler Smith | Sports Reporter The Pitt State men and women’s basketball teams got their seasons under way on Monday, Oct. 15. The expectations for both teams are high after the successful seasons last year. The men’s team made it to the finals of the MIAA Tournament while the women’s team had the best season in school history, and they reached the Elite Eight in the NCAA Division II Tournament. “Well, we’re excited about the 2012-2013 season,” said Lane Lord, head coach for the women’s team. “Obviously, last year was our best season ever in school history. We also have 12 players back who got to taste a little bit of that success.” Men’s coach…