Gegg posts career-high in win over Rogers State

Tristan Gegg scores a career-high 32 points Saturday.
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RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE ATHLETICS:

CLAREMORE, Okla. — Tristan Gegg scored a career high 32 points, including 20 in the second half, to help lead the Pittsburg State University women’s basketball team to a 92-81 road win over Rogers State University Saturday (Jan. 30) at the Claremore Expo Center.

The Gorillas (10-5, 10-5 MIAA) shot 60.6 percent from the field in the first half in building a 47-35 halftime advantage against the Hillcats (4-10, 4-10 MIAA). Pitt State stretched its margin to as many as 18 points early in the third quarter and held off RSU down the stretch.

Gegg made 10 of 15 shots from the floor, including four of five 3-point field goal attempts, to lead the way for the Gorillas. She has now scored 967 points in 71 career games (13.6 ppg).

Kaylee DaMitz, who posted a season high 25 points in Pitt State’s 65-50 road win over Northeastern State University Thursday (Jan. 28), added 26 points on 10-14 shooting against the Hillcats Saturday. She also dished out a game high seven assists to bring her career total to 367 assists. She needs three more helpers to pass Kelly Krumsick (1980-83) for fifth place on PSU’s all-time charts.

Julia Johnson added 13 points, six rebounds and five blocked shots against the Hillcats.

Julie Luna (18) and Bailey Kliewer (17) paced RSU in scoring in the contest.

Pitt State will return to action next Thursday (Feb. 4) when the Gorillas play host to No. 22 ranked University of Central Missouri at 5:30 p.m. (CST). The Jennies (12-2, 12-2 MIAA) claimed a 55-51 home win over Northwest Missouri State University Saturday.