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Mustang women blown out by Pitt State

November 10, 2012
Marshall Independent

Red-hot shooting and shutdown defense in the second half led No. 3 Pittsburg State to a 97-51 blowout win over the Southwest Minnesota State women's basketball team Friday in the Pittsburg State Classic in Pittsburg, Kan.

Up 41-32 at haftime, Pittsburg State had a 23-0 run in the second half to blow open the game. The Mustangs had a seven-minute scoreless stretch in the half.

The Gorillas shot at a torrid clip, draining 63.1 percent of their shots (41 of 65) in the game, including 60 percent (9 of 15) from 3-point range. SMSU hit just 31.3 percent of its shots.

Morgan Westhoff hit 7 of 10 shots, scoring a team-high 17 points for the Gorillas. Lizzy Jeronimus was also 7-for-10 shooting for 15 points, while Drew Roberts and Lauren Brown scored 13 and 12 points, respectively.

The Mustangs got nine points from junior guard Rebekah Rolling in the first half to keep within striking distance. She finished with 13 points on 5 of 13 shooting to lead the Mustangs. Senior guard Bree Holleman and freshman guard Annessa Rosch each scored 11 points for SMSU, and no other Mustang player scored more than five points.

SMSU also struggled on the boards, as the Gorillas held a 44-28 rebounding edge.

Fact Box

SMSU (51)

Val Sahr 1-3 0-0 2, Mikayla Saathoff 0-2 0-0 0, Bree Holleman 4-11 2-2 11, Megan DeRuyter 1-3 0-0 3, Rebekah Rolling 5-13 1-4 13, Hope Bonlander 2-6 0-1 4, Annessa Rosch 4-10 1-1 11, Emilee Duske 1-3 0-0 2, Alison Nagel 2-13 0-0 5. Totals 20-64 4-8 51. Three-pointers 7-27 (Rosch 2-4, Nagel 1-3, DeRuyter 1-3, Holleman 1-6. Rebounds 28 (Bonlander 6, Holleman 5, Rolling 4) Assists 12 (Rosch 3, Rolling 3, Saathoff 2) Steals 7 (Saathoff 2) Blocks 4 Turnovers 20 Total Fouls 7.

Pittsburg State (97)

Brigit Hesser 0-2 2-2 2, Lisa Elmer 2-3 0-0 5, Sara Molz 1-3 0-0 2, Y'Cedria Devers 2-4 0-0 4, Drew Robers 4-6 2-2 13, Kristina Willis 3-3 0-0 6, Alexa Bordewick 2-4 0-0 6, Kylie Gafford 2-5 1-2 5, Lauren Brown 6-7 0-0 12, Hailey Roderique 4-5 0-0 8, Cathy Brugman 1-3 0-0 2, Morgan Westhoff 8-10 1-1 17, Lizzy Jeronimus 7-10 0-1 15. Totals 41-65 6-8 97. Three-pointers 9-15 (Roberts 3-3, Bordewick 2-3, Westhoff 2-4, Jeronimus 1-1, Elmer 1-2) Rebounds 44 (Jeronimus 5, Devers 5, Roderique 5, Brown 5) Assists 21 (Bordewick 4, Brugman 3, Roberts 3, Devers 3) Steals 14 (Roderique 5, Gafford 4) Blocks 5 (Gafford 3) Turnovers 19 Total Fouls 11.

Halftime Score: Pittsburg State 41, SMSU 32.

Both teams had their issues with turnovers, as SMSU finished with 21 and Pittsburg State had 19.

The Mustangs will continue play at the Pittsburg State Classic at 1 p.m. today against Missouri Southern State.

 
 

 

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