Warriors stand tall against Red Hawks

Simpson University Sports News


REDDING, Calif. - Simpson University men's basketball team suffered another conference loss to William Jessup University on Thursday, Jan. 14 in the Heritage Student Life Center. They lost 73-84.

The Red Hawks battled with William Jessup in the first half. The lead changed ten times. Simpson was only down one point, 35-34, going into halftime. Senior Josh Sidener was the leading scorer at the half with eight points shooting 2-3 from the 3-point line.

In the second half, William Jessup went on a 12-6 run in to push their lead 42-49. The Red Hawks responded by going on a 10-2 run with 4:35 left in the game to close the gap to three. The run was lead by sharp-shooting junior Pat Magno and senior Justin Sparks. In the end, it wasn’t enough because William Jessup made its free throws to seal the victory 84-73.

Sparks led with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Senior Jason Stubbs followed with 15 points, and fellow senior Sidener contributed 13 points.

The Red Hawks return to action on Saturday, Jan. 16 against Holy Names University in Oakland, Calif. Tip-off is set for 4 p.m. You can listen to the game live by clicking on this link. Pre-game with Dan Anderson will start 10 minutes before tip-off.

Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.
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