Red Hawks get revenge on PUC
Simpson University Sports News
REDDING, Calif. - The Simpson University men’s basketball team looked to avenge their five point loss to the Pacific Union College Pioneers from January 7. Justin Sparks with 16 points and Jason Stubbs with 17 points made sure that PUC was not going to repeat that feat. They guided the Red Hawks to a 59-52 win Saturday, Jan. 30.
Simpson led for nearly the entire game against the Pioneers. The Red Hawks were driven by tough full court defense that allowed them to win the turnover battle 15-23. Neither team shot very well from the field; each shooting below 40 percent.
Simpson nearly lost the game with 2:30 to go when PUC began fouling and Simpson missed four consecutive free throws that could have ended the game. The Red Hawks were saved by a huge defensive play by Andrew Schritter who stole the ball with 20 seconds to go, went the length of the floor, and threw down a one handed dunk to seal the game for the Red Hawks.
Kenny Penn, who scored 17 points and grabbed seven rebounds on the night, powered PUC. Kameron Barnes also had a solid game for the Pioneers netting 12 points and 11 rebounds for the double-double.
The Red Hawks hope to carry their conference momentum into their next game on Saturday, Feb. 6 against conference rival William Jessup. Tip-off set for 7:30 p.m. Listen to the game live here. Tune in 10 minutes before tip-off for the pre-game show with Dan Anderson.
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Contact: Derrick Pringle, Jr.