The Pitt State women’s basketball team played a home game against Central Christian College on Saturday, Nov. 16. The Gorillas won the game 96-51.
The Gorillas are now 2-2 overall.
Head coach Amanda Davied believes that the team played well in all aspects of the game in the game against Central Christian and that it was a team effort.
“I think we played well in all facets of the game,” Davied said. “We put together a game of good defense and good rebounding and overall it’s just a great team win.”
While the team excelled during the game against Central Christian, there is always room for improvement and the Gorillas have just started the season. So, Davied hopes to continue seeing improvement from the team in practice, future games, and throughout the remainder of the season.
“I think we just need to continue to work on our defense and our rebounding and then just continue to play well together,” Davied said. “We should be good.”
Junior Maya Williams had seven field goals, sophomore Tristan Gegg also had seven field goals, senior Meghan Maher had six, and junior Josie Fortney had three. Maher made a total of six three-point goals, Gegg had three, Williams had two, and senior Marina Rupert Bauza added one. Sophomore Kaylee DaMitz had five free throws, Williams had four, sophomore Julia Johnson had three, and Gegg had two. Johnson had seven defensive rebounds and six offensive rebounds, Williams had eight defensive rebounds and three offensive rebounds, senior Athena Alvarado had five defensive rebounds and two offensive rebounds, and Gegg had three defensive rebounds and two offensive rebounds.
A few of the players stood out to David over the course of the game against Central Christian including Williams, Gegg, and Johnson.
“I think the good thing was we got to get everybody in the game and… everybody was able to go in and make a contribution,” Davied said. “Maya Williams played a great game… She really filled up the stat line in a short amount of time. Tristan Gegg also… (had a) great game… Julia Johnson… (stood out to me). (I was) really proud her for… (her) effort.”
The Gorillas next game is on Wednesday, Nov. 27 against Tarleton State at 1 p.m. on Whetzel Court in John Lance Arena.
“We just want to continue to get better at practice,” Davied said. “We have some time off (after we play Tarleton State on Wednesday)… We just want to continue to get better at us, get better at defense, get better at rebounding and we should be ready to go.”
After the Gorillas play Tarleton State on Wednesday, Nov. 27, they will have a bit of a break for Thanksgiving before jumping back into basketball with their first game being on Tuesday, Dec. 3 against Missouri Southern State University in Joplin.