Gorillas ride three-game winning streak into MIAA opener

Pitt State (4-1) hosts Newman Wednesday night.

PITTSBURG, Kan. – The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team kicks off their MIAA schedule on Wednesday night, hosting Newman at 5:30 PM.

Pitt State is 4-1 and on a three-game winning streak heading into their matchup with the Jets.

In their first five games. the Gorillas have 10 players averaging 10+ minutes per game. That depth will be important for PSU as they head into the MIAA grind.

“Starting with our exhibition games and scrimmages, that was a big point of emphasis. We wanted to get everybody in and wanted everybody feeling confident and comfortable,” says head coach Amanda Davied, “Sometimes the comfortable comes before the confident. I think that’s where it has kind of played out how we wanted it to. We’ve done what we’ve needed to do against the teams we’ve played to feel good about it. That’s where it leaves us right now. We’re ready for that next challenge and this week will be a good one.”

The Gorillas have also used their first five games to build chemistry, get some young players valuable minutes and build a little consistency early in the season.

“You can’t always know who is going to show up what night, but it’s getting closer to that,” Davied says on her teams’ consistency, “The good thing is that the girls are playing connected. The bigger piece to being confident is that we’re sharing the basketball, so they must feel confident within each other. We’ve had 20 assists and 21 assists, so that’s a really bright piece. I think that does just show that they’re playing well together.”