Dec. 8, 2010
Bearcats' Skid Hits Four Games
PITTSBURG, Kan.-Eric Ray scored a game-high 22 points and Courtney Ingram added 19 to lead Pittsburg State to a 75-66 win against Northwest Missouri State Wednesday at John Lance Arena.
The Bearcats trailed 60-49 with nine minutes to play before going on an 11-1 run to cut the deficit to one, 61-60, with less than five to go.
Ray ended the rally with one of his four 3-pointers and Ingram later scored five unanswered points to push the Gorillas' lead back to six with less than two minutes left. Ray and Ingram combined to score 12 of Pittsburg State's final 14 points. Together, they were 7-for-7 from the three-point line.
Shaneel Narayan scored a team-high 19 points to lead the Bearcats (2-5, 0-3 MIAA). DeShaun Cooper turned in a line of 15 points, seven assists and three steals. Kyle Schlake came off the Bearcat bench to deliver 11 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots.
Northwest played without the services of big man Dillon Starzl who was injured Saturday at Washburn. Jake Reinders started in his place, but picked up three fouls in three minutes of work in the first half. Schlake earned 30 minutes and finished 5-of-9 from the floor.
Pittsburg State (6-1, 2-1) had a 21-5 advantage in points from the free-throw line. The Gorillas were 21-of-26 from the stripe compared to 5-of-10 for Northwest. It helped Pittsburg State overcome 27 turnovers.
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