Lopez drops 30, Gorillas win 10th straight

Shelby Lopez scored a career-high 30 at Lincoln
Lopez drops 30, Gorillas win 10th straight

The Pittsburg State women won their 10th straight game Thursday night, topping Lincoln 98-68. The Gorillas had four players in double figures, led by senior Shelby Lopez, who scored a career-high 30 points. Lopez went 10-16 from the floor, including 7-12 from three.

Pitt State’s 98 points on Thursday night are the most for the team in a single game since 1/12/2017 when they scored 106 at home against Lincoln.

The Gorillas are now 11-1 overall (3-0 MIAA) and will be back on the floor on Saturday at Lindenwood.

RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE ATHLETICS:

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. — Shelby Lopez scored a career-high 30 points to help spark the Pittsburg State University women’s basketball team to a 98-68 road win over Lincoln University Thursday (Jan 3) at Jason Gym.

The Gorillas (11-1, 3-0 MIA) rushed out to a 30-6 first quarter lead against the Blue Tigers (9-3, 1-2 MIAA) to take control early and cruise to the squad’s 10th consecutive victory of the season.

Lopez made 10 of 16 shots from the floor in the game, including seven of 12 3-point field goals. Kaylee DaMitz added 16 points while Maya Williams and Tristan Gegg finished with 12 points apiece.

Pitt State shot 48.6 percent from the field in the game, making 34 of 70 shots including 12 3-pointers. The Gorillas also converted 18 of 26 free throws in the contest.

Bre Coleman paced the Blue Tigers with 16 points and eight rebounds.

Pitt State will return to action Saturday (Jan. 5) when the Gorillas take on Lindenwood University at 1:30 p.m. (CST) at St. Charles, Mo. The Lions defeated Missouri Southern State University, 79-71, Thursday.