Gorillas, Lions to square off Saturday

Pitt and Southern will play twice in four days
Gorillas, Lions to square off Saturday

The Pittsburg State Gorillas will play their final home game of the season on Saturday, hosting a rivalry matchup against the Missouri Southern Lions.

The two teams will play in Pittsburg on Saturday, and then turn around and play in Joplin on Tuesday.

Saturday’s game has the potential to be a shoot-out. Both teams are averaging more than 80 points per game, and between the two teams they have 5 of the league’s top 17 scorers.

Pitt State’s Grant Lozoya leads the league in scoring with 23.6 points per game. His teammate Donovan Franklin is 2nd in the league with 21.7 points per night.

Missouri Southern’s Cam Martin is third in the league in scoring at 21.6 ppg. Southern’s Elyjah Clark is 14th with 15.7 ppg and Kinzer Lambert is #17, averaging 15.1.

“Hopefully we can guard better than them and come up with the win,” says MSSU head coach Jeff Boschee, “They’ve got some great talent with Lozoya and Franklin. They’ve got some guys than can come off the bench. Levarity can also score…he’s proven that.”

“Neither team has set the world on fire defensively this year,” Pitt State head coach Kim Anderson says, “I think both of us have that capability to play good defense. So I would anticipate it would be an exciting game. It should be a fun game for fans.”