PSU men suffer first MIAA loss at Lincoln

Donovan Franklin scored 25 in the loss
PSU men suffer first MIAA loss at Lincoln

The Pittsburg State Gorillas suffered their first MIAA loss on Thursday night, falling to Lincoln 96-85.

Donovan Franklin led the way for Pitt State with 25 points, while Grant Lozoya pitched in 24. With the loss, the Gorillas fall to 9-3 overall, including a 2-1 mark in the MIAA.

RELEASE FROM PITTSBURG STATE ATHLETICS:

Jonell Burton and John Burton scored 20 points apiece to lead the Lincoln University men’s basketball team to a 96-85 victory over Pittsburg State University Thursday (Jan. 3) at Jason Gym.

The Blue Tigers (9-3, 2-1 MIAA) claimed their fifth straight victory while handing the Gorillas (9-3, 2-1 MIAA) their first loss in MIAA pay.

LU shot 49.3 percent from the field in the game, making 33 of 67 shots from the field including 11 3-pointers.

Donovan Franklin led all scorers with 25 points to pace Pitt State, while Grant Lozoya added 24 points and Demetrius Levarity chipped in with 17 points.

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