Red Hawks get punched by Hustlin' Owls

Simpson University Sports News


KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. - The Simpson University Lady Red Hawks were ahead by as much as six points against Oregon Institute of Technology Lady Owls on Tuesday, Nov. 3, but were unable to pull out the win, losing 82-59.

Simpson played strong jumping out to an early 11-5 lead. The Red Hawks were able to maintain the lead until 7:55 left in the first half when OIT took a one-point advantage off a Britney Cherry jumper. Simpson went into halftime down 37-31.

The second half belonged to the Lady Owls. Building on their six-point halftime lead, OIT gradually worked the score up from a combination of second chance opportunities and turnovers from the Red Hawks. OIT’s 20-8 offensive rebound advantage added with the 16 Simpson turnovers was the story of the game.

Simpson was able to get solid play from Solvanga Slay, Dominique Simmons, and Paige Barrett. The three combined for 40 of Simpson’s 59 total points.

OIT got an explosive performance from Kellie Morey who came off the bench for 21 points, going 5-10 from the three-point arc. Crystal Idrogo also came off the bench to score 15 for the Owls.

Simpson will now pack up and head to Montana to play Carroll College.

Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
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