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  • PSU men dominate Lincoln

  • The Pittsburg State men smelled blood Thursday night and feasted on the Lincoln Blue Tigers, never trailing during a 85-63 win at Jason Gym in the Missouri state capital.

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  • The Pittsburg State men smelled blood Thursday night and feasted on the Lincoln Blue Tigers, never trailing during a 85-63 win at Jason Gym in the Missouri state capital.
    Rebounding and free throw shooting have been hallmarks of the 11-2 start for the Gorillas this season and sure enough on Thursday, Pitt State outrebounded Lincoln 43-36 and made 23 free throws compared to only 19 attempted by Lincoln. Pitt State entered the game leading the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association in free throws attempted this season and Lincoln entered leading the MIAA in opponents’ free throws.
    Offensive rebounding kept Lincoln relatively close in the first half, trailing 38-30 at intermission.
    However, the Gorillas shored up the defensive glass and wiped out Lincoln after halftime, gaining its biggest lead of 25 points (85-60) on an old-fashioned three-point play by junior college transfer Terrell Eaddy.
    All 10 Pitt State players reached the scoring column, four reached double figures, five scored at least nine and seven had at least five points.
    Senior center Rico Pierrevilus led Pitt State with 18 points, seven rebounds, one steal and one blocked shot in 23 minutes.
    Senior guard Courtney Ingram picked up his first career double-double with 16 points and a game-high 13 rebounds, plus three assists and two steals. Ingram had three of the Gorillas’ four assists.
    Senior forward JaVon McGee had 12 points and six rebounds. Senior guard Marky Nolen added 11 points, six rebounds, no assists and no steals (rare for Nolen to not have numbers in the latter two categories).
    Freshman point guard Kaleb Porter again struggled with his shooting touch but finished with nine points. Sam Pugh added six points on perfect 3-3 shooting and freshman Denton Hays picked up five points and two rebounds.
    Fresh off a 33-point night against Southwest Baptist on Saturday, Lincoln senior guard Cedric Ridle came back with 31 points and nine rebounds. Ridle played all 40 minutes for a Lincoln team limited on quality depth.
    Charles Cole secured a double-double with 12 points and 11 rebounds. Darius Whitson added nine points for the Blue Tigers.
    Pitt State (4-1 MIAA) travels to Warrensburg on Saturday for a matchup with Central Missouri (9-3, 3-1 MIAA). Currently, Pitt State rests in second place in the MIAA, behind Northwest Missouri.
    In other MIAA contests Thursday night, Washburn edged out Fort Hays State 70-69, Lindenwood blew out Missouri Southern 95-69 and Central Oklahoma edged Truman State 85-80. Only the Lions of Lindenwood won at home and only two home teams won out of a possible eight MIAA games Thursday.
    GORILLAS 85, BLUE TIGERS 63
    PITTSBURG STATE (85) — Rico Pierrevilus 5-8 8-9 18, Courtney Ingram 7-11 2-4 16, JaVon McGee 5-9 2-2 12, Marky Nolen 3-5 4-9 11, Kaleb Porter 3-12 2-3 9, Sam Pugh 3-3 0-0 6, Denton Hays 2-3 1-1 5, Terrell Eaddy 1-7 2-3 4, Jake Bullard 1-2 0-0 2, Ethan Cordray 0-2 2-4 2. Totals: 30-62 23-35 85.
    Page 2 of 2 - LINCOLN (63) — Cedric Ridle 10-23 8-11 31, Charles Cole 5-12 2-2 12, Darius Whitson 2-7 5-6 9, Greg Motley 2-5 0-0 6, Jeremy Jackson 1-5 0-0 3, Devin Booker 1-5 0-0 2, Montez Fifer 0-3 0-0 0, Brandon Stanciel 0-2 0-0 0, Shakir Preston 0-2 0-0 0, Paul Gentle 0-1 0-0 0, Mario Bass 0-0 0-0 0. Totals: 21-65 15-19 63.
    Halftime — PSU 38, LU 30. 3-point goals — PSU 2-14 (Nolen 1-1, Porter 1-5, Cordray 0-2, Pierrevilus 0-2, Bullard 0-1), LU 6-24 (Ridle 3-8, Motley 2-4, Jackson 1-2, Cole 0-5, Booker 0-3, Gentle 0-1, Whitson 0-1). Rebounds — PSU 43 (Ingram 13), LU 36 (Cole 11). Assists — PSU 4 (Ingram 3), LU 5 (Jackson 2). Turnovers — PSU 15, LU 17. Steals — PSU 6 (Ingram, Pugh 2), LU 7 (Stanciel 2). Blocked shots — PSU 2, LU 3 (Cole 2). Personal fouls — PSU 18, LU 25. Fouled out — Stanciel, LU.
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