Double digit deficit doesn't faze Loper ladies
KEARNEY, Neb. —
UNK erased a double digit lead and held on late to top No. 19 Pittsburg State, 97-95, in overtime Thursday night at the Health and Sports Center.
Trailing by 15 points with 8:20 wasn't enough to slow down the Lopers, who utilized a 13-0 run late to take an 80-76 lead. Pitt State scored the final two buckets of regulation, including a short jumper by Paige Imhoff to tie it up at 80 with six seconds remaining.
Michaela Barry led the way in overtime as she scored seven of the Lopers 17 points in the extra five minutes. Barry dropped 20 points in the game behind a 4-of-6 shooting effort from three-point range and 6-for-14 from the field.
Alyssa Frauendorfer stole the show for the blue and gold side, connecting on 12 of 13 free throws and 8 of 11 attempts from the field for 28 points.
There was another Mikaela who was a force for the Gorillas. Mikaela Burgess out paced everyone with 31 points, but was held to four in the overtime period.
UNK (7-0) came in tied for the third best start in program history. The Lopers are home to Missouri Southern on Saturday at 2 p.m. CT