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Pitt State women's basketball hold off pesky Lady Bearcats

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Derek Livingston

Pittsburg State basketball was in action this weekend. The Lady Gorillas were looking to bounce back from their 80-74 loss to Missouri Western last week. KRPS's Fred Fletcher-Fierro has more

Behind 23 points from Kareena Gerber and 13 points from Tristan Gegg, the Gorillas got back on the winning track with a 71 to 66 victory over Northwest Missouri State at John Lance Arena Saturday afternoon.

“It took a full 40 minutes, and it usually does, but they will prevail. A bounce back from a loss in overtime, this one, thankfully. No overtime needed, just enough plays down the stretch to claim victory.”

Pittsburg State play-by-play announced Eddie Lomshek on the call courtesy of 100.7 FM ESPN Radio. With the win, the Lady Gorillas are now six and two overall, with an MIAA record of two and one.

This Wednesday, they’ll return to action in Wichita to take on the Newman Jets. Game time is at 5:30.

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 krps.org to an NPR style news and information website.