Pitt St. 63, NSU 46
Lane Lord had 14 players at his disposal on Wednesday night. Northeastern State had eight.
Advantage, Pittsburg State. And Lord took full advantage.
“That was our game plan,” Lord said of wearing down the short-handed RiverHawks. “We wanted to try and press for the first 15 minutes of the game, and we just wanted to see where we were at that point.”
Carrington Fox — NSU’s lone senior — pulled NSU to within 3 (18-15) at the 8:03 mark of the first half, but that’s as close as NSU would get the rest of the night.
Winners of nine straight, the Gorillas (20-6, 13-3 MIAA) led 38-24 at halftime and never let NSU get any closer than 16 points in the second half.
Eleven players scored for Pittsburg State, which was led by Cathy Brugman’s 13-point effort.
Up next for NSU is a road trip to UCO on Saturday. Tipoff is at 1:30 p.m.