Jan 06, 2020 4:45 PM

Hot-shooting Gorillas too much for the Tigers

Posted Jan 06, 2020 4:45 PM

HAYS, Kan. - Pittsburg State shot 58-percent including 64-percent in the second half and beat Fort Hays State 79-68 Monday at Gross Coliseum.

The Gorillas (5-8, 1-3 MIAA) closed the game on a 15-5 run after the Tigers (6-6, 0-4 MIAA) had pulled with three on a pair of Devin Davis free throws with 4:26 to play.

The Tigers trailed by four at halftime and took their biggest lead of the game at 48-46 with 12:48 to play on a Calvin Harrington 3-pointer.

A driving layup by Nyjee Wright tied the game 52-52 with 10:25 to play but the Gorillas scored 10 straight over the next two and-a-half minutes to go up 62-52.

Jared Vitztum led the Tigers with 17 points. Wright added 13 and Devin Davis 11.

Jah-Kobe Womack led six Gorillas in double-figures with 18.