Gorillas come up short against No. 25 Drury

Pitt State falls 94-92 in overtime
Gorillas come up short against No. 25 Drury

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The Pittsburg State University men’s basketball team rallied from a 15-point second half deficit to force overtime but Drury University held off the Gorillas in the extra session for a 94-92 win Sunday (Dec. 22) in the consolation game of the D2 Holiday Hoops Classic.

Jah-Kobe Womack scored a career high 27 points to lead the Gorillas. Womack knocked down seven 3-pointers in the contest. He also dished out three assists and recorded a pair of blocked shots. A.J. Walker added 18 points, eight rebounds and five assists for Pitt State (4-6). Christian Edmondson chipped in with 16 points and eight rebounds, while Ray Elliott (11) and Dejon Waters Jr. (10) also scored in double figures.

Drury got 21 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds from Conley Garrison, while Cal Hartley added 19 points.

Pitt State trailed 61-46 with 17:12 to play in regulation, but the Gorillas stormed back to take an 80-79 lead on a 3-pointer by Elliott with 5:37 to play. The Gorillas had a pair of shots in the final minute of regulation to break an 87-87 tie, but Edmondson missed on a jumper and Marcel Cherry misfired on a 3-pointer.

Garrison’s jumper with 35 seconds to play in overtime gave Drury (9-1) the lead for good. Waters missed a 3-pointer for the Gorillas with 12 ticks remaining and Hartley made one of two free throws with six seconds remaining for the game’s final score.

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