Jan 07, 2020 2:30 AM

16th-ranked FHSU women hold off Pitt State

Posted Jan 07, 2020 2:30 AM

HAYS, Kan. - Fort Hays State nearly coughed up a 10-point fourth quarter lead but held off the hot-shooting Pittsburg State Gorillas 75-74  Monday night at Gross Coliseum. 

The Gorillas (7-5, 3-1 MIAA) went 9-for-12 from the floor in the fourth quarter and had a chance to take the lead with a little over five seconds to play but Athena Alvarado missed two free throws.

Kasey Kennett was fouled after grabbing the rebound but missed both of her free throws with 2.5 seconds to play but a guarded deep 3-pointer from Tristan Gegg came up short at the horn.

Whitney Randall led five Tigers (11-2, 2-2 MIAA) in double-figures with 15 points. Jaden Hobbs scored 14, Belle Barbiere and Taylor Rolfs both added 10.

Alvarado led the Gorillas with 21.

The Tigers closed the second quarter on a 10-2 run and led by 11 at halftime. The were up 10 after three quarters before the Gorillas opened the fourth on a 10-3 run to pull within three.

PSU was within one on two different occasions in the fourth but failed to take the lead.

FHSU shot 48-percent for the game including 4-of-9 from beyond the arc.

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Jan 07, 2020 2:30 AM
AP: Former FHSU graduate assistant will be next Cowboys head coach
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Former Green Bay Packers Head Coach Mike McCarthy. Photo by Thomas J. Grant, Skaneateles, NY, USA. Creative Commons license

By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Pro Football Writer

A person with direct knowledge of the agreement says the Dallas Cowboys and Mike McCarthy have reached a deal for the former Green Bay coach to succeed Jason Garrett.

McCarthy was a graduate assistant at Fort Hays State University from 1987 to 1988. He was a member of the Kansas City Chiefs' coaching staff under Marty Schottenheimer from 1993 to 1998.

McCarthy interviewed over the weekend before the Cowboys had officially announced that Garrett wasn't returning. Garrett had an expiring contract coming off a make-or-break season that ended with Dallas missing the playoffs for the sixth time in his nine full seasons.

The 56-year-old McCarthy won a Super Bowl with the Packers on the Cowboys' home field nine years ago.