Gorillas look to continue home dominance

Pitt State is 18-2 in their last 20 home games
Gorillas look to continue home dominance

The Pittsburg State women are 11-2 overall this season, including 3-1 in MIAA play. Last time out, they suffered their first league loss of the season, falling on the road to Lindenwood 81-61.

This week the Gorillas have a pair of games at home, beginning with a meeting with Southwest Baptist on Wednesday night.

Pitt State has been hard to beat at home this season, and really, the last few years. The Gorillas are 7-0 at home this season, have won 18 of their last 20 home games and have gone 50-9 at home over the last 4+ seasons.

“We love our fans and we love that they come out and support us,” says Pitt State senior Shelby Lopez, “We also don’t want to let them down as much as we don’t want a loss on our record. We protect this place like it means everything. Just even since I was a freshman coach Lord really preached that this is our home court. We own it. Nobody is going to walk in here and beat us on this court because we’re going to protect it with everything we have. And it’s a pride thing. We’re representing more than just ourselves when we’re stepping onto the court and I think that’s a big factor of it too.”

The Gorillas will face SBU at 5:30 PM Wednesday night, with the men’s game following at 7:30.