The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team used a 9-0 run from Nicole McCombs in the second half to help erase an 11-point first half deficit.


McCombs, a 6-foot-1 post from Richmond, Va., had a career night, scoring 29 points to pace the Gorillas to an 81-79 overtime win over Central Saturday afternoon at John Lance Arena.

The Pittsburg State women’s basketball team used a 9-0 run from Nicole McCombs in the second half to help erase an 11-point first half deficit.


McCombs, a 6-foot-1 post from Richmond, Va., had a career night, scoring 29 points to pace the Gorillas to an 81-79 overtime win over Central Saturday afternoon at John Lance Arena.


And, it was McCombs that gave the Gorillas the margin to win plus, she did it in overtime with four fouls.


“I was not even thinking about the fouls,” McCombs said. “We wanted to come out and show that we could finish.”


WIth the game tied in overtime, Demarest looked to have what appeared to be a steal off of Kara Fleming, but a jump ball was called with :20.1 on the game clock and 3 seconds on the shot clock.


Kelce Goebel failed to connect on a lay-up and another jump ball was called, giving possession to Pitt State (15-5, 10-3 MIAA) with just :16.5 left to play in overtime.


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On the ensueing possession, DePrice Taylor drove the lane and dished off to McCombs, who dropped in an uncontested lay-up to put the Gorillas up 81-79 with :8.9 left.


“We could not have asked for any more out of DP [Taylor] and it was a great look for Nicole,” PSU head coach Lane Lord said.


Fleming drove the length of the court but missed the pull-up jumper as the Gorillas were able to escape with the win.