The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team has always been an ‘inside first’ type of team.


And why not when you have the MIAA’s fourth-leading scorer in junior post Nicole McCombs?


On Wednesday, it seemed that the Gorillas abandoned that game plan as they shot 8 of 15 from 3-point range in the first half and 12 of 26 for the game to knock off Truman State 87-62 at Kirksville, Mo.

The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team has always been an ‘inside first’ type of team.


And why not when you have the MIAA’s fourth-leading scorer in junior post Nicole McCombs?


On Wednesday, it seemed that the Gorillas abandoned that game plan as they shot 8 of 15 from 3-point range in the first half and 12 of 26 for the game to knock off Truman State 87-62 at Kirksville, Mo.


“We were outstanding tonight,” said PSU head coach Lane Lord. “We were concerned with this game because Truman has been playing well and, we knew that it would take an improved effort.”


The win marks the fourth in a row for the Gorillas (14-5, 9-3 MIAA), who sit in second-place in the MIAA with eight games remaining.


Pitt State dominated the Bulldogs (4-15, 1-11 MIAA) from start to finish as guard Caitlin Demarest had a career night as she knocked down five three point goals and led PSU with 19 points on the night.


“We just thought we would come here and see how we would play and it worked out,” Demarest said. “It was a good start for us.”


For more on this story, see Thursday's issue of The Morning Sun.