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Pitt State Women’s BB in the Hunt for an MIAA Title with Five Games Remaining

PSU WBBC Amanda Davied kneeling on the sideline during a game
PSU WBBC Amanda Davied kneeling on the sideline during a game

This year the Lady Gorillas extended their streak of at least ten consecutive seasons of earning at least a .500 record in MIAA conference play. The team's worst record over the previous ten year is 11-11 during the 2021-2022 season.

Pittsburg State women’s basketball is two games out of first place in the MIAA with five games in the regular season remaining.

KRPS’s Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more.

Currently in a three-way tie for third place with Fort Hays and Northwest Missouri with a conference record of 12 and 5 the Lady Gorillas have already clinched a seed in the 2024 MIAA Women's Basketball Championship that takes place in three weeks up in Kansas City.

Pitt State women’s basketball currently has the longest winning streak in the MIAA at six. They'll take that streak across the border to Joplin on Saturday to face first-place Missouri Southern who had a league-leading 14-game winning streak earlier his season.

The Lady Gorillas take on both of the MIAA's first-place teams, Missouri Western and Missouri Southern in their final five games of the regular season.

Pitt State play-by-play announcer Eddie Lomsheck Monday speaking with Head Coach Amanda Davied on ESPN Radio 100.7 FM about her team's current success.

“Six games, alright. Ya. Ties a season high when you started season six and oh. Ya, no doubt. Me and Jeff are living it up, up there right now. We say hi to each other and smile. We’ve been having a good time in the offices lately.”

This season PSU Women's basketball has been anchored by two juniors from the Sunflower State. Guard, Grace Pyle from McPherson and Forward Kareena Garber from Halstead both averaging just over 16 points a game.

Game time for the PSU and MSSU is Saturday in Joplin at 1:30.

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Since 2017 Fred Fletcher-Fierro has driven up Highway 171 through thunderstorms, downpours, snow, and ice storms to host KRPS’s Morning Edition. He’s also a daily reporter for the station, covering city government, elections, public safety, arts, entertainment, culture, sports and more. Fred has also spearheaded and overseen a sea change in programming for KRPS from a legacy classical station to one that airs a balance of classical, news, jazz, and cultural programming that better reflects the diverse audience of the Four States. For over two months in the fall of 2022 he worked remotely with NPR staff to relaunch to an NPR style news and information website.

In the fall of 2023 Fred was promoted to Interim General Manager and was appointed GM in Feburary of 2024.