Lizzy Jeronimus made school history on Saturday for Pittsburg State, becoming the all-time leader in points scored.
Jeronimus poured in 20 points in the Gorillas’ 81-58 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletic Association win over Southwest Baptist and now has 2,050 points in her career. Her effort also helped the Gorillas win 20 or more games for the third time in the last four seasons. It’s only the second time in program history that Pittsburg State has had back-to-back 20-win seasons.
Jeronimus wasn’t the only one getting the job done for the Gorillas in their latest win. Kylie Gafford scored 13 points, including 11 in the second half, and Morgan Westhoff and Cathy Brugman added 12 and 11 points, respectively, as Pittsburg State improved to 20-3 overall and 10-2 in the MIAA.
The Gorillas led 35-21 at halftime and shot 65.2 percent from the field in the second half en route to finishing off the Bearcats.
Jeronimus has started all 23 games for the Gorillas this season and is averaging 19.6 points per outing. She is also grabbing 6.8 rebounds per game. Jeronimus is shooting 51.7 percent from the floor.
Gafford is the only other player averaging in double figures for the Gorillas, pouring in 11.5 per game, but four other players average at least six per outing.
The Gorillas have won their last three games, holding each of those opponents to under 60 points behind a stellar defensive effort. They have held a total of 15 opponents to under 60 this season.
Tori Faietta scored 12 points and Stonehill rolled to another win, topping the College of Saint Rose 66-42. It was the Skyhawks’ 11th win in their last 12 games.
Faietta also grabbed seven rebounds and blocked three shots as she helped Stonehill improve to 16-2 overall and 12-2 in the Northeast-10. Faietta leads the Skyhawks in scoring this season, clicking for 15.8 points per outing.
Amy Pelletier stepped up in the win as she scored 10 points to go along with four rebounds and two assists.
The Skyhawks, winners of their last two games, shot 44.6 percent from the field and limited Saint Rose to 29 percent shooting from the field. The Skyhawks are shooting 44.2 percent from the floor as a team and average 77.2 points per outing.
Kayk Wilson lit up the scoreboard for 17 points and Florida Tech earned a big road win on Saturday, knocking off Eckerd 72-65 in Sunshine State Conference action. The Panthers are 17-2 overall and 7-2 in the conference. They have already matched their win total from a season ago and improved to 6-1 in road games.
Julie McCarthy also came up big for the Panthers as she scored nine points, grabbed for rebounds and blocked three shots. McCarthy was making consecutive starts for the first time all season.
Tech has won its last two games and Wilson led the Panthers in scoring for the second consecutive game. Wilson is averaging 19.7 ppg and has knocked down 54 3-pointers. Jasmine Brown and Shequana Harris are also scoring in double figures for Tech, averaging 13.9 and 12.6 points per outing, respectively.
Back to even
The Oilers are now 11-7 overall and moved back to the .500 mark in conference play at 7-7.
Gunning, who came off the bench for the Oilers, drilled four 3-pointers and was 6-of-9 from the field overall. She also grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists. Gunning has knocked down 27 3-pointers on the season and is averaging 10.4 points per outing on the year.
The Oilers shot 51.9 percent from the field while holding the Pioneers to 29.7 percent from the floor.
Findlay improved to 7-2 at home and has won five of its last seven games.