Stokes breaks freshman records at MSSU

The Missouri Southern women's basketball program picked up its 13th straight win this afternoon beating Pittsburg State 77-74 inside John Lance Arena to complete the first season sweep against the Gorillas since the 2006-07 season as Lacy Stokes rewrote freshman scoring records.

The Lions (20-5, 17-3 MIAA) were led by Lacy Stokes with 36 points going 12-of-22 from the field, 4-of-9 from three and 8-of-10 from free throws while adding seven assists and seven rebounds. Lacy passed Patti Killian's (1977-78) freshman scoring record of 453 and her 36 points set a new freshman single-game record that was previously set this season against Central Oklahoma by Stokes. Currently with 470 points Lacy has scored the 18th most points in a single-season in school history, her 18.8 points per game average is the best among freshman and ranks eighth overall, additionally no other freshman in school history has scored 30 or more points in a game while Lacy has scored 30 or more points twice this season.

Lacy's 36 points tonight is tied for the seventh most points scored in a single-game and the most since Desirea Buerge also scored 36 points in the 2017-18 season. This was also the second most points scored by a Lion against Pitt State with Sonya Harlin scoring 42 points in the 1993-94 season opener (November 23, 1993) against the Gorillas in a 97-68 win at home.

With 8:07 left in the fourth quarter Lacy Stokes became the first freshman in school history to score 30 or more points in two games (no freshman before this season had scored 30 points in a game) and moved the Lion lead to eight (70-62). Hitting a three with 3:56 Lacy set a new freshman single-game scoring record surpassing her total of 33 points against Central Oklahoma to begin MIAA play and pushed the Lions ahead 75-66 and ultimately out of reach of the Gorillas with the Lions winning 77-74.


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